Bruce Hajek

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor
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

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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)

B. Hajek, Random Processes for Engineers, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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
  • 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