Babak Hassibi

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Babak Hassibi
Residence United States
Nationality Iranian American
Fields Communication Theory
Information Theory
Signal Processing
Control theory
Institutions California Institute of Technology
Bell Laboratories
Stanford University
Alma mater Stanford University
University of Tehran
Doctoral advisor Thomas Kailath
Notable awards Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2003)
David and Lucille Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering (2003)
Al Marai Award (2009)

Babak Hassibi (Persian: بابک حسیبی‎, born in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-American electrical engineer who is the Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).[citation needed]

He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1993 and 1996, respectively. At Stanford his adviser was Thomas Kailath. He was a Research Associate in the Information Systems Laboratory at Stanford University during 1997-98 and was a Member of the Technical Staff in the Mathematics of Communications Research Group at Bell Laboratories in 1998-2000. Since 2001 he has been at Caltech.[citation needed]

His research is broadly in the areas of communications, signal processing and control. Among other works, he has shown the h-infinity-optimality of the least mean squares filter,[1][2] used group-theoretic techniques to design space-time codes[3] and frames[4] and to study entropic vectors,[5] performed information-theoretic studies of various wireless networks[6][7][8][9][10] (such as determining the capacity of the MIMO wiretap channel[11]), constructed tree codes for interactive communication and control,[12] developed various algorithms and performance analyses for compressed sensing and structured signal recovery, studied epidemic spread in complex networks, and co-invented real-time DNA microarrays. [13]

He is the recipient of the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE),[14][15][16] the 2003 David and Lucille Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, [17] the Okawa Foundation Research Grant in Information Sciences in 2002 and the National Science Foundation Career Award in 2002.[18]

His grandfather was the late Kazem Hassibi, Iranian academic, parliamentarian, National Front leader, and oil adviser to Mohammad Mosaddegh during Iran's oil nationalization.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hassibi, Babak, Ali H. Sayed and Thomas Kailath (1999). "H-infinity-Optimality of the LMS Algorithm". IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 44 (2): 267–280. 
  2. ^ Hassibi, Babak, Ali H. Sayed and Thomas Kailath (1999). Indefinite-quadratic estimation and control. SIAM - Studies in Applied and Numerical Mathematics. ISBN 978-0898714111. 
  3. ^ Shokrollahi, Amin, Babak Hassibi, Bertrand Hochwald and Wim Sweldens (2001). "Representation theory for high-rate multiple-antenna code design". IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 47 (6): 2335–2367. doi:10.1109/18.945251. 
  4. ^ Thill, Matthew, and Babak Hassibi (2012). "Frames, group codes, and subgroups of (Z/pZ)×". Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton). 
  5. ^ Mao, Wei, Matthew Thill, and Babak Hassibi (2012). "On the Ingleton-Violating Finite Groups and Group Network Codes". arXiv preprint arXiv:1202.5599 . 
  6. ^ Hassibi, Babak, and Bertrand M. Hochwald (2002). "High-rate codes that are linear in space and time". IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 48 (7): 1804–1824. doi:10.1109/tit.2002.1013127. 
  7. ^ Hassibi, Babak, and Bertrand M. Hochwald (2003). "How much training is needed in multiple-antenna wireless links?". IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 49 (3): 951–963. 
  8. ^ Sharif, Masoud, and Babak Hassibi (2005). "On the capacity of MIMO broadcast channels with partial side information". IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 51 (2): 506–522. doi:10.1109/tit.2004.840897. 
  9. ^ Dana, Amir F. et al. (2006). "Capacity of wireless erasure networks". IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 52 (3): 789–804. doi:10.1109/tit.2005.864424. 
  10. ^ Jing, Yindi, and Babak Hassibi (2006). "Distributed space-time coding in wireless relay networks". IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 5 (12): 3524–3536. doi:10.1109/twc.2006.256975. 
  11. ^ Oggier, Frédérique, and Babak Hassibi (2011). "The secrecy capacity of the MIMO wiretap channel". IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 57 (8): 4961–4972. doi:10.1109/tit.2011.2158487. 
  12. ^ Sukhavasi, Ravi Teja, and Babak Hassibi (2011). "Error correcting codes for distributed control". arXiv preprint arXiv:1112.4236 . 
  13. ^ Hassibi, Arjang et al. (2009). "Real-time DNA microarray analysis". Nucleic acids research 37 (20). 
  14. ^ "President Bush Names 20 Promising, Young Scientists and Engineers to Receive Awards" (Press release). National Science Foundation. May 4, 2004. 
  15. ^ "White House Names Three from Caltech Faculty as Presidential Early Career Award Winners" (Press release). Caltech Media Relations. May 4, 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  16. ^ "2002 PECASE AWARDEE - BABAK HASSIBI". Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  17. ^ "Babak Hassibi Packard Fellow". 
  18. ^ "Bio of Babak Hassibi". Retrieved 2008-02-11. 

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