About Me

Born and raised in Montreal (to a Belgian family), I received my B.Eng in Electrical Engineering in December 2001 from McGill's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Thereafter I lived in Fukuoka, Japan for 8 months before attending Harvard for my Master's and Ph.D. degrees under the supervision of Vahid Tarokh. During the course of my studies I was a research intern at Intel and Mitusbishi Electric Research Labs. In June 2007 I obtained my Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with a thesis entitled ``Information Theoretic Limits of Cooperation and Cognition in Wireless Networks.'' From July 2007 - June 2008 I was a lecturer/post-doc at Harvard University, where I co-taught AM21a and AM21b. From August - December 2008, my husband Prof. Jakob Eriksson and I traveled the world. Our trip. In January 2009 I joined the ECE Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago as an Assistant Professor. In August 2015 I became an Associate Professor. My research interests lie in multi-user information theory, cognitive radio channels, two-way communications and two-way information theory, applications of information theory to radar, and cooperation in wireless networks.

(Formal bio) Natasha Devroye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), which she joined in January 2009. From July 2007 until July 2008 she was a Lecturer at Harvard University. Dr. Devroye obtained her Ph.D in Engineering Sciences from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in 2007, an M.Sc from Harvard University in 2003 and a Honors B. Eng in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2001. Dr. Devroye was a recipient of an NSF CAREER award in 2011, is an Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications and the IEEE Journal of Selected Areas of Communications (Cognitive Radio Series) and was named UIC's Researcher of the Year in the ``Rising Star'' category in 2012. Her research focuses on multi-user information theory and applications to cognitive and software-defined radio, radar, relay and two-way communication networks.

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