ICE-TCS: Network Coding: Theory and Applications - Raymond W. Yeung

  • 31.5.2013, 14:00 - 15:00

Date: Friday, May 31st, 2pm
Location: M108, Reykjavík University, Menntavegur 1
Speaker: Raymond W. Yeung, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Title: Network Coding: Theory and Applications

In recent years, network coding has generated much interest in information theory, coding theory, networking, wireless communications, cryptography, and computer science.  Consider a point-to-point communication network on which a number of information sources are to be multicast to certain sets of destination nodes.  The problem is to characterize the maximum possible throughput.  Contrary to one's intuition, network coding theory reveals that it is in general not optimal to regard the information to be transmitted as a "fluid" which can simply be routed or replicated.  Rather, by employing coding at the nodes, bandwidth can in general be saved.  In this talk, we will give an overview of network coding theory and its extensions for error correction and information security.  We will also discuss applications of network coding in computer networks, wireless communications, and cloud storage.