Ezio Biglieri

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Ezio Biglieri


Affiliation: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Contact Information

Honorary Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Home address: 249 Corso Peschiera, I-10141 Torino (Italy).

Research Interests

  • Communications
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Coding Techniques


EZIO BIGLIERI was born in Aosta (Italy). He received his formal training in
Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino (Italy), where he
received his Dr. Engr. degree in 1967. He is presently  an honorary professor at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. Previously he was a
Professor at the University of Napoli (Italy), at Politecnico di
Torino, and at UCLA.

He has held visiting positions with the Department of System
Science, UCLA, the Mathematical Research Center, Bell
Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, the Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ,
the Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA, the
Telecommunication Department of The Ecole Nationale Superieure
des Telecommunications, Paris, France, the
University of Sydney, Australia, the Yokohama National University,
Japan, the Electrical Engineering Department of Princeton
University, the University of South Australia, Adelaide, the
University of Melbourne, Australia, the Institute for
Communications Engineering, Munich Institute of Technology,
Germany, the Institute for Infocomm Research, National University
of Singapore, the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Republic of
China, the University of Cambridge, U.K., and ETH Zurich,

He was elected three times to the Board of Governors of the IEEE
Information Theory Society, and he served as its President in
1999. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE
Transactions on Information Theory
and of the   Journal of
Communications and Networks.

Among other honors, in 2000 he received the IEEE Third-Millennium
Medal and the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, in 2001 the
IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement
Award, and in 2004 the Journal of Communications and Networks Best Paper
Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Participation & Positions:

Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee (Member, 01/01/15 until 12/31/16)
Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award Committee (Member, 01/01/13 until 12/31/16)
Publications Committee (Editor-in-Chief, 07/01/07 until 06/30/10)
Board of Governors (Transactions Editor-in-Chief, 07/01/07 until 06/30/10)
Fellows Evaluation Committee (Member, 01/01/04 until 12/31/07)
Nominations and Appointments Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2001)
Constitution and Bylaws Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 2001)
Board of Governors (Senior Past President, 2001)
Board of Governors (Junior Past President, 2000)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Ex-officio and Chair, 1999)
Board of Governors (President, 1999)
Paper Awards Committee (Ex-Officio and Chair, 1998)
Board of Governors (First Vice President, 1998)
Board of Governors (Second Vice President, 1997)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/96 until 12/31/98)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Communications, 01/01/93 until 02/01/95)
Board of Governors (01/01/92 until 12/31/94)