Bruce Hajek

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
105 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Communications

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Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, December 1979

Research Interests

  • Mathematical biology
  • Game theory and mechanism design
  • Optimization
  • Wireless communication
  • Stochastic analysis
  • Communication networks

Research Areas

  • Communication networks
  • Communications
  • Control
  • Dynamic games and decision theory
  • Information theory
  • Random processes
  • Stochastic systems and control
  • Wireless communication systems

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

Honors

  • ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award, 2015
  • Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Cambridge University, 2010
  • Member, UIUC Center for Advanced Study, appointed August 2005
  • IEEE Kojo Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award, 2003
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering, elected 1999
  • Longer Term Visitor, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, Winter 1994
  • By-Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University, England, Fall 1993
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1992
  • Fellow, IEEE, 1989
  • Participant, US National Academy of Sciences Interacademy Exchange Program, November-December 1986
  • Visiting Fellow, Christs College, Cambridge University, England, September-October 1986

Teaching Honors

  • UIUC Incomplete List of Teachers Rated Excellent for Fall 1989, Fall 1999, Spring 2002, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2016
  • College of Engineering Advisors List, 1995-96, 1996-97

Research Honors

  • INFORMS, Applied Probability Society, Markov Lecture, 2006
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1992
  • COMCON-3 Award for Contributions to the Theory of Communications, 1991
  • IEEE Fellow, 1989
  • UIUC University Scholar Award, 1986
  • IEEE Control Systems Society Outstanding Paper Award, 1985
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigators Award, 1984
  • Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council for Outstanding researcher in control under the age of 30 at the time of the award, 1982
  • Xerox sponsored award for best research by an assistant professor in the UIUC College of Engineering during the year 1980-81
  • Member Phi Kappa Phi
  • USA Math Olympiad Winner 1973, NSF Graduate Fellow 1976 to 1979
  • University of Illinois Math Contest Winner, 1975 and 1976
  • Bennet Award for Outstanding Senior in Mathematics, University of Illinois, 1976

Public Service Honors

  • Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award of the IEEE Information Theory Society (2014)
  • Third Millennium Medal of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000

Courses Taught

  • ECE 313 - Probability with Engrg Applic
  • ECE 314 - Probability in Engineering Lab
  • ECE 391 - Computer Systems Engineering
  • ECE 398 - Probability in Engineering Lab
  • ECE 534 - Random Processes
  • ECE 543 - Statistical Learning Theory
  • ECE 559 - Topics in Communications
  • ECE 586 - Game Theory
  • MATH 362 - Probability with Engrg Applic