## Natasha Devroye

**Email Address:** devroye@uic.edu**College:** Engineering **Department:** Electrical and Computer Engineering

**Title:** Associate Professor

**Office:** SEO 1039 **Phone:** 312 996 1013

**Webpage:** https://www.ece.uic.edu/Devroye/

**Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program:** Yes

**Research Interest:**

Information theory: a mathematical theory describing the fundamental limits of data storage, and communication / transmission. I work on network information theory, which describes how much data we can communicate over networks. At any given time, I have various research projects going on, and I will carve out a problem to meet the student's interest. The student may (or may not, depending on the project) interact with my Ph.D. students.

**Minimum time commitment in hours per week:** 9

**Qualifications of a Student:**

I require a grade A in ECE 341.

**Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:**

I expect mathematical maturity, and a desire to experience research. Most students will first have to do a literature survey to see what is known. Then we will formulate an open problem together and the student will be tasked with discovering something new about that problem. The goal will be to produce, or help produce a conference paper.

**NOTE:** This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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