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Natasha Devroye

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Building & Room:

1039 SEO


851 South Morgan St. Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-1013

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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,  and an Honors B. Eng in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in 2001.   Dr. Devroye was a recipient of an NSF CAREER award in 2011 and was named UIC's Researcher of the Year in the ``Rising Star'' category in 2012. She has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, the  IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking and is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. She co-chaired the Women in Information Theory Society from 2015-2018 and is an Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2019-2020. Her research focuses on multi-user information theory and applications to cognitive and software-defined radio, radar, relay, zero-error and two-way communication networks.

Notable Honors

2019-2020, IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Information Theory Society


Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Harvard University (June 2007)

B.Eng (Honours) in Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal (Winter 2002)