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Ming Hsieh Institute Communications, Networks and Systems (CommNetS) Seminars

The seminar is open to anyone interested in communications, networks, systems and control. The regular seminar time is Mondays, 2:00-3:00PM in EEB132.

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(In the 2nd floor of the Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) on the main USC campus.) If you would like to give a talk at the seminar please contact Ashutosh Nayyar, Rahul Jain, Mihailo Jovanovic or Insoon Yang. — Ashutosh Nayyar 2018/01/31 18:52

This Seminar is sponsored by the Ming Hsieh Institute.

The seminar is also offered as a research seminar course EE 598.

Course rules

Enrolled students are expected to participate in class by attending seminars on a regular basis and submit written reports on two seminars of their choice. The reports should not be a direct reproduction from the slides or the papers.

Enrollment is open to all EE PhD students, and MS students by instructor consent. There is a EE464 or EE465 prerequisite, or instructor consent. Registration can require D-clearance. So, please go to EEB-100 to complete formalities.

Seminars for Spring 2018

Date Title Speaker Host
Mon Jan. 8, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Multiplicative noise as a structured stochastic uncertainty problem Bassam Bamieh (UCSB) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Jan. 22, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Traffic Congestion Control--A PDE Backstepping Perspective Miroslav Krstic (UCSD) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Jan. 29, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Future Power System Control Functions--An Industry Perspective Ulrich Muenz (Siemens) Mihailo Jovanovic
Fri Feb. 2, 11:00am. EEB 132 A Wait-and- See Two-Threshold Optimal Sleeping Policy for a Single Server Queue With Bursty Traffic Zhisheng Niu (Tsinghua Univ) Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Mon Feb. 5, 2:00pm. EEB 132 AFOSR-Unsteady Aerodynamics and Turbulent Flows--An introduction Douglas Smith (AFOSR) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Feb. 12, 11:00am. EEB 132 Safety-Critical Autonomous Systems-What is Possible Richard Murray (Caltech) Mihailo Jovanovic
Wed Feb. 21, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Reinforcement Learning--Hidden Theory, and New Super-Fast Algorithms Sean Meyn (Univ. of Florida) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Feb. 26, 2:00am. EEB 132 TBA Magnus Egerstedt (Georgia Tech) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Mar. 5, 2:00am. EEB 132 TBA Pramod Khargonekar (UC Irvine)
Mon Mar. 19, 2:00am. EEB 132 TBA Ali Jadbabaie (MIT)
Mon Mar. 26, 2:00am. EEB 132 TBA B. Ross Barmish ( U of Wisconsin, Madison)
Mon Apr. 2, 2:00am. EEB 132 TBA TBA
Mon Apr. 9, 2:00am. EEB 132 TBA Anders Rantzer (Lund University)
Mon Apr. 16, 2:00am. EEB 132 TBA TBA
Mon Apr. 23, 2:00am. EEB 132 TBA TBA

Seminars for Fall 2017

Date Title Speaker Host
Mon Aug. 21, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Model-Based and Data-Based Flow Analysis Using Optimization Peter Schmid Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Aug. 28, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Rate Coding, Spike Coding, and Biological Control Terence Sanger (USC) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Sep. 11, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Robust Scheduling for Flexible Stochastic Networks Ramtin Pedarsani (UCSB) Insoon Yang
Mon Sep. 18, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Systems and Control Research at United Technologies Research Center Andrej Banaszuk and Andrew Sparks (UTRC) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Sep. 25, 11:00am. EEB 248 Fast Distributed Algorithms for Optimization and Resource Sharing in Networks Angelia Nedich (ASU) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Oct. 2, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Unified Control of Dynamic Robotic Systems Aaron Ames (Caltech) Mihailo Jovanovic
Wed Oct. 4, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Epidemic Processes Over Topologically Varying Networks Carolyn Beck (UIUC) Ketan Savla
Mon Oct. 9, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Optimal Mass Transport and the Robustness of Complex Networks Allen Tannenbaum (Stony Brook) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Oct. 16, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Dissipativity Theory for Optimization and Machine Learning Research Bin Hu (Wisconsin) Mihailo Jovanovic
Mon Oct. 23, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Synchronization Patterns in Networks of Kuramoto Oscillators, A Network-Theoretic Approach for Analysis and Control Fabio Pasqualetti (UC Riverside) Ashutosh Nayyar
Mon Oct. 30, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Making Robust Decisions from Data Anil Aswani (Berkeley) Insoon Yang
Mon Nov. 6, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Dynamics, Controls, and Robotics Programs at NSF--a Biased Perspective Dr. Jordan Berg (NSF) Mihailo Jovanovic
Tue Nov. 7, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Network Systems and Kuramoto Oscillators Francesco Bullo (UCSB) Ketan Salva
Mon Nov. 13, 2:00pm. EEB 132 TBA Dr. Frederick Leve (AFOSR) Mihailo Jovanovic
Wed Nov. 15, 2:00pm. EEB 132 From Local Network Structure to Global Graph Spectrum Victor Preciado (U. Penn) Paul Bogdan
Mon Nov. 20, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Towards a Market-mediated Software Defined Communications Ecosystem at the Wireless Edge Srinivas Shakkottai (Texas A&M) Rahul Jain
Mon Nov. 27, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Decentralized Online Optimization with Global Objectives and Local Communication Maxim Raginsky (Illinois) Ashutosh Nayyar

