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. During 1964-1967, he served as a Communications Engineer and Officer in the Israeli Signal Corps. In 1967-1968, he worked as an Electronics and C3 Engineer in the Israel Aircraft Industries. Since 1970, he has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science where he is currently a Distinguished 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 is leading a large research group. 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. Recent R&D projects include network design, simulation, management, and planning tools for network modeling and analysis, multi-task resource allocation, unmanned vehicle (UAV and UGV based) aided multi-tier robust ad hoc mobile wireless communications networks.
Dr. Rubin is a Fellow of IEEE. During 1979-1980, he 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; as program co-chair of the IEEE 1993 workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area networks; as program co-chair of the 2002 first UCLA/ONR Symposium on Autonomous Intelligent Networked Systems (AINS), and has organized many other conferences and workshops. He has served as an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, Wireless Networks journal, Optical Networks magazine, IEEE JSAC issue on MAC techniques, Communications Systems journal, Photonic Networks Communications journal, and has contributed chapters to texts and encyclopedia on telecommunications systems and networks. He received a best paper award at IEEE MILCOM 2006 conference for his paper on robust routing and flow control for mobile ad hoc wireless networks.