UCLA Public Safety Network Systems

Professor Kung Yao

Kung Yao received the B.S.E. (Highest Honors), M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering -- all from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. During the summers, he has worked at the Princeton-Penn Accelerator, the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Bell Telephone Lab in Murray Hill, N.J. He was a NAS-NRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Presently, he is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. In 1969, he was a Visiting Assistant Prof. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1973-74, he was a Visiting Associate Prof. at the Eindhoven Technical University. In 1985-1988, he served as an Assistant Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA.

Dr. Yao received the IEEE Signal Processing Society's 1993 Senior Award in VLSI Signal Processing. He was the co-editor of a two volume series of an IEEE Reprint Book on "High Performance VLSI Signal Processing," IEEE Press, 1997. He is also the co-author of the book, "Processing and Algorithms in Communication and Radar Systems", under preparation. He has published over 250 journal and conference papers.

He has served as Program Chair, Secretary, and Chair of the IEEE Inform. Theory Group in L.A. and served two terms as a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Group. He was the Co-Chair of the 1981 International Symposium on Information Theory, and the Representative of the IT-BOG of the 1987 IEEE Information Theory Workshop. Dr. Yao is a member of the VLSI Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was also the Chair of the Technical Program and the General Chair of the 1990 and 1992 IEEE Workshop on VLSI Signal Processing. He has served as an Associate Editor for book reviews in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and was an Associate Editor of the journal Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences. In 1991-1993, he was the Associate Editor of VLSI Signal Processing of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. Since 1999, he has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters. Dr. Yao is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of VLSI Signal Processing and Integration: the VLSI Journal. He was also guest editor of a Special Issue on "Applications of Chaos in Modern Communication Systems" of the IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems- Part I in 2001. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Dr. Yao has extensive practical system experiences and has worked or consulted for companies including AT&T Bell Laboratory, NCR, SRI, TRW, Linknet, Hughes Aircraft Company, and Raytheon Systems.

Professor Rubin

Izhak Rubin received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, in 1964 and 1968, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1970, all in Electrical Engineering. Since 1970, he has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science (now the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science), where he is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department.

Dr. Rubin has had extensive research, publications, consulting, and industrial experience in the design and analysis of commercial and military computer communications and telecommunications systems and networks. At UCLA, he leads the Autonomous Intelligent Networked Systems research group. He also teaches short courses in communication networks at UCLA Extension, and gives courses and lectures throughout the telecommunications and computer communications networking industry and for government organizations. He also serves as President of IRI Computer Communications Corporation, a leading team of computer communications and telecommunications experts engaged in software development and consulting services.

During 1979-1980, Dr. Rubin served as Acting Chief Scientist of the Xerox Telecommunications Network. He served as co-chairman of the 1981 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, as program chairman of the 1984 NSF-UCLA workshop on Personal Communications, as program chairman for the 1987 IEEE INFOCOM conference, and as program co-chair of the IEEE 1993 workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks. Dr. Rubin is a Fellow of IEEE, and has served as editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is serving as editor of the Baltzer journal on Wireless Networks, of the SPIE/Baltzer Optical Networks magazine, of the Kluwer Photonic Network Communications journal, and of the International Journal of Communications Systems published by Wiley Interscience. He has also served as guest editor of special issues on communications networks for key journals. He has contributed chapters to texts on telecommunications systems and networks.