Seminars for Spring 2017

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Jan. 18, 2:00pm. EEB 132 Sparsity and decomposition in semidefinite optimization Lieven Vandenberghe (UCLA) Rahul Jain
Wed Jan. 25, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Synthesis of user-interfaces and reachability-based controllers for human-in-the-loop systems Meeko Oishi (U New Mexico) Insoon Yang
Wed Feb. 1, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A system level approach to controller synthesis Nikolai Matni (Caltech) Insoon Yang
Wed Feb. 8, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Density flows and applications Tryphon Georgiou (UC Irvine) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Feb. 15, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Delays in biological networks and feedback design Marcella Gomez (UC Berkeley) Paul Bogdan
Wed Feb. 22, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Infinite Dimensional Optimization for Safety Critical Human-in-the-Loop Systems Ram Vasudevan (U Michigan) Insoon Yang
Wed Mar. 1, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Sequential decision algorithms for as-you-go deployment of wireless relay network along a line Arpan Chattopadhyay Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Mar. 8, 2:00pm. EEB 248 TBA Nina Mahmoudian (Michigan Technological University) Paul Bogdan
Wed Mar. 22, 10:00am. EEB 248 Supplementing Centralized Infrastructure with Opportunistic Communication Corey Baker (UCSD) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Mar. 29, 10:00am. EEB 248 Application of Polynomial Optimization to Electricity Transmission Networks Cedric Josz (LAAS) Rahul Jain
Wed Mar. 29, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Estimation & Control of Electrochemical Models Scott Moura (UC Berkeley) Insoon Yang
Wed Apr. 5, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Dynamic Market Mechanisms for Wind Energy Hamidreza Tavafoghi Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Apr. 12, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Handling runtime state uncertainty, human-in-the-loop shared control and sampled data feedback Ian Mitchell (UBC) Insoon Yang
Fri Apr. 14, 2:00pm. EEB 248 From Breach Prediction to Incentive Design Mingyan Liu (UMich) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Apr. 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Information-theoretic tradeoffs in control Victoria Kostina Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Apr. 26, 2:00pm. EEB 248 TBA Adam Wierman (Caltech) Insoon Yang

Seminars for Fall 2016

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Aug. 31, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Blind Demixing and Deconvolution at Near-Optimal Rate Felix Krahmer (TU Munich) Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
Wed Sep 7, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Optimal remote estimation over the collision channel Marcos Muller Vasconcelos (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sep 14, 2:00pm. EEB 248 New Problems in Modern Logistical Systems John Carlsson (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sep 21, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Learning, Incentives and Optimization for Human-Energy System Interaction Insoon Yang (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sep 28, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Allerton Conference No seminar
Fri Oct 7, 2:00pm. EEB 248 From vehicle dynamics to human-robot interactions Mauro Da Lio (Univ. of Trento) Petros Ioannou
Wed Oct 12, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Optimal Co-Design for Co-existence of MIMO Radars and MIMO Communication Systems Athina Petropulu (Rutgers) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Oct 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Generalized cut-set bounds and Symmetrical Projections of Entropy region Amir Salimi Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Oct 26, 2:00pm. EEB 248 TBA Sam Coogan (UCLA) Rahul Jain
Wed Nov 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Enabling Smart Energy Communities with Proactive Demand Participation and Distribution System Operator Market Nanpeng Yu (UC Riverside) Insoon Yang
Wed Nov 9, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Optimal precommitment strategies in some time-inconsistent control problems Christopher Miller (UC Berkeley) Insoon Yang
Wed Nov 16, 2:00pm. EEB 248 On the Provision of Public Goods on Networks Parinaz Naghizadeh Ardabili (Univ. of Michigan) Ashutosh Nayyar
Thu Nov 17, 2:00pm. EEB 248 University-Students Game George Papavassilopoulos Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Nov 23, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Thanksgiving Break No seminar
Wed Nov 30, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Capacity and Energy Markets for Stable Renewable Economy Mohammad Rasouli (Univ. of Michigan) Ashutosh Nayyar

