Prof. Muriel Medard

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 received three B.S. degrees, a M.S. degree and a Sc.D., all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds a doctorate honoris causa degree from the Technical University of Munich. She is currently Cecil H. Green Professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department, MIT, and she leads the Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group, Research Laboratory for Electronics. She was a Co-Winner of MIT 2004 Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award, received the 2013 EECS Graduate Student Association Mentor Award and served as Faculty in residence for undergraduates at MIT for seven years.

She is a Fellow of IEEE, member of U.S. National Academy of Inventors, U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2012, and serves on its Board of Governors. She serves and has served as a technical program committee co-chair for many of the major conferences in information theory, communications, and networking.

She has served as an Editor or a Steering Committee Member for many publications of IEEE. She was the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS and is currently the EiC for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY. She received the 2009 IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2009 William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking, the 2019 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Best Paper Award, the 2002 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award, the 2018 ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award, and several conference paper awards.

In 2007, she was named Gilbreth Lecturer by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She also received the 2016 IEEE Vehicular Technology James Evans Avant Garde Award, the 2017 Aaron Wyner Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Information Theory Society, the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award and the 2022 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award.
Prof. Muriel Medard

About This Course

The What is What with Prof. Medard Course from 6G Academy will equip you with an operational understanding of some of the most current and rapidly evolving issues in future generations of mobile systems, generally termed 6G.

The course is geared to professionals who have general understanding of the technology but does not suppose a specialist background in engineering, computer science or physics. The course is presented in separate modules, each one addressing a particular technology that is either currently being deeply transformed or is newly being introduced.

The module first sets the stage for the technology in understandable ways, concentrating on its operation, its use and how it fits with other elements in the 6G ecosystem. Second, the module provides a general landscape of the current state of the art . The final part of each module presents some of the recent research developments that might shape the future of the technology.

On completion of each module, you’ll leave with a personalized toolkit to understand the significance of a technology for 6G, have clarity on the principles behind its operation, and have applicable insight into the directions in which technologies are developing.
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Course curriculum

  • 1
    Session 1
    • 6G - Why do need another “G”
    • Slides for Session 1
  • 2
    Session 2
    • Channel coding
    • Slides for Session 2
  • 3
    Session 3
    • Heterogeneous access
    • Slides for Session 3
  • 4
    Session 4
    • Post-quantum security
    • Slides for Session 4
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