Eitan Yaakobi

Short CV

Eitan Yaakobi is an Associate 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

  • 2016, 2021, Technion Excellence Teaching Award
  • 2020, Int’l Symp. on Information Theory and Its Applications, Best Student Paper Award
  • 2019, 2020, Non-Volatile Memories Workshop Memorable Paper Award
  • 2020, The Henry Taub Prize for Academic Excellence
  • 2019, Hans Fischer Fellowship at the TUM Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2016, Technion Excellence Teaching Award
  • 2015, IEEE Data Storage Best Student Paper Award
  • 2006-2013, International ISEF Fellow
  • 2011, The Schultz Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research, CMRR, UCSD.
  • 2010-2011Intel Ph.D. Fellowship, (awarded in the US annually to 25-30 students).
  • 2009, Marconi Society Young Scholar Award, (awarded worldwide annually to 3-5 students).
  • 2002-2005, Member of the Technion’s Excellence Program

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

2021

  • Bitar, Rawad; Welter, Lorenz; Smagloy, Ilia; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Yaakobi, Eitan: Criss-Cross Insertion and Deletion CorrectingCodes. 2021 mehr…

2020

  • A. Lenz, Y. Liu, C. Rashtchian, P.H. Siegel, A. Wachter-Zeh, and E. Yaakobi: Coding for Efficient DNA Synthesis. Synthesis, IEEE Int’l Symp. on Information Theory, Los Angeles, California, (June 2020), 2020, 2903–2908 mehr…
  • Holzbaur, Lukas; Puchinger, Sven; Yaakobi, Eitan; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Partial MDS Codes with Local Regeneration. CoRR abs/2001.04711, 2020 mehr…
  • Lenz, Andreas; Rashtchian, Cyrus; Siegel, Paul H.; Yaakobi, Eitan: Covering Codes for Insertions and Deletions. 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE, 2020 mehr…
  • Lenz, Andreas; Siegel, Paul H.; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Yaakobi, Eitan: Coding Over Sets for DNA Storage. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 66 (4), 2020, 2331-2351 mehr…
  • Smagloy, Ilia; Welter, Lorenz; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Yaakobi, Eitan: Single-Deletion Single-Substitution Correcting Codes. 2020 mehr…

2019

  • A. Lenz, P.H. Siegel, A. Wachter-Zeh, and E. Yaakobi: An Upper Bound on the Capacity of the DNA Storage Channel. (Vortrag) 2019 mehr…
  • A. Lenz, P.H. Siegel, A. Wachter-Zeh, and E. Yaakobi: Correcting Substitution Errors in Indexed Sets. IEEE Int’l Symp. on Information Theory, Paris, France (July 2019), 2019, 757–761 mehr…
  • 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…
  • Shinkar, Tal; Yaakobi, Eitan; Lenz, Andreas; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Clustering-Correcting Codes. 2019 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…

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  • A. Lenz, C. Rashtchian, P.H. Siegel, and E. Yaakobi: Covering Codes for Insertions and Deletions. (Vortrag) 0000 mehr…