Prof. Lara Dolecek
For the professional biosketch see HERE.
In her off hours, Lara is usually running after her kids.
Current post-doctoral researchers
Current graduate students
- Ahmed Hareedy (PhD)
Ahmed Hareedy is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University in 2006 and 2011, respectively. His research interests include information theory and coding theory focusing on state of the art error correcting codes (in particular, graph-based codes) for modern dense storage systems.
- Homa Esfahanizadeh (PhD)
Homa Esfahanizadeh is a PhD student in Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received her M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Tehran in 2015 and 2012, respectively. Currently, she works at the Laboratory for Robust Information Systems (LORIS), and her focus is on coding schemes for modern storage systems. Her research interests include coding theory, signal processing, and graph theory.
Homa received a departmental fellowship from UCLA at 2015 for her outstanding academic achievements. She was also among the top 10 percent of students who graduated from University of Tehran in 2012.
- Shahroze Kabir (MS)
Shahroze Humayun Kabir is a M.S. student in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan and was also awarded the President’s Gold Medal for highest CGPA. He was a research associate at the Information Processing and Transmission lab at NUST. His interests include channel coding theory and communication systems.
- Kayvon Mazooji (MS/PhD)
Kayvon Mazooji received his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) from UC Berkeley in December 2014. He was a research associate in the Information Theory Lab at the University of Washington from February 2015 to August 2015. He is currently a graduate student at UCLA in the electrical engineering department.
Kayvon’s interests include the theory of error correcting codes, the design and analysis of algorithms, and discrete mathematics.
- Frederic Sala (PhD) Website: http://fredsala.bol.ucla.edu
Frederic Sala is a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received the B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2010 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2013. His research interests include information theory and coding with a focus on error-correction codes, including applications to synchronization and data storage in non-volatile memories.
Fred is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, the UCLA Edward K. Rice Outstanding Masters Student Award, and the 2015-2016 UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship.
Fred’s hobbies include history, literature, hiking, and distance running.
- Clayton Schoeny (PhD) Website: http://cschoeny.bol.ucla.edu/
Clayton Schoeny is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his B.S. (cum laude) and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. His research interests include information theory and novel coding techniques for modern storage systems and data centers.
Clayton received the 2015-2016 Henry Samueli Excellence in Teaching Award recognizing his contributions as a T.A. He also was a recipient of the 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for his research on memory resiliency. His industry experience includes positions at The Aerospace Corporation, DIRECTV, and SPAWAR.
In his spare time, Clayton enjoys playing soccer, training in martial arts, reading, and hanging out with friends.
Current undergraduate students
- Nian Guo
Nian Guo is an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering department at the University of Hong Kong, and an exchange student in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research interest is graph-based coding theory.
Nian was in Dean’s Honors List in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 recognizing her outstanding academic performance. She also received Simatelex Chartiable Foundation Scholarships and Junefair Engineering Co. Ltd Scholarship for her creativity and leadership. She is an organization committee member of HKN IEEE in HKU. In the spring of 2016, she joined LORIS Lab.
In her spare time, Nian enjoys playing electrical guitar, piano, and drum. She has performed in Hong Kong, Macau and Los Angeles with her band.
- Ruiyi Wu
Ruiyi Wu is an undergraduate student in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an international student from China. His research interests include information theory and graph-based coding techniques for modern storage.
Ruiyi enrolled in De Anza College in 2013. He was a tutor in math and physics. He was also a lifeguard for a water therapy class. He transferred to UCLA in 2015, and become an active member of IEEE and HKN society in UCLA. Ruiyi joined the LORIS Lab in Winter 2016 and started to work on graph based codes.
Ruiyi enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and travelling. Ruiyi plans to go to graduate school after he receives his B.S. degree.