Inaugural Lectures - Prof. Haitham Al Hassanieh, Prof. Alessandro Chiesa


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Date 15.11.2022 22.11.202217:4519:20  
Speaker Prof. Haitham Al Hassanieh, Prof. Alessandro Chiesa
Category Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture
Event Language English
Date: 15 November 2022

  • 17:45-17:50: Introduction by Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke, Dean of the IC School
  • 17:50-18:20: Inaugural Lecture Prof. Haitham Al Hassanieh
  • 18:20-18:25: Introduction by Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke, Dean of the IC School
  • 18:25-18:55: Inaugural Lecture Prof. Alessandro Chiesa
  • 18:55-19:05: Q & A
  • 19:05: Aperitif, hall outside the CO 2
Location:  CO 2

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Prof. Haitham Al Hassanieh

Pushing the Boundaries of Wireless Networking and Sensing Systems

Wireless networks and sensors have become entrenched in every aspect of our lives, playing a central role in our homes, workplaces, and industries. With the rise of the Internet of Things and the increasing demand for mobile data, the world is witnessing an unprecedented boom in the number of wireless devices leading to significant research challenges. In this talk, I will describe my team’s work to build scalable, practical, and efficient IoT and wireless technologies. I will describe how our work on millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G wireless networks pushes the performance limits of such systems by enabling fast beamforming and dense spatial reuse. I will then discuss how we leverage mmWave signals to enable through-fog high-resolution imaging for self-driving cars. I will also discuss how we can enable joint communication and sensing in next-generation wireless networks. Finally, I will touch on some of our work on enabling communication between micro and nano-implants using biomolecular communication.
About the speaker
Haitham Hassanieh is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Computer Science at EPFL. His research is in the areas of wireless networks, mobile systems, sensing, and algorithms. Before joining EPFL, he was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and he received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2016. His Ph.D. thesis on the Sparse Fourier Transform won the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, the Sprowls best thesis award at MIT, and TR10 Award for top ten breakthrough technologies in 2012. His research has received best paper awards at ACM SIGCOMM and ACM MobiSys. He is also the recipient of the NSF Career Award, the Google Faculty Research Award, and the Alfred Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

Prof. Alessandro Chiesa

How to Verify Computations without Re-Executing Them?

How to trust the results of computations performed by others? Simply re-running a computation may be infeasible (too expensive) or undesirable (it may involve revealing private inputs to the computation). In this talk I will discuss how cryptographic proofs, a fundamental tool in computer science, can be used to check the correctness of computations *without re-executing them*. This seemingly paradoxical capability has found numerous recent applications in the world of distributed systems (e.g., decentralized finance).

About the speaker
Alessandro Chiesa is a faculty member in computer science at EPFL and UC Berkeley. He conducts research in complexity theory, cryptography, and security, with a focus on the theoretical foundations and practical implementations of cryptographic proofs that are short and easy to verify. He is a co-author of several zkSNARK libraries and is a co-inventor of the Zerocash protocol. He has co-founded Zcash and StarkWare Industries. He received S.B. degrees in Computer Science and in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT. He is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship (2021), an Okawa Foundation Research Grant (2020), and Google Faculty Research Awards (2018 and 2017). He was included in MIT Technology Review's "35 Innovators Under 35" list in 2018.

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