Prof. Lara Dolecek
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).
She currently serves as Area Director for Signals and Systems in the ECE Department, UCLA.
In her off hours, Lara is trying to keep up with her three spirited kids.
Current postdoctoral researchers
Current graduate students
Zehui (Alex) Chen (PhD)
Alex’s hobbies include playing violin, playing badminton, and trying out different foods.
Debarnab Mitra (PhD)
Debarnab Mitra is a PhD 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. He earned his M.S. from the ECE Department at UCLA in 2020, for which he was awarded the Outstanding MS Thesis Award in Signals and Systems. 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 (PhD)
Lev Tauz is a 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, and his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCLA. 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)
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. She was awarded the 2020-2021 Dissertation Year Fellowship at UCLA. 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.