Our team

Our team recently joined the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) research staff to spearhead the Codornices Project. Some of our past team research projects include reliable distributed storage (Liquid Cloud Storage based on RaptorQ), broadcast multimedia delivery based on Raptor and RaptorQ (3G/4G/5G broadcast), Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) protocols and implementations (MPEG standard) and system modeling of LDPC and Polar codes (the physical layer codes in 5G)

Mike earned a BSc in Applied Math from MIT and a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He founded Digital Fountain Inc. in 1999, and served as CTO until acquired by Qualcomm Inc. in 2009 where he was a VP Technology for ten years.

Mike has received numerous IEEE and ACM awards and medals for research and practice in coding theory, transport technologies, distributed computing, information theory, and cryptography. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow.

Dr. Michael Luby

Pooja earned her B.Tech in Computer Science from NIT, Kurukshetra (India) and M.Sc in Computer Science from SUNY, Buffalo. Prior to joining ICSI, Pooja was a Principal Engineer/Manager at Qualcomm for more than seventeen years as a mobile software developer and systems architect. She has numerous issued patents, mostly in the fields of Application Security Design, and Intelligent & Adaptive Mobile Solutions. 

Pooja Aggarwal

Lorenz obtained his Master of Science as well as his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Prior to joining ICSI, Lorenz was a postdoc in the Computer Science department at the University of California, Berkeley, and thereafter worked for Qualcomm on various data transfer and storage related research projects for several years.


Dr. Lorenz Minder



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