Thomas Courtade

Tom Courtade 

About Me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and a core member of the Center for Computational Biology at UC Berkeley.

Before joining Berkeley in January 2014, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the NSF Center for Science of Information, and spent much of that time at Stanford University. I received my Ph.D. from UCLA in 2012. My research interests are in the area of information theory, broadly defined. In particular, my research efforts over the past few years have included topics in core Shannon theory (e.g., capacity and rate-distortion theorems), computational biology (e.g., algorithms for DNA assembly and compression of sequencing data), and I have recently been exploring connections between information measures, functional analysis and probability theory (e.g., information inequalities and statistical limit theorems).

My research is supported by NSF, a NSF CAREER award, a Hellman Fellowship, and the Fonds France-Berkeley fund.

I am faculty coordinator of the BLISS Seminar Series. Please follow the link for seminar information, and a list of current/former speakers.


University of California, Berkeley
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
265 Cory Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1770

tel: 510-643-0359
email: courtade@eecs

Due to the large volume of email that I receive, I generally do not respond to unsolicited inquiries about student or postdoc openings. Nevertheless, if you have a strong quantitative background and think your interests are compatible with mine, please feel free to contact me.


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