Columbia University

Dr. Jelena Diakonikolas to join U. Wisconsin-Madison as an Assistant Professor

image001Dr. Jelena Diakonikolas (nee Marašević), a former WiMNet Ph.D. student, will join the Department of Computer Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison as an Assistant Professor in Spring 2020.

Jelena received her Ph.D. in 2016 after defending her thesis titled “Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks: Theory and Applications”.

During and following her Ph.D. studies, Jelena received the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, GENI GREE’13 Best Educational Paper Award, Millman Award for an Outstanding Teaching Assistant, the Columbia University Electrical Engineering Master’s Award of Excellence, Morton B. Friedman Memorial Prize for Excellence, and Electrical Engineering Collaborative Research Award. She was selected as one of 10 women in networking/communications that you should watch (for more details, see the following news items).

Since her graduation, Jelena has been a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Computer Science, Boston University. In Fall 2018, she will be a Research Fellow in the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing followed by a postdoc at UC Berkeley’s Foundations of Data Analysis (FODA) Institute.

For more details, see Columbia Electrical Engineering news item.