Tara Javidi


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Founding Co-Director

Center for Machine-Integrated Computing and Security

Other Center Affiliations



Communication Networks

Stochastic Control

Wireless Communication


My research area involves stochastic analysis, design, and control of information collection, processing, and transfer in modern communication and networking systems. This covers broad theoretical questions as well as practical implementation of various solutions. In my research group, we often prove theorems but we also build and test our theoretical findings when possible (graduate applicants, please refer to this link!). In particular, the work can be broadly broken into the following areas:

1. Information Acquisition-Utilization and Controlled Sensing,

2. Stochastic Control and Optimization of Networks, and

3. Communicating with Application-specific Constraints.

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Our work on "Active Learning with Logged Data" has been accepted for publication at ICML 2019. Congratulations, Songbai!

Our work on "Bit-wise Sequential Coding with Feedback" has been accepted for presentation/publication at one of the TCP-selected sessions at ISIT 2018 . Congratulations, Sung-En and Anusha!

Our work on "Social Learning and Distributed Hypothesis Testing" has been accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Congratulations, Anusha!

Tara Javidi is among the 5 information theorists named by the Information Theory Society as Distinguished Lecturers.

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Jacobs School of Engineering Faculty Earn Diversity Awards

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Tara Javidi, Ph.D., Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: (858) 822-4924

Fax: (858) 534-2486

6405 Jacobs Hall

4306 Atkinson Hall

UC San Diego, MC 0407

9500 Gilman Dr

La Jolla, CA 92093-0407