Alexander Barg received the B.Sc. degree in applied mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, the latter from the Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IPPI) Moscow, Russia, in 1987. He has been a Senior Researcher at the IPPI since 1988. Since 2003 he has been a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park.
Alexander Barg was a co-recipient of the IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award in 2015 and a plenary speaker at the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). He was the Technical Program Co-Chair of the 2006 IEEE ISIT and of 2010 and 2015 IEEE ITWs. A. Barg currently serves Executive Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. During 1997-2000, he was an Associate Editor for Coding Theory of the Transactions.
Alexander Barg’s research interests are in coding and information theory, signal processing, and algebraic combinatorics.