Prof. Ram Zamir

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Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems
Tel Aviv University
Ramat Aviv 69978
Phone: 972-3-6406273
Fax: 972-3-6407095


General Research Interests:

Analog coding & good frames
Statistical communication
Network information theory, multiterminal source coding, multiple descriptions
Rate-distortion theory, quantization and universal compression
Use of side-information in lossy compression, and in channel coding and decoding
Information theoretic bounds on estimation and coding

Book: Lattice Coding for Signals and Networks

A Structured Coding Approach to Quantization, Modulation and Multiuser Information Theory.
** Cambridge University Press, August 2014**
The Book
Why to write a book (on lattice codes)? a seminar for the celebration of the publication, Oct. 20, 2014

Current Projects & recent talks:

Analog coding and good frames
Nested codes for information embedding, distributed compression and interference cancelation
How to exploit quality information using variable-partition quantizers?
Adaptive ``shaping'' of quantization-codebooks via the mechanism of ``natural type selection''
Minimum entropy noise compensation, for channels with side-information at the transmitter
Diversity techniques in signal compression for lossy packet networks
Tree-codes for universal lossy compression, and the "Lempel-Ziv" algorithm
Coding and modulation for non-Gaussian multiple-access channels ("non Gaussian" = e.g., impulsive or fading)

Tutorial Talks About Lattices:

Lattice Coding for Signals and Networks: - Application and Design (Tutorial talk at ISIT 2012, MIT)
and Parts B, and C.
Can Structure Beat Random? - the Story of Lattice Codes (Plenary talk at ISIT 2010, Austin)
and (IT Newsletter, March 2011)
Lattices are Everywhere (ITA 2009, UCSD)
Slides: Lattices are Everywhere!
Slides: Lattices for Source Coding with Side-Information.
Slides: Lattices for Channel Coding with Side Information.
Slides: Lattices for Modulation and Bandwidth Conversion.

Courses I Teach:

Information Theory 1 (graduate level): information measures; entropy and the lossless source coding theorem; capacity and the channel coding theorem; extension to continues signals and channels; rate-distortion function and the lossy source coding theorem; advance topics (multi-terminal systems, universal coding).

Digital Transmission of Signals (under-graduate level): PCM, DPCM and vector quantization; equalization and maximum likelihood sequence estimation; adaptive filtering methods in communication.

Information Theory 2 (graduate level): network information theory (separate encoding of correlated sources, multi access channels, broadcast channels, coding with side information, multiple descriptions, successive refinement, and more); the method of types (error exponents, universal compression, mismatch encoding, large deviation); information theoretic inequalities; complexity measures for sequences. (more.)

Data and Signal Compression (graduate level): lossless source coding; universal source coding; Source optimized quantization (scalar and vector), high resolution analysis, lattice quantization and entropy coding, Shannon theory for lossy compression, the "water filling" principle and tranform coding, predictive coding; speech, picture and video compression algorithms, joint source/channel coding, compression for lossy packet networks.
Projects and Bibliography (1999/2000)

Random Signals and Noise (under-graduate level): PART I - Random variables and vectors. PART II - Generation of a random process, Joint statistics, Auto-correlation, Gaussian process, Stationarity, WSS, Auto-regressive process, Asymptotic Stationarity, Poisson and Wiener Processes, empirical statisitics and LLN, Markov chains, Ergodicity, Power spectrum; Random signals and linear time-invariant systems; Linear mean-square estimation of a noisy process (Wiener Filter); other estimation / filtering criteria.

Publications and Curriculum Vitae:

See List of Publications

See Additional Academic Information

Zamir Family

Look at Kessem, Shoni, Itamar and Us!

Group Trip to Ein Gedi

Look at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

In the north with Jan Ostergaard, September 2006

Look at 1, 2. 3, 4, 5.

Group Trip to Har Meron

Look at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Sitting in the Suca, October 2007

Look at 1, 2.

Book celebration and the lattice heroes, Oct. 20, 2014

Look at 1 .


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