Gil Zussman


Mail Code: 4712

Tel(212) 854-8670

Gil Zussman’s research interests are in the area of networking, with a particular focus on wireless, mobile, and resilient networks. As one of the Columbia Engineering leads on the $100 million, NSF-funded COSMOS 5G research test-bed, Zussman is working with his counterparts at Rutgers University and NYU Tandon School of Engineering to build a set of wireless networks for US researchers to test new ways of boosting internet speed to support data-intensive applications in robotics, immersive virtual reality, and traffic safety.

Zussman joined the Department of Electrical Engineering faculty in 2008 and is associate professor. He has been an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Ad Hoc Networks, the Technical Program Committee (TPC) co-chair of ACM MobiHoc'15, IFIP Performance 2011, and a member of a number of TPCs (including the INFOCOM, MobiCom, SIGMETRICS, and MobiHoc committees).

Zussman has 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 the PI of a team that won the 1st place in the 2009 Vodafone Foundation Wireless Innovation Project competition, and is a co-recipient of seven best paper awards, including the ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance’06 Best Paper Award, the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication, and the ACM CoNext'16 Best Paper Award

He 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. From 1995 to 1998, he served as an engineer in the Israel Defense Forces. He was a postdoctoral associate in LIDS and CNRG at MIT. from 2004 to 2007.

Honors and Awards

  • Knesset (Israeli Parliament) award for distinguished students
  • Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship, 2014-2016
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2010
  • DTRA Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 2004-2005

Selected Publications

  • S. Soltan, A. Loh, and G. Zussman, “A learning-based method for generating synthetic power grids,” IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 625–634, Mar. 2019.
  • Y. Bejerano, C. Raman, C.-N. Yu, V. Gupta, C. Gutterman, T. Young, H. Infante, Y. Abdelmalek, and G. Zussman, “DyMo: Dynamic Monitoring of large scale LTE-multicast systems,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM’17, 2017.
  • T. Chen, J. Ghaderi, D. Rubenstein, and G. Zussman, “Maximizing broadcast throughput under ultra-low-power constraints,” in Proc. ACM CoNEXT’16, 2016.
  • S. Soltan and G. Zussman, “Quantifying the effect of k-line failures in power grids,” in Proc. IEEE PES-GM’16, 2016. [download] [presentation] Selected as one of the best conference papers on power system modeling and analysis
  • H. Krishnaswamy and G. Zussman, “1 Chip 2x the bandwidth,” IEEE Spectrum, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 38–54, Jul. 2016.
  • R. Margolies, M. Gorlatova, J. Sarik, G. Stanje, J. Zhu, P. Miller, M. Szczodrak, B. Vigraham, L. Carloni, P. Kinget, I. Kymissis, and G. Zussman, “Energy harvesting active networked tags (EnHANTs): Prototyping and experimentation,” ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 62:1-62:27, Nov. 2015.
  • M. Gorlatova, A. Wallwater, and G. Zussman, “Networking low-power energy harvesting devices: Measurements and algorithms,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 1853–1865, Sep. 2013.
  • J. Marasevic, J. Janak, H. Schulzrinne, and G. Zussman, “WiMAX in the classroom: Designing a cellular networking hands-on lab,” in Proc. 2nd GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop (GREE2013), 2013.
  • B. Birand, M. Chudnovsky, B. Ries, P. Seymour, G. Zussman, and Y. Zwols, “Analyzing the performance of greedy maximal scheduling via local pooling and graph theory,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 163–176, Feb. 2012. 
  • S. Neumayer, G. Zussman, R. Cohen, and E. Modiano, “Assessing the vulnerability of the fiber infrastructure to disasters,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 1610–1623, Dec. 2011.