Student Colloquium

Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Kamyar Moshksar, Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

"Decentralized Communications Networks"

After a brief introduction to the concept of channel capacity and reliable transmission over noisy environments, we focus on a class of interference channels known as decentralized networks. By definition, these are networks with no central controller or direct coordination among existing parties. We show how separate transmitter-receiver pairs learn about the parameters in the underlying affine system model and discuss fundamental limits of communication in this framework.