Muriel Médard (born February 1, 1968) is an information theorist and electrical engineer. She is the Cecil H. Green Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is known for her research in network coding.
Education and career
Médard earned a bachelor's degree from MIT in 1989, with a double major in mathematics and electrical engineering. She earned a second bachelor's degree from MIT in 1991, in Russian studies, at the same time earning a master's degree in electrical engineering. She completed her doctorate (Sc.D.) in electrical engineering at MIT, with a minor in management, in 1995. Her dissertation was Capacity of Multiple User Time Varying Channels in Wireless Communications and was supervised by Robert G. Gallager.
After postdoctoral research in the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Médard became an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1998. She returned to MIT as a faculty member in 2000.
In 2012 Médard served as president of the IEEE Information Theory Society. She is also the former editor-in-chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and the founder of the companies CodeOn, Steinwurf and Chocolate Cloud.
Médard became Cecil H. Green Professor in 2014.
She was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE in 2008 "for contributions to wideband wireless fading channels and network coding." In 2017 she won the Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and the Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award of the IEEE Communications Society "for pioneering work in the fields of network coding, wireless communications, and optical networking".
- Curriculum vitae and personal statement (PDF), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 2010, retrieved 2018-10-26
- Muriel Médard at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Muriel Médard awarded the Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Information Theory Society, retrieved 2018-10-26
- Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award 2017 – Muriel Medard, IEEE Communications Society, retrieved 2018-10-26
- Medard is selected for Cecil H. Green Professorship, MIT EECS, April 4, 2014, retrieved 2018-10-26
- IEEE Fellows Elected as of 1 January 2008, IEEE Communications Society, retrieved 2018-10-26
- The Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group at MIT
- Muriel Médard publications indexed by Google Scholar