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– Eek, have not updated in 3 years, but here is news: I am one of the 5 UIC co-PIs in a multidisciplinary team led by UIC and representing five Chicago-area university research centers will unite as part of a new data science institute backed by a five-year, $10 million grant from the NSF
– I am one of 5 co-PIs (the only ECE co-PI) on a new $1.5 million HDR TRIPODS: UIC Foundations of Data Science Institute grant from the NSF. Looking forward to collaborating with UIC’s Department of Computer Science, and UIC’s Department of Math, Statistics, and Computer Science.
– Baby #3 is born: welcome to the world Elva!
– Thank you NSF for my ongoing support! New NSF Medium grant on the Delay, Rate, Reliability Tradeoffs in Broadcast Channels, together with the lovely folks from the NICEST lab.
– Gave three talks on Interactive Communications at UT Austin, Texas A&M, and University of North Texas as part of my Texan tour as an IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer. Thank you to all my gracious hosts.
– Congratulations Ph.D. student Kenneth Palacio-Baus for being the first author on two accepted ISIT 2019 papers (he has two at ISIT 2018 as well). This Ecuadorian is on fire. See you in Paris.
– Honored to be selected as an IEEE Information Theory Society Distinguished Lecturer for the 2019-2020 period.
– Narueporn Nartasilpa defended her thesis, well done Narueporn!
– Thank you NSF for my ongoing support! New grant on the Fundamental Limits of Interactive Communications.
– Will be teaching ECE 534 Information Theory this Fall 2018.
– Sara Shahi defended her thesis and is off to Qualcomm. Wishing you all the best Sara!
– 3 papers at ISIT 2018 (available in Publications). See you in Vail, Colorado this June!
– Attending Allerton 2017 to present the invited paper on zero-error communication over noisy channels.
– Paper on zero-error relaying for the primitive relay channel accepted to the IEEE Trans. on Information Theory.
– Am teaching ECE 534 Information Theory again!
– Participated in Women in Science Summer Program
– Became an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
– Meysam Asadi joined my group as a post-doc. Welcome Meysam!
– Hosting Matthew Nokleby for an ECE Seminar Series talk on Information Theoretic Limits of Machine Learning, Friday January 27, 2017.
– started a new lunch-time seminar series on teaching for the ECE department. Let’s help each other teach better.
– apply for a post-doctoral position under my supervision. It is on the zero-error capacity of relay channels.
– the IEEE ITSOC Chicago chapter is having an event in honor of Shannon’s Centenary on September 23, 2016.
– I am the new Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS) for UIC’s ECE Department. Use email firstname.lastname@example.org for such matters.
– I am back from sabbatical. If you’re interested in hearing about sabbaticals abroad with 2 young children, ask me about it sometime.
– I will be teaching ECE 341: Probability and Random Processes for Engineers this Fall 2016.
– I gratefully acknowledge NSF’s ongoing support, a new grant on the zero-error relay channel. If you are interested in the zero-error capacity of networks and looking for a post-doc, send me an email.
– at ISIT 2016, I’m co-organizing a Women in Information Theory Society (WITHITS) event, WITHITS at ISIT 2016: the Samoan Circle Event. Drop by Monday at lunch!
– Just gave a 2.5 hour tutorial on the interference channel at the 2016 North American School of Information Theory. Here are the slides and handout.
– We have a new IEEE ITSOC Chicago chapter! I am the interim head. We will have an event in honor of Shannon’s centenary in Chicago in September 2016.
– Here is a directory of Women in Information Theory that I run, please go add yourself! I am currently a co-chair of the Information Theory Society’s WITHITS committee.
– Will be a lecturer at the 2016 North American School of Information Theory held June 21-23, 2016 at Duke University
Women in information theory: join the new WITHITS google group here
I, together with Professors Tuninetti and Erricolo, have a post-doctoral position opening starting immediately. Please see here for topic and instructions. POSITION FILLED.
I am looking for one Ph.D. student to start in Fall 2016 interested in working on network information theory. Please send me an email with title “Interested in network information theory” with your CV and why you are interested in this area. POSITION FILLED.
Am now an Associate Professor (tenure). Thank you UIC, it’s a pleasure working here!
On sabbatical with husband and 2 kids. Stops include Belgium, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kyoto, New Zealand (Christchurch, Dunedin), Lausanne, Geneva.
– I gratefully acknowledge NSF’s ongoing support, 2 new grants: NSF CIF Small: Network Capacity when Some Common Information Theoretic Assumptions Break Down and NSF EARS: Collaborative Research: Let’s share CommRad — spectrum sharing between communications and radar systems
Baby #2 is born: welcome Oskar Sebastian Eriksson!
– I will be teaching ECE 534: Elements of Information Theory in the Fall 2013 semester
– Named UIC Researcher of the Year, “Rising Star” in Natural Sciences and Engineering Thank you UIC, it’s a pleasure working here!
– Baby #1 is born: welcome Matilda Veronika Eriksson!
– I gratefully acknowledge NSF’s ongoing support — new grant CIF Small: Wireless Relay Networks: Coding Above Capacity and Exploiting Structure
– invited seminar entitled “To adapt or not in two-way interference channels?” to Workshop on Interference Networks held at Boston University, June 30, 2012. Slides found in Presentations.
– Dr. Urs Niesen, from Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent will be giving a talk at 4pm in SEO 636 on “Interference Alignment: From Degrees-of-Freedom to Constant-Gap Capacity Approximations”, see abstract and bio.
– I am organizing a workshop on Interactive Information Theory from January 15 – 20, 2012 in Banff, Canada. The Banff International Research Station is a spectacular place and gives mathematically oriented researchers spectacular opportunitites. Thank you Canada!
– I will be teaching ECE 341: Probability and Random Processes for Engineers in the Spring 2012 semester.
– the 2012 IEEE Communications Theory Workshop will be held in Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii, from May 14-16, 2012. Should be great!
– Teaching ECE 534: Information Theory this semester
– attended the wonderful BIRS workshop on Algebraic Structure In Network Information Theory Slides found in Presentations
– N. Devroye, and P. Popovski, “Receiver-side Opportunism in Cognitive Networks,” International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM), Osaka, June 2011 won the BEST PAPER AWARD. slides
– 2011 Communication Theory Workshop in Sitges, Catalonia; June 20-22, 2011 should be great! (I am on the organizing committee….), see poster
– I gratefully acknowledge NSF’s support — CAREER: Foundations of Two-way Communication NetworksUIC article
– We have a new faculty position opening in the ECE department at UIC.
– Professor Daniela Tuninetti and I have two new Research Assistant openings for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. under us on a project in network information theory. See this poster to apply for Fall 2011 admission (apply to ECE Ph.D. program as well as e-mail us).
– I will be teaching ECE 531 Detection and Estimation in the Spring 2011 semester.
– Aydin Sezgin from Ulm University, will be giving a talk “ On the Capacity of Gaussian Multiple Access Channels with Interference,” from 11am-noon on Monday October 4 in SEO 1000. Please see the abstract and bio.
– FILLED — I NO LONGER have a new Research Assistant opening for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. under me on a neat new project combining radar signal processing, sensor scheduling and information theory. See this poster to apply ASAP for Spring 2011 or Fall 2011 admission.
– Bobak Nazer from U-Wisconsin, Madison, soon to be joining Boston Universi