Uri Erez (M’09) was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, on October 27, 1971. He received the B. Sc. degree in mathematics and physics and the M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 1996, 1999, and 2003, respectively. During 2003–2004, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Signals, Information and Algorithms Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge. Since 2005, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems at Tel-Aviv University. His research interests are in the general areas of information theory and digital communication. He served in the years 2009–2011 as Associate Editor for Coding Techniques for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.