Professor Muriel Médard

Muriel Médard is the NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at MIT and leads the Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group at the Research Laboratory for Electronics at MIT.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Laboratory of Electronics
Room 36-512F
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617.253.3167—Tel
617.258.7864—Fax

News & Events

Sample MATLAB code for GRAND released on GitHub

Sample MATLAB code for GRAND has now been released on GitHub, linked through this website https://lnkd.in/ek3udRVz GRAND (Guessing Random Additive Noise Decoding) was developed by Muriel Médard (MIT, USA) with Rabia Tugce Yazicigil (Boston University, USA), Ken R....

The GRAND chip will appear at ISSCC 2023.

ISSCC 2023 The International Solid-State Circuits Conference is the foremost global forum for presentation of advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip. The Conference offers a unique opportunity for engineer working at the cutting edge of IC design and...

Muriel Médard Awarded MIT’s Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award

The Vice President of Research at MIT, Maria T. Zuber, invited faculty and postdocs to MIT's Postdoc Appreciation Lunch, which was held on Monday, September 19th at Morss Hall in Walker Memorial, in celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). The US...

Nokia Bell Labs 6G technologies contributed article

  Prof. Muriel Médard contributed an article to Nokia Bell Labs titled "6G - when reliability meets performance." The page for her featured article went live today and can be found at the link below. In the article, Prof. Médard explains that blending...

Muriel Médard named NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering

Muriel Médard is named the NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department at MIT. Below is the announcement from the Dean of the School of Engineering recognizing this significant achievement....

Onalytica Who’s Who Report Highlights Influential 5G Experts

Onalytica Who's Who report highlighting influential 5G experts is out today. This report provides a sample of influential experts from Event Speakers and Analysts to Industry KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders) and Content Creators. Onalytica has been creating "Who's Who"...

Professor Muriel Médard chosen as the 2022 Kobayashi Award recipient

The 2022 Kobayashi Award was presented to Professor Muriel Médard at the opening session of IEEE INFOCOM 2022 (Tuesday 10am, May 3, 2022, US eastern time, virtual conference). The IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award was established by the IEEE Board...

The Universal Decoder That Works in One Microsecond

Read this article from Boston University about "the first silicon chip that can decode any error-correcting code—even codes that don’t yet exist— potentially leading to faster and more efficient 5G networks and connected devices."

GRAND: A Universal System for Decoding Any Type of Data Sent Across a Network

"A new silicon chip can decode any error-correcting code through the use of a novel algorithm known as Guessing Random Additive Noise Decoding (GRAND). This chip eliminates the need for specific decoding hardware, could boost efficiency of gaming systems, 5G networks,...

Inspiring Academic Female Founders Interview Professor Médard

Read the conversation with Professor Muriel Médard, CodeOn Cofounder, here.

IEEE Global Communications Conference December 4-8 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

IEEE Global Communications Conference December 4-8 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The NCRC Group will have a very active presence at Globecom 2022, with members presenting virtually and in-person at the conference, and Prof. Muriel Médard chairing a symposia and speaking as...

CINCS Seminar with Xi (Vivian) Chen 11/30 RLE Allen Room at 3:00PM

The next CINCS (Communications, Information, Network, Circuits and Signal processing) seminar is on Wednesday November 30 at 3:00PM in RLE Allen Room 36-462 with guest speaker Xi (Vivian) Chen from Nokia Bell Labs. Title Ultra-High Speed Optical Transceivers Abstract...

ITU Webinar “Deviation from the Standard” Nov. 22

Prof. Muriel Médard will be giving an ITU Webinar on "Deviation from the standard - Toward opening up 5G telecommunications" Nov. 22 from 10:00AM-11:30AM EST (1600-1730 CET), presented by ITU (International Telecommunication Union) Journal. TALK: Deviation from the...

Connecting the World from the Skies Nov. 8-10

The International Forum on Connecting the World from the Skies took place from 8 – 10 November 2022, in Riyadh and Online. It was hosted by The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia....

Plenary Speaker at ITW 2022 Mumbai

2022 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2022) was held in Mumbai, India (online Nov. Nov 1-2, in-person Nov. 6-9). Prof. Muriel Médard was invited as a Plenary Speaker to give the plenary address "Listen to the noise." Abstract: Careful joint constructions of codes...

IEEE Future Networks World Forum (FNWF ’22) Oct. 12-14

IEEE Future Networks World Forum to be held on 12-14 October 2022 in Montreal, Canada (+Hybrid),will feature a virtual Tutorial on Wednesday Oct. 12 with Muriel Médard (RLE MIT), Rabia Yazicigil (ECE BU), and Ken Duffy (Hamilton Institute Maynooth) presenting TUT6:...

Tuesday Oct. 11 CINCS Seminar with Mallik Tatipamula, CTO Ericsson

The first CINCS (Communications, Information, Network, Circuits and Signal processing) seminar series on Industry Research for Prof. Muriel Médard’s Network Coding & Reliable Communications Group is happening on Tuesday October 11th from 10:00AM-11:00AM in E25-401...

2022 NAE Annual Meeting Welcomes New Members

The 2022 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting takes place Oct 1-3 in Washington, DC. The theme of this year's event is Energy Transitions, with a goal of Net-zero emissions, members of NAE need to partner for the coming challenge and to find creative...

