Tara Javidi

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Tara Javidi

Contact Information

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. MC0407
La Jolla, CA 92093-0407
Tel: +1 858 822 4924

Research Interests

  • Communication Networks


Tara Javidi studied electrical engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran from 1992 to 1996. She received her MS degrees in electrical engineering (systems) and in applied mathematics (stochastic analysis) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2002.

From 2002 to 2004, Tara Javidi was an assistant professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Washington, Seattle. In 2005, she joined the University of California, San Diego, where she is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering. At the University of California, San Diego, Tara Javidi directs the Advanced Networking Science Lab and is a faculty member of the Centers for Information Theory and Applications (ITA)Wireless Communications (CWC), and Networked Systems (CNS). She is also a member of Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society (2017/18/19).

Tara Javidi’s research interests are in theory of active learning, information theory with feedback,  stochastic control theory, and stochastic resource allocation in wireless communications and communication networks.  She currently serves as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. She is also on the editorial board of the series "Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory." Tara Javidi is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society (2017/18). 


Participation & Positions:

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (Member, 02/11/18 until 12/31/19)
James L. Massey Research and Teaching Award for Young Scholars Selection Subcommittee (Member, 01/01/18 until 12/31/19)
Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/17 until 12/31/19)
ITSOC Distinguished Lecturers (Lecturer, 01/01/17 until 12/31/18)
Outreach Subcommittee (Member, 01/01/15 until 12/31/16)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Communication Networks, 12/01/14 until 11/30/17)
Newsletter Editorial Committee (Newsletter Editor, 2014)
Publications Committee (Newsletter Editor, 2014)
WITHITS Officers (Officer, 01/01/13 until 12/31/14)