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Barg, Alexander

Barg, Alexander

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

Barg is a member of the editorial board of Problems of Information Transmission, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, and Advances of Mathematics in Communication. He has previously served as an editor for coding theory of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He was organizer of the DIMACS Workshops "Codes and Association Schemes" (1999) and "Algebraic Coding Theory and Information Theory" (2003) and served Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Seattle, WA (2006).

Honors and awards

IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award, 2015

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
 

 

 

Coding theory, information theory, combinatorics, geometry, cryptography, and applied problems in communications, storage, and data protection. Current topics include channel models and error correction for memories and storage; private distribution estimation.


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.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Fellow, 2007