Muriel Médard is the NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at MIT, where she leads the Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group in the Research Laboratory for Electronics at MIT. She is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the US National Academy of Inventors, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
She obtained three Bachelor’s degrees (EECS 1989, Mathematics 1989 and Humanities 1991), as well as her M.S. (1991) and Sc.D (1995), all from MIT. She holds Honorary Doctorates from the Technical University of Munich (2020) and from The University of Aalborg (2022) and over sixty US and international patents awarded, the vast majority of which have been licensed or acquired. For technology transfer, she has co-founded CodeOn, for which she consults, and Steinwurf, for which she is Chief Scientist.