Salman Avestimehr

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering Department

University of Southern California

Contact:

EEB 526

University of Southern California

Email: avestimehr (at) ee.usc.edu

Phone/Fax: 213-740-7326

About me:

I am an Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of University of Southern California. I received my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2005 and 2008. I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for the Mathematics of Information at Caltech during the 2008-2009 academic year. I was an Assistant Professor at the ECE school of Cornell University from 2009 to 2013. I am currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

Curriculum Vitae    Short Bio    Projects    Publications    Teaching 

Selected Awards:

    Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award

    Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

    National Science Foundation CAREER award

    Okawa Foundation Research Award

    Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from AFOSR

    Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award

    David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize

My research:

My current research areas of interest include information theory, communications, distributed computing, and data analytics. For current research projects in my group see here.

Current PhD students: Songze Li, Mehrdad Kiamari, Qian Yu, Mohammadreza Mousavi Kalan, Saurav Prakash, and Chien-Sheng Yang.

Current Postdocs: Aditya Siripuram.

Alumni: Ilan Shomorony (now Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Alireza Vahid (now Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver), Navid Naderializadeh (now Research Scientist at Inel Labs), Aly El Gamal (now Assistant Professor EE Dept. Purdue University) and David Kao (now at Google), Sina Lashgari (now at Goldman Sachs), Amandy Nwana (now at YouTube), Eyal En Gad (now at Micron Technology) and Silas Fong (now postdoc at National University of Singapore).

For more information see my publications and projects.

What’s new? 

  1. Northrop Grumman funds our project on “Distributed Encoded Optimization for Cybersecurity Data Analytics”.

  2. Our work on “Coded Computing” is a finalist of Bell Labs Prize!

  3. New papers:

  4. Coded Fourier Transform, invited paper at Allerton 2017.

  5. Architectures for Coded Mobile Edge Computing, to be presented at Fog World Congress.

  6. Communication-Optimal Coding Designs for Caching Networks, invited paper at ITW 2017.

  7. New paper to appear in NIPS 2017:

  8. Polynomial Codes: an Optimal Design for High-Dimensional Coded Matrix Multiplication.

  9. Coded Terasort is now available on GitHub using this link.

  10. Congratulations to Qian Yu for receiving the Jack Keil Wolf Student Paper Award at ISIT 2017, for  our paper titled “The Exact Rate-Memory Tradeoff for Caching with Uncoded Prefetching”!

  11. New papers:

  12. Architectures for Coded Mobile Edge Computing, Fog World Congress 2017.

  13. On Heterogeneous Coded Distributed Computing, Globecom 2017.

  14. SINR-Threshold Scheduling with Binary Power Control for D2D Networks, Globecom 2017.

  15. Blind MIMOME Wiretap Channel with Delayed CSIT, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security.

  16. Interference Management with Mismatched Partial Channel State Information, to appear in EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.

  17. Press release on “Turning Data into Power”!

  18. Ilan Shomorony will be joining University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations Ilan!

  19. Alireza Vahid will be joining University of Colorado Denver as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations Alireza!

  20. New paper:

  21. Communication-Aware Computing for Edge Processing.

  22. New papers to appear in ISIT 2017

  23. Communication-Aware Computing for Edge Processing, S. Li, M. A. Maddah-Ali and A. S. Avestimehr.

  24. Coded Computation over Heterogeneous Clusters, A. Reisizadehmobarakeh, S. Prakash, R. Pedarsani, and A.S. Avestimehr.

  25. The Exact Rate-Memory Tradeoff for Caching with Uncoded Prefetching, Q. Yu, M. Maddah-Ali,  and S. Avestimehr.

  26. Characterizing the Rate-Memory Tradeoff in Cache Networks within a Factor of 2, Q. Yu, M. Maddah-Ali,  and S. Avestimehr.

  27. On the Optimality of Separation between Caching and Delivery in General Cache Networks, N. Naderializadeh, M. A. Maddah-Ali and A. S. Avestimehr.

  28. Capacity Region of the Symmetric K-User Deterministic Interference Channel, M. Kiamari and S. Avestimehr.

  29. NSF funds our project on “Foundations of Coding for Modern Distributed Computing”!

  30. DARPA awards our project on Coded Dispersed Computing, a $4.2M research project focusing on efficient architecture design for dispersed computing in large-scale heterogeneous networks.

  31. Invited presentation at Information Theory and Applications Workshop:

  32. Coded Terasort (slides) (paper)

  33. New papers:

  34. Coding for Distributed Fog Computing, S. Li, M. A. Maddah-Ali and A. S. Avestimehr, to appear in IEEE Communications Magazine issue for Fog Computing and Networking, April 2017.

  35. Coded Terasort, S. Li, S. Supittayapornpong, M. A. Maddah-Ali and A. S. Avestimehr, accepted to the 2017 International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing for Large Scale Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics

  36. A Scalable Framework for Wireless Distributed Computing, S. Li, Q. Yu, M. Maddah-Ali, and A. S. Avestimehr, to appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

  37. Coded Computation over Heterogeneous Clusters, A. Reisizadehmobarakeh, S. Prakash, R. Pedarsani, and A.S. Avestimehr, arxiv preprint.

  38. On the Optimality of Separation between Caching and Delivery in General Cache Networks, N. Naderializadeh, M. A. Maddah-Ali and A. S. Avestimehr, arxiv preprint.

  39. Congratulations to Songze Li and Qian Yu for being finalists of 2017 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship!

  40. National Security Agency (NSA) funds our research on wireless edge distributed computing!

  41. New invited papers/presentations:

  42. Coded Distributed Computing: Fundamental Limits and Practical Challenges, S. Li, M. A. Maddah-Ali and A. S. Avestimehr, 2016 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers. Slides of the presentation.

  43. Coded Distributed Computing: Straggling Servers and Multistage Dataflows, S. Li, M. A. Maddah-Ali and A. S. Avestimehr, 2016 Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. 

  44.   Organizing an invited session on “Communication and Information Theoretic Aspects of Big Data Infrastructure” at 2017 Communication Theory Workshop (CTW).

  45. Intel Corporation has funded our research on Coded Distributed Computing!

  46. Organizing an invited session on “Communication and Coding in Distributed Computing” in 2016 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers.

  47. New papers:

  48. A Fundamental Tradeoff between Computation and Communication in Distributed Computing, S. Li, M. Maddah-Ali, Q. Yu, and A. S. Avestimehr (shorter version to appear in ISIT 2016).

  49. Fundamental Limits of Cache-Aided Interference Management, N. Naderializadeh, M. Maddah-Ali, and A. S. Avestimehr (shorter version to appear in ISIT 2016).

  50. Congratulations to Navid Naderializadeh for being a finalist of Nokia Bell Labs Shannon Centennial Student Competition!

  51. Recent talk at Institute Henri Poincaré (IHP) on the tradeoff between computation and communication in distributed computing: Youtube Video of the Talk

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