Breaking the Barriers in
Wireless Network Information Theory
School of Electrical and Computer
Friday, April 23, 2pm
Location: BAB024 (Bahen Centre Basement)
Information theory is
well poised to tremendously impact the design of distributed wireless networks
of the future, such as ad-hoc networks. However, the challenge is that most
network information theory problems are notoriously difficult and the
mathematical barriers that must be overcome are quite high. In this talk, I
will discuss our approach to overcome this challenge, which is based on
developing simple, deterministic channel models that capture the main features
of the wireless medium, and utilizing them to approximate more complex models.
In particular, I will discuss the applications of our approach to "relay
networks" and "interference networks with local network views".
The first part of this talk is based on collaboration with Suhas Diggavi and
David Tse, and the second part is based on collaboration with Vaneet Aggarwal
and Ashutosh Sabharwal.
Avestimehr is currently an assistant Professor at the School of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 and
M.S. degree in 2005 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from
the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to that, he obtained his B.S. in
Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2003. He was also
a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI) at
Caltech in 2008. He has received a number of awards including the NSF CAREER
award (2010), the David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize from the U.C. Berkeley EECS
Department (2008), and the Vodafone U.S. Foundation Fellows Initiative Research
Merit Award (2005). His research interests include information theory,
communications, and networking.
Host of Talk:
Shahrokh Valaee (firstname.lastname@example.org)