Lee Center for Advanced Networking
Professor of Electrical Engineering
MS 136-93, California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University,
1989; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1990; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1994.


Michelle Effros received her B.S. degree with distinction in 1989, M.S. degree in 1990, and Ph.D. degree in 1994, all in electrical engineering from Stanford University. During the summers of 1988 and 1989 she worked at Hughes Aircraft Company. She joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology in 1994. Her research interests include information theory, data compression, communications, pattern recognition, and image processing.

Professor Effros received Stanford’s Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award (for excellence in engineering) in 1989, the Hughes Masters Full-Study Fellowship in 1989, the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship in 1990, the AT&T Ph.D. Scholarship in 1993, the NSF CAREER Award in 1995, the Charles Lee Powell Foundation Award in 1997, the Richard Feynman-Hughes Fellowship in 1997, an Okawa Research Award in 2000, and was coauthor on the Data Compression Conference Capocelli Prize–winning paper in 2001.

She is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and the IEEE Information Theory, Signal Processing, and Communications societies. She served as the editor of the IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter from 1995 to 1998 and has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society since 1998 and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Image and Multi-Dimensional Signal Processing (IMDSP) Technical Committee since 2001.