Dr. Or Ordentlich


Or Ordentlich received the BSc degree (cum laude) in 2010, MSc degree (summa cum laude) in 2011, and completed his PhD studies in 2015, all in electrical engineering in Tel Aviv University, Israel. His academic supervisor during his MSc and PhD studies was Prof. Uri Erez. Or is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, where he is hosted by Professor Yury Polyanskiy.

Or is the recipient of  the Adams Fellowship awarded by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Thalheimer Scholarship for graduate students, the Advanced Communication Center (ACC) Feder Family Award for outstanding research work in the field of communication technologies (2011 and 2014),  and the Weinstein Prize for research in signal processing (2011, 2013 and 2014).

Or’s main field of research is information theory and its intersections with signal processing and communication theory. In his MSc and PhD theses, He has focused on the role that structured codes play in wireless communication, from both theoretic and practical aspects. In parallel, he has worked on the development and analysis of low-complexity lossy compression schemes for sources that are correlated in time or in space. He is also very interested in bounds and estimates on fundamental information theoretic measures, when the underlying distributions are too complex to admit straightforward calculation. He also enjoys studying problems in coding theory and  zero-error communication.