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Shlomo Shamai (Shitz) received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, in 1975, 1981 and 1986 respectively.
During 1975-1985 he was with the Signal Corps Research Labs (Israel Defense Forces) in the capacity of a Senior Research Engineer. Since 1986 he is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, where he is now the William Fondiller Professor of Telecommunications. He is the recepient of the 1999 van der Pol Gold Medal, and a co-recepient of the 2000 IEEE Donald G. Fink Paper Award. He is also the recepient of the 2000 Technion Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research.
Topics in information theory and digital and analog statistical communications.
Specific interests include theoretical limits in communication with practical constraints, multiterminal information theory, information theoretic models for multi-user cellular radio systems and magnetic recording, spread spectrum communications, multi-user processing, channel coding, combined modulation and coding, turbo coding, iterative detection/estimation techniques, digital spectrally efficient modulation methods employing coherent and noncoherent detection and information theoretic aspects of optical channels.
International Professional Activities:
Scientific and Professional Associations:
Program Committee Member of the 1994 and the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.
Co-organizer of the 'Multiple Access' Session. 1995 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, 25-29 June, 1995, Rydzyna, Poland.
Co-organizer of the 'Turbo Coding' Session. Mediterranean Workshop on Coding and Information Integrity, Palma-de-Mallorca, Spain, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 1996.
Chair and Co-organizer of the 1996 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, 9-13 June, 1996, Haifa, Israel.
Co-organizer of the 'Shannon Theory' Session at the 1998 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, June 1998, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Co-organizer of the International Technion Communication Day - in Honor of Israel Bar-David, 25 March 1999, Haifa, Israel.
Program Committee Cochair of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT'2001), Washington, DC, USA, June 24-29, 2001.
Organizer of the "Signals and Systems" Session at the URSI Annual Meeting, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 15 December, 1998 and February 15, 2000.
Co-organizer of the "Fading Channels" Session at the 34th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS'00), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, March 15-17, 2000.
Scientific Committee of the 2001 Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2001) Spring, Tel Aviv, Israel, 6-9 May, 2001.
Shannon Theory Associate Editor, IEEE Transaction on Information Theory. 1996-2000.
Board of Governors Member (1995-2000), (2002-2005) of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
Guest co-editor of the Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory dedicated to A.D. Wyner: "Shannon Theory: Perspective, Trends and Applications", June 2002.
Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Computer Science and the Communication Systems Departments at (EPFL) - the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 2001.
Program Committee Member of the 2003 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, "La Sorbonne'', Paris, France, March 31-April 4, 2003.
Program Committee Member of the 2003 International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Related Topics, Brest, France, 1-5, September 2003.
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