Vitaly Abdrashitov

Ph.D. Candidate, EECS, MIT

I am currently a Graduate Student at the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

I am supervised by Professor Muriel Médard in the Network Coding and Reliable Communication Group.

I received my BS and MS degrees with honors from the Department of Radio Engineering and Cybernetics at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 2009 and 2011.

My research interests include:

  • Distributed data storage
  • Information theory and coding theory
  • Machine Learning
  • Information security and cryptography
  • Wireless Communication and networks


  • V. Abdrashitov, M. Médard, “Network Coding for Long Information Lifetime in Time-Varying Networks”, submitted to IEEE JSAC Special issue on Caching for Communication
  • V. Abdrashitov, Prakash NM, M. Médard, “The Storage vs Repair Bandwidth Trade-off for Multiple Failures in Clustered Storage Networks”, ITW 2017
  • Prakash NM, V. Abdrashitov, M. Médard, “The Storage vs Repair-Bandwidth Trade-off for Clustered Storage Systems”, arXiv preprint arXiv:1701.04909 (2017), submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
  • V. Abdrashitov, M. Médard, “Staying Alive – network coding for data persistence in volatile networks”, Asilomar 2016
  • Prakash NM, V. Abdrashitov, M. Médard, “A Generalization of Regenerating Codes for Clustered Storage Systems”, Allerton 2016
  • V. Abdrashitov, M. Médard, “Durable Network-Coded Distributed Storage”, Allerton, 2015
  • V. Abdrashitov, W. Nam, and D. Bai. “Rate and UE Selection Algorithms for Interference-Aware Receivers.”Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2014 IEEE 79th. IEEE, 2014
  • V. Abdrashitov, M. Médard, and D. Moshkovitz, “Matched Filter Decoding of Random Binary and Gaussian Codes inBroadband Gaussian Channel,” Information Theory Proceedings (ISIT), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on, pp.2528,2523, 7-12 July 2013


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