Fred Sala Received HSSEAS Edward K. Rice Outstanding Masters Student Award
At the recent UCLA Engineering Award Dinner, Frederic Sala was
honored with an Edward K. Rice Outstanding Masters Student Award
from HSSEAS. Sala is currently a Ph. D. student in Electrical
Engineering Department, working in Dr. Lara Dolecek's Laboratory
for Robust Information Systems. Sala's research interests are in
the area of communications and information theory with a focus on
channel coding with particular application to data storage devices
such as non-volatile memories. He is also a recipient of the
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
"Fred is an all-around star. I am extremely impressed with his intellectual curiosity, mature and clear thinking, superb command of advanced topics in discrete mathematics, and outstanding written and presentation skills," praised by his advisor, Prof. Lara Dolecek.
Earlier this year, Fred received the best master thesis award in Signals and Systems and was a co-recipient of the award for the Best Performance on the Preliminary Examination from the Electrical Engineering Department.
Congratulations Fred on another impressive achievement!