Prof. Harry Leib

Department of Electrical and Computer Eng.
McGill University

3480 University Street
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 0E9 

Tel. (514)-398-8938 
Fax (514)-398-4470



Harry Leib was born in 1953. He received the B.Sc. (cum laude) and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa , Israel in 1977 and 1984 respectively. In 1987 he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

From 1977 to 1984 he was with the Israel Ministry of Defense, working in the area of Communication Systems. During his Ph.D. studies at the University of Toronto (1984 - 87) he was a teaching and research assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering, working in the areas of Digital Communications and Signal Processing. After completing his Ph.D. studies, he was with the University of Toronto as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Telecommunications (September 1987 - December 1988) and as an Assistant Professor (January 1989 - August 1989). Since September 1989 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, first as an Assistant Professor, then as an Associate Professor, and now as a Full Professor.

He spent part of his Sabbatical leave of absence at Bell Northern Research in Ottawa, Ont. Canada (Sept. 1995 - Feb. 1996) working in a CDMA related project. During the other part of his Sabbatical leave of absence(Mar. 1996 - Aug., 1996) he was a Visiting Professor in the Communications Lab / Institute of Radio Communications at the Helsinki University of Technology in Espoo Finland, where he taught a condensed course on channel coding and modulation and worked with graduate students in the communications area. At McGill he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Communications and Electrical Engineering, and directs the research of graduate students. His current research activities are in the areas of Digital Communications, Wireless Communication Systems, Information Theory, Statistical Detection and Estimation.


He was an Editor for Communication and Information Theory for the IEEE Transactions on Communications during 2000-2013, and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology during 2001-2007. During 2003-2005 he was a guest co-editor for a special issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC) on Differential and Noncoherent Wireless Communication. During 2011-2013 he was a guest co-editor for a special issue of IEEE JSAC on Spectrum and Energy Efficient Design of Wireless Communication Networks.






GROUP  PICTURES  OF  GRADUATE  STUDENTS :   May 2002  November 2003  December 2008  November 2011


Usa's Ph.D. defence happy ending  April 3, 2009







ECSE-411 Communication Systems I

ECSE-305 Probability and Random Processes 1

ECSE-491 Communication Systems Lab

ECSE-490 Digital Signal Processing Lab


ECSE-509 Probability Theory and Random Processes II

ECSE-511 Introduction to Digital Communication (Communication Systems Honours version)

ECSE-521 Digital Communications I (Data Communications)

ECSE-620 Information Theory and Coding

ECSE-621 Statistical Detection and Estimation (Statistical Communication Theory)