Salim El Rouayheb - Shannon Channel

This channel will feature a series of online talks related to the general area of information theory.

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Upcoming talks:

  1. Friday, April 24, 2020, Hessam Mahdavifar, University of Michigan.

  2. Friday, May 1, 2020, Babak Hassibi, California Institute of Technology.

  3. Friday, May 15, 2020, Mert Gurbuzbalaban, Rutgers University.

List of the past talks:

  1. S03E07: Sidharth Jaggi, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shannon-Style Theorems for Adversarial Channels: When Can One Pack (Exponentially) Many Copies of a Given Pattern?, April 3, 2020.

  2. S03E06: Maxim Raginsky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Information-Theoretic Lower Bounds for Distributed Function Computation, February 28, 2020.

  3. S03E05: Vijay Subramanian, University of Michigan, A Structural Result for Personalized PageRank and its Algorithmic Consequences, January 31, 2020. (Slides)

  4. S03E04: Flavio du Pin Calmon, Harvard University, On Representations and Fairness: Information-theoretic Tools for Machine Learning, November 22, 2019.

  5. S03E03: Ali Tajer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Active Sensing for Quickest Event Detection in Networks, October 25, 2019.

  6. S03E02: Matthieu Bloch, Georgia Institute of Technology, Towards Undetectable Quantum Communications, October 11, 2019.

  7. S03E01: Joao Ribeiro, Imperial College London, Coded and Uncoded Trace Reconstruction, September 27, 2019. (Slides)

  8. S02E14: Victoria Kostina, California Institute of Technology, Towards a Theory of Information for Dynamical Systems, Friday, June 7, 2019.

  9. S02E13: Hoon Cho, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biomedical Data Sharing and Analysis With Privacy, Friday, May 10, 2019.

  10. S02E12: Denali Molitor, University of California, Los Angeles, Randomized Kaczmarz with Averaging, Friday, April 5, 2019. (Slides)

  11. S02E11: Murat Kocaoglu, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, Entropic Methods for Causal Discovery, Friday, March 1, 2019.

  12. S02E10: Gauri Joshi, Carnegie Mellon University, Slow and Stale Gradients Can Win the Race: Error-Runtime Trade-offs in Distributed SGD, Friday, February 1, 2019. (Slides)

  13. S02E09: Arya Mazumdar, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Graph Clustering: Variations on the Block Models, Friday, December 7, 2018.

  14. S02E08: Ananda Theertha Suresh, Google Research, cpSGD: Communication-efficient and differentially-private distributed SGD, Friday, November 16, 2018. (Slides)

  15. S02E07: Himanshu Tyagi, Indian Institute of Science, Inference under Local Information Constraints, Friday, November 2, 2018.

  16. S02E06: Po-Ling Loh, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Statistical Inference for Infectious Disease Modeling, Thursday, June 14, 2018.

  17. S02E05: Varun Jog, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Information-theoretic Perspectives on Learning Algorithms, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Slides)

  18. S02E04: Mary Wootters, New Tricks for Old Codes: Regenerating Codes Edition , Monday, April 23, 2018.

  19. S02E03: Jayadev Acharya, Estimating Symmetric Properties of Distributions: Maximum Likelihood Strikes Back!, Monday, March 5, 2018. (Slides)

  20. S02E02: Ravi Tandon, Communication-efficient Distributed Learning: Information-theoretic Perspectives & Tradeoffs, Monday, February 19, 2018.

  21. S02E01: Bobak Nazer, Towards an Algebraic Network Information Theory, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

  22. S01E06: Anand Sarwate, From Local to Distributed Differential Privacy, Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

  23. S01E05: Dimitris Papailiopoulos, Less Talking More Learning: Avoiding Coordination In Parallel Machine Learning Algorithms, Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

  24. S01E04: Ilan Shomorony, The DNA Assembly Problem: Designing algorithms based on Information Limits, Monday, March 28, 2016.

  25. S01E03: Pulkit Grover, Error-correction and Suppression in Communication and Computing: a Tradeoff Between Information and Energy Dissipation, Monday, November 23, 2015.

  26. S01E02: Yonatan Kaspi, Searching with Measurement Dependent Noise, Monday, July 13, 2015.

  27. S01E01: Alex Sprintson, Secure Network Coding Schemes for Wireless and Data Storage Networks - Part 2, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

  28. Pilot: Alex Sprintson, Secure Network Coding Schemes for Wireless and Data Storage Networks - Part 1, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.