Michael Rabbat

Contact Information

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
McConnell Engineering Building
3480 University Street, Room 755
Montreal, QC     H3A 0E9

Email address: 
michael.rabbat [at] mcgill.ca
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Michael Rabbat joined McGill in 2007, and he is currently an Associate Professor. During the 2013-2014 academic year he held visiting positions at Télécom Bretegne, Brest, France, the Inria Bretagne-Atlantique Reserch Centre, Rennes, France, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He was a Visiting Researcher at Applied Signal Technology, Inc., Sunnyvale, USA, during the summer of 2003.


(2006) Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
(2003) M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Rice University
(2001) B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (minors in Computer Science and Mathematics), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Signal processing, machine learning, optimization, networks, data science

ECSE 414 Intro to Telecom Networks (next offered Fall 2016)
ECSE 489 Telecom Network Lab (last offered Fall 2015)
ECSE 507 Optimization (next offered Winter 2017)
ECSE 621 Stat. Detection and Estimation (last offered Winter 2016)

Associate Professor
Research areas: 
Telecommunications and Signal Processing
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

(2016) William Dawson Scholarship from McGill University
(2013) Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching as Assistant Professor
(2010) Best Paper Award, Signal Processing and Information Theory Track, at the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems

Professional activities: 

Senior Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters
Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Control of Network Systems
Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Signal and Information Processing Over Networks

Language(s) spoken: 
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