Vahid Tarokh

Vahid Tarokh
  • Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Computer Science (Secondary)
  • Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)

A pioneer in communications and signal processing, Vahid Tarokh helped invent the space-time codes that provide signal redundancy during data transmission and are now used in most cellular phones, and also developed foundational approaches to cognitive radios and distributed communication techniques that are currently being deployed for sharing valuable spectral resources. Dr. Tarokh’s research has since evolved to pursuing new formulations and approaches to getting the most out of datasets. Current projects are focused on representation, modeling, inference and prediction from data such as determining how different people will respond to exposure to certain viruses, predicting rare events from small amounts of data, formulation and calculation of limits of learning from observations, and privacy and security for the Internet of Things.

Education & Training
  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada) 1995

Selected Grants

Optimal Online Data-Driven Optimization with Multiple Time-Varying Non-Convex Objectives awarded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2919

Closed-Loop Multisensory Brain-Computer Interface for Enhanced Decision Accuracy awarded by University of Southern California (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Decentralized Perception from Online Learning and Semantic Understanding awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Beyond Shannon Inspired Approaches to Limits of Learning awarded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019

Tarokh, V, Jafarkhani, H, and Calderbank, AR. "Space-time block coding for wireless communications: Performance results." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 17.3 (1999): 451-460. Full Text

Tarokh, V, Jafarkhani, H, and Calderbank, AR. "Space-time block codes from orthogonal designs." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 45.5 (1999): 1456-1467. Full Text

Tarokh, V, Naguib, A, Seshadri, N, and Calderbank, AR. "Recent progress in space-time block and trellis coding." IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings (December 1, 1998): 314-. Full Text

Naguib, AF, Tarokh, V, Seshadri, N, and Calderbank, AR. "A space-time coding modem for high-data-rate wireless communications." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 16.8 (1998): 1459-1477. Full Text

Tarokh, V, Seshadri, N, and Calderbank, AR. "Space-time codes for high data rate wireless communication: Performance criterion and code construction." IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 44.2 (1998): 744-765. Full Text

Tarokh, V, Naguib, A, Seshadri, N, and Calderbank, AR. "Low-rate multi-dimensional space-time codes for both slow and rapid fading channels." IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 3 (1997): 1206-1210.

Tarokh, V, Seshadri, N, and Calderbank, AR. "Space-time codes for high data rate wireless communication: Performance criteria." IEEE International Conference on Communications 1 (1997): 299-303.

Calderbank, AR, Seshadri, N, and Tarokh, V. "Space-time codes for wireless communication." IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings (1997): 146--.

Tarokh, V, Naguib, AF, Seshadri, N, and Calderbank, AR. "Space-time codes for high data rate wireless communication: Mismatch analysis." IEEE International Conference on Communications 1 (1997): 309-313.

Pages

Tarokh, V, Jafarkhani, H, and Calderbank, AR. "The application of orthogonal designs to wireless communication." January 1, 1998. Full Text

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