Victoria Kostina

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Victoria Kostina

Contact Information

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA 91125

Research Interests

  • Coding Theory
  • Communications
  • Shannon Theory
  • Source Coding


Victoria Kostina joined Caltech as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the fall of 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Moscow institute of Physics and Technology (2004), where she was affiliated with the Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a Master’s degree from University of Ottawa (2006), and a PhD from Princeton University (2013). Her PhD dissertation on information-theoretic limits of lossy data compression received Princeton Electrical Engineering Best Dissertation award.


Victoria Kostina's research spans information theory, coding, and wireless communications. Her current efforts explore
one of the most exciting avenues in today's information theory: the nonasymptotic regime. Leveraging tools from the theory of random processes and concentration of measure, she pursues fundamental insight into modern delay-constrained communication systems.