Eitan Yaakobi

Fellowship

Hans Fischer Fellowship

Institution
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Department
Computer Science

Host
Prof. Antonia Wachter-Zeh

Focus Group
Coding for DNA Storage Applications

Short CV

Eitan Yaakobi is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He received the B.A. degrees in computer science and mathematics, and the M.Sc. degree in computer science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, in 2005 and 2007, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, in 2011. Between 2011-2013, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology and the Center of Memories and Recording Research at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include information and coding theory with several applications to non-volatile memories, distributed storage, and private information retrieval. In particular, his work has been focused on advancing coding solutions for memories and systems and their application in state of the art storage systems. He is also working on next generations memories such as racetrack memories and DNA storage systems.

See also his personal homepage.

Selected Awards

  1. Hans Fischer Fellowship at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study, 2019.
  2. Technion Excellence Teaching Award, 2016.
  3. IEEE Data Storage Best Student Paper Award, 2015.
  4. International ISEF Fellow, 2006-2013.
  5. The Schultz Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research, 2011, CMRR, UCSD.
  6. Intel Ph.D. Fellowship, 2010-2011, (awarded in the US annually to 25-30 students).
  7. Marconi Society Young Scholar Award, 2009, (awarded worldwide annually to 3-5 students).
  8. Member of the Technion’s Excellence Program, 2002-2005.

Research Interests

Eitan Yaakobi’s research interests include information and coding theory with applications to non-volatile memories, associative memories, DNA storage, and data storage and retrieval.

Selected Publications

  1. E. Yaakobi, S. Kayser, P.H. Siegel, A. Vardy, and J.K. Wolf, Codes for Write-Once Memories, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, 58 (2012), 5985–5999.
  2. E. Yaakobi and A. Shpilka, High Sum-Rate Three-Write and Non-Binary WOM Codes, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, 60 (2014), 7006–7015.
  3. R. Gabrys, E. Yaakobi, and L. Dolecek, Correcting Grain-Errors in Magnetic Media, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, 61 (2015), 2256–2272.
  4. A. Fazeli, A. Vardy, and E. Yaakobi, Generalized Sphere Packing Bound, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, 61(2015), 2313–2334.
  5. G. Yadgar, E. Yaakobi, and A. Schuster, Write Once, Get 50% Free: Saving SSD Erase Costs Using WOM Codes, Usenix FAST, Santa Clara, CA, (February 2015).
  6. C. Schoeny, A. Wachter-Zeh, R. Gabrys, and E. Yaakobi, Codes Correcting a Burst of Deletions or Insertions, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, 63 (2017), 1971–1985.
  7. Y.-M. Chee, H.-M. Kiah, A. Vardy, V.-K. Vu, and E. Yaakobi, Coding for Racetrack Memories, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, 64 (2018), 7094 –7112.
  8. H. Asi and E. Yaakobi, Nearly Optimal Constructions of PIR and Batch Codes, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, 65 (2019), 947–964.
  9. R. Gabrys, E. Yaakobi, M. Blaum, and P.H. Siegel, Constructions of Partial MDS Codes over Small Fields, to appear IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory.
  10. M. Levy and E. Yaakobi, Mutually Uncorrelated Codes for DNA Storage, to appear IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory.

For a full publication list, please see Eitans homepage.

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow

2019

  • Lenz, A.; Siegel, P.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Yaakobi, E.: Correcting Errors in Sets of Unordered DNA Strands. CMRR Review, 2019 mehr…
  • Lenz, A.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Yaakobi, E.: Duplication-Correcting Codes. Designs, Codes, and Cryptography 87, 2019, 277-298 mehr…

2018

  • Lenz, A.; Siegel, P.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Yaakobi, E.: Correcting Errors in Sets of Distorted DNA Sequences. DLR/TUM/UUlm Workshop on Coding and Cryptography, 2018 mehr…
  • Lenz, Andreas; Siegel, Paul H.; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Yaakobit, Eitan: Coding over Sets for DNA Storage. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE, 2018 mehr…
  • Lenz, Andreas; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Yaakobi, Eitan: Duplication-correcting codes. Designs, Codes and Cryptography 87 (2-3), 2018, 277-298 mehr…

2017

  • Lenz, A.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Yaakobi, E.: Bounds on Codes Correcting Tandem and Palindromic Duplications. 10th International Workshop Coding and Cryptography (WCC), 2017 mehr…
  • Schoeny, Clayton; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Gabrys, Ryan; Yaakobi, Eitan: Codes Correcting a Burst of Deletions or Insertions. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 63 (4), 2017, 1971-1985 mehr…