"Stitching it all together — using network coding in heterogeneous settings"

Muriel Medard, Professor, EECS, MIT

December 6th (Thursday), 2:00pm
Harold Frank Hall, Room 4164 (ECE Conference Room)

Coding can be effectively used to synthesize seamless, reliable service from underlying, faulty networks that may be shared by several other users. In this talk, we present two examples of this principle. In the first part of the talk, we show how to use network coding to enable multipath TCP without the need to control tightly the interaction between different paths. We present how we may combine coding at several levels in order to control for variations among and within networks. In the second example, we use network coding in order to call upon scarce network resources, such as cellular telephony networks, only when an interruption in video is imminent over the Wifi system.

Joint Work with: Jason Cloud, Flavio du Pin Calmon, Kerim Fouli, Minji Kim, Marie-José Montpetit, Asuman Ozdaglar, Ali ParandehGheibi, Chris Ng, Michael Mitzenmacher, Jay-Kumar Sundararajan, Joao Barros, Michael Heindlmaier, Ashutosh Kulkarni, Danail Traskov, Srinivas Shakkottai, Shirley Shi, Surat Teerapittayanon, Weifei Zeng.

About Muriel Medard:

photo of muriel medard Muriel Medard is a Professor in EECS at MIT. She was previously an Assistant Professor at UIUC and a Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. She received B.S. degrees in EECS, in Mathematics and in Humanities, and her M.S. and Sc. D. degrees in EE , all from MIT.

She was awarded the IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award (2002), the IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award (2009), and the William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking (2009). She received the 2004 MIT Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award. She was named a Gilbreth Lecturer by the National Academy of Engineering in 2007. She is a Fellow of IEEE, and is the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society. Her research interests are in the areas of network coding, wireless networks and reliable communications, particularly for optical and wireless networks.

Hosted by: Professor Upamanyu Madhow