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Alex Dimakis to Serve on AI Commission of the US Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON, DC. – Alex Dimakis of Texas ECE has been invited to serve as a member of the AI Commission of the US Chamber of Commerce.

 The Commission on Artificial Intelligence Competitiveness, Inclusion, and Innovation (AI Commission) will research and recommend artificial intelligence policies as it relates to regulation, international research and development competitiveness, and future jobs. The AI Commission will convene field hearings in key locations around the U.S. and internationally to explore these critical issues.

Professor Dimakis is one of nine people chosen to serve as commissioners. He holds the Archie W. Straiton Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at The University of Texas at Austin.

 He received his Ph.D. in 2008 and M.S. degree in 2005 in electrical engineering and computer sciences from UC Berkeley and the Diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens in 2003. He was a recipient of an NSF Career award in 2011, a Google faculty research award in 2012 and the Eli Jury dissertation award in 2008. He is the co-recipient of several best paper awards including the joint Information Theory and Communications Society Best Paper Award in 2012.

 His research interests include information theory, coding theory, signal processing, and networking, with a current focus on distributed storage, network coding, distributed inference and message passing algorithms.