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

News & Events

Livestream to Prof. Médard’s GOLDEN SPEAKER SERIES Talk Available

On January 18th, Prof. Muriel Médard presented her talk, "Embracing Randomness - Reflections on Life and Career." Within this talk, she discusses the origins of her engineering career, the convoluted journey that got her to where she is now, and what she learned along...

IEEE COMSNETS 2023: Best Demo Award Received for “Noise Recycling using GRAND for Improving the Decoding Performance”

Professor Muriel Médard, along with collaborators Arslan Riaz (Boston University, USA), Amit Solomon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA), Furkan Ercan (Boston University, USA), Rabia T Yazicigil (Boston University, USA), and Ken R. Duffy (Northeastern...

Sample MATLAB code for GRAND released on GitHub

Sample MATLAB code for GRAND has now been released on GitHub, linked through this website 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."

Golden Speaker Series: Muriel Médard

The Technology Licensing Office is introducing the Golden Speaker Series, a two-day event (Jan. 18th and Jan. 20th) during MIT’s Independent Activities Period. The Golden Speaker Series will include talks and Q&A sessions from prominent researchers of the MIT community about their journeys within the MIT research, startup, and technology transfer ecosystem.

Keynote Speaker at 9th NSysS 2022

The 2022 9th International Conference on Networking, Systems and Security (9th NSysS 2022) aims at providing a forum for researchers, practitioners, developers, and users from academia, industry, and government to interact, present and exchange new research ideas and...

JMM 2023 Joint Mathematics Meeting Boston 1/4-1/7/2023

The Joint Mathematics Meeting is the world's largest mathematics gathering. Prof. Muriel Médard will be speaking at a Special Session on Coding Theory. The Special Session on Coding Theory will be meeting on Saturday January 7th, 2023 from 8:00AM-6:00PM. Prof....

Final CINCS Seminar Dec. 14th with Guest Speaker Tarun Soni

Fall 2022 CINCS (Communications, Information, Network, Circuits and Signal processing) seminar series for Prof. Muriel Médard’s Network Coding & Reliable Communications Group. This seminar series is on Industry Research. This is the final seminar of the semester,...

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:...



Analog Compressed Sensing for Sparse Frequency Shift Keying Modulation Schemes

K Yang, DC GonzalezYC EldarM Medard – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2022 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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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Benoit Pit-Claudel

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Homa Esfahanizadeh

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office: 36-512L
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Joseph Griffin

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Alexander Mariona

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Jane Millward

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Basak Ozaydin

Doctoral Student
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Hadi Sarieddeen

Postdoctoral Associate
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Megan Su

MEng Student
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Vipindev Vasudevan

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Jongchan Woo

Doctoral Student
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Kathleen Yang

Doctoral Student
office: 36-512K
email: klyang@MIT.EDU

Chia-Yi Yeh

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512Q

Peihong Yuan

Postdoctoral Associate
office: 36-512G



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


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Research Laboratory of Electronics
Room 36-512F
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