Seminars for Spring 2016

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Jan 13, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Communication in Strategic Environments - Crawford-Sobel Meet Shannon Emrah Akyol (Illinois) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Jan 20, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Data-Driven Distributionally Robust Optimization Vishal Gupta (Marshall) Rahul Jain
Wed Jan 27, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Phase Transitions in Semidefinite Relaxations Adel Javanmard (USC) Rahul Jain
Thu Jan 28, 10:00am. EEB 248 Improving Wireless Networks and Data Storage through Information Theory Alireza Vahid (Duke) Salman Avestimehr
Mon Feb 1, 11:00am. EEB 248 A systematic process for evaluating structured equilibria in dynamic games with asymmetric information Achilleas Anastasopoulos (Michigan) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Feb 3, 2:00pm. EEB 248 NO TALK ITA Week NO TALK
Wed Feb 10, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Super-resolution radar Reinhard Heckel (UC Berkeley) Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
Thu Feb 11, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Level-set methods for convex optimization Michael Friedlander (UC Davis) Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
Wed Feb 17, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A fast drift method for convex programs Hao Yu (USC) Rahul Jain
Mon Feb 22, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Conservative Bandits Csaba Szpesvari (U-Alberta) Rahul Jain
Wed Feb 24, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Digitizing Humans into VR with a Glimpse into Deep Learning Applications Hao Li (USC) Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
Wed Mar 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248 When your big data seems too small, accurate inferences beyond the empirical distribution Gregory Valiant (Stanford) Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
Wed Mar 9, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Distributed Energy Management with Limited Communication Na (Lina) Li (Harvard) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Mar 16, 2:00pm. EEB 248 NO TALK SPRING BREAK Host
Wed Mar 23, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Stochastic and Information-theoretic Approaches to Analysis of Biological Data Farzad Farnoud (CALTECH) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Mar 30, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Dynamic Games with Asymmetric Information-Equilibrium Concept and Sequential Decomposition Yi Ouyang (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed April 6, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Sharp tradeoffs for randomized numerical algorithms Let the theory meet practice Samet Oymak (Google) Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
Tue April 12, 2:30pm. EEB 248 NSF Programs in Energy, Power, Robotics, and Cyber-Physical Systems Kishan Baheti (Program Director, NSF) Ketan Savla
Wed April 20, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Cyber-Physical-Human Systems - Results and Challenges Vijay Gupta (Notre Dame) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed May 4, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Theory and Applications of Asynchronous Parallel Computing Wotao Yin (UCLA) Mahdi Soltanolkotabi
Mon May 9, 11:00am. EEB 248 On solving certain Semidefinite programs with low-rank solutions Afonso Bandeira (MIT and NYU) Mahdi Soltanolkotabi

Seminars for Fall 2015

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Aug 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Online Learning and Pattern Recognition in Multi-Agent Systems Alec Koppel (UPenn) Nicolo Michelusi
Mon Aug 24, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Mean Field and Propagation of Chaos in Complex Interacting Systems Ravi Mazumdar (Waterloo) Rahul Jain
Wed Aug 26, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Mean-field Teams Aditya Mahajan (McGill) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sept 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248 LQG Control with Minimal Information- Semidefinite Programming Approach Takashi Tanaka (MIT) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sept 9, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Integrated Staffing and Scheduling for Surgeries Sandeep Rath (UCLA) Rahul Jain
Wed Sept 16, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Structured signal recovery without the shackles of convexity Mahdi Soltanolkotabi (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sept 23, 2:00pm. EEB 248 When Lyapunov meets Church, automated synthesis of complex systems emerges Majid Zamani (Technische Universität München) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sept 30, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Allerton Conference No Seminar -
Fri Oct 9, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Cyber-Physical Systems- Performance, Robustness and Security Bruno Sinopoli(CMU) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Oct 14, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Stochastic Network Optimization- The Steps Toward Realization Sucha Supittayapornpong (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Oct 21, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Learning (from) networks- fundamental limits, algorithms, and applications Soheil Feizi (MIT) Salman Avestimehr
Wed Oct 28, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Energy Harvesting and Rechargeable Wireless Networks Ayfer Ozgur (Stanford) Salman Avestimehr
Wed Nov 4, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A Stronger Soft-Covering Lemma that assures Semantic Security in Wiretap Channels Paul Cuff (Princeton) Urbashi Mitra
Wed Nov 11, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Resilient Monitoring and Control of Distribution Networks Saurabh Amin (MIT) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Nov 18, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Dynamic learning and information information discovery- an adaptive optimization perspective Phebe Vayanos (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Nov 25, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Thanksgiving Break No Seminar -
Wed Dec 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Impact of Severity-Adjusted Workload on Health Status of Patients Discharged from an ICU Song-Hee Kim (Marshall) Rahul Jain
Fri Dec 4, 11:00am. EEB 248 A Common Information Based Multiple Access Protocol Achieving Full Throughput and Linear Delay Ouyang Yi (Michigan) Rahul Jain
Thu Dec 10, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Perennial and Personalized Sensing through Wireless Energy Transfer and Intra-body Networks Kaushik Chowdhury (Northeastern University) Ashutosh Nayyar

