Michael George Luby

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Michael George Luby

VP, Technology

Affiliation: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Contact Information

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Suite 420

2030 Addison Street

Berkeley, CA 94704


Mike Luby is VP Technology, Qualcomm, Inc.
Research and development projects include Liquid distributed storage,
LTE broadcast multimedia delivery, and DASH internet streaming.  

Mike earned a BSc in Applied Math from MIT and a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
He founded Digital Fountain Inc. in 1999, and served as CTO until acquired by Qualcomm Inc. in 2009.

Awards for his research include
* the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal,
* the ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award,
* the ACM Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing,
* the ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award,
* the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Communications Theory Award,
* the ACM SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize,
* the UC Berkeley Distinguished Alumni in Computer Science Award,
* the IEEE Information Theory Society Information Theory Paper Award.  

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow.

Author Of:

M.G. Luby , M. Mitzenmacher , A. Shokrollahi , D.A. Spielman , "Improved Low-Density Parity-Check Codes Using Irregular Graphs", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Feb. 2001