Algorithmic Research in Network Information, EPFL
February 17, 2009, 14:15, Room GC B3 424 (click here for the map)
Network coding is an emerging area that re-examines fundamental principles of network information flow. The main idea is that we allow intermediate nodes in a network to not only forward but also to process the incoming information flows. This simple idea promises to have a significant impact in diverse areas that include multicasting, network monitoring, reliable delivery, resource sharing, efficient flow control and security. This talk will present an overview/tutorial on benefits network coding can offer over dynamically changing networks, as well as open research directions. A specific application we will discuss in more detail is broadcasting in wireless networks.
Christina Fragouli is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland. She received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 1996, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1998 and 2000, respectively. She has worked at the Information Sciences Center, AT&T Labs, Florham Park New Jersey, and the National University of Athens. She also visited Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, and DIMACS, Rutgers University. From 2006 to 2007 she was an FNS Assistant Professor in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL, Switzerland. She served as an editor for IEEE Communications Letters, and is currently serving as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. She received the Fulbright Fellowship for her graduate studies, the Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award 2000-2001, UCLA, Electrical Engineering Department, and the Zonta award 2008, in Switzerland.