Salim El Rouayheb

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Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rutgers University
CoRE 717
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

Email: salim.elrouayheb@rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-445-9154

Coding and Securing Information (CSI) Lab

More information about our research at the CSI Lab can be found here.

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Current Members

Coding and Securing Information (CSI) Lab
Salim el Rouayheb
Salim El Rouayheb
Assistant professor
Rawad Bitar
Rawad Bitar
PhD student
Serge Kas Hanna
Serge Kas Hanna
PhD student
Ghadir Ayache
Ghadir Ayache
PhD student
Carolina Naim
Carolina Naim
PhD student
Jiger
Jiger Prajapati
Undergraduate
Esben
Esben Klarlund
Undergraduate

Teaching

Teaching ECE 541: Stochastic Signals and Systems in Fall 2018.

News

  • March 2018: Received the 2017 Google Faculty Research Award in recognition of research related to “Towards efficient Single-Server Private Information Retrieval And Search”.

Short Bio

I am an assistant professor in the ECE Department at Rutgers University. From 2013 to 2017 I was an assistant professor at the ECE Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. I was a research scholar at the EE Department at Princeton University (2012-2013) and a postdoc at the EECS department at the University of California, Berkeley (2010-2011). I received my Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2009. During Summer 2006, I was an intern at the Mathematics of Communication Research Department at Bell Labs. I received the Google Faculty Award in 2018 and the NSF CAREER award in 2016. My research interests lie in the area of information theoretic security and privacy of data in networks and distributed storage systems.

General Research Interests

  • Information theoretic security in distributed systems

  • Private information retrieval and search

  • Secure machine learning algorithms

  • Data synchronization in distributed systems

Selected Publications

  1. R.G.L. D’Oliveira and S. El Rouayheb Lifting Private Information Retrieval from Two to any Number of Messages, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2018.

  2. S. Kas Hanna and S. El Rouayheb, Correcting Bursty and Localized Deletions Using Guess & Check Codes, 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, October 2017.

  3. S. Kadhe, B. Garcia, A. Heidarzadeh, S. El Rouayheb and A. Sprintson, Private Information Retrieval with Side Information: the Single Server case, 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, October 2017.

  4. R. Tajeddine and S. El Rouayheb, Robust Private Information Retrieval on Coded Data, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Aachen, June 2017.

  5. R. Bitar and S. El Rouayheb, Staircase Codes for Secret Sharing with Optimal Communication and Read Overheads, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, July 2017.

  6. S. Kas Hanna and S. El Rouayheb, Guess & Check Codes for Deletions, Insertions, and Synchronization, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, May, 2017.

  7. R. Tajeddine and S. El Rouayheb, Private Information Retrieval from MDS Coded Data, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2016.

  8. R. Bitar and S. El Rouayheb, Staircase Codes for Secret Sharing, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2016.

  9. S. El Rouayheb, S. Goparaju, H. M. Kiah and O. Milenkovic, Synchronization and Deduplication in Coded Distributed Storage Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, No. 99, December 2015.


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Shannon Channel

I am organizing the Shannon Channel on youtube which is series of Google Hangout talks related to the general area of information theory.

Workshop on Information Theory and Coding Theory with Applications to Data Security and Privacy

I co-organized a workshop on Information Theory and Coding Theory with Applications to Data Security and Privacy that was held at Institut Mittag-Leffler in Stockholm from May 15 to May 19, 2017.

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Chicago Shannon Centennial

I co-organized the IEEE ITSOC Shannon Centennial Event that was held in Chicago on September 23, 2016.

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