2008 – 2009

Organizers: Suhas Diggavi and Olivier Leveque

Spring semester 2008-2009

Time and place: on Thursdays at 2:15 PM in room INR 113

……speaker……   ……date……   …………………………………title…………………………………
         
Sara Mitri
LIS – EPFL
  March 26   Robots, Animals and Information (abstract)
         
Stark Draper
Univ. of Wisconsin
  Tue, April 7
11:00 AM
  Beating Biometric Burglars: Securing Biometric
Data Using Error-Correcting Codes (abstract)
         
Fritz Eisenbrand
DisOpt – EPFL
  Wed, April 22
2:15 PM
  Diameter of Polyhedra: Limits of Abstractions (abstract)
         
Matthias Hesse
Univ. of Nice
  April 30   Space-Time Codes from L2-Orthogonal Design (abstract)
         
Chao Tian
AT&T Labs
  Wed, May 6
2:15 PM
  Latent Capacity Region: A Case Study on Symmetric Broadcast With Common Messages (abstract)
         
Yossef Steinberg
Technion
  May 7   Variations on Coding With Side Information: Common Knowledge in Source Coding and Information Embedding (abstract)
         
Vaneet Aggarwal
Princeton
  Wed, May 20, 2:15 PM   On Interference Channels with a Local View (abstract)
         
Mischa Chertkov
Los Alamos
  June 4, 2:15 PM   Planar Graphical Models Which are Easy (abstract)
         
Devavrat Shah
LIDS – MIT
  June 4, 3:15 PM   Network Algorithms: Decentralization and Efficiency (abstract)
         
Thomas Rield,
UIUC
  June 11, 2:15 PM
room BC 410
  Channel Estimation by Inference on Gaussian Markov Random Fields (abstract)
         
Shlomo Shamai,
Technion
  Fri, July 17, 2:15 PM   Cognitive Radio Networks: An Information Theoretic Perspective (abstract)

 

Fall semester 2008-2009

……speaker……   ……date……   …………………………………title…………………………………
Emre Telatar, LTHI – EPFL   Wed, Sept 10, 2:00 PM, room INR 113   Polarization codes and the rate of polarization (slides)
         
Jean-Pierre Tillich, INRIA Rocquencourt   Wed, Oct 1, 2:15 PM, room BC 129   Attaining the capacity of the quantum erasure channel with iterative decoding (abstract)
         
Mark Flanagan, University of Zurich   Wed, Nov 12, 4:15 PM, room BC 129   On the Growth Rate of the Weight Distribution of Irregular Doubly-Generalized LDPC Codes (abstract)
         
Florence Benezit, LCA/LCAV – EPFL   Thu, Nov 27, 4:00 PM, room BC 129   Distributed Voting Algorithms (abstract)
         
Roxana Smarandache, San Diego State University   Thu, Dec 4, 3:00 PM, room BC 010   Quasi-Cyclic LDPC Codes: Influence of Proto- and Tanner-Graph Structure on Code Parameters (abstract)
         
Vaneet Aggarwal, Princeton University   Fri, Dec 19, 2:15 PM, room BC 129   Two-way channels with power-controlled training and feedback (abstract)
Mauro Maggioni, Duke University   Fri, Dec 19, 3:15 PM, room BC 129   Multiscale Harmonic Analysis on Graphs and Data Sets (abstract)