Emina Soljanin received the PhD and MS degrees from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1989 and 1994, and the European Diploma degree from University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1986, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1986 to 1988, she worked in the Energoinvest Company, Bosnia, developing optimization algorithms and software for power system control. After graduating from Texas A&M in 1994, she joined Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, where she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in the Mathematics of Networks and Communications research department.
Emina's research interests are broad, but mainly concern efficient, reliable, and secure storage and transmission networks. In the course of her twenty year employment with Bell Labs, she has participated in a very wide range of research and business projects.
These projects include designing the first distance enhancing codes to be implemented in commercial magnetic storage devices, first forward error correction for Lucent's optical transmission devices, color space quantization and color image processing, quantum computation, link error prediction methods for the third generation wireless network standards, and anomaly and intrusion detection. Her most recent activities are in the area of network and application layer coding.
Emina served as a Technical Proof-Reader, 1990-1992, and as the Associate Editor for Coding Techniques, 1997-2000, for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. She has been serving as a Co-Chair for the DIMACS Special Focus on Computational Information Theory and Coding. She spent 2008 as a visiting researcher at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne ( EPFL ), in Switzerland. Dr. Soljanin is a member of the editorial board of the Springer Journal on Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing AAECP ), and a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society.