Seminars for Spring 2015

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Jan 14, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Distributed stochastic optimization via correlated scheduling Michael J. Neely (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Jan 21, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Signal and Noise in the Nervous System Joel Zylberberg (Univ. of Washington) Paul Bogdan
Wed Jan 21, 3:30pm. EEB 248 Convergence of a class of simple learning rules to pure-strategy Nash equilibria Richard La (Univ. of Maryland) Rahul Jain
Wed Jan 28, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Computing over Unreliable Communication Networks Nicola Elia (Iowa) Ashutosh Nayyar
Tue Feb 3, 2:00pm. EEB 248 From X-Ray Vision with WiFi to Communication-Aware Robotics Yasamin Mostofi (UCSB) Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Wed Feb 11, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A Control Theoretic Approach to Designing Biochemical Feedback Circuits Yutaka Hori (Caltech) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Feb 18, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Turning Memory into Bandwidth via Wireless Edge Caching: Fundamental Limits and Practical Challenges Mingyue Ji (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Feb. 25, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A Timing Approach to Causal Network Inference Negar Kiyavash (Illinois) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Mar 4, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Longitudinal Driver Models & Driving Databases Kangwon Lee (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Fri Mar 13, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Remote and Distributed Estimation over Shared Networks: New Results and Open Problems Nuno Martins (Maryland) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Mar 18, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Spring Break No Seminar
Wed Mar 25, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Point-to-point codes for interference channels: A journey toward high performance at low complexity Young-Han Kim (UCSD) Salman Avestimehr
Wed Apr 1, 2:30pm. EEB 248 Secure state-estimation and control for dynamical systems under adversarial attacks Paulo Tabuada (UCLA) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Apr 8, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Vehicular Network: From Internet of Things to Urban Planning Keyvan Rezaei Moghadam (USC)​ Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Apr 15, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Content Caching and Delivery: Fundamental Limits, Challenges, and Opportunities Mohammad Maddah-Ali (Bell Labs) Salman Avestimehr
Wed Apr 22, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Sufficient Statistics for Multi-Agent Decision Sanjay Lall (Stanford) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed May 13, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Controlling Information Transfer in Spintronics Networks Frank C. Langbein (Cardiff University) Edmond Jonckheere

Seminars for Fall 2014

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Aug 27, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Device-to-device communication for 5G Erik Strom (Chalmers) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sep 3, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Unfalsified Adaptive Control with Reset and Bumpless Transfer Sagar Patil (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sep 10, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A cross-layer framework for joint control, distributed sensing and estimation in agile wireless networks Nicolo Michelusi (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sep 17, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Establishing Strong Secrecy and Stealth over Wyner's Wiretap Channel Gerhard Kramer (Technische Universität München (TUM)) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Sep 24, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Exploiting Caches for Spectrum Sharing in Wireless Device-to-Device Networks David Kao (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Oct 1, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Allerton Conference NO SEMINAR Host
Wed Oct 8, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Analysis and Design of Optimization Algorithms via Integral Quadratic Constraints Laurent Lessard (Berkeley) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Oct 15, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Two Recent Results in Random Matrix Theory And their Applications in Wireless Interference Management and Semi-Supervised Learning Aly El Gamal (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Mon Oct 20, 3:00pm. EEB 248 Closed-Loop Brain-Machine Interface Architectures Maryam Shanechi (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Oct 22, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Stochastic Optimization of Sub-hourly Economic Dispatch with Wind Energy Harsha Gangammanavar (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Oct 29, 2:00pm. EEB 248 The Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in MIMO Interference Networks- Minimax Lagrangian Duality and Algorithm Lijun Chen (Colorado) Host
Wed Nov 12, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Balancing Delay and Congestion Costs in Scheduling and Computing Bottleneck Congestion Equilibria Rajgopal Kannan (LSU) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Nov 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Information theory meets control Anant Sahai (Berkeley) Salman Avestimehr
Wed Nov 26, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Thanksgiving Break NO SEMINAR Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Dec 3, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Semidefinite relaxation of optimal power flow Steven Low (Caltech) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed Dec 10, 3:00pm. EEB 248 A Framework for Structural Input/Output and Control Configuration Selection of Large - Scale Systems Sergio Pequito (U. Penn) Paul Bogdan
Wed Dec 17, 3:00pm. EEB 248 Convergence of a class of simple learning rules to pure-strategy Nash equilibria Richard La (Maryland) Rahul Jain

