Short Bio

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.

Curriculum vitae with full list of publications.

Technical Program Committees

  • NIPS Area Chair, 2017.

  • AISTATS Senior Program Committee member, 2017

  • USENIX HotStorage 2015.

  • IEEE Int. Symp. on Information Theory (ISIT) 2013-2017.

  • IEEE International Symposium on Network Coding (NetCod) 2013.
    publicity chair

  • ACM MobiHoc 2013-2014.

Selected Invited Talks and Tutorials

  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (Lectures at Drexel and UPenn)

  • BD3 (First International Workshop on Big Dynamic Distributed Data) in conjunction with VLDB 2013
    Keynote Speaker

  • IEEE ISIT 2013
    Invited Tutorial Speaker

  • IEEE NetCod 2010
    Keynote speaker

  • First Workshop on Network Coding and Data Storage (NCDS)
    Invited Tutorial Speaker

  • International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM)
    Invited Tutorial Speaker

  • MIT joint CSAIL Theory of Computation and LIDS Seminar (2012)
    Invited Speaker

  • Stanford ISL Colloquium (2012)
    Invited Speaker

  • Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) seminar, UIUC
    Invited Speaker

  • Applied and Computational Mathematics Colloquium (ACM), Caltech,
    Invited Speaker

  • European School of Information Theory 2012
    Invited school lecturer

Awards and Recognition

  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (Information Theory Society), 2015.

  • ARO Young Investigator Award, 2014.

  • Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, 2012

  • Google Research Faculty award

  • IEEE ComSoc Data Storage Committee Best Paper Award, 2010

  • NSF Career Award, 2011.

  • 2008 Eli Jury Dissertation Award.

  • Microsoft Research Fellowship for 2007-2008.

  • Best Paper award in IEEE/ACM Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN ’05).

  • Best Student Paper Runner-up award in International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing. (MMSP) October 2007.