Tara Javidi's research area involves stochastic analysis, design, and control of information collection, processing, and transfer in modern communication and networking systems. This covers broad theoretical questions as well as practical implementation of various solutions. In her research group, they often prove theorems but they also build and test their theoretical findings when possible. Professor Javidi studied for her B.S.E at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran from 1992 to 1996. She received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in 1998. She received another M.S. in applied mathematics in 1999, and a Ph.D. in E.E.C.S. in 2002, both from Michigan. Dr. Javidi joined the University of Washington an assistant professor in 2002, and won an NSF Career Award in 2004. In 2005, Professor Javidi joined the electrical and computer engineering department at UCSD, where she is currently an assistant professor.