Vahid Tarokh

Vahid Tarokh

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

A pioneer in communications and signal processing, Vahid Tarokh helped invent the space-time codes that provide signal redundancy during data transmission and are now used in most cellular phones, and also developed foundational approaches to cognitive radios and distributed communication techniques that are currently being deployed for sharing valuable spectral resources. Dr. Tarokh’s research has since evolved to pursuing new formulations and approaches to getting the most out of datasets. Current projects are focused on representation, modeling, inference and prediction from data such as determining how different people will respond to exposure to certain viruses, predicting rare events from small amounts of data, formulation and calculation of limits of learning from observations, and privacy and security for the Internet of Things.


  • PhD, University of Waterloo, 1995

Research Interests

Representation, modeling, inference and prediction from data

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Two of the professorships went to faculty members associated with iiD: Stacy Tantum, Bell-Rhodes Associate Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Vahid Tarokh, Rhodes Family Professor of Electrical...
Electrical engineers at Duke University, including Willie Padilla, a professor at Duke, along with research assistant Yang Deng and Vahid Tarokh, have made a groundbreaking discovery regarding the maximum amount...

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Pryia Juarez (BME/ECE), Jonathan Pilland (ECE/BME), and Matthew Traum (CS/Econ) spent teen weeks analyzing sensor data synthesized by an agile waveform generator. The team used deep reinforcement learning techniques to understand the performance of different synthetic agents representing potential attackers to the sensor system.