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Barg, Alexander

Barg, Alexander

Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Institute for Systems Research
A.V. Williams 2361


A. Barg is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint apppointment at the Institute for Systems Research. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Institute for Problems in Information Transmission (IPPI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He has been a senior reseacher at the IPPI since 1987. He was a member of technical staff of Bell Laboratories of Lucent Technologies in 1997-2002 before joining the faculty at UMD.

A. Barg is presently (2005) a member of the editorial board of Problems of Information Transmission and of SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics. He has previously served as an editor for coding theory of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.


    •    IEEE Fellow (2008)
    •    Editorial Board, Advances in Mathematics of Communication, 2006 - present
    •    Editorial Board, Serdica, Journal of Computing, 2005 - present
    •    Editorial Board, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, 2004 - present
    •    Editorial Board, Problems of Information Transmission, 1993 - present
    •    Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 1997 - 2000

His research interests include coding and information theory, combinatorics, and cryptography.

Ye, Barg win IEEE Data Storage Best Paper Award

The paper was published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and was part of Ye's doctoral thesis.

Barg is principal investigator for new NSF information recovery award

The project addresses data storage issues connected with modern, large-scale distributed storage systems.

Alexander Barg receives NSF grant to study theoretic aspects of local data recovery

The project addresses fundamental problems in data coding that can improve distributed storage systems.

Grad student Min Ye is finalist in Bell Labs Shannon competition

A student of Alexander Barg, Ye will present his work on coding solutions for distributed storage.

Barg, Tamo named winners of IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Awad

Award was given for their paper, "A family of optimal locally recoverable codes."

Barg Awarded $300K NSF Grant to Research Data Storage and Recovery Methodologies

Professor Alexander Barg (ECE/ISR) is the principal investigator for a new NSF grant, "Efficient Codes and their Performance Limits for Distributed Storage Systems."

Itzhak Tamo Accepts Assistant Professorship

Tamo, a post-doc in ECE and ISR under Professor Barg, will join the Department of Electrial Engineering Systems at Tel Aviv University.

ECE Alumnus Accepts Position at University of Minnesota

Mazumdar will be an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Alexander Barg receives NSF grant for polar code research

Research will address the properties of polar codes in nonbinary communication channels.

Alexander Barg awarded NSF grant to develop genotyping theory

Theory also will have applications in channel analysis, fingerprinting and identification coding, and error-control coding.

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