Tool Oriented Approach to Network Capacity
of Electrical Engineering, California Institute
May 7, 2009 (Thursday)
4:30p.m - 5:30p.m
Rm. 121, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building, CUHK
coding, pioneered by Ahlswede, Cai, Li and Yeung,
is by now established as a tool in the operation of
networks. The topic of this talk is the interaction
of network coding principles with noisy channels.
In the case of a multicast connection, this interaction
has been studied by Song, Yeung, Cai and separately
by Borade. In this talk we extend the separation results
to arbitrary networks of point-to-point channels.
Moreover we consider networks that include some simple
multi-point to multi-point channels and develop tools
and the theory to support them for tackling capacity
problems in networks comprised of general components.
Effros received the B.S. degree with distinction in
1989, the M.S. degree in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree
in 1994, all in electrical engineering from Stanford
University. She joined the faculty at the California
Institute of Technology in 1994 and is currently a
Professor of Electrical Engineering. Her research
interests include information theory, network coding,
data compression, and communications.