Flash Memory Student Named Marconi Scholar
|Electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate Eitan Yaakobi|
Electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate Eitan Yaakobi won a 2009 Young Scholar Award from the Marconi Society. The Marconi Society at Columbia University recognizes and encourages scientific contributions in the fields of communications science and the Internet. The society is best known for its Marconi Prize, which goes to individuals whose scope of work and influence carry on the legacy of Guglielmo Marconi, recipient of the 1909 Nobel Prize for his pioneering achievements in wireless technology. Yaakobi was named a Marconi Scholar in recognition of his research achievements in algebraic error-correction coding, coding theory, and their applications for digital data storage, and in particular for flash memories. He works closely with the Center for Magnetic Recording Research and with electrical engineering professors Paul Siegel, Jack Wolf and Alexander Vardy.