Ali Tajer

About

I am broadly interested in theoretical and algorithmic aspects of mathematical statistics, information theory, and machine learning. The application domains that drive my research are power systems and wireless communication networks.

I am currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. In the past, I have served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, a Guest Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and a Guest Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. I received an NSF CAREER Award in 2016, the Jury Award for Excellence in Research in 2011 from Columbia University, and the James M . Tien '66 Early Career award from Rensselaer.

Education & Training
  • Postdoctoral (EE), Princeton University, 2010-2012
  • Ph.D. (EE), Columbia University, 2007-2010
  • M.A. (Statistics), Columbia University, 2008-2009
  • M.Sc. (EE), Sharif University of Technology, 2004
  • B.Sc. (EE), Sharif University of Technology, 2002

Research

I am broadly interested in theoretical and algorithmic aspects of mathematical statistics, information theory, and machine learning. The application domains that drive my research are power systems and wireless communication networks.

More details about research and publication are available here.

Primary Research Focus
Machine Learning, Information Theory, Statistical Signal Processing

Teaching

Graduate-level courses:

  • Information Theory (focus on machine learning and statistical inference)
  • Information Theory (focus on high-dimensional statistics)
  • Trustworthy Machine Learning
  • Wireless Data Communications
  • Digital Communications
  • MIMO Communications

Undergraduate-level Courses

  • Signals & Systems
  • Engineering Probability

More details about these courses are available here.

Current Courses

Introduction to Stochastic Signals & Systems

Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • James M. Tien ’66 Early Career Award for Faculty

  • School of Engineering Classroom Excellence Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • School of Engineering Research Excellence Award, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, AFRL

  • Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER), NSF

  • Jury Award – School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Columbia University

  • Ph.D. Thesis Distinction, Columbia University (Awarded Annually to at most 1% of all the Ph.D. graduates in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences).

I have also served the IEEE Information Theory and Signal Processing Societies  in the following capacities:

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Society Editorial Board
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  • Associate Editor, IET Transactions on Smart Grid
  • Associate Editor, Springer Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy
  • Elected Member, IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee
  • Elected Member, IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee
  • Appointed Society Representative, IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Representative on the IEEE Smart Grid Initiative
  • Appointed Society Representative, IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Representative for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

Publications

More up-to-date details are available here.

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Ali Tajer has 138 indexed publications in the subjects of Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Arpan Mukherjee, Ali Tajer
IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
, 2022-June
, 2022
, pp.1897-1902
.
Saurabh Sihag, Ali Tajer
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
, 2022
.
S. Mountassir, O. Elamri, S. Sarih, A. Tajer, A. Oukassi
International Review of Electrical Engineering
, 17
, 2022
, pp.286-294
.
Ali Tajer, Javad Heydari, H. Vincent Poor
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
, 68
, 2022
, pp.2479-2508
.
Anmol Dwivedi, Sihui Wang, Ali Tajer
Entropy
, 24
, 2022
.
Arpan Mukherjee, Ali Tajer, Pin Yu Chen, Payel Das
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
, 70
, 2022
, pp.4571-4585
.
Zirui Yan, Quan Xiao, Tianyi Chen, Ali Tajer
ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
, 2022-May
, 2022
, pp.5248-5252
.
Saurabh Sihag, Ali Tajer, Urbashi Mitra
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
, 70
, 2022
, pp.381-396
.
Anmol Dwivedi, Ali Tajer
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
, 37
, 2022
, pp.590-602
.
Arpan Mukherjee, Ali Tajer, Pin Yu Chen, Payel Das
IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
, 2021-July
, 2021
, pp.3326-3331
.

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