(Oct 2017) Best paper award at CASES 2017.

We have won another best paper award (5th paper award in under 2 years!).

This one is for the joint work with Prof. Gupta and his students on new methods (including novel context-dependent ECC methods) for low-cost IoT devices. The paper titled “Low cost memory fault tolerance for IoT devices,” and is authored by Mark Gottscho, Irina Alam, Clayton Schoeny, Lara Dolecek, and Puneet Gupta.

UCLA announcement is here: http://www.ee.ucla.edu/ece-students-irina-mark-and-clayton-win-best-paper-award-at-cases-conference-in-embedded-systems-week/

(Oct 2017) New papers and presentations at ISIT, FMS, Allerton, Asilomar, and ITW

Prof. Lara presents our latest research on spatially coupled codes for storage at ISIT in June; Homa then presents our latest results on spatially coupled codes for Flash the Annual Flash Memory Summit in August.

Fred presents new research results on coding for machine learning data at Allerton.

Alex presents new research results on in-memory computing and Clayton presents new results on coding for DNA storage; both at Asilomar.

Prisca presents new research results on coding over permutations, Ahmed presents new research results on SC codes for storage, and Clayton presents new research results on unequal message protection for memories; all three at ITW.



(June 2017) Multiple awards and honors for LORIS students: Fred, Clayton & Ahmed.

  1. Clayton Schoeny and Ahmed Hareedy are both selected as the recipients of the prestigious UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship.
  2. Ahmed Hareedy is selected to receive Excellence in Teaching Award from the EE Department for outstanding performance as a TA. This highly competitive award is given annually to only a single course TA in the department.
  3. Fred Sala will augment his best dissertation award with another honor: Fred is selected as one of only two marshals for the campus wide UCLA Doctoral Ceremony. This honor is bestowed upon students with truly outstanding academic records.

(April 2017) New paper to appear in the Proceedings of the IEEE

Prof. Lara Dolecek’s comprehensive survey on channel coding methods for non-volatile memories will appear in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE. Paper is

L. Dolecek and Y. Cassuto, “Coding for non-volatile memories: recent advances and new opportunities”.


Proceedings of the IEEE is  the most highly-cited general interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science: link here