Gregory W. Wornell


Gregory W. Wornell’s contributions to course development have reshaped and redefined the electrical engineering and computer science curriculum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Wornell’s graduate courses on statistical inference are among the most popular at MIT, and his notes and materials are used at institutions around the world for teaching similar courses. Considered a maestro in the lecture hall, Wornell strives to keep his sessions exciting and to tie technical material to real-world settings. He has established a supportive environment at MIT that is conducive to research breakthroughs and that fosters independent thought and direction. Many of his students credit him with changing how they conduct research and their way of thinking.

An IEEE Fellow, Wornell is the Sumitomo Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.