Vardy - Plenary Lecture
What's New and Exciting in Algebraic and Combinatorial Coding Theory ?
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
University of California San Diego
Tuesday, July 11
Alexander Vardy is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego. He has over 150 publications and numerous patents, most of them in the general area of coding theory and practice. He received the Rothschild Fellowship in 1992, the IBM Invention Achievement Award in 1993, the Xerox Award for faculty research in 1996, the IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award (jointly with Ralf Koetter) in 2004, the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science in 2005, and the Fulbright Fellowship in 2006. He is a Packard Foundation Fellow and a Fellow of the IEEE. During 1995-2001, he was an Associate Editor for Coding Theory, and then the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He currently serves on the editorial board of the SIAM Journal on Discrete Math and on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society.