Induction Weekend American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is pleased to hold its Induction weekend celebrations on September 9 and 10, 2022 in Cambridge, MA. The programs planned will be opportunities to meet fellow members elected in 2020 and 2021, to learn about the Academy’s work,...

Keynote Speaker at SPIN 2022

Distinguished Keynote Speaker at 9th International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated Networks (SPIN 2022) on 25-26 August, 2022 through Virtual Mode at Amity University, Noida, UP, India International Conference on Signal Processing and Integrated...

Publications

 

Analog Compressed Sensing for Sparse Frequency Shift Keying Modulation Schemes

K Yang, DC GonzalezYC EldarM Medard – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2022 – arxiv.org
20 days ago – There is a growing interest in signaling schemes that operate in the wideband
regime due to the crowded frequency spectrum. However, a downside of the wideband …

 

Millimeter-Wave in Milliseconds: Sliding Window Network Coding Outperforms Rateless Codes

E Dias, D Raposo, H EsfahanizadehA Cohen… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2022 – arxiv.org
49 days ago – Ultra-reliability and low-latency are pivotal requirements of the new generation
of communication networks. Over the past years, to increase throughput, adaptive active …

 

Angularly Dispersive Terahertz Links with Secure Coding: From Theoretical Foundations to Experiments

CY YehA CohenRGL D’OliveiraM Médard… – Proceedings of the 15th …, 2022 – dl.acm.org
60 days ago – With the large bandwidths available in the terahertz regime, directional
transmissions can exhibit angular dispersion, ie, frequency-dependent radiation direction. …

 

Heterogeneous Differential Privacy via Graphs

S TorkamaniJB Ebrahimi, P Sadeghi… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2022 – arxiv.org
83 days ago – We generalize a previous framework for designing utility-optimal differentially
private (DP) mechanisms via graphs, where datasets are vertices in the graph and edges …

 

Quantized Guessing Random Additive Noise Decoding

KR Duffy, EP Gabhart, M Médard – arXiv preprint arXiv:2203.13552, 2022 – arxiv.org
88 days ago – We introduce a soft-detection variant of Guessing Random Additive Noise
Decoding (GRAND) called Quantized GRAND (QGRAND) that can efficiently decode any …

 

AES as Error Correction

A CohenRGL D’OliveiraKR Duffy, J Woo… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2022 – arxiv.org
91 days ago – In this paper, we show that the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cryptosystem
can be used as an error-correcting code to obtain reliability over noisy communication …

 

Rainbow Differential Privacy

Z Zhou, O GünlüRGL D’OliveiraM Médard… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2022 – arxiv.org
132 days ago – We extend a previous framework for designing differentially private (DP)
mechanisms via randomized graph colorings that was restricted to binary functions, …

 

Partial encryption after encoding for security and reliability in data systems

A CohenRGL D’OliveiraKR Duffy… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2022 – arxiv.org
133 days ago – We consider the problem of secure and reliable communication over a noisy
multipath network. Previous work considering a noiseless version of our problem proposed a …

 

Broadcast approach meets network coding for data streaming

A CohenM MédardS Shamai – arXiv preprint arXiv:2202.03018, 2022 – arxiv.org
133 days ago – For data streaming applications, existing solutions are not yet able to close the
gap between high data rates and low delay. This work considers the problem of data …

 

Syfer: Neural Obfuscation for Private Data Release

A YalaV QuachH Esfahanizadeh… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2022 – arxiv.org
144 days ago – Balancing privacy and predictive utility remains a central challenge for machine
learning in healthcare. In this paper, we develop Syfer, a neural obfuscation method to …

 

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People

Benoit Pit-Claudel

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512
email: bpitcla@mit.edu
website: https://pit-claudel.fr/benoit/

Homa Esfahanizadeh

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512L
email: homaesf@MIT.EDU 
website: https://homaesfahanizadeh.com/ 

Joseph Griffin

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512K
email: joecg@mit.edu 

Alexander Mariona

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512
email: amariona@mit.edu 
website: https://github.com/agmariona

Jane Millward

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512K
email: janem7@mit.edu 

Basak Ozaydin

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512K
email: bozaydin@mit.edu 
website: https://sites.google.com/view/basakozaydin/home

Hadi Sarieddeen

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512G
email: hadisari@mit.edu 

Megan Su

MEng Student
office: 36-512K
email: megansu@mit.edu 

Vipindev Vasudevan

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512N
email: vipindev@mit.edu 

Jongchan Woo

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512H
email: jc_woo@mit.edu 

Kathleen Yang

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512K
email: klyang@MIT.EDU
website: ktljyang.github.io 

Chia-Yi Yeh

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512Q
email: cyyeh@mit.edu 

Peihong Yuan

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512G
email: phyaun@mit.edu 

Teaching

Current:

6.7411/6.7410 Principles of Digital Communication

6.450 – Principles of Digital Communication

6.036 – Introduction to Machine Learning

6.006 – Introduction to Algorithms

6.02 – Introduction to EECS via Communication Networks

6.033 – Computer Systems Engineering

6.S076 – Special Subject in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Contact

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Laboratory of Electronics
Room 36-512F
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

617.253.3167—Tel
617.258.7864—Fax

 

Allison Christiansen
Program Administrator
Room 36-512C
617.253.6171