Muriel Medard Pioneered the Universal Decoder

Muriel Medard

Network coding pioneer Muriel Médard calls herself a pathological optimist. The MIT electrical engineering and computer science professor’s positive thinking has led to new ways to improve tried-and-true techniques in the field of information theory.

Médard is this year’s recipient of the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award “for contributions to the theory and practice of network coding, optical networks, and wireless communications.” Read the full article.