Tara Javidi is Jacobs Family Scholar and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSD.
Besides being an active member of Center for Wireless Communications (CWC), Tara is a founding co-director of the Center for Machine-Intelligence, Computing, and Security (MICS) and a Faculty Fellow of Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute.
Tara Javidi’s research interests are in theory of active learning, information theory, and stochastic optimization and their applications to wireless communications and communication network design. She is a Fellow of IEEE, a Distinguished Lecturer of both IEEE Information Theory (2017/18) and Communications (2019/20) Societies, and a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society (2017/18/19-2020/21/22). She and her Phd students are recipients of the 2021 IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award. She also received the 2018 and 2019 Qualcomm Faculty Award for her contributions to wireless technology.