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Dina Katabi

Dina Katabi is a Syrian American Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also the director of the MIT Wireless Center. 

She was born in the year 1971 in Damascus, Syria, and is a principal investigator at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of MIT. She is most recognized for her work in computer science and electrical engineering, specifically congestion control, wireless networks, x-ray vision, network security, routing, Space Fourier Transforms and distributed resource management. 

Before her rise to fame, Dina received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Damascus. She also received her Master of Science and PhD in Computer Science from MIT. 

Throughout her career, Dina has received the Grace Murray Hopper Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, the ACM Prize in Computing, and has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for her work.


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