The Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group, Professor Muriel Medard


Professor Muriel Medard

Muriel Médard is the Cecil H. Green Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at MIT and leads the Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group at the Research Laboratory for Electronics at MIT.  She has served as editor for many publications of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), of which she was elected Fellow, and she has served as Editor in Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. She was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2012, and served on its board of governors for eleven years. She has served as technical program committee co-chair of many of the major conferences in information theory, communications and networking. She received the 2019 Best Paper award for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 2009 IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2009 William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking, the 2002 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award, the 2018 ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award and several conference paper awards. She was co-winner of the MIT 2004 Harold E. Egerton Faculty Achievement Award, received the 2013 EECS Graduate Student Association Mentor Award and served as undergraduate Faculty in Residence for seven years. In 2007 she was named a Gilbreth Lecturer by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She received the 2016 IEEE Vehicular Technology James Evans Avant Garde Award, the 2017 Aaron Wyner Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Information Theory Society and the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award. She is a member of the National Academy of Inventors. She was elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering for her contributions to the theory and practice of network coding in 2020.

PDF of CV (in MIT School of Engineering Format)

Muriel Médard on ResearchGate


Current Members

Litian Liu

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512


Amit Solomon

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512A

Alejandro Cohen

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512N
email: cohenale@MIT.EDU

Rafael Gregorio Lucas D'Oliveira

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512Q


Kathleen Yang

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512A

Homa Esfahanizadeh

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512L
email: homaesf@MIT.EDU

Samuel Cherna

Masters Student
office: 36-512H
email: cherna@MIT.EDU

Basak Ozaydin

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512

Wei An

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512A

Benoit Pit--Claudel

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512


Former Members

Graduated Masters

Anna Lee
Anthony  Kim
Ari Libarikian
Arman Rezaee
Au Teerapittayanon 
Cecile Le Cocq
Changqing Zheng
Clifford Choute
Colleen Josephson
David Christopher Adams
Desmond Lun
Guy Weichengerg
Jay Kumar Sundararajan
Jianlong Tang
Jianyi Huang (UIUC)
Leo Urbina
Minji Kim
Minkyu Kim
Neil Gurran
Pamela Youssef-Massaad
Pascal Rettig 
Poompat Saengudomlert
Todd Coleman
Tong Wang
Weifei Zeng
Wenbo He (UIUC) 

Past Postdocs

Diana C. González
Derya Malak
Prakash Narayana Moorthy
Wasim Huleihel
Ohad Elishco
Ahmad Beirami
Jiange Li
Ibrahim Abou-Faycal
Ali ParandehGheibi
Atilla Eryilmaz
Chris T. K. Ng
Danail Traskov
Ejder Baştuğ
Jinfeng Du
Kerim Fouli
Lucile Sassatelli
Minji Kim
Nadia Fawaz
Sidharth Jaggi
Supratim Deb
Ullrich Mönich
Viveck Cadambe
Ying Cui