Yury Polyanskiy selected for Robert J. Shillman (1974) Career Development Professorship

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Monday, July 2, 2012 - 5:00pm

Yury Polyanskiy is selected for the Robert J. Shillman (1974) Career Development Professorship of Electrical Engineering

 

Yury Polyanskiy has been selected to hold the Robert J. Shillman (1974) Career Development Professorship of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as announced by EECS Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan.

Yury Polyanskiy joined MIT on July 1, 2011 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a member of LIDS. Yury received the MS degree in applied mathematics and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2005 and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2010. In 2000-2005 he led development of the embedded software in the Department of Surface Oilfield Equipment, Borets Company LLC. His thesis work initiated a systematic approach to studying impact of finite delay constraint on information theoretic fundamental limits. The accompanying journal paper won the 2011 Best Paper Award from IEEE Information Theory Society.

Yury was also a recipient of the Best Student Paper Awards at the 2008 and 2010 IEEE International Symposiums on Information Theory (ISIT) and a Silver Medal at the XXX International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in 1999. Yury's general research interests include information theory, coding theory and the theory of random processes. His current work focuses on non-asymptotic characterization of the performance limits of communication systems, optimal feedback strategies and non-Shannon information measures.

Read more about Yury's work in the 2012 EECS Connector (pp. 10-12): "Performance of Optimal Error Correcting Codes"