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Rubin, Izhak

Izak Rubin 2Izhak Rubin, Distinguished Professor and Area Director, Signals and Systems

Fellow, IEEE, 1987

Research Group: Autonomous Intelligent Networked Systems

Office: 58-115 Engr. IV, Phone: 310.825.2326, Email



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.

Research Interests

Telecommunications and computer communications systems/networks; mobile wireless, optical, multimedia IP, ATM, satellite, and CATV networks; queueing systems, C3 systems/networks, network simulations and analysis, traffic modeling/engineering.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2008 IEEE Life Fellow
  • 2006 Best paper award, IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2006)
  • 2005 Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • 2000-present Certificate for Distinguished Teaching Record at UCLA Extension
  • 1999 Best Paper Award, Society for Computer Simulation International
  • 1987 Program Chairman, IEEE INFOCOM 1987 conference
  • 1987 IEEE Fellow
  • 1986-present Recognition as distinguished short course lecturer at UCLA Extension Continuing Education and Short Course Program, rated among the top 10% of all instructors in UCLA Engineering Extension
  • 1986-1992 Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • 1981 Co-chairman, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory


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