Fady Alajaji (S'90 - M'94 - SM'00) received the B.E. degree
with distinction from
the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and the M.Sc. and
Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park,
all in electrical engineering, in 1988, 1990 and 1994, respectively.
He then held a postdoctoral appointment in 1994 at the Institute
for Systems Research, University of Maryland.
In 1995, he joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, where he is currently a
Professor of Mathematics and Engineering.
Since 1997, he has also held a cross-appointment
with the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering at the same university.
In 2013-2014, he served as acting head of the Department
of Mathematics and Statistics, and
from 2003 to 2008 and in 2018-2019, he served as chair of the Queen's Mathematics
and Engineering program.
interests include information theory, joint source-channel coding,
error control coding, data compression and digital communications.
Dr. Alajaji currently serves as Associate Editor for Shannon Theory for the IEEE Transaction on Information Theory. He was an Area Editor for Source-Channel Coding and Signal Processing from 2008 to 2015 and an Editor for Source and Source/Channel Coding from 2003 to 2012 for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He served as organizer and Technical Program Committee member for several international conferences and workshops. He received the Premier's Research Excellence Award from the Province of Ontario in recognition for his research in ``the theory and practice of joint source-channel coding in telecommunication systems'' in 2001 and the Golden Apple Teaching Award from the Engineering Society of Queen's University in 2015.
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