Dina Katabi named Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of EECS

CSAIL researcher Dina Katabi has been selected for the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.

In his announcement, EECS Department Head Anantha Chandraksan said that Katabi "is an ideal candidate for this professorship, given her outstanding technical contributions and leadership in wired and wireless networks."

Katabi's research covers a broad range of research topics related to wireless systems, and her work is characterized by a rare combination of building and deploying practical systems, coupled to rigorous formal analysis. She been recognized by several awards, including recently the 2012 Grace Murray Hopper Award for advances in network efficiency, a 2013 MacArthur award, and as a 2013 ACM Fellow.

Katabi also collaborated with Professor Hari Balakrishnan in starting the new Wireless@MIT Center hosted in CSAIL. The center includes about 40 MIT professors and graduate students and has several major industry partners.

The title is also held by CSAIL Director Daniela Rus.