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Barg, Alexander

Alexander Barg
Professor
ECE, ISR
A.V. Williams 2361
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(301) 405-7135

Research Interests 

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

Background 

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.

Honors and Awards 

    •    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
 

Related News 

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." October 6, 2014

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. October 6, 2014

ECE Alumnus Accepts Position at University of Minnesota
Mazumdar will be an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. January 24, 2013

Alexander Barg receives NSF grant for polar code research
Research will address the properties of polar codes in nonbinary communication channels. October 15, 2012

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. September 15, 2012

Mazumdar, Varma, and Wu Named Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Three ECE Ph.D. students were awarded Distinguished Dissertation Fellowships, four received honorable mention. March 29, 2011

Mazumdar, Barg Awarded Best Paper at ISIT 2010
ECE student Arya Mazumdar, advised by Alexander Barg, was awarded best paper at the International Symposium on Information Theory. August 9, 2010

Barg Receives NSF Grant for Improving Error-Correcting Coding
Research could improve speed of information transmission over the Internet and in flash memory systems. September 10, 2009

Barg wins NSF grant for applications of coding theory to digital circuit design
Research will benefit technologies from circuits and memory chips to VLSI architectures. September 18, 2008

Barg gains NSF grant to study point allocations
Research explores multivariate positive definite polynomials and their applications via SDP. September 4, 2008