Seminar: Communication and Information Theory

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Information Theory and Communications Seminar – in honor of DIST. Prof. Andrew Viterbi

Date: March,15,2022 Start Time: 10:15 - 13:00
Location: 1003, Meyer Building
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Affiliations: The Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering
10:15 – 10:40 Gathering
10:40 – 11:00 Welcome

Dean, Prof. Idit Keidar

Dist. Prof. Andrew Viterbi

Dist. Prof. Jacob Ziv

11:00 – 11:50 Prof. Meir Feder

School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University

Head, Tel-Aviv center for Artificial intelligence and Data science

Title: Universality

Abstract: Probabilistic modeling is the key ingredient in optimal communication, signal processing and learning. However, in reality, the probabilistic models are unknown or even nonexistent. Yet, there is data and hence practical communication and learning systems work under uncertainty and varying conditions. The key capability to combat uncertainty is termed universality. Universal schemes adapt, learn, work, and can even be optimal, no matter what the model is. The universality concepts will be presented at various settings and under various assumptions in several basic problems:

(i) Lossless source coding and the associated problem of universal prediction and learning;

(ii) Channel decoding and channel coding (which requires at least some feedback);

(iii) Joint source channel coding: a universal hybrid analog-digital solution recently received the scientific and engineering award of the academy of motion pictures (Oscar)

12:00 – 12:20 Dr. Boaz Shuval

The Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technion


Title: Polar Codes for Processes with Memory

12:20 – 12:40 Dr. Eshed Ram


Title: LDPC Codes With Sub-block Locality

12:40 – 13:00 Mr. Roy Karasik

The Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technion

Elbit Systems

Title: On Information-Theoretic Aspects of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface


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