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Prof. Lara Dolecek Receives an Intel Labs Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award

Lara Dolecek.jpgAssistant Professor Lara Dolecek is a recipient of 2013 Intel Early Career Honor Program Award for her work on reliable data storage and information processing system design. The recipients of this prestigious award are among an elite group who represent the brightest talent and future thought leaders in their respective areas of research – only 9 professors are selected for this award out of pool of more than 100 applicants nationwide. The rigorous selection process was championed by Intel senior technical leaders. 

Prof. Dolecek’s research is focused on advancing the toolbox of fundamental mathematical discipline of coding theory to make emerging information systems ultra reliable and resource-efficient. Current focus of her research is on novel coding theoretic methods that embrace the intrinsic variability in modern data storage systems and memory devices for improved reliability, and on novel coding theoretic –inspired methods for data reduction and reconciliation, as demanded by Big Data applications.  

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“I am honored to be in this highly-selective group of Intel Awardees, and I look forward to future collaborations with Intel, “ said Prof. Lara Dolecek.

“On behalf of the Electrical Engineering Department, I congratulate Prof. Lara Dolecek on another impressive achievement. She is an energetic, talented academic with strong research initiative in emerging data storage technologies. We are very pleased that she is a member of our Department,” said Professor M.-C. Frank Chang, Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department.

Prof. Lara Dolecek joined UCLA as an assistant professor in 2010. She is a recipient of several prestigious awards for teaching and research, including 2013 Northrop Grumman Teaching Award from UCLA, 2013 University of California Faculty Development Award, 2013 Okawa Research Grant, 2012 NSF CAREER Award, 2011 Hellman Fellowship Award, and 2007 David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize from UC Berkeley.

Prof. Lara Dolecek is a director of Laboratory for Robust Information Systems ( where she supervises a large, vibrant group of PhD and Masters students, post-doctoral researchers, undergraduate students and academic visitors. Most recently, she started a new research center at UCLA on Emerging Data Storage Systems, called CoDESS (, which aims to push the frontiers in emerging data storage systems through integrated research program while cultivating graduate students and post-doctoral researchers to be highly-trained professionals in the subject. Prof. Dolecek also serves as the lead editor for IEEE JSAC Special Issue on Emerging Data Storage Technologies. 

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