Fatemeh Kazemi

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PhD Candidate
ECE Department
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3128

Email: fatemeh.kazemi@tamu.edu

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About Me

I am a PhD candidate at the ECE Department of Texas A&M University, where I am advised by Dr. Alex Sprintson. My research interests lie in the areas of distributed storage and computing systems, information theory and coding theory, communication networks, machine learning, and optimization. In particular, during my PhD, I have been working on different projects such as service rate of distributed systems (characterizing the service rate region of coded distributed systems, finding the optimal request allocation, and designing the underlying erasure codes for handling a given service rate region), secure data access in distributed storage systems (developing state-of-the-art privacy-preserving algorithms for different settings of private information retrieval and private computation systems), fast user localization in mm-wave cells (designing novel adaptive and non-adaptive group testing algorithms for fast localization of multiple users in mm-wave cells), and coded caching (proposing a novel mobility-aware and energy-efficient coded caching strategy for a cloud radio access network). In my research, I develop insights based on fundamental ideas from different areas of information theory, coding theory, probability, combinatorics, machine learning, and optimization to provide mathematical underpinnings and practical solutions that enable secure and efficient distributed systems. I have been extremely fortunate to work with Dr. Emina Soljanin from Rutgers University as a visiting PhD student.

I obtained my MS degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tehran in 2016. During my MS, I worked on developing an automated image-based system for acute myelogenous leukemia recognition using image processing techniques and machine learning algorithms under the supervision of Dr. Babak Nadjar Araabi and Dr. Tooraj Abbasian. In 2013, I received my BS degree in Electrical Engineering from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, where I won the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Award for being the top graduating student. During my BS, I worked on designing and building a fingerprint-based access control device.

Research Interest

  • Distributed Storage and Computing Systems

  • Information Theory and Coding Theory

  • Communication Networks, Wireless Communications

  • Control, Optimization, and Machine Learning