Seminars for Spring 2014

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Jan 15, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Transitory Queues- A New Paradigm in Queueing Theory Harsha Honnappa (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Jan 22, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Information-theoretically optimal compressed sensing via spatial coupling and approximate message passing Adel Javanmard (Stanford Univ.) Giuseppe Caire
Wed Jan 29, 2:00pm. EEB 248 On Networked Source Coding in the Presence of Exploration versus Exploitation Tradeoff Emrah Akyol (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Feb 5, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Robust Distributed Routing in Dynamical Network Flows Ketan Savla (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Feb 12, 2:00pm. EEB 248 ITA Workshop NO SEMINAR Host
Wed Feb 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Active state tracking in heterogeneous sensor networks via controlled sensing Daphney - Stavroula Zois (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Feb 26, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Diffusion Based Molecular Communication- Efficient Modulator and Simple near optimal Decoder Masoumeh Nasiri-Kenari Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed March 5, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Dynamic Games with Stochastically Failing Information Channels Tamer Basar (Illinois) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed March 12, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Designing Optimal Resource Sharing in the Long Run Mihaela van der Schaar (UCLA) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed March 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 SPRING BREAK NO SEMINAR Host
Wed March 26, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Fundamentals of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks Harpreet S. Dhillon (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed April 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Parallel and Distributed Optimization of Large ­Scale Systems Gesauldo Scutari (Buffalo) Rahul Jain
Wed April 9, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Using fluid approximations for designing service systems Ramandeep Randhawa (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed April 16, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Risk-aware decision making- a story about stochastic dominance William Haskell (USC) Ashutosh Nayyar
Wed April 23, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Dynamic Spectrum Allocation via a Game-Theoretic Approach Jong-Shi Pang (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed April 30, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Dynamics and control of distributed systems Mihailo Jovanovic (Minnesota) Rahul Jain
Wed May 7, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Dynamic Games and Teams with Asymmetric Information- Some Existence Results Abhishek Gupta (UIUC) Rahul Jain

Seminars for Fall 2013

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Aug 28, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Sensor node localization based on two-way time-of-arrival ranging with imperfect clocks Erik Strom (Chalmers) Ubli Mitra
Wed Sep 4, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Bayesian Congestion Control over a Markovian Network Bandwidth Process- A multiperiod Newsvendor Problem Parisa Mansourifard (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Sep 11, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Decentralized Control for Asymmetric Information Patterns- Overview and New Results Naumaan Nayyar (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Sep 18, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Talking to Your Cells- Exploiting Molecular Communication in Bacteria Networks for Medical Applications Paul Bogdan (USC) Host
Thu Sep 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Searching And Bargaining With Middlemen Vijay Subramaniam (Northwestern) Rahul Jain
Mon Sep 23, 11:00am. EEB 248 TBA Or Ordentlich (Tel-Aviv) Giuseppe Caire
Wed Sep 25, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Two network problems and their application to streaming codes Tracey Ho (Caltech) Rahul Jain
Wed Oct 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248 NO SEMINAR ALLERTON CONF Host
Wed Oct 9, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Rare Event Simulation of Heavy Tailed Random Walks – A New Approach Sandeep Juneja (TIFR) Rahul Jain
Wed Oct 16, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A Cross-Layer Perspective on Distributed Estimation with Fusion Center quality feedback Nicolo Michelusi (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Oct 23, 2:00pm. EEB 248 How I got into Impulse Radio -- the Education of one Communication Theorist Bob Scholtz (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Oct 30, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Identifiability Results for Bilinear Inverse Problems- With Applications to Blind Deconvolution and Matrix Factorization Sunav Choudhary (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Nov 6, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Plug'n'Play Operation of Microgrids- Objectives and Strategies Florian Dörfler (UCLA) Rahul Jain
Wed Nov 13, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Adaptive, Parallel, and Asynchronous Stochastic Optimization Algorithms John Duchi (Berkeley) Ubli Mitra
Wed Nov 20, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Redundancy in Speech and Robustness of Automatic Speech Recognition Zoran Cvetovic Ubli Mitra
Wed Nov 27, 2:00pm. EEB 248 NO SEMINAR THANKSGIVING Host
Wed Dec 4, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Fundamental limits and Optimal algorithms for RNA Transcriptome Assembly Sriram K (Berkeley) Giuseppe Caire

