Assistant Professor Lara Dolecek Receives NSF CAREER Award
Assistant Professor Lara Dolecek is a recipient of Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the highly selective 5-year research grant that the National Science Foundation awards to junior faculty members who are likely to become academic leaders of the future. Assistant Professor Dolecek's proposal "Channel Coding Paradigms For Next Generation Storage Systems" aims to fundamentally rethink channel coding methods with applications to emerging storage systems. Novel coding methodologies developed by Prof. Dolecek improve the data storage capacity by departing from the long-standing, but increasingly suboptimal, system design metrics. The developed framework not only advances the well-established field of coding theory but it also has a potential to substantially reduce the galloping cost of large-scale data storage systems.
Assistant Professor Dolecek is in the signal and systems area of electrical engineering. Her research interests span coding and information theory, graphical models and statistical algorithms with applications to emerging systems for data storage, processing, and communication. 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. Prior to joining Electrical Engineering Department of UCLA as a faculty member in 2010, she was a post-doctoral researcher at MIT.