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Daniela Tuninetti

Professor, and Department Head

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pronouns: She/her


Building & Room:

1027 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 154, Chicago, IL 60607

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Research Interests

  1. Information Theory: ultimate performance limits of multi-terminal networks.
    — Cache-aided networks.
    — Distributed Coded Computing and Coded Data Shuffling.
    — Index Coding: Pliable, Decentralized and Secure.
    — Wireless interactive (cooperative, or cognitive or with feedback) interference networks.
    — Asynchronous massive access and sensor/IoT systems.
  2. Communication Theory: co-design of digital communication systems and sensing radar systems, and 5G systems.
    — Low-latency high-reliability communications.
    — Coexistence of communication and radar systems.
  3. Biomedical AI: design of on-demand / adaptive / closed-loop feedback-controlled Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) for patients with pathological tremor (i.e., Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor). Potential application to epilepsy, depression, chronic pain, etc.

Professional Achievements

Best Paper Award EW2002 (European Wireless)

NSF Career Award 0643954

UIC COE Faculty Research Award 2010-2011

UoI University Scholar, 2015

IEEE Fellow

Past Editor of IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter. Currently, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications.


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Professional Leadership

Board of Governor member, IEEE Information Theory Society 2018-present,, IEEE

Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Information Theory Society 2020-present, IEEE


Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Telecom-ParisTech (former Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris), Paris, France, 2002

M.S. (Laurea, summa cum laude) Electrical Engineering, specialization Communications Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, 1998

Professional Memberships

IEEE Fellow

Research Currently in Progress

Coded Caching; Coded Distributed Computing; Pliable Index Coding; Security, Privacy and Robustness; Fading Broadcast Channels in the finite-length regime.

Intellectual Property

Daniel Graupe, Daniela Tuninetti and Ishita Basu,
“Apparatus for managing a neurological Disorder”;
 US 8,391,986 B2; Filed: 05/12/2009; Issued: 03/05/2013; Est. Priority Date: 05/13/2008