Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Director of the Information Initiative at Duke
Robert Calderbank joined Duke as dean of natural sciences in July 2010. He is a full professor in the department of computer science, with joint appointments in mathematics and electrical engineering. He joins Duke from the faculty at Princeton, where he directed an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that provides a home for people from many fields and directions who share a passion for mathematics and its applications. Before joining Princeton in 2004, Calderbank was vice president for research at AT&T, where he was responsible for one of the first research labs whose primary focus was data at a massive scale, for such applications as networking, information and software, speech and multimedia services. Calderbank was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005 and has served on several advisory boards, including the Institute for Complex and Adaptive Systems at University College Dublin, the American Institute of Mathematics, and Flarion Qualcomm Technologies. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology, and also holds a master's degree in mathematics from Oxford University in England.
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- ECE 590.05 - ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECE
- ECE 483.01 - INTRO TO DIG COMM SYS