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Journal Papers
Thomas A. Courtade and Max Fathi, “Stability of the BakryEmery Theorem on R^n”, Journal of Functional Analysis (to appear), 2020.
Jingbo Liu, Thomas A. Courtade, Paul Cuff, and S. Verdú, “Smoothing BrascampLieb Inequalities and Strong Converses of Coding Theorems”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, February 2020, pp. 704721.
Ashwin Pananjady, Cheng Mao, Vidya Muthukumar, Martin J. Wainwright and Thomas A. Courtade, “Worstcase vs Averagecase Design for Estimation from Fixed Pairwise Comparisons”, Annals of Statistics, accepted (March 2019).
Thomas A. Courtade, “Bounds on the Poincaré constant for convolution measures”, Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (B) Probabilités et Statistiques, Volume 56, Number 1 (2020), 566579. (publisher link)
Thomas A. Courtade, Guangyue Han, and Yaochen Wu, “Counterexample to the vector generalization of Costa’s EPI, and partial resolution”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, May 2018, pp. 5453  5454.
Jingbo Liu, Thomas A. Courtade, Paul Cuff, and S. Verdú, “A forwardreverse BrascampLieb inequality: Entropic duality and Gaussian optimality”, Entropy, Special Issue on Information Inequalities, vol. 20, no. 6:418, May 2018
Thomas A. Courtade, Max Fathi and Ashwin Pananjady, “Quantitative Stability of the Entropy Power Inequality”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 64, no. 8, pp. 56915703, August 2018.
Thomas A. Courtade, “A Strong Entropy Power Inequality”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, April 2018, pp. 2173  2192.
Ashwin Pananjady and Thomas A. Courtade, “The Effect of Local Decodability Constraints on VariableLength Compression”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, April 2018, pp. 25932608.
Thomas A. Courtade, Max Fathi and Ashwin Pananjady, “Existence of Stein Kernels under a Spectral Gap, and Discrepancy Bounds”, Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré (B) Probabilités et Statistiques, Volume 55, Number 2 (2019), 777790. (publisher link)
Antonio A. Ginart, Joseph Hui, Kaiyuan Zhu, Ibrahim Numanagić, Thomas A. Courtade, S. Cenk Sahinalp and David N. Tse, “Optimal compressed representation of high throughput sequence data via light assembly”,
Nature Communications, 2018, doi:10.1038/s41467017024806
Ashwin Pananjady, Martin J. Wainwright and Thomas A. Courtade, “Linear Regression with Shuffled Data: Statistical and Computational Limits of Permutation Recovery”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 64, no. 5, pp. 32863300, May 2018.
G. M. Kamath, I. Shomorony, F. Xia, T. Courtade, and D. Tse, “HINGE: Longread assembly achieves optimal repeat resolution”,
Genome Research, 2017, doi:10.1101/gr.216465.116. (Supplementary Material)
T. Courtade, A. Grama, M. Mahoney, and T. Weissman (Eds.) “Principles and Applications of Science of Information the Issue”, Proceedings of the IEEE Special Issue, vol. 105, no. 2, Feb. 2017.
I. Shomorony, T. A. Courtade, and D. Tse “Fundamental Limits of Genome Assembly under an Adversarial Erasure Model”. Shannon Centennial Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and MultiScale Communications, 2016.
A. Bhaskar, A. Javanmard, T. A. Courtade and D. Tse “Novel probabilistic models of spatial genetic ancestry with applications to stratification correction in genomewide association studies”. Bioinformatics 2016.
T. A. Courtade, “Monotonicity of Entropy and Fisher Information: A Quick Proof via Maximal Correlation”. Communications on Information and Systems, vol. 16, no. 2, pp.111115, 2016.
T. A. Courtade and T. R. Halford, “Coded cooperative data exchange for a secret
key”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, July 2016, pp. 37853795.
I. Shomorony, S. Kim, T. A. Courtade, and D. Tse, “Informationoptimal genome assembly via sparse readoverlap graphs,”
Bioinformatics 2016 32 (17): i494i502.
A. Puglielli, A. Townley, G. LaCaille, V. Milovanovic, P. Lu, K. Trotskovsky,
A. Whitcombe, N. Narevsky, G.Wright, T. Courtade, E. Alon, B. Nikolic, and A. M.
Niknejad, “Design of energy and costefficient massive MIMO arrays”. Proceedings
of the IEEE, March 2016, pp. 586606.
J. Jiao, T. A. Courtade, K. Venkat, and T. Weissman, “Justication of logarithmic loss via the benefit of side information”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Oct. 2015, pp. 53575365.
T. R. Halford, T. A. Courtade, K. M. Chugg, X. Li, and G. Thatte, “Energy efficient group key agreement for wireless networks”. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Oct. 2015, pp. 55525564.
A. Ingber, T. A. Courtade, and T. Weissman, "Compression for Quadratic Similarity Queries”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, May 2015, pp. 27292747.
T. A. Courtade “Comments on ‘Canalizing Boolean Functions Maximize Mutual Information’“. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, February 2015, pp. 11491151.
