Lalitha Vadlamani received her BE degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Osmania University, Hyderabad, in 2003 and her ME and PhD degrees from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, in 2005 and 2015 respectively. From May 2015, she is working as Assistant professor in IIIT Hyderabad, where she is affiliated to Signal Processing and Communications Research Center. From 2006 to 2008, she worked as an
engineer at Qualcomm, Hyderabad (2006) and design engineer at Conexant Systems, Noida (2006-2008). Prior to joining IIIT Hyderabad, she worked as a research intern at Microsoft Research, Bangalore. Her research interests include coding for distributed storage and computing, index coding, polar
codes, Reed-Muller Codes, learning-based codes and blockchains. She is a recipient of Prof. I.S.N. Murthy medal from IISc, 2005 and the TCS Research Scholarship for the year 2011.