Muriel Médard talks on network coding, security patterns

MurielMedard2Muriel Médard, the Cecil H. Green professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present two lectures as part of the CSU ISTeC Distinguished Lecture Series on campus April 18.

Médard will discuss “Network Coding – A Personal Account of Combining Theory and Practice,” during her first lecture April 18 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Morgan Library Event Hall. There will be a reception with refreshments preceding this lecture at 10:30 a.m.

During her second lecture, Médard will discuss “Two Recent Information Theoretic Variations on the Theme of Patterns in Security” from 3 to 4 p.m. in Lory Student Center Room 310.

Médard will discuss her personal experiences with the interplay between theoretical development and engineering implementation. She will also discuss open challenges and research directions emerging from the convergence of data storage and networking. No background knowledge will be assumed for this talk. Her second lecture will address two different sets of results based on the effect of patterns in security.

Médard leads the Network Coding and Reliably Communications Group at the Research Laboratory for Electronics at MIT. She has also co-founded two companies, CodeOn and SteinWurf, to commercialize network coding. Médard is currently the Editor in Chief of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

The ISTeC Distinguished Lecture series is presented in conjunction with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science.

ISTeC is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU’s research, education, and outreach activities relating to the application of computer, communication, and information systems.