Igal Sason

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Igal Sason


Affiliation: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, EE Department

Contact Information

Department of Electrical Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000, Israel
E-mail: sason@ee.technion.ac.il
Phone: ++972-4-8294699


Igal Sason received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, in 1992 and 2001, respectively. During 1993-1997, he worked in Israel as a communication engineer. During 2001-2003, he was a scientific collaborator at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Since October 2003, he has been a faculty member at the Electrical Engineering department of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, where he is currently a professor. His research interests are in information theory. He is especially interested in Shannon theory, information theory and statistics, information measures, and the performance/ complexity analysis of capacity-approaching linear error-correcting codes. He is a co-recipient of the 2003 IEEE Communications and Information Theory Joint Paper Award. He is a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory: Associate Editor for Coding Theory, Feb. 2008 - Feb. 2011; Associate Editor at Large, May 2014 - Dec. 2017; Executive Editor, July 2018 - Dec. 2019. He was a program co-chair of the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.

Participation & Positions:

Publications Committee (Editor-in-Chief, 01/01/20 until 06/30/21)
Board of Governors (Transactions Editor-in-Chief, 01/01/20 until 06/30/21)
Publications Committee (Executive Editor, 07/01/18 until 12/31/19)
Board of Governors (Transactions Executive Editor, 07/01/18 until 12/31/19)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor At Large, 05/01/14 until 12/31/17)
Paper Awards Committee (Member, 01/01/12 until 12/31/13)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Coding Theory, 02/01/08 until 02/01/11)

Author Of:

I. Sason , S. Shamai (Shitz), "Variations on the Gallager Bounds, Connections, and Applications", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Nov. 2002