Frederic Sala

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About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA. I am part of the LORIS Laboratory and am fortunate to have Prof. Lara Dolecek as an advisor.

Before joining UCLA, I studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

My curriculum vitae.

fredsala AT ucla DOT edu

What's New

  • 4-15: Our paper, “Synchronizing files from a large number of insertions and deletions,” was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Communications.

  • 4-11: We submitted our work, “Exact reconstruction from insertions in synchronization Codes” for publication. arXiv link.

  • 3-30: Our paper, “A unified framework for error correction techniques in on-chip memories” was selected as Best of SELSE at SELSE 12 and will be presented at a special session at DSN 2016!

  • 3-2: Our work on correcting errors induced by high radiation in flash memories will be presented at the 2016 Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW) in San Diego, CA.

  • 2-3: I gave a graduation day talk at the Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA). Slides are here.

  • 1-15: Our book, “Channel coding methods for non-volatile memories,” was published by Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory.

Research Interests

  • Information Theory

  • Coding theory; in particular, with application to

    • data storage

    • synchronization

  • Combinatorics

Publication Highlights


  • Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering, UCLA, 2013-Present

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, UCLA, 2011-2013 (Edward K. Rice Outstanding Masters Student Award)

  • B.S.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006-2010