Alejandro Cohen

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty in Technion.

I was a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) between 2019 and 2021. I worked as a part of the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) in the Network Coding and Reliable Communications group of Professor Muriel MĂ©dard. I received my Ph.D. in Communication Systems Engineering from Ben-Gurion University (BGU) in 2018, under the supervision of Professor Omer Gurewitz and Professor Asaf Cohen.

From 2014 to 2019, I worked as a research scientist at Intel.

My detailed CV can be found here

I am looking for strong graduate students (MSc., Ph.D.), who are interested in doing exciting research on the interface of Signal Processing, Information Theory, Security, and Networks.

Research Interests

My main areas of interest are in Data Processing, Signal Processing, Information Theory, Security, and Networks. In particular, by pooling Signal Processing and Information Theory on data systems and networks, I go from theory to practice and vice-versa. I study how an end-to-end vision of the entire task-oriented acquisition and representation pipeline is essential to allow new and future complex solutions and applications. The general question I am interested in is: How can we improve the ways we acquire, represent, and transmit information, taking into account the tasks, the data, and the signals?

My research concentrates on the following directions (Recent works):

1) Design efficient data acquisition methods for tasks.

2) Characterize fundamental limits and provide practical reliable solutions for delay and data-rate guarantees.

3) Provide security and privacy in advanced data acquisition systems.

4) Understanding the tradeoffs between computation and communication in networks.

5) Novel approaches to extract data from noise.

My detailed list of publications can be found here


Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Room 655, Meyer Building

Technion City, Haifa 3200003, Israel


Office: (+972) -77-8873256