This course discusses current research topics in communication theory and systems (very broadly conceived) through weekly invited lectures.
If you are taking this seminar course for credit, you are required to attend every lecture unless you have obtained a prior approval from the instructor. Each pre-approved absence should be made up by a 2-page summary of the missing lecture material based on independent study.
Fridays 2–3 pm
Jacobs Hall 2512 Booker Room (occasionally other locations)
Office hours: Thursdays 11 am–12 noon, Atkinson Hall 4103
September 23 (Jacobs Hall 2315), Kick-off meeting
September 30 (Atkinson Hall 4004, 2–3:30 pm), Alexander Vardy, ‘‘Private Information Retrieval: Coding Instead of Replication’’ (slides)
October 21, Anatoly Khina, ‘‘Joint matrix decompositions for Gaussian communication networks’’ (slides)
October 28, Zhiying Wang, ‘‘Lower bound on the storage cost of shared memory emulation’’ (slides)
November 4, Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) Research Review
November 18 (Atkinson Hall 4004), Piya Pal, ‘‘Compressed sensing for line spectrum estimation without sparsity’’