Lara Dolecek is an Assistant Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She holds a B.S. (with honors), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, as well as an M.A. degree in Statistics, all from the University of California, Berkeley. She received the 2007 David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize for the most outstanding doctoral research in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining UCLA, she was a postdoctoral researcher with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received Intel Early Career Faculty Award, University of California Faculty Development Award, and Okawa Research Grant all in 2013, NSF CAREER Award in 2012, and Hellman Fellowship Award in 2011. She is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications and for IEEE Communication Letters and is the lead guest editor for JSAC special issue on emerging data storage. Her research interests span coding and information theory, graphical models, statistical algorithms, and computational methods, with applications to emerging systems for data storage, processing, and communication.
JSAC special issue on Communication Methodologies for the Next-Generation Storage Systems:
Information for prospective authors submitting papers to
Please See Call For Papers for further information here.
Deadline is May 1, 2013. --> Extended to May 15, 2013.
Information for 2012 Asilomar tutorial attendees:
Please see the link at http://www.asilomarssc.org/ (under Program Info) for tutorial slides.
Information for prospective graduate and undergraduate students:
Research positions available for UCLA undergraduate and graduate students with strong
mathematical background. Email me with your CV and subject line [interested in LORIS research] if interested.
(06/13/13) Lara gives invited talk in ISL colloquium at Stanford.
(06/3/13) Lara receives Intel Early Career Faculty Award. UCLA press release is here.
(06/3/13) Lara receives University of California Faculty Development Award. UCLA press release is here.
(06/3/13) Fred Sala is a recipient of the Distinguished Masters Thesis Award in Signals and Systems. UCLA press release is here. Terrific achievement, Fred!
(05/1/13) Lara gives invited talk in CommNets Seminar at USC.
(04/15/13) FIVE papers at ISIT this year! Great work, everyone.
(01/10/13) Lara is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications.
(01/10/13) Lara is the Chair of the Data Storage Track at IEEE Globecom 2014.
(12/31/12) Journal article on the cycle consistency approach to absorbing sets in sparse codes is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. See publications for the updated list.
(12/1/12) Journal article on the graded bit error correcting codes with applications to Flash memories is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. See publications for the updated list.
(12/1/12) Journal article on noisy Gallager B decoder is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Communications. See publications for the updated list.
(12/1/12) Journal article on the asymptotic distribution of absorbing sets in regular LDPC codes is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Communications. See publications for the updated list.
(12/1/12) Journal article on optimal resource allocation for noisy decoders is accepted to IEEE Communication Letters. See publications for the updated list.
(11/15/12) RIM4S research website is up! See http://www.loris.ee.ucla.edu/rim4s
(11/15/12) Andrew Jiang (Prof. at Texas A&M) and Lara Dolecek recently presented a tutorial at 2012 IEEE Asilomar Signals and Systems Conference on Coding Methods for Emerging Storage Systems. For more information see here.
(11/01/12) Nicolas Bitouze joins LORIS team. Welcome Nicolas!
(11/01/12) NSF funds collaborative research on
(10/15/12) ARR12 is coming up! Check out the list of speakers showcasing cutting edge research in our department!
Make sure to register as the space is limited.
(10/15/12) Yao Li has joined LORIS as a post-doc. Welcome Yao!
(10/15/12) IARPA funds our research! See UCLA press release here.
(10/01/12) TPC for ITW 2013, NVMW 2013, and Data Storage Track at Globecom 2013
(09/10/12) Intel corporation funds LORIS research
(09/10/12) ASTC-IDEMA funds LORIS research
(09/10/12) Ryan receives George Michael Memorial High Performance Computing Fellowship. Congrats Ryan!
(08/01/12) Invited talk at Allerton 2012.
(06/30/12) Our recently accepted papers will appear at IEEE conferences ISIT, ITW and ISTC.
(06/15/12) Jiadong earns his doctorate -- Congratulations Dr Wang!!
(06/15/12) Behzad receives his MS degree. Congrats Behzad!
(06/15/12) Jiajun (Dennis) Zhang receives 2012 Outstanding Bachelors of Science Award. Fantastic achievement, Dennis!
(05/01/12) Lara is Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters
(05/01/12) Ryan passed his Qual Exam -- congratulations Ryan !!
(04/01/12) NSF funds our 3-yr project titled "Spatially Coupled Sparse Codes on Graphs - Theory, Practice, and Extensions" (NSF award abstract is here)
(04/01/12) Fred receives NSF graduate fellowship -- congratulations Fred!
(04/01/12) Symposium Chair for Data Storage Technologies and Applications at IEEE ICNC 2013. Call for papers is here.
(02/15/12) Lara receives NSF CAREER award (See UCLA Engineering article for news release: http://www.engineer.ucla.edu/newsroom/ )
(01/15/12) TPC for IEEE Globecom 2012, NVMW 2012, and IEEE ISTC 2012.
(01/15/12) Our recently accepted papers appear in IEEE ICNC 2012, IEEE Asilomar Conference 2011 (3 papers), ACM ISPD 2012, and IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing.
(10/15/11) Annual Research Review (ARR11) is coming up on Monday, November 14th ! Check out the great program showcasing our department's research http://www.ee.ucla.edu/people/industry/industry-relations/annual-research-review
(10/01/11) TPC for IEEE ICNC 2012, IEEE ICC 2012.
(09/01/11) UC-Mexus funds our research
(09/01/11) UC Discovery and Western Digital fund our research
(08/01/11) Our recently accepted papers will appear at IEEE ITW 2011 (2 papers) and IEEE Milcom 2011.
(07/01/11) Our recently accepted papers will appear at IEEE ISIT 2011 (3 papers!) and IEEE Globecom 2011.
(06/15/11) Lara is a recipient of a funding award thorough the Hellman Fellows Program, a competitive campus wide program established to support promising assistant professors. (UCLA Today release is here)
(06/15/11) Chi-Wei Lin and Ben-Yue Chang recently earned their MS degrees. Congratulations!!
(02/15/11) I recently gave a tutorial on High-Performance Graph-Based Codes at IEEE AusCTW 2011 held in Melbourne, Australia Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2011 (info for tutorial attendees: email me for slides).
(02/01/11) TPC for IEEE ISCC2011 and IEEE Globecom2011.
(02/01/11) Our recently accepted and invited papers appear at IEEE conferences ICC 2011, ISCAS 2011, ITA 2011, AusCTW 2011, and ACTEMT 2010.
(09/23/10) We are organizing Signals and Systems seminar this quarter. Check out the list of our renowned speakers!
(08/22/10) With Prof. Srivastava and Prof. Gupta at UCLA, we are a part of the multi-university 5-year project titled "Variability-aware Software for Efficient Computing with Nanoscale Devices". The project receives $10M in funding through the NSF-Expeditions program (press release)