Gil Zussman received the B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management and the B.A. degree in Economics (both summa cum laude) from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1995. He received the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Operations Research from Tel-Aviv University in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 2004. Between 1995 and 1998, he served as an engineer in the Israel Defense Forces. Between 2004 and 2007 he was a Postdoctoral Associate in LIDS and CNRG at MIT.

In 2008 he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University where is now an Associate Professor. His current research interests are in the area of computer networks. In particular, he is interested in the design and performance evaluation of protocols for wireless networks including ad hoc, mesh, sensor, cognitive radio, and personal area networks. He has been an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Ad Hoc Networks, the TPC co-chair of IFIP Performance 2011, IFIP Med-Hoc-Net’09, and the IEEE WCNC’09 MAC Track, as well as a member of a number of TPCs (including the INFOCOM, MobiCom, SIGMETRICS, and MobiHoc committees).

Gil received the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Award for distinguished students, the Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship, the Fulbright Fellowship, the DTRA Young Investigator Award, and the NSF CAREER Award. He was a member of a team that won the 1st place in the 2009 Vodafone Foundation Wireless Innovation Project competition. He is a co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the IFIP-TC6 Networking 2002 conference, the IEEE Communications Magazine Best Paper Award at the OPNETWORK 2002 conference, the Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance’06 conference, and the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Outstanding Paper on New Communication Topics.