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/
Prof. Lara has been awarded a new half a million $ NSF grant to study robust in-memory computing and fast storage access. This is a collaborative project supported by NSF and BSF (Israel), under which we will work closely with Israeli co-PI Prof. Yuval Cassuto of Technion.
Fred is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Signals & Systems Award. Congratulations Fred on another outstanding achievement!
We received a best student paper award from the IEEE Data Storage Society for the paper titled “Correcting Grain Errors in Magnetic Media”and authored by Ryan Gabrys, Eitan Yaakobi, and Lara Dolecek. The paper appeared in May 2015 issue of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
New journal paper by F. Sala, R. Gabrys, C. Schoeny, and L. Dolecek, and titled “Exact Reconstruction from Insertions in Synchronization Codes,” will appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. The paper offers a closed form solution on the number of insertion-induced traces needed for exact codeword reconstruction, for codewords of synchronization code. Proof heavily relies on combinatorial arguments. The results have applications in domains that study sequence reconstruction from “difficult” channels such as insertions and deletions, as encountered in e.g., phylogenomics.
Fred Sala has successfully defended his PhD in December 2016. Congratulations Fred on an outstanding dissertation!
Our team has grown again — Alex (Zehui) Chen and Prisca (Siyi) Yang have joined LORIS team as new graduate students.
Welcome Alex and Prisca!
2 postdoc positions available in Prof. Lara Dolecek’s research group at UCLA, starting this fall. We are looking for talented students who want to work on one of the following:
1. Coding theoretic methods and algorithms for emerging memories and modern computing systems
2. New algorithms and coding-theoretic techniques for data management (data science)
Both projects are interdisciplinary. Postdocs will be working closely with Prof. Dolecek and a vibrant group of graduate students, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers and to interact with our industry sponsors.
Strong background in mathematics and interest in interdisciplinary research are required.
Prospective students should contact us via email at
with subject line
[Prospective postdoc interested in LORIS research]
along with their CV and 3 selected publications. Students should plan to arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent to the email address above.
LORIS group recently published 5 new journal articles, on topics ranging from efficient file synchronization (Sala, Schoeny, Bitouze, Dolecek, TCOM, June 2016), to LDPC codes for multi-level Flash and modern HDDs (Hareedy, Lanka, Dolecek, JSAC, Sept. 2016) and (Hareedy, Amiri, Galbraith, Dolecek, TCOM, Aug. 2016), and to spatially coupled codes (Amiri, Reisizadeh, Esfahanizadeh, Kliewer, Dolecek, TCOM, Sept. 2016) and (Esfahanizadeh, Hareedy, Dolecek, TMAG, Jan. 2017). See pubs for the updated list.