Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Aleksandar Kavčić received the Dipl. Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1998.
Since 2017, he has been the CEO of his own company, the ASK Group, and an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to 2017, he served as assistant professor, associate professor and professor of electrical engineering at Harvard University and the University of Hawaii, Honolulu where he is presently Professor of Electrical Engineering. He also served as Visiting Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong in the Fall of 2005 and as Visiting Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the Spring of 2006. He held short-term research positions at Seagate Technology in 1995, Read-Rite Corporation in 1996, and Quantum Corporation from 1997 to 1998. He served as a technical consultant for Quantum Corporation in 1999 and 2000, Agere Corporation in 2004 and Link-A-Media in 2004-2007.
Prof. Kavčić received the IBM Partnership Award in 1999 and the NSF CAREER Award in 2000. He is a co-recipient, with X. Ma and N. Varnica, of the 2005 IEEE Best Paper Award in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage. He served on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory as Associate Editor for Detection and Estimation from 2001 to 2004, as Guest Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine in 2003-2004, and as Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications in 2008-2009. From 2005 until 2007, he was the Chair of the Data Storage Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society, and in 2014 was the general co-chair of the IEEE Symposium on Information Theory in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a Fellow of IEEE.