Seminars for Spring 2013

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Jan 16, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Design Guidelines for Limited Feedback in Interference-Limited Systems Vasanthan Raghavan (USC Math) Rahul Jain
Wed Jan 23, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Randomized Methods in Game Theory with Applications to Network Security Joao Hespanha (UCSB) Rahul Jain
Wed Jan 30, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Optimal receivers and rate regions for interference networks with superposition codes Bernd Bandemer (UCSD) Giuseppe Caire
Wed Feb 6, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Interference Alignment, Interference Neutralization, and Function Computation over Gaussian Networks Sangwoon Jeon (EPFL) Giuseppe Caire
Wed Feb 13, 2:00pm. EEB 248 No Seminar UCSD ITA Workshop Week No Seminar
Fri Feb 15, 11:00am. EEB 248 Coding over Interference Channels- An Information-Estimation View Shlomo Shamai (Technion) Giuseppe Caire
Wed Feb 20, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Optimal Online Bin Packing in an Infinite Server System Yuan Zhong (MIT) Rahul Jain
Wed Feb 27, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Constrained Signaling for Welfare and Revenue Maximization Shaddin Dughmi (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Mar 6, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Interference Management in Bursty Wireless Networks with Feedback I-Hsiang Wang (EPFL) Giuseppe Caire
Wed Mar 13, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A Tensor Spectral Approach to Learning Mixed Membership Community Models Anima Anandkumar (UCI) Ubli Mitra
Wed Mar 20, 2:00pm. EEB 248 No Seminar Spring Break No Seminar
Wed Mar 27, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Smarter Markets for a Smarter Grid - The Why and How Rahul Jain Ubli Mitra
Wed Apr 3, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Cognitive Access Policies under a Primary ARQ process via Chain Decoding Nicolò Michelusi (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Apr 10, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Networked Information Processing- New Compression, Processing and Control Paradigms for Networks Emrah Akyol (UCSB)
Wed Apr 17, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Ambiguity in risk preferences in optimization and control Will Haskell (USC)
Wed Apr 24, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Pricing of Fluctuations in Electricity Markets Yunjian Xu (Caltech) Rahul Jain
Wed May 1, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Channel Coding Methods for Green Data Storage- Innovations Beyond the Hamming Metric Lara Dolecek (UCLA) Rahul Jain

Seminars for Fall 2012

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Aug 29, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Implementation of Cooperative Schemes with Network Coding on Smartphones Anh Le (UCI) Alex Dimakis
Wed Sep 5, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Decentralized learning for multi-player multi-armed bandits Dileep Kalathil (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Sep 12, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Beyond Point-to-Point Coding Young-Han Kim (UCSD) Rahul Jain
Wed Sep 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Three open problems in network communication. Michael Langberg (The Open University of Israel) Alex Dimakis
Wed Sep 26, 2:00pm. EEB 248 The Convex Geometry of Inverse Problems Venkat Chandrasekaran (Caltech/MIT) Rahul Jain
Wed Oct 3, 2:00pm. EEB 248 An Unexpected Universal Networking Paradigm Ray Sanders (SAIN Networks) Giuseppe Caire?
Wed Oct 10, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Regenerating Codes A System Perspective Nicolas Le Scouarnec (Technicolor) Alex Dimakis
Mon Oct 15, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Optimal Reliability over a DMC with Feedback via Deterministic Sequential Coding Tara Javidi (UCSD) Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Wed Oct 17, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Support Recovery with Sparsely Sampled Free Random Matrices Dr. Antonia Tulino (Alcatel-Lucent Bell-Labs) Giuseppe Caire
Wed Oct 24, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Online Learning Algorithms for Network Optimization with Unknown Variables Yi Gai (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Oct 31, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Lossy Compression for BigData- First Steps Thomas Courtade( Center for Science of Information) Alex Dimakis
Wed Nov 2, 4:30pm. EEB 248 Topological interference alignment through distributed index coding Syed Ali Jafar (UCI) Alex Dimakis
Wed Nov 7, 2:00pm. EEB 248 The Changing Energy Landscape- The Role of Consumer Participation Ufuk Topcu (U-Penn) Rahul Jain
Wed Nov 14, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Time Consistency of Bounded Memory Plans Yilmaz Kocer (USC Econ) Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Wed Nov 21, 2:00pm. EEB 248 An Analytical Approach to Regulation of Security Investments in the Internet Arman Khouzani (Ohio State) Rahul Jain
Wed Nov 28, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Optimal Dynamic Mechanism Design Hamid Nazerzadeh (USC Marshall) Rahul Jain
Wed Dec 5, 2:00pm. EEB 248 From Compression to Compressed Sensing Shirin Jalali (Caltech) Rahul Jain
Fri Dec 7, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Graphical Congestion Games with Applications in Spectrum Sharing Jianwei Huang (CUHK) Rahul Jain

