April Updates

(1) On the 15th April, I presented an invited paper in the MoTION workshop of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference in Marrakech, Morocco:

Malcolm Egan, “On capacity sensitivity in additive vector symmetric alpha-stable noise channels,” Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2019.

Many thanks to Philippe Mary, Samir Perlaza and Peter Popovski for their kind invitation.

(2) On the 19th April, I presented an invited lecture in the European School on Information Theory in Nice, France. The details for the talk are:

Title: Stability and Sensitivity of the Capacity in Continuous Channels

Abstract: Many notions in information theory admit variational interpretations. One of both theoretical and practical importance is the Shannon capacity, which via the noisy channel coding theorem informs maximum achievable rates. In this talk, we study the capacity from an optimisation-theoretic point of view. In recent years, there have been a number of significant results establishing properties of the optimal input distribution. We briefly overview the key ideas behind this progress and then turn to studying the impact of channel parameters and constraints on the capacity. This approach emphasises perturbations of the optimisation problem for which we present the main tools. Some applications of these results in non-Gaussian noise channels with non-standard constraints are given.

Slides are available here. Many thanks to Paul de Kerret, Ligong Wang, Claudio Weidmann and Michèle Wigger for their kind invitation.

(3) With Bayram Akdeniz and Valeria Loscri, I had two papers presented during April 16th-18th in the 4th Workshop on Molecular Communications in Linz, Austria:

Malcolm Egan, Bayram Akdeniz and Valeria Loscri, “Coexistence Within Communicating Biological Systems,” Proc. 4th Workshop on Molecular Communications, 2019.

Bayram Akdeniz and Malcolm Egan, “Noise Modeling for Molecular Communication via Chemical Reactions and Diffusion,” Proc. 4th Workshop on Molecular Communications, 2019.