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Abbas El Gamal (Professor)

Abbas El Gamal (650) 723-3473
Personal bio
Abbas El Gamal received his B.Sc. Honors degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University in 1972,and his M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1977 and 1978, respectively. From 1978 to 1980, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC. He has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981, where he is currently the Hitachi America Professor in the School of Engineering. From 2004 to 2009, he was the Director of the Information Systems Laboratory. He was a visiting professor and MacKay Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley in Fall 2009-2010, and visited Tsinghua University as member of the Tsinghua Guest Chair Professor Group on Communications and Networking in Spring 2009-2010. Prof. El Gamal's research contributions have spanned several areas, including network information theory, Field Programmable Gate Array, and digital imaging devices and systems. He has authored or coauthored over 200 papers and holds 30 patents in these areas. Prof. El Gamal is a Fellow of the IEEE and has received several honors and awards for his research contributions, including the 2012 Claude E. Shannon Award and the 2004 INFOCOM Paper Award.

Currently teaching
EE 376B: Network Information Theory (Spring)
STATS 376B: Network Information Theory (Spring)
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