Lev Levitin

Boston University

Lev Levitin is a physicist, engineer, and educator. He received his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree In Physics from Moscow Lomonosov University in 1960andPh.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences from the USSR Academy of Sciences and Gorky University in 1969.Levitin started his scientific career at the Institute of Information Transmission Problems, Moscow, USSR Academy of Sciences (1961—1973). Simultaneously, he taught at the Central Institute for Advanced Training of Researchers and Engineers, Moscow (1963—1972) and at the Moscow Institute of Radio, Electronics and Automation (1965—1973). He continued his activities at Tel Aviv University, Israel (1974—1980). He spent his sabbatical at Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany (1980), Bielefeld University, Germany (1980—1981), Institute for Optoelectronics DFVLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany (1981) and Syracuse University, NY (1981—1982). Professor Levitin joint Boston University in 1982.Currently (since 1986) he is Distinguished Professor of Engineering Science at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University. His research areas include information theory, quantum communication systems, physics of computation, quantum computing, quantum theory of measurements, mathematical linguistics, theory of complex systems, coding theory, theory of computer hardware testing, reliable computer networks, and bioinformatics. Professor Levitin supervised over 80 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, a number of which are now holding leading positions in academia and industry. He gave invited lectures and was doing research at about 80 universities and research institutions in the USA, Europe, Israel and the USSR. Levitin has published over 220 papers, presentations, and patents. He is a member of editorial boards of six scientific journals. Professor Levitin is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a member of the International Academy of Informatics, of the International Quantum Structures Association and other societies.