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2010-2011 Shannon Memorial Fellowship Awarded

Left to right, Dr. Andrew Viterbi, Prof. Jack Wolf, and Ehsan Ardestanizadeh

April 30, 2010

Ehsan Ardestanizadeh, a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering ( ECE) Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is the 2010-2011 recipient of the Shannon Memorial Fellowship. This endowed fellowship was created to honor an outstanding graduate student at UCSD whose research is in the field of information theory.

Mr. Ardestanizadeh completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in 2004, and received a Master’s degree from the ECE Department at UCSD in 2007. Currently, he is working towards his Ph.D. degree in ECE under the supervision of professors Massimo Franceschetti, Tara Javidi, and Young-Han Kim at UCSD.

Ehsan’s research area lies in the intersection of information theory, estimation, and control. More specifically, he is interested in analyzing the role of feedback in communication systems, and studying the interconnection between feedback communication and control problems.


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Ehsan Ardestanizadeh - April 2010
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