Eitan Yaakobi

Eitan YaakobiResearch Interests

My general research interests lie in the field of data storage in memories with a particular emphasis on solid state storage systems.

Education

University of California, San Diego

  • Ph.D Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Communication Theory and Systems)
  • Advisors: Prof. Paul Siegel, Prof. Alexander Vardy, and Prof. Jack Wolf.
  • Thesis title: “Coding for Flash Memories”.
  • September 2006 – Present, current GPA - 3.93.

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

  • B.A. Summa cum Laude in Computer Science, 2001-2005.
  • B.A. Summa cum Laude in Mathematics, 2001-2005.
  • M.Sc. Summa cum Laude in Computer Science.

Experience

Marvell Semiconductors, 2007 - Summer internship.
IBM, Haifa Research Labs, 2005 - Part time student position.
MIPS Technologies, 2004 - Summer internship.

Teaching Experience

University of California, San Diego

  • Teaching assistant in the classes “Algebraic Coding” Fall 2008, and “Trellis-Coded Modulation” Winter 2009.

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, CS Department

  • Teaching assistant in the class "Logics and Set Theory for Computer Science", 2003 – 2006.

Honors and Awards

  • Marconi Society Young Scholar Award, 2009.
  • UCSD Jacobs School Fellowship Recipient, 2006 – 2007.
  • Member of the Technion's Excellence Program, 2002 – 2005.

Publications

  1. Laura Grupp, Adrian Caulfield, Joel Coburn, Steven Swanson, Eitan Yaakobi, Paul Siegel, Jack Wolf, “Characterizing Flash Memory: Anomalies, Observations, and Applications”, MICRO 09, December 2009.
  2. Eitan Yaakobi, Jing Ma, Adrian Caulfield, Laura Grupp, Steven Swanson, Paul H. Siegel, and Jack K. Wolf, “Error Correction Coding for Flash Memories”, Flash Memory Summit, August 2009.
  3. Hessam Mahdavifar, Paul H. Siegel, Alexander Vardy, Jack K. Wolf, and Eitan Yaakobi, “A Nearly Optimal Construction of Flash Codes”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, June 2009.
  4. Anxiao (Andrew) Jiang, Robert Mateescu, Eitan Yaakobi, Jehoshua Bruck, Paul H. Siegel, Alexander Vardy, and Jack K. Wolf, “Storage Coding for Wear Leveling in Flash Memories”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, June 2009.
  5. Tuvi Etzion and Eitan Yaakobi, “Error-Correction of Multidimensional Bursts”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 961-976, March 2009.
  6. Eitan Yaakobi, Alexander Vardy, Paul H. Siegel, and Jack K. Wolf, “Multidimensional Flash Codes”, in Proceedings 46-th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Monticello, IL, September 2008.
  7. Eitan Yaakobi, Paul H. Siegel, and Jack K. Wolf, “An Information Theory Approach for Flash Memory”, Flash Memory Summit, August 2008.
  8. Eitan Yaakobi, Paul H. Siegel, and Jack K. Wolf, “Buffer Codes for Multi-Level Flash Memory”, in Proceedings IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Toronto, Canada, July 2008, poster.
  9. Eitan Yaakobi and Tuvi Etzion, “Error Correction of Multidimensional Bursts”, in Proceedings IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Nice, France, June 2007.