Medard, Adalsteinsson, Goyal and Stultz to be Promoted in July 2008

The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces that two Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) faculty and two faculty holding joint appointments in EECS and the Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) conducting research in RLE will be promoted in July 2008.

Dr. Muriel Medard will be promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering. She directs the RLE Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group. Professor Medard received B.S. degrees in EECS and in Mathematics in 1989, a B.S. degree in Humanities in 1990, a M.S. degree in EE 1991, and a Sc.D. degree in EE in 1995, all from MIT. From 1995 to 1998, Professor Medard was a Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Optical Communications and the Advanced Networking Groups. Professor Medard’s research interests are in the areas of network coding and reliable communications, particularly for optical and wireless networks. She was awarded the IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award in 2002. She received an NSF Career Award in 2001 and was co-winner 2004 Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award, established in 1982 to honor junior faculty members “for distinction in research, teaching and service to the MIT community.” She was named a 2007 Gilbreth Lecturer by the National Academy of Engineering. Professor Medard is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Dr. Elfar Adalsteinsson will be promoted to Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Technology. He directs the RLE Magnetic Resonance Imaging Group. Professor Adalsteinsson received a B.S. in 1989 from the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1991 and 1995, respectively, from Stanford University. Professor Adalsteinsson’s interests include medical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, neuro-imaging, data sampling and special encoding, low level signals, neuroscience, chemical shift imaging, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Vivek K Goyal will be promoted to Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. He directs the RLE Signal Transformation and Information Representation Group. Professor Goyal received the B.S. degree in mathematics and the B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering (both with highest distinction) from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Goyal’s interests include signal processing, information theory, compression, coding, harmonic analysis, networking and congestion control, image and audio processing, and sensor networks.

Dr. Collin M. Stultz will be promoted to Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Technology. He directs the RLE Computational Biophysics Group. Professor Stultz received the A.B. from Harvard College in 1988, and the M.D. from Harvard Medical School as well as the Ph.D. in Biophysics from MIT in 1997. Professor Stultz’s interests include molecular simulations, protein structure and dynamics, biophysics, disease models, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, stochastic models, and function optimization.

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Medard Biography

Adalsteinsson Biography

Goyal Biography

Stultz Biography

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