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Viterbi Lecture

Viterbi Lecture

The Viterbi School is named for Andrew and Erna Viterbi.  Viterbi is the legendary communications figure who helped open the doors to the digital age with the Viterbi Algorithm, an original mathematical formula for eliminating signal interference.

Today, his algorithm is used in all four international standards for digital cellular telephones, as well as in data terminals, digital satellite broadcast receivers and deep space telemetry. 


 2014 Speaker

Abbas El Gamal, Ph.D.
Hitachi America Professor
Stanford University

"Common Information"

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Mudd Hall of Philosophy (MHP) 101
Reception 3:00pm
Lecture 4:00pm

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Past Speakers
 

2013
John M. Cioffi
Stanford University
"Ubiquitous Cost-Effective Gigabit Per Second Broadband Access:
It's Coming, And Not The Way You Think!"

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2012
Sergio Verdú
Princeton University
"What is Information Theory?"
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2011
Elwyn Berlekamp
University of California, Berkeley
"Adventures in Coding Theory"
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2010
Thomas Kailath
Hitachi America Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
"From Radiative Transfer Theory to Fast Algorithms for Cell Phones"
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2009
Robert M. Gray
"Codes and Coin Flips: Compression and Modeling"
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 2008
Jack K. Wolf
"From Edison to Viterbi"
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2007
Robert J. McEliece
"Learning to Teach the Viterbi Algorithm"
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2006
Toby Berger
"Information Exchange Among Neurons in Sensory Cortex"
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2005
Jacob Ziv
"What is Hidden in an Individual Sequence?"
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2003
G. David Forney, Jr. 
"Not your father's coding theory"
2002
Andrew J. Viterbi (inaugural lecture)