Seminars for Spring 2012

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Jan 11, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Error Correcting Codes for Automatic Control Ravi Teja Sukhavasi (Caltech) Alex Dimakis
Wed Jan 18, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Coalitions in Cooperative Wireless Networks Srinivas Yerramalli (USC) Alex Dimakis
Wed Jan 25, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Critically Sampled Wavelet Filterbanks on Graphs Sunil Kumar (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Feb 1, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Large Scale Integration of Deferrable Demand and Renewable Energy Sources in Power Systems Anthony Papavasiliou (Berkeley) Alex Dimakis
Wed Feb 8, 2:00pm. EEB 248 ITA ITA ITA
Wed Feb 15, 2:00pm. EEB 248 To Pay or Not To Pay. Profit Maximizing Payment Schemes on Social Media Platforms Shaolei Ren (UCLA) Rahul Jain
Wed Feb 22, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Erasure Codes in Facebook's Data Warehouse Ramkumar Vadali Alex Dimakis
Wed Feb 29, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Signal Processing for Next-Generation Sequencing and Biosensing Haris Vikalo (UT Austin) Ubli Mitra
Wed Mar 7, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Solving the Matched Filter Detector in Linear Time Shamgar Gurevich (Wisconsin) Alex Dimakis
Wed Mar 14, 2:00pm. EEB 248 No seminar No Seminar Spring Break
Wed Mar 21, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Infocom Practice talks Multiple Speakers Alex Dimakis
Wed Mar 28, 2:00pm. EEB 248 When to exercise control Paulo Tabauda (UCLA) Rahul Jain
Wed April 4, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Linearly Parameterized Bandits Paat Rusmevichientong (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed April 11, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A Novel Distance Metric for Rank Aggregation Farzad Farnoud (UIUC) Alex Dimakis
Wed April 18, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Inference and Control in Complex Networks Vijay Subramanian (Northwestern) Rahul Jain
Wed April 25, 2:00pm. EEB 248 TBA Harsha Honnappa (USC) Rahul Jain

Seminars for Fall 2011

Date Title Speaker Host
Wed Aug 24, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Noise Benefits in Markov Chains Brandon Franzke (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Aug 31, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Channel Estimation for Wideband Channels Ubli Mitra (USC) Alex Dimakis
Wed Sep 7, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Energy Procurement Strategies in Presence of Intermittent Sources Sachin Adlakha (Caltech) Rahul Jain
Wed Sep 14, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Toward a Computational Information Theory Michelle Effros Alex Dimakis
Wed Sep 21, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Compressed Representations for Subsurface Imaging Behnam Jafarpour (USC) Rahul Jain
Wed Sep 28, 2:30pm. EEB 248 NO TALK Allerton No TALK
Wed Oct 5, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Reliable Allocations for Distributed Storage Derek Leong Alex Dimakis
Wed Oct 12, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Space-from-Time Imaging - Acquiring Reflectance and Structure Without Lenses Vivek Goyal (MIT)Ubli Mitra/Antonio Ortega
Wed Oct 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Net Neutrality & Wireless Net Neutrality - Why Network Researchers Should Care Scott Jordan (UCI) Rahul Jain
Wed Oct 26, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Privacy in the Smart Grid, Two New Challenges Lalitha Sankar (Princeton) Ubli Mitra
Wed Nov 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Decision-making in Decentralized Systems Ashutosh Nayyar (UIUC/U-Mich)Rahul Jain
Wed Nov 9, 11:00pm. EEB 248 (talk canceled) (Asilomar Conference)
Wed Nov 16, 2:00pm. EEB 248 On source-channel separation over networks Suhas Diggavi (UCLA) Alex Dimakis
Wed Nov 23, 2:00pm. EEB 248 No Seminar Thanksgiving
Wed Nov 30, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A journey through data-rate theorems for communication and control Massimo Franceschetti (UCSD) Rahul Jain
Wed Dec 7, 2:00pm. EEB 248 No Seminar No TalkWeek of Finals
Wed Dec 14, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Toward Energy Efficient Operation of Base Stations in Cellular Wireless Networks Kyuho Son (USC) Alex Dimakis

Seminars for Spring 2011

Date Title Speaker Host
January 12, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Utility Optimal Scheduling in Networks- Small Delay and No Underflow Longbo Huang Rahul Jain
January 19, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Role of Feedback in Interference Networks Changho SuhAlex Dimakis
January 26, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Bringing network coding closer to practice Christina Fragouli Alex Dimakis
January 27, 4:30pm. SAL 101 Sparse Approximations- Algorithms and Analysis Anna Gilbert Alex Dimakis
February 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Recent results on discrete memoryless broadcast channels Chandra Nair Giuseppe Caire
February 9, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Title ITA N/A
February 16, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Delay and power-optimal control in multi-class queueing systems Chih-ping LiRahul Jain
February 23, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Channel coding, non asymptotic fundamental limits with and without feedback Yury Polyanskiy Urbashi Mitra
March 2, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A Clean Slate Design of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Using On Off Division Duplex Dongning GuoAlex Dimakis
March 9, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Robustness in High Dimensions -- Principal Component Analysis Constantine CaramanisAlex Dimakis
March 23, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Cooperative Information Exchange over Networks Tom Courtade (UCLA)Rahul Jain
March 30, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Wavelets on Graphs - Theory and Applications Antonio Ortega (USC)Rahul Jain
April 6, 2:00pm. EEB 248 A New Approach to Robustness and Flexibility in High-dimensions Sujay Sanghavi (UT Austin)Rahul Jain
April 13, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Wireless Open-Access Research Program Ashutosh Sabharwal (Rice)Rahul Jain
April 20, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Rethinking wireless networks with network coding - Overhead and stability challenges Yalin Sagduyu (Intelligent Automation, Inc.)Alex Dimakis
April 27, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Content-Aware Caching and Traffic Management in Content Distribution Networks Srinivas Shakkottai (Texas A&M)Rahul Jain
May 11, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Network Modulation-- Simultaneous Optimality in Multi-User Communication Yuval Kochman Giuseppe Caire
May 25, 2:00pm. EEB 248 MDS Array Codes with Optimal Rebuilding Zhiying Wang Alex Dimakis
May 26, 2:00pm. TBD Efficient Code Constructions for Reliable Distributed Storage P Vijay Kumar Alex Dimakis
June 8, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Multi-Channel Multi-Stage Spectrum Sensing- Link Layer Performance and Energy Consumption Przemysław Pawełczak Bhaskar Krishnamachari

