LIDS Faculty Yury Polyanskiy Granted Tenure


Professor Yury Polyanskiy, who joined MIT in 2011 as a faculty member, received his tenure in May 2018.

Dr. Polyanskiy is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a LIDS faculty member at MIT. He received his M.S. degree in applied mathematics and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia in 2005 and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ in 2010.


Dr. Polyankskiy’s research areas include information theory, coding theory, combinatorics, high-dimensional probability and fault- and defect-tolerant systems. He won the 2016 Jerome Saltzer Teaching Award (MIT), 2013 NSF CAREER award and 2011 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award.