Past talks

Spring 2017

Jan 30 Vincent Poor (Princeton) Network Analysis Problems Motivated by the Smart Grid details
Feb 6 Victoria Kostina (Caltech) Information-theoretic tradeoffs in control details
Feb 8 Ziv Goldfeld (Ben-Gurion) Semantic security versus active adversaries details
Feb 13 Reinhard Heckel (Berkeley) Active Ranking from Pairwise Comparisons details
Feb 21 Ilan Shomorony (Berkeley) DNA Sequencing: From Information Limits to Assembly Software details
Feb 27 Haim Permuter (Ben-Gurion) Causality and directed information details
Mar 6 Lele Wang (Stanford) Graph information ratio details
Mar 13 Matus Telgarsky (UIUC) Logistic regression convergence rates details
Mar 17 Yuval Cassuto (Technion) Coded Network Switches details
Mar 20 Aditya Mahajan (McGill) Fundamental limits of remote estimation details
Mar 30 Rob Nowak (UW Madison) Ordinal Embedding details
Apr 3 Amin Karbasi (Yale) Cracking Big Data with Small Data details
Apr 6 Anthony Quinn (Dublin/Berkeley) Fully Probabilistic Design for External Stochastic Knowledge Processing details
Apr 10 Aaditya Ramdas (Berkeley) Decentralized decision making on networks with false discovery rate control details
Apr 17 Ayfer Ozgur (Stanford) Cover’s Open Problem: “Capacity of the Relay Channel” details
Apr 20 Carlee Joe-Wong (CMU) Letting Go of Network Neutrality details
Apr 24 Suvrit Sra (MIT) Geometric optimization: convex and nonconvex details
May 8 Nihar Shah (Berkeley) Learning from People details
May 26 Shlomo Shamai (Technion) Information-Estimation Relations in Gaussian Networks details

Fall 2016

Aug 22 Shashanka Ubaru (UMN) Codes for low-rank approximation and group testing details
Aug 29 Carl Simon-Gabriel (Tubingen) Kernel Mean Embeddings: A Quick Guided Tour details
Aug 31 Rashmi KV (Berkeley) Erasure Coding for Big-data Systems details
Sep 6 Michael Gastpar (EPFL) Towards an Algebraic Network Information Theory details
Sep 16 Animesh Kumar (IIT-B) Bandlimited Estimation by Location-Unaware Sensors details
Sep 19 Ilan Ben Bassat (Tel Aviv) Hashing and Sampling for Genome Assembly details
Oct 10 Ramya Srinivasan (Intel) Beyond GPS: high accuracy smartphone technologies details
Oct 17 Ahmed El Alaoui (Berkeley) Decoding from Random Histogram Queries details
Oct 24 Somayeh Sojoudi (Berkeley) Data-driven sparse network estimation details
Oct 31 Lifeng Lai (Davis) Distributed Inference with Compressed Data details
Nov 4 Yue Lu (Harvard) Phase Transitions in Stochastic Optimization details
Nov 14 Jingge Zhu (Berkeley) Structured Codes in Multi-user Communication details

Spring 2016

Jan 25 James Zou (MSR/ MIT) details
Feb 22 Xiugang Wu (Stanford) details
Feb 29 Idoia Ochoa (Stanford) details
Mar 1 Julien Mairal (INRIA) details
Mar 16 Marco Cuturi (Kyoto) details
Apr 11 Aditya Ramamoorthy (Iowa state) details
Apr 18 Dimitris Papailiopoulos (Berkeley) details

Older talks

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