Yariv Ephraim


Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

Email: yephraim@gmu.edu


Office Hours Fall 2013:

Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 3229


Monday: 1:50-2:50 pm

Wednesday: 4:20-5:20 pm

Other time by appointment


To contact me please use: yephraim@gmu.edu.  


Biographical Sketch

Yariv Ephraim received the D.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1984 from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He has been with George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, since 1991, where he is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. During 1985-1993 he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey. During 1984-1985 he was a Rothschild Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. He is co-recipient with Dr. William J. J. Roberts of the 1999-2000 EURASIP best paper award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. He is on the Editorial Board of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing. His research interests are in statistical signal processing.

Course Syllabi

Fall 2013:

ECE 460 Communication and Information Theory 

ECE 528 Introduction to Random Processes in ECE 

Other Courses I teach:

ECE 630 Statistical Communication Theory 

ECE 728 Random Processes in Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 734 Detection and Estimation Theory 

ECE 735 Data Compression 

ECE 751 Information Theory (to be offered in Spring 2014)

ECE 752 Spectral Estimation

Selected Talks


  • My presentation on Hidden Markov Processes at the XXXVIθme Journιes de Statistique, Montpellier, France, 26 May 2004.


Selected Publications (Copyright Notice) Google Citations



















  • Y. Ephraim and N. Merhav, “Hidden Markov processesIEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 48, pp. 1518-1569, June 2002.


























Last updated 1 May 2013