Lara Dolecek

Lara Dolecek

PROFESSOR AND AREA DIRECTOR FOR SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

56-147B Engr IV

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Phone: (310) 825-2108

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RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
Coding and information theory, statistical algorithms, and machine learning with applications to various traditional and emerging technologies
  1. in data storage, including memories (Flash, DRAM, DNA storage, etc.), and dense, large-scale, and distributed storage, and
  2. in data processing, including blockchain, quantum computing, and distributed computing.
NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS
  1. A. Hareedy, C. Lanka, N. Guo, and L. Dolecek, “A Combinatorial Methodology for Optimizing Non-Binary Graph-Based Codes: Theoretical Analysis and Applications in Data Storage,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 65 (4), pp. 2128 – 2154, Apr. 2019. IEEE Data Storage Society 2019 Best Student Paper Award.
  2. P. Stanley-Marbell, A. Alaghi, M. Carbin, E. Darulova, L. Dolecek, A. Gerstlauer, G. Gillani, D. Jevdjic, T. Moreau, M. Cacciotti, A. Daglis, N. Enright Jerger, B. Falsa, S. Misailovic, A. Sampson, D. Zuerey, “Exploiting Errors for Efficiency: A Survey from Circuits to Applications,” ACM Computing Surveys, vol. 53 (3), pp. 1-39, March 2020.
  3. Z. Chen, C. Schoeny, and L. Dolecek, “Hamming Distance Computation in Unreliable Resistive Memory,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66 (11), pp. 5013 – 5027, Nov. 2018.
  4. S. S. Garani, L. Dolecek, J. Barry, F. Sala, and B. Vasic, “Signal Processing and Coding Techniques for 2-D Magnetic Recording: An Overview,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 106 (9), pp. 286-318, Feb. 2018.
  5. F. Sala, R. Gabrys, C. Schoeny, and L. Dolecek, “Exact Reconstruction from Insertions in Synchronization Codes,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 63 (4), pp. 2428 — 2446, April 2017.
  6. M. Gottscho, I. Alam, C. Schoeny, L. Dolecek, P. Gupta, “Low-Cost Memory Fault Tolerance for IoT Devices,” ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, vol. 16(5). pp. 128:1– 128:25, Nov. 2017. Best Paper Award at the ACM/IEEE Int. Conference on Compilers, Architecture, and System Synthesis (CASES).
  7. L. Dolecek and Y. Cassuto, “Channel Coding for Nonvolatile Memory Technologies: Theoretical Advances and Practical Considerations,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 105 (9), pp. 1705-1724, Sept. 2017.
  8. R. Gabrys, E. Yaakobi, and L. Dolecek, “Correcting Grain-Errors in Magnetic Media,”IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 61 (5), pp.2256 — 2272, May 2015. IEEE Data Storage Society Best Student Paper Award.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • 2019, IEEE Data Storage Society Best Student Paper Award
  • 2018, Best of SELSE Paper Award
  • 2018, NVMW Memorable Paper Award
  • 2018, NVMW Memorable Paper Award Runner-Up
  • 2017, ES Week Best Paper Award
  • 2016, IEEE Data Storage Society Best Student Paper Award
  • 2016, Two best of SELSE awards
  • 2015, IEEE Globecom Conference Best Paper Award (Data Storage)
  • 2014, IBM Faculty Award
  • 2013, Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2013, UCLA Faculty Career Development Award
  • 2013, Okawa Research Grant Award
  • 2013, Intel Early Career Award
  • 2012, NSF Career Award
  • 2011, Hellman Fellowship Award
  • 2007, UC Berkeley David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize