The Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group, Professor Muriel Medard


8:30am—5:30pm, Friday, May 8, 2015,
MIT, Building 36 (Haus – Allen Room, 462-428)

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8:30—9:00      Welcome reception

9:00—10:30    5G Panel, moderated by Prof. Muriel Médard (MIT)

Panelists: Prof. Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford)
Dr. Thierry E. Klein (Bell Labs)
Dr. Paul Polakos (Cisco Systems)
Dr. Eric Hardouin (Orange Labs)
Dr. Philip Fleming (Nokia Networks)

Slides of  talks

11:00—11:30 Talk 1: The Road Ahead for Wireless Technology: Dreams and Challenges
Prof. Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford

11:30—12:00 Talk 2: The Power of Future Wireless Networks
Dr. Thierry E. Klein, Bell Labs

12:00—1:30 Break

1:30—2:00 Talk 3: Silicon for Internet-of-Everything
Prof. Anantha P. Chandrakasan, MIT

2:00—2:30 Talk 4: 5G: the Future Internet
Dr. Eric Hardouin, Orange Labs

2:30—3:00 Talk 5: Short Packet Communication over Wireless Links
Prof. Yury Polyanskiy, MIT

3:00—3:30 Break

3:30—4:00 Talk 6: Laying a New Foundation for 5G
Dr. Paul Polakos, Cisco Systems

4:00—4:30 Talk 7: Research in 5G Technologies at Nokia Networks
Dr. Philip Fleming, Nokia Networks

4:30—5:00 Talk 8: Visions of the Wireless Future: Communications, Localization, and the IoT
Prof. Dina Katabi, MIT

5:00—5:30 Talk 9: Network Coded Multipath TCP for 5G
Prof. Muriel Médard, MIT


goldsmilth Andrea Goldsmith

The Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

Andrea Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She was previously on the faculty of Electrical Engineering at Caltech. Dr. Goldsmith co-founded and served as CTO for two wireless companies, Accelera and Quantenna Communications. She has previously held industry positions at Maxim Technologies, Memorylink Corporation, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and has received several awards for her work, including the IEEE ComSoc Armstrong Technical Achievement Award, the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecture Award, the IEEE ComSoc and Information Theory Society joint paper award, the IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. She received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Goldsmith has served on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies. She has also been a Distinguished Lecturer for both societies, served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2009, founded and chaired the Student Committee of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and chaired the Emerging Technology Committee of the IEEE Communications Society. At Stanford she received the inaugural University Postdoc Mentoring Award, served as Chair of Stanford’s Faculty Senate in 2009, and currently serves on its Faculty Senate, Budget Group, and Task Force on Women and Leadership.

Klein Thierry E. Klein, Ph.D.
Network Energy Research Program Leader
Bell Labs Research, Alcatel-Lucent

Dr. Thierry E. Klein is currently the Program Leader for the Network Energy Research Program at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent leading a team to conduct research towards the design, development and use of sustainable future communications and data networks. He also serves as the Chairman of the Technical Committee of GreenTouch, a global consortium dedicated to improve energy efficiency in networks by a factor 1000x. Thierry received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and upon graduation joined Bell Labs Research in Murray Hill, New Jersey in 2001. From 2006 to 2010 he served as the Founder and CTO of an internal start-up focused on wireless communications for emergency response and disaster recovery situations within Alcatel-Lucent Ventures. He serves on the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Advisory Panel and is the recipient of a Bell Labs President and two Bell Labs Teamwork Awards. He was voted “Technologist of the Year” at the 2010 Total Telecom World Vendor Awards.

Polakos Paul Polakos
Cisco Fellow
Cisco Systems

Dr. Paul Polakos is a Cisco Fellow on the Service Provider Mobility CTO team at Cisco Systems. He joined Cisco in May 2012. Prior to that, Paul was the Director of Wireless Networking Research at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent in Murray Hill, NJ and in Paris, France. He spent the past 28 years in Bell Labs working on a broad variety of topics in physics and in wireless networking research. Over his career, he led teams that were instrumental in the creation of key technologies for digital cellular systems including the concept of flat-IP cellular networks (including the basestation router, whose architecture became the foundation of LTE), femtocells, various forms of intelligent antenna and MIMO processing, dynamic network optimization, distributed algorithms for autonomic networking. He is currently leading a research team at Cisco in the study of Information Centric Networking as the foundation for future 5G mobile networks.

Eric_Hardouin Eric Hardouin, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Research on Wireless Networks
Orange Labs, France

Dr. Eric Hardouin received his Ph.D. degree in signal processing and telecommunications from the University of Rennes I, France, prepared at Telecom Bretagne, France in 2004. Since 2004, he has been with Orange Labs, where he has conducted or supervised research on various physical layer or physical-MAC layer techniques for interference mitigation in mobile networks. Between April 2008 and March 2009, Dr. Hardouin led the Innovations work package of the Celtic project WINNER+, whose goal was to propose innovative radio techniques for IMT-Advanced systems. Between 2008 and 2013 he represented Orange in the physical layer standardization group of 3GPP (RAN WG1) for HSPA, LTE and LTE-Advanced. Since 2012, Eric coordinates the research on wireless networks in Orange Labs. Eric had a leading role in the NGMN 5G Initiative, as co-lead of the work on 5G requirements.


Fleming  Philip J. Fleming

CTO of North America
Technology and Innovation
Nokia Networks

Dr. Phil Fleming is CTO of the North America Market for NSN. He has broad experience in wireless communication technologies and special expertise in converting research and advanced technology concepts into business value for wireless equipment suppliers and operators. He currently holds 18 U.S. patents and he is co-author on 12 journal publications and numerous conference papers in a variety of technology areas related to wireless communications. Dr. Fleming earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 1981 and started his engineering career in 1982 at Bell Laboratories where he was named Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in 1990. He joined Motorola in 1991 and was awarded the title Dan Noble Fellow in 2007. While at Motorola, he was Fellow of the Technical Staff and Senior Director of the Advanced Radio Technology and Engineering team from 2005 to 2011 in the Network Advanced Technologies organization and was responsible for radio access standards, algorithms and advanced RAN development of WiMAX and LTE. In 2011, he and his team joined Nokia Networks’s CTO office where they designed and developed advanced radio access algorithms and architectures, most recently focused on dense radio deployments such as urban centers, stadiums and other special venues. In January 2013, he was appointed Head of the Advanced Technologies group in NSN’s Technology and Innovations organization responsible for acceleration of research and forward-looking concepts into products across Nokia Networks business lines.


Anantha_Chandrakasan  Anantha P. Chandrakasan
Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor, EECS
Head of MIT EECS Department
MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories

Anantha P. Chandrakasan received the B.S, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989, 1990, and 1994 respectively. Since September 1994, he has been with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, where he is currently the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering. Chandrakasan was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2015. He was a co-recipient of several awards including the 1993 IEEE Communications Society’s Best Tutorial Paper Award, the IEEE Electron Devices Society’s 1997 Paul Rappaport Award for the Best Paper in an EDS publication during 1997, the 1999 DAC Design Contest Award, the 2004 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, the 2007 ISSCC Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence and the ISSCC Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper (2007, 2008, 2009). He received the 2009 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award. He is the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits. His research interests include micro-power digital and mixed-signal integrated circuit design, wireless microsensor system design, portable multimedia devices, energy efficient radios and emerging technologies. He was the Director of the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories from 2006 to 2011. Since July 2011, he is the Head of the MIT EECS Department.


yury  Yury Polyanskiy
Robert J. Shillman Assistant Professor, EECSA
MIT Lab for Information & Decision Systems

Yury Polyanskiy is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of LIDS at MIT. Yury received the M.S. degree in applied mathematics and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia in 2005 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ in 2010. In 2000-2005 he lead the development of the embedded software in the Department of Surface Oilfield Equipment, Borets Company LLC (Moscow). Currently, his research focuses on basic questions in information theory, error-correcting codes, wireless communication and fault-tolerant and defect-tolerant circuits. Dr. Polyanskiy won the 2013 NSF CAREER award and 2011 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award. In 2012 Yury was selected to hold a Robert J. Shillman (1974) Career Development Professorship


dina_katabi  Dina Katabi
Professor, EECS
Sloan Fellow
Class of 1947 Career Development Professor
MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab

Dina Katabi is the Andrew & Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and  the director of the MIT’s center for wireless networks and mobile computing (Wireless@MIT). Katabi’s work focuses on computer networks and wireless systems. She received her PhD and MS from MIT in 2003 and 1999, and her Bachelor of Science from Damascus University in 1995. Katabi was named an ACM fellow in 2014, and a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. She received the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award in 2013, a Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship in 2011, the IEEE William R. Bennett prize in 2009, a Sloan Fellowship in 2006, the NBX Career Development chair in 2006, and an NSF CAREER award in 2005. Katabi’s doctoral dissertation won an ACM Honorable Mention award and a Sprowls award for academic excellence. She also received multiple best paper awards from ACM SIGCOMM and Usenix NSDI, the Test-Of-Time Award from ACM SIGCOMM, and the Technology Review TR10 Award.


medard  Muriel Médard
Cecil H. Green Professor, EECS
MIT Research Laboratory for Electronics

Muriel Médard is the Cecil H. Green Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT and leads the Network Coding and Reliably Communications Group at the Research Laboratory for Electronics at MIT. She has co-founded two companies to commercialize network coding, CodeOn and Steinwurf. She has served as editor for many publications of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), of which she was elected Fellow, and she is currently Editor in Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications   She was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2012, and served on its board of governors for eleven years. She has served as technical program committee co-chair of many of the major conferences in information theory, communications and networking.  She received the 2009 IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2009 William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking, the 2002 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award and several conference paper awards. She was co-winner of the MIT 2004 Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award. In 2007 she was named a Gilbreth Lecturer by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She is among the most highly cited researchers in her field and, as result, was named in 2014 by Thomson Reuters one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.

Organizing Committee
Chair: Prof. Muriel Médard, MIT
Vice chair: Dr. Jinfeng Du, MIT