Friday, September 12, 2008 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Combinatorial reasoning in Information Theory

Speaker: Noga Alon
Affiliation: Tel Aviv University and IAS, Princeton
Room: Mathematics & Computer Building (MC) 5158

Abstract:

Combinatorial arguments have played a crucial role in the investigation of several surprising phenomena in Information Theory. After a a brief discussion of some of these results I will describe a recent example, based on joint work with Lubetzky and Stav, and with Weinstein, in which properties of graph powers, colorings of Cayley graphs, and the chromatic numbers of Kneser graphs are applied in the study of a broadcasting problem with side information.

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
5158
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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