Vahid Tarokh

Rhodes Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Vahid Tarokh’s research is in pursuing new formulations and approaches to getting the most out of datasets.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Rhodes Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 130 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 7594
  • Email Address: vahid.tarokh@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Research Interests

Foundations of AI,  Foundations of Signal Processing, Learning Representations, Transfer Learning,  Meta-Learning, Physics Infused Learning, Extreme Value Theory, Dependence Modeling, Hypothesis Testing, Sequential Analysis.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Member. National Academy of Engineering. 2019

Courses Taught

  • MATH 493: Research Independent Study
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • ECE 891: Internship
  • ECE 689: Advanced Topics in Deep Learning
  • ECE 685D: Introduction to Deep Learning
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 493: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • COMPSCI 676: Advanced Topics in Deep Learning
  • COMPSCI 675D: Introduction to Deep Learning
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science