(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


(March 2017) Ahmed and Shahroze present at NVMW

We had 2 oral presentations at the Non-Volatile Memories Workshop:

Ahmed Hareedy presented the work on “Non-Binary LDPC Code Optimization for Modern Storage Systems,” by A. Hareedy, C. Lanka, and L. Dolecek.

Shahroze Kabir presented the work on “Modeling the effects of radiation induced soft errors on LDPC decoding,” by F. Sala, C. Schoeny, S. Kabir, D. Divsalar, and L. Dolecek.