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
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Cambridge, MA 02139

News & Events

Photos from the ISSCC ORBGRAND Demo!

On February 21st, Prof. Muriel Médard, along with Prof. Rabia Yazicigil and Arslan Riaz, held a demonstration of the ORBGRAND chip at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. Attached are photos from this demonstration, as well as images of...

Prof. Médard’s Feature in France’s The Good Life Magazine

An issue of the French magazine The Good Life was released, with an article that focuses in on MIT as "The Good College" for their issue. Sophy Caulier is the author of this story. Within that article, Prof. Muriel Médard is profiled as an example of an...

GRAND Chip in MIT News: “A new chip for decoding data transmissions demonstrates record-breaking energy efficiency”

An article was published in MIT News by Adam Zewe detailing the development and success of the ORBGRAND chip, an evolution of the previously developed GRAND chip algorithm. The ORBGRAND chip, which stands for the "Ordered Reliability Bits GRAND," uses "reliability...

ISSCC San Francisco: Demos & Papers

This week at the 2023 International Solid States Circuit Conference (ISSCC), Prof. Muriel Médard will be involved in two different events that take place on February 21st and 22nd respectively. The first event will be a demonstration of her work involving the GRAND...

Prof. Médard to Receive Leopoldina Membership in Ceremonial Presentation

Professor Muriel Médard has been invited to Halle, Germany, by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina to receive her Class 1 membership certificate. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina consults with the German government on scientific...

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...

Photos from MWC “That’s My Slice” Panel, w/ Prof. Muriel Médard and Joe Constantine

On Monday, February 27th, Prof. Muriel Médard was honored to participate in a 2023 Mobile World Congress (MWC) panel event in Barcelona. Below are some great photos from the event, taken by the photographers of MWC and provided by Alex Clarke. The clip of Prof....

Clip of MWC “That’s My Slice” Panel w/ Prof. Muriel Médard & Joe Constantine

On Monday, February 27th, Prof. Muriel Medard was joined by Joe Constantine in a panel titled "That's My Slice!" for the 2023 Mobile World Congress (MWC) Conference in Barcelona. The panel discusses the growing network slicing market, what are the potentials of it and...

MWC Barcelona – JMA “That’s My Slice” Panel on February 27th, 2023

Join Muriel at MWC Barcelona, coming up soon! Prof. Muriel Médard will be joining Joe Constantine from JMA Wireless to talk about network slicing at the That's My Slice panel on Monday, February 27th, 2023. The panel will be taking place from 2:45 - 3:45 CET at the...

ITA 2023 – Prof. Médard’s Presentation Titled “6G – Modularity for Innovation”

On Monday, February 13th, Professor Muriel Médard has been invited to present at the Information Theory and Applications Workshop! This workshop is described as "a multidisciplinary meeting of academic and industrial researchers applying theory to diverse scientific...

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...



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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Alexander Mariona

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Jongchan Woo

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Peihong Yuan

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6.120A – Discrete Mathematics and Proof for Computer Science

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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