Tara Javidi


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Founding Co-Director

Center for Machine-Integrated Computing and Security

Other Center Affiliations



Information Theory for Active Machine Learning

Adaptive Signal/Information Acquisition and Processing

Decentralized (Networked) Statistical and Reinforcement Learning

Optimization for Machine Integrated Computing and Communication

Wireless Communication Networks

Stochastic and Decentralized Control


My research area involves stochastic analysis, design, and control of information collection, processing, and transfer in modern networked 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 "The Label Complexity of Active Learning from Observational Data" with Songbail Yan and Kamalika Chaudhuri has been accepted for publication at NeurIPS 2019. Congratulations, Songbai!

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

Tara Javidi is the recipient of a 2019 Qualcomm Faculty award.

Tara Javidi is named by the IEEE Communications Society as 2019 Distinguished Lecturer.

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On recent events in the Information Theory Community, click here.

On my recent resignation from the editorial board of FnT CiT, click here.


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

email: tjavidi@ucsd.edu

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

Congratulations to newly graduated Drs Chang-Heng Wang, SungEn Chiu, and Yongxi Lu!