Seminars for Fall 2010

Date Title Speaker
Thu. July 21, 10:00am. HED 116 Cloud Security Issues Randy Marchany
Wed Sep 8, 2:00pm. EEB 248 No Seminar No seminar
Wed Sep 15, 2:00pm. EEB 248 TBA Bathiya Senanyake (ANU)
Wed Sep 22, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Barrage Relay Networks Keith Chugg
Fri Sep 24, 2:30pm. EEB 248 Three fundamental measures of geometry and their role in model selection and sparse inverse problems Waheed U. Bajwa
Tue Sep 28, 10:00am. TBA Lattice Coding for Interference Networks Sriram Viswanath
Wed Oct 6, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Short Range Radio Research in Twente Arjan Meijerink, USC
Wed Oct 13, 2:00pm. EEB 248 TBA Dorit Hochbaum
Wed Oct 20, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Computation over Networks Nikhil Karamchandani
Wed Oct 27, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Actions can speak more clearly than words Pulkit Grover
Wed Nov 3, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Interference Management in Cognitive Networks with Reactive Primary Users Marco Levorato
Fri Nov 12, 11:00pm. EEB 248 Quantifying and Achieving the Capacity of Wireless 1-Hop Network Coding --- A Code-Alignment-Based Approach Chih-Chun Wang
Wed Nov 17, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Open Open
Wed Nov 24, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Open Open
Mon Nov 29, 11:00am. EEB 248 Flows and Decompositions of Games - Harmonic and Potential Games Pablo Parrillo
Wed Dec 1, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Open Open
Wed Dec 8, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Open Open

Seminars for Spring 2010

Date Title Speaker
Wed. Jan 13, 2010 2:00pm. EEB 248 Backpressure Routing Made Practical Scott Moeller, USC
Wed. Jan 20, 3:00pm. EEB 248 Bumpless Transfer with Slow-Fast Controller Decomposition Shin-Young Cheong, USC
Wed. Jan 27, 11:00am. EEB 248 Wireless Network Coding Algorithms Christina Fragouli
Thurs. Jan 28, 3.30pm. EEB 248 Entropy, Networks and Information Flow Babak Hassibi
Fri., Feb. 5, 11:00am. EEB 248 An I-MMSE Perspective to the Capacity of the MIMO Gaussian Wiretap Channel Shlomo Shamai
Wed. Feb 17, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Safe Industrial Operation: Improving Accuracy and Efficiency of Alarm Systems Tongwen Chen
Wed. Feb 24, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Event-triggered and Self-triggered Control Paulo Tabuada
Wed. Mar 10, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Xampling-- Analog-to-digital at Sub-Nyquist rates Yonina Eldar
Wed. Mar 17, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Three talks for the price of one:
1. Concatenated polar codes
2. Coding for causal adversaries
3. Robust network tomography
Sid Jaggi
Wed. Mar 24, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Learning from sensitive data-- balancing accuracy and privacy Anand Sarwate
Wed. Mar 31, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Deterministic Channel Models: an Overview Giuseppe Caire
Wed. Apr 7, 2:00pm. EEB 248 TBD Open
Wed. Apr 14, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Traffic pattern analysis and load balancing in negatively curved networks Edmond A. Jonckheere
Wed. Apr 21, 3:00pm. EEB 248 Multi-user Effort Allocation Mihaela van der Schaar
Wed. Apr 28, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Using structural properties of rare events for better system design-- examples from codes and circuits Lara Dolecek
Wed. May 5, 2:00pm. EEB 248 Altruism, Selfishness, and Spite in Traffic Routing Po-An Chen
Monday May 24, 2:00pm. HED 116, A Rate-Distortion Perspective on Multiple Decoding Attempts for Reed-Solomon Codes Henry Pfister
Wed. June 2, 2:00pm. EEB 539 Interference Alignment-- Principles and Applications Viveck Cadambe
Wed. June 9, 2:00pm. room TBD Deterministic Channel Models: an Overview 2 Giuseppe Caire
Tue. June 15, 1:00pm. EEB 349 Equality conditions for the quantum f-relative entropy and generalized data processing inequalities Naresh Sharma

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