avatar: rimg_giovanni1.jpg Giovanni Cangiani

Giovanni was born in Trento (Italy) a long time ago. He graduated in [[http://www-dft.ts.infn.it/|physics]] at the [[http://www.univ.trieste.it/|University of Trieste]] (Italy), with a thesis on the electronic structure of semiconductor heterojunctions under the direction of Prof. Baldereschi and Prof. Peressi.After completing his civil service replacing the obligatory military service, he joined the group of Prof. [[http://www.democritos.it/|Baroni]] at the International School of Advanced Studies ([[http://www.sissa.it/|SISSA]]) where he worked in the field of computational material science for one year.In 1998, after getting married, he joined the Institute of [[http://itp.epfl.ch/|Physics]] of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ([[http://www.epfl.ch/|EPFL]]) where he spent four years studying transition metal oxides from first principle calculations. He completed his thesis under the supervision of Dr. Posternak and obtained his PhD in physics on December 2002.A brand new season of his life started as he joined Algo first as the system administrator and finally also as a PostDoc.

avatar: rimg_stephanie.jpg Stephanie Romon

Stephanie was the administrative assistant of ALGO from 2016 until 2017.

avatar: rimg_annalena.jpg Anna Lena Horlemann

Anna-Lena Horlemann-Trautmann received the German Diploma degree in mathematics from the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany, in 2007 and the PhD degree in mathematics (Dr. sc. nat.) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in 2013. From 2009 until 2013, she was a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. From 2013 until 2015 she was a research fellow at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne and at the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University, both in Melbourne, Australia.Anna-Lena's research interests include classical and network coding theory, cryptography and projective spaces over finite fields. She was awarded the Forschungskredit of the University of Zurich in 2012 and a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral fellowship in 2013.

avatar: rimg_hesam1.jpg Amir Hesam Salavati

Hesam is a PhD student at EPFL and joined the lab in September 2009. He received his BSc and MSc on communication systems and science from Sharif University of Technology in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He is currently working on the applications of coding in biological systems. More specifically, there are mechanisms in biological systems which are responsible for error correction and detection. One particular example is the associative memory in brain which is in charge of pattern matching and error correction. Coding theory could be used in analyzing such systems. Furthermore, it might also be possible to inspire from these systems to design better codes.

avatar: rimg_ghid1.jpg Ghid Maatouk

Ghid obtained her bachelor degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 2006. She obtained her Master's degree in Communication Systems from EPFL in 2008, with a Master thesis on "Recursions for the LT Decoder" that she completed in ALGO. She joined ALGO in September 2008 as a PhD student, and graduated in 2012.

avatar: rimg_ola.jpg Ola Svensson

Ola Svensson received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Uppsala in May 2005. His major was on theoretical aspects of computer science and in particular algorithms. Ola received his PhD from IDSIA affiliated to the University of Lugano in 2009 for which he worked on approximation algorithms and inapproximability results for combinatorial optimization problems.Research interests include: approximation algorithms, combinatorial optimization, computational complexity and scheduling.He is currently a professor in the Theory Group at EPFL.

avatar: rimg_klaas.jpeg Klaas Hofstra

Klaas received his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universty of Twente in 2002. Prior to joining ALGO, he was a System Architect at Recore Systems, where he designed and implemented the Xentium, a high-performance Digital Signal Processor. Currently he is working for Kandou Bus on efficient VLSI implementations in the area of digital communications.

avatar: rimg_meyer.jpg Bertrand Meyer

Bertrand graduated from ENS Cachan and obtained his doctorat (PhD) in November 2008 at Université de Bordeaux under the supervision of Renaud Coulangeon. His background is pure mathematics : lattices and number theory in particular. After a visit in the group of Alexander Schrijver and Monique Laurent at CWI Amsterdam, he joined ALGO/LMA as a postdoc in September 09.

avatar: rimg_yuval.jpg Yuval Cassuto

Yuval was a post-doc at ALGO between 09/10-08/11. He worked on efficient graph codes for storage applications, as well as other constructive and algorithmic frameworks for data storage. From ALGO he continued to a faculty position at the EE Department of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. In addition to great research collaborations and friendly lab mates, the Swiss views and Lausanne atmosphere make his future visits to the group highly likely.

avatar: rimg_anant.jpg Anant Singh

Anant joined ALGO in Oct 2010 to work on implementation of power efficient signaling methods for chip to chip communication. Prior to joining ALGO, Anant was a Product Design Manager at [[http://www.z-ram.com|Innovative Silicon's]] R&D offices at Lausanne where he led the development of micro-architecture and design of Z-RAM IP (1T cell, floating body) based memory solutions for L3 cache in AMD's lead microprocessors and Hynix's DDR3 based DRAM products. Anant worked at Intel Corp from 1999 to 2005 in Portland, Oregon as a senior member of the technical staff on several generations of Pentium and Core-duo processors.Anant received his M.S.E.E. degree from University of Washington, Seattle in 1998.He is now VP of Engineering at [[http://www.kandou.com|Kandou Bus]].

avatar: rimg_harm1.jpg Harm Cronie

Harm Cronie received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente in August 2003. His major was on Embedded Systems and his minor on theoretical physics (general relativity, quantum mechanics and astrophysics). Harm received his PhD from the University of Twente in 2008 for which he worked on modulation and coding for non-binary channels based on binary codes.

