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Robert M. Gray
Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Professor of Communications and Networking , Emeritus, School of Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emeritus, School of Engineering
Faculty Research Fellow, 2008-09

Robert M. Gray received his BS and MS from MIT in 1966 and his PhD from the University of Southern California in 1969, all in Electrical Engineering.

Since 1969 he has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering. His technical research has been in the area of information theory and signal processing. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007 and in 2008 he received the Claude E. Shannon Award from the IEEE Information Theory Society and the Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal from the IEEE. He received a 2002 Presedential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and has since coorganized two workshops on mentoring for engineering academia aimed primarily at women, and he has edited the proceedings of both workshops.

During his 2008-09 fellowship year, Professor Gray explored means of improving awareness of the importance of and methods for recruiting and mentoring female students and junior faculty for careers in academia. He worked with the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Women in Electrical Engineering to organize seminars and small workshops around visits by successful female engineering faculty members, including his former students, to provide opportunities for students to interact with strong role models and to better understand the issues critical for professional and personal success in an academic environment.

Further information about Robert Gray is available from his website.