Chandra Nair,The Chinese University of Hong Kong February 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248
Abstract: Broadcast channel refers to a commonly occuring communication scenario where a single sender wishes to send (possibly different) messages to multiple receivers. This is one of the fundamental problems in network information theory, a generalization of Shannon's point-to-point information theory.
In this talk, I will talk about a collection of recent results that have been obtained over the last couple of years that made significant progress, both from an intuitive perspective as well as a theoretical perspective, on long standing open problems in this area. The talk will be self-contained, and the emphasis will be on the bigger picture of the results than the specific details of establishing them.
Biography: Chandra Nair is an assistant professor with the information enginnering department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include “random” problems in combinatorial optimization, networks, and information theory. Over the last couple of years his research has primarily focussed on multiuser information theory, and in particular the broadcast channel.
Chandra Nair was a Stanford graduate fellow (00-04) and Microsoft graduate fellow (04-05) during his graduate studies at Stanford university. Subsequently, he became a post-doc (05-07) with the theory group at Microsoft research, Redmond. He joined the faculty of the information engineering department in the Chinese university of Hong Kong during Fall 2007.
website: http://chandra.ie.cuhk.edu.hk (to be updated in some near future)
Host: Giuseppe Caire, caire [at] usc.edu
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