avatar: zhang.jpg Luoming Zhang

Luoming received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2009, where he also received his B. Eng degree in Electrical Engineering in 2003. During his PhD study, his work mainly focused on the design and implementation of wireless broadband communication system. As a key team player, he participated in several research projects, including the standardization of China's digital teresstrial television broadcasting, demo design of China's beyond 3G system in TDD mode. From July 2009, he joined the ALGO group. He is doing research on designing of error-correcting codes for data storage system with Prof. Shokrollahi. Recently, His research interests mainly include algebraic geometry, physical network coding and data storage system.

avatar: rimg_mahdi1.jpg Mahdi Cheraghchi

Mahdi joined ALGO/LMA in October 2004, where he obtained a Masters and then a PhD degree in Computer Science, respectively in 2005 and 2010. In his academic life, Mahdi is mainly interested in fundamental aspects of computer science and in particular, computational complexity theory. He left ALGO/LMA in September 2010.

avatar: rimg_frederic1.jpg Frederic Didier

Frederic Didier, former student from ENS paris, completed his thesis at the INRIA Rocquencourt under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Pierre Tillich and obtained his PhD in computer science in December 2007. He joined the ALGO/LMA as a postdoc in January 2008. His main research interests are somewhere between symmetric cryptography and coding theory.

avatar: rimg_thibaud1.jpg Thibaud Guillaume-Gentil

Thibaud left Algo at the end of year 2008 for joining Zeno's startup project.

avatar: rimg_lorenz1.jpg Lorenz Minder

Lorenz finished his PhD at ALGO in 2007 specializing in code-based cryptography. Specifically, he analyzed different families of algebraic codes for their structural security. For example, he discovered the first known effective attacks against the Sidelnikov-cryptosystem, and he generalized the Sidelnikov-Shestakov-attack on the Niederreiter-cryptosystem to apply also to algebraic-geometry codes based on elliptic curves.

avatar: rimg_payam1.jpg Payam Pakzad

Payam was a postdoc at ALGO from August 2004 until April 2006. His research concentrated mostly on the design and analysis of Raptor codes on memoryless binary symmetric channels. He designed and implemented new density evolution methods geared towards this class of codes, and studied the asymptotic and finite length behavior of Raptor codes. After leaving ALGO, Payam joined Digital Fountain as a senior researcher.

avatar: rimg_zeno1.jpg Zeno Crivelli

Zeno left Algo in March 2007 for starting his own company.

avatar: rimg_mehdi1.jpg Mehdi Molkaraie

Mehdi finished his PhD at ALGO in July 2007. His thesis deals with subtree based bounds on the partition function and simulation methods for approximating the partition function. Mehdi left ALGO in August 2007

avatar: rimg_andrew1.jpg Andrew Brown

Andrew finished his PhD at LMA in June 2007. His thesis deals with the interplay between graphs and codes. He left LMA in August 2007 and has joined McKenzie Consulting.

avatar: rimg_christina3.jpg Christina Fragouli

Christina joined ALGO as a postdoc in September 2003, working on research topics related to network coding. Since April 2006 she joined EPFL as an FNS assistant professor. See here for more details on her research interests and work.

avatar: rimg_frederique2.jpg Frederique Oggier

Frederique joined ALGO and LMA for a 6 months posdoc after receiving her PhD in mathematics at EPFL. Her research interests are in applied algebra mainly for both single and multiple antennas systems. She left AlGO for joining Caltech as a postdoctoral visitor.

avatar: rimg_vardy.jpg Alexander Vardy

Alexander is a professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics at UCSD. He visited ALGO during June 2005 to February 2006. During his visit, we discussed in depth new algorithms for algrebraic list-decoding of Reed-Solomon and related codes. He also began rerearch on network coding in collaboration with Christina Fragouli, and gave several seminars.

avatar: rimg_isabelle1.jpg Isabelle Ravot

Isabelle obtained her diploma in 2004 at ALGO with a thesis on the Evaluation of data coding techniques for multicast services over 3G mobile networks done in collaboration with Ericsson Eurolabs and Digital Fountain.

avatar: rimg_gerard1.jpg Gerard Maze

After receiving his PhD degree from the University of Notre Dame, Gerard joined ALGO and LMA. His research and teaching interests are in discrete mathematics, public key cryptography, and coding. He left ALGO on October 2004 after one year of intense research activity.

avatar: rimg_natascha1.jpg Natascha Fontana

Natascha was the administrative assistant of the group from the beginning until 2015. After her studies, she spent seven years in London working as secretary and underwriter for [[http://www.merzario.co.uk/|Andrea Merzario LTD]], and Through Transport Mutual Services LTD). She gained a large administrative experience and a perfect british accent. When she came back to Switzerland after giving birth to her first child, she worked as an Executive Secretary in the Swiss base of various international companies such as [[http://cctest.hydro.com/en/about/locations/europe/switzerland.html|Hydro Aluminium]], and Clintec International, a joint venture of [[http://www.baxter.com/|Baxter Healthcare]] corp. and [[http://www.nestle.com/|Nestle]].