Yury Polyanskiy

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science



Yury Polyanskiy is an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is also a principal investigator with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, and the Statistics and Data Science Center. His research focuses on questions in information theory, statistics, error-correcting codes, wireless communication and fault-tolerant circuits. Polyanskiy has received an NSF Career Award and an IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award. He earned an MS in applied mathematics and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton University.