Paul W. Cuff – Career Sketch

Short Bio

After finishing a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Brigham Young University, I spent 2004 to 2009 getting a Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Taste-testing the broad field of EE, my curiosity finally led me to research information theory with Thomas Cover, my dissertation advisor. The elegance of the mathematics and brilliance of the advisor were too much to resist.

I received a few honors as a graduate student for my performance on the qualifying exam and my efforts as a teaching assistant. A very motivating honor was awarded in 2008 at the International Symposium on Information Theory, where I received a student paper award for my solo-authored unorthodox work on communication requirements for generating correlated random variables. That work has led me to various avenues of research.

I joined the faculty at Princeton University in September of 2009. In 2014, I received the NSF Career Award.