Varun Jog

I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UW-Madison, with affiliated appointments in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics. I am a fellow of the Grainger Institute for Engineering. My research interests lie in the areas of information theory, machine learning, and network science.


Contact

My office address is M1002E in the Engineering Centers Building. I can be reached by email at vjog at wisc dot edu.

Teaching

I have taught ECE 730, "Modern Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes", ECE 729, "Theory of Information Processing and Transmission", ECE 203, "Signals, Information, and Computation", and ECE 611, "Introduction to Doctoral Research" in the past.

Group

PhD

  • Adrian Tovar Lopez (Department of Mathematics)
  • Ankit Pensia (Department of Computer Sciences, co-advised with Prof. Po-Ling Loh)
  • Jinnian Zhang (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, co-advised with Dr. Alan McMillan)
  • Bhumesh Kumar (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Muni Sreenivas Pydi (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Research-MS

  • Tanmnayee Joshi (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Sidharth Gurbani (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Alumni

  • Pankaj Kabra (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering), Research-MS'19
  • Geoffrey Lau (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) MLSP Accelerated MS'18
  • Kamini Jodha (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) MLSP Accelerated MS'18

Preprints

Publications

Conference papers

Journal papers

Recent news

  • Thanks to NSF for supporting my research through the NSF-CAREER Award (2020-2025)!
  • Invited talk at the Bombay Information Theory Seminar (BITS ) (January 2020)
  • Invited talk at the NeuRIPS workshop "Information Theory in Machine Learning" (December 2019)
  • Received the Machine Learning for Medical Imaging (ML4MI) pilot grant for a project with Dane Morgan and Meghan Lubner! (December 2019)
  • I spent Summer 2019 at the Simons Institute in Berkeley participating in the Foundations of Deep Learning workshop
  • Thanks to NSF for supporting my research through the grants CCF-1841190 (EAGER) and CCF-1907786 (CIF Small grant)

Miscellaneous