Current Members

PI

Prof. Lara Dolecek

For the professional biosketch see HERE.

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In her off hours, Lara is trying to keep up with her three spirited kids.

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Current postdoctoral researchers

  • None

Current graduate students

  • Zehui (Alex) Chen

Zehui (Alex) Chen is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2018. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 2016. He is currently a graduate student researcher in the Laboratory for Robust Information Systems (LORIS) at UCLA. His research interests include coding theory, information theory and their applications in new memory media.

Alex’s hobbies include playing violin, playing badminton, and trying out different foods.


  • Debarnab Mitra (MS)

Debarnab Mitra is an M.S. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He  graduated from IIT Bombay with a B. Tech. (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests are information and coding theory, wireless communications, and block chains.

Debarnab is the recipient of the 2019 Guru Krupa Scholarship at UCLA.


  • Lev Tauz (MS/PhD)

Lev Tauz is a M.S./PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a machine learning researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from August 2013 to August 2014 . He also has industry experience as a data scientist working in Ericsson from Nov. 2016 to June 2017.

Lev’s research interests includes coding techniques for distributed computations and utilization of error-correcting codes in machine learning applications.


  • Ruiyi Wu (MS/PhD)

Ruiyi Wu is an M.S. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCLA in 2017. His research interests include information theory, coding theory, and graph-based coding techniques for modern storage systems. Ruiyi was on the Dean’s Honors List in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 for his outstanding academic performance. He was a member of IEEE and HKN honor society at UCLA. Ruiyi joined the Laboratory for Robust Information Systems (LORIS) in 2016 and started to work on graph-based codes.

In his spare time, Ruiyi enjoys snowboarding, going to gym, and hanging out with friends.


  • Siyi (Prisca) Yang (PhD)

Siyi Yang is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Tsinghua University, in 2016 and the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2018. Her research interests include design of error-correction codes for Non-Volatile Memory and DNA storage, combinatorics, and algebra.

In her spare time, Siyi enjoys reading in various fields and watching Japanese anime.


Current undergraduate students

  • none.