Head and Shoulders PhotoGregory W. Wornell received the B.A.Sc. degree (with honors) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in 1985, 1987 and 1991, respectively.


Since 1991 he has been on the faculty at MIT, where he is the Sumitomo Professor of Engineering in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. At MIT he leads the Signals, Information, and Algorithms Laboratory within the Research Laboratory of Electronics. He is also chair of Graduate Area I (Information and System Science, Integrated Electronic and Photonic Systems, Physical Science and Devices, and Bioelectrical Science and Engineering) within the EECS department's doctoral program.  He has held visiting appointments at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, in 1999-2000, at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA, in 1999, and at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, in 1992-3.


His research interests and publications span the areas of signal processing, information theory, statistical inference, digital communication, and information security, and include architectures for sensing, learning, computing, communication, and storage; systems for computational imaging, vision, and perception; aspects of computational biology and neuroscience; and the design of wireless networks. He has been involved in the Information Theory and Signal Processing societies of the IEEE in a variety of capacities, and maintains a number of close industrial relationships and activities.  He has won a number of awards for both his research and teaching, including the IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.