Alex Dimakis

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Alex Dimakis

Associate Professor

Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin


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Contact Information

UTA 7.210, UT Austin WNCG, 
1616 Guadalupe St. Mail Code: C0806 Austin, Texas 78701 

Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques
  • Coding Theory
  • Compressed Sensing
  • Statistical Learning and Inference


Alex Dimakis is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, University of Texas at Austin. From 2009 until 2012 he was with the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 and M.S. degree in 2005 in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley and the Diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens in 2003. During 2009 he was a CMI postdoctoral scholar at Caltech.

He received an ARO young investigator award in 2014, the NSF Career award in 2011, a Google faculty research award in 2012 and the Eli Jury dissertation award in 2008. He is the co-recipient of several best paper awards including the joint Information Theory and Communications Society Best Paper Award in 2012. He served two terms as an associate editor for IEEE Signal Processing letters and is currently serving as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. His research interests include information theory, coding theory and machine learning.

Participation & Positions:

Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/17 until 12/31/19)
ITSOC Distinguished Lecturers (Lecturer, 01/01/15 until 12/31/16)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Coding Techniques, 09/01/14 until 08/31/17)
Information Theory School Subcommittee (Member, 01/01/14 until 12/31/16)
School Committee (Local Arrangements, 2010)

Author Of:

A. Dimakis , P.B. Godfrey , M.J. Wainwright , K. Ramchandran , "Network Coding for Distributed Storage Systems", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Aug. 2010