Dr. Eytan Modiano is Professor and Associate Head of the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department and Associate Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from UConn in 1986 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland in 1989 and 1992, respectively.
From 1993 to 1999, he was with the Communications Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he designed communication protocols for satellite, wireless, and optical networks. He was a Naval Research Laboratory Fellow between 1987 and 1992 and a National Research Council Post Doctoral Fellow from 1992 to 1993.
His research centers on communication networks and protocols with an emphasis on satellite, wireless, and optical networks. He is the co-recipient of the MobiHoc 2016 Best Paper Award, the Wiopt 2013 Best Paper Award, and the Sigmetrics 2006 Best Paper Award. He is the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He was the Technical Program Co-chair for IEEE Wiopt 2006, IEEE Infocom 2007, ACM MobiHoc 2007, and DRCN 2015. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, and he served on the IEEE Fellows committee.