Lara Dolecek, PhD is a Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Mathematics (courtesy) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she directs Laboratory for Robust Information Systems (LORIS).
Prof. Dolecek is a member of UCLA Center for Quantum Science & Engineering (CQSE) and is a co-founder of UCLA Center on Development of Emerging Storage Systems (CoDESS). She is currently serving as Secretary of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
Recent Research Results, Professional Service, and Teaching Activities
Prof. Dolecek is a general co-chair of NVMW 2023
Prof. Dolecek is a general chair, along with Prof. Hung-Wei Tseng, of the annual Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW) held at UC San Diego. NVMW is a leading venue that uniquely brings together researchers in systems, architectures, signal processing, and...
Prof. Dolecek is a plenary speaker at ITA 2023
Prof. Dolecek is a speaker in a plenary session at the Information Theory and Applications (ITA), by invitation-only workshop, held annually at the UC San Diego. In her talk, Prof. Dolecek discusses the role of channel coding in modern decentralized data systems such...
Prof. Dolecek is TPC Co-Chair for 2022 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Mumbai, India
Prof. Dolecek is a TPC Co-Chair of the 2022 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) held in Mumbai, India on Nov 1- 9, 2022. ITW is a premier venue of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and returns to India for the first time in over 20 years. For more information on...
Prof. Dolecek delivers a plenary talk at Approximate Computing Workshop @ DAC 2022
Prof. Dolecek delivers a plenary talk titled "Overcoming Data Availability Attacks in Blockchain Systems: Graph-Based Code Design" at the Design and Automation Conference (DAC) in July 2022.
Prof. Dolecek is elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society
Prof. Dolecek is a 2022-2024 elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society. For more information see https://www.itsoc.org/people/bog
Prof. Dolecek is named 2021-2022 Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society
ITSoc link for additional information https://www.itsoc.org/resources/dlp/distinguished-lecturers
Prof. Dolecek is Area Director for Signals and Systems, ECE Department, UCLA
Prof. Dolecek has been appointed Area Director for Signals and Systems, ECE Department, UCLA.
Prof. Dolecek is a Program Chair at NVMW 2021
Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW) traditionally brings together scientists and engineers from industry and academia who are working on advanced non-volatile storage devices and systems. The workshop facilitates the exchange of ideas, insights, and knowledge...
Recent Awards and Recognitions
Best Paper Award from the IEEE Data Storage Society
Our research team has been recognized with the 2018-2019 Best Student Paper Award from the IEEE Data Storage Society for the paper: A. Hareedy, C. Lanka, N. Guo, and L. Dolecek, “A Combinatorial Methodology for Optimizing Non-Binary Graph-Based Codes: Theoretical...
New NSF Funding on Quantum Information Systems
NSF funds our new project titled "Towards full photon utilization by adaptive modulation and coding on quantum links". This project is developed in collaboration with Prof. Chee Wei Wong (UCLA) and Prof. Emina Soljanin (Rutgers). For more information, see NSF release...
Debarnab Mitra Wins Outstanding Masters Thesis Award
Debarnab Mitra is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Outstanding Masters Thesis Award in Signals and Systems for his research on erasure codes for block chain systems. Congratulations Debarnab! UCLA Engineering press release is here:...