July 20, 2008 —
Alex Dimakis will join the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering in June 2009 as assistant professor after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Mathematics of Information at Caltech.
His research interests include communications, coding theory, signal processing, and networking, with a current focus on network coding, message passing algorithms and sparse graph codes.
Dimakis received his Ph.D. in 2008 and M.S. degree in 2005 in electrical engineering and computer science, both from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that, he received the Diploma degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2003 with highest honors.
Dimakis received the Eli Jury award from UC Berkeley in 2008 for his thesis work on codes for distributed storage, two outstanding paper awards, the UC Berkeley Regents Fellowship in 2003, and the Microsoft Research Fellowship in 2007.
"I am very pleased that Alex Dimakis is joining our department,” said Alexander “Sandy” Sawchuk, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering co-chair. “Our faculty join me in welcoming Alex to USC."