Prof. Ali H. Sayed

Full Professor

Ali H. Sayed is Dean of Engineering at EPFL, Switzerland. He has also served as distinguished professor and former chairman of electrical engineering at UCLA, Los Angeles. He is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters, and is also a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. An author of over 530 scholarly publications and six books, his research involves several areas including adaptation and learning, data and network sciences, and multi-agent systems. Dr. Sayed has received several awards including the 2015 Education Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the 2014 Athanasios Papoulis Award from the European Association for Signal Processing, the 2013 Meritorious Service Award, and the 2012 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has also received the 2005 Terman Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, the 2003 Kuwait Prize, and the 1996 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize. His articles received several Best Paper Awards from the IEEE (2002, 2005, 2012, 2014). He is a Fellow of IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


Research Area

Adaptation and learning theories, data and network sciences, statistical inference, adaptive networks, optimization, biologically-inspired models.


BM 4102 (Bâtiment BM)
Station 17
CH-1015 Lausanne