J. Jiao, T. A. Courtade, A. No, K. Venkat, and T. Weissman, “Information measures: The Curious Case of the Binary Alphabet”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, December 2014, pp. 7616  7626.
T. A. Courtade and G. R. Kumar, "Which Boolean Functions Maximize Mutual Information on Noisy Inputs?”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, August 2014, pp. 45154525.
J. Wang, K. Vakilinia, T.Y. Chen, T. A. Courtade, G. Dong, T. Zhang, H. Shankar and R. Wesel, “Enhanced Precision Through Multiple Reads for LDPC Decoding in Flash Memories”. JSAC special issue on Communication Methodologies for the NextGeneration Storage Systems, May 2014, pp. 880891.
T. A. Courtade and R. D. Wesel, “Coded Cooperative Data Exchange in Multihop Networks”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Feb 2014, pp. 11361158.
T. A. Courtade and T. Weissman, “Multiterminal Source Coding under Logarithmic Loss”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, January 2014, pp. 740761.
B. Xie, T. A. Courtade, and R. D. Wesel, “Optimal Independent Encoding Schemes for Several Classes of Discrete Degraded Broadcast Channels”. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, March 2013, pp. 13601378.
T. A. Courtade and R. D. Wesel, “Optimal Allocation of Redundancy Between PacketLevel Erasure Coding and PhysicalLayer Channel Coding in Fading Channels”. IEEE Transactions on Communications, August 2011, pp. 2101  2109.
Conference Papers
Efe Aras, KuanYun Lee, Ashwin Pananjady and Thomas A. Courtade, “A Family of Bayesian CramérRao Bounds, and Consequences for LogConcave Priors”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Paris, July 2019.
Vipul Gupta, Shusen Wang, Thomas Courtade, Kannan Ramchandran, “OverSketch: Approximate Matrix Multiplication for the Cloud”, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data.
T. Courtade, “A quantitative entropic CLT for radially symmetric random vectors”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Vail, June 2018.
A. Pananjady, M. Wainwright and T. Courtade, “Denoising Linear Models with Permuted Data”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Aachen, June 2017.
T. Courtade, M. Fathi and A. Pananjady, “Wasserstein Stability of the Entropy Power Inequality for LogConcave Random Vectors”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Aachen, June 2017.
T. Courtade, “Concavity of Entropy Power: Equivalent Formulations and Generalizations”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Aachen, June 2017.
A. Pananjady, M. Wainwright and T. Courtade, “Linear Regression with an Unknown Permutation: Statistical and Computational Limits”. 54th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. Monticello, IL, Oct. 2016.
T. Courtade, “Strengthening the entropy power inequality”, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Barcelona, July 2016.
J. Hui, I. Shomorony, K. Ramchandran, and T. Courtade, “Overlapbased genome assembly from variablelength reads”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Barcelona, July 2016.
I. Shomorony, G. M. Kamath, F. Xia, T. Courtade, and D. Tse, “Partial DNA assembly: A ratedistortion perspective”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Barcelona, July 2016.
J. Liu, T. A. Courtade, P. Cuff, and S. Verdú, “BrascampLieb inequality and its reverse: An information theoretic view”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Barcelona, July 2016.
J. Liu, T. A. Courtade, P. Cuff, and S. Verdú, “Smoothing BrascampLieb inequalities and strong converses for common randomness generation”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Barcelona, July 2016.
T. Courtade and A. Özgür, “Approximate Capacity of Gaussian Relay Networks: Is a Sublinear Gap to the Cutset Bound Plausible?”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Hong Kong, July 2015.
I. Shomorony, T. Courtade, and D. Tse, “Do Read Errors Matter for Genome Assembly?”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Hong Kong, July 2015.
A. Pananjady and T. Courtade. “Compressing Sparse Sequences under Local Decodability Constraints
”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Hong Kong, July 2015.
A. Puglielli, N Narevsky, P. Lu, T. Courtade, G. Wright, B. Nikolic, and E. Alon. “A Scalable Massive MIMO Array Architecture Based on Common Modules”. IEEE ICC 2015  Workshop on 5G and Beyond  Enabling Technologies and Applications. London, UK, June 2015.
T. Courtade and J. Jiao, “An Extremal Inequality for Long Markov Chains”. 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. Monticello, IL, Oct. 2014.
J. Jiao, T. Courtade, A. No, K. Venkat, and T. Weissman, “Information Divergences and the Curious Case of
the Binary Alphabet”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Honolulu, Hawaii, JuneJuly 2014.
J. Jiao, T. Courtade, K. Venkat, and T. Weissman, “Justification of Logarithmic Loss via the Benefit of Side Information”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Honolulu, Hawaii, JuneJuly 2014.
T. Courtade and T. Halford, “Coded Cooperative Data Exchange for a Secret Key”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Honolulu, Hawaii, JuneJuly 2014.
T. Courtade and S. Verdú, “Cumulant Generating Function of Codeword Lengths in Optimal Lossless Compression”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Honolulu, Hawaii, JuneJuly 2014.
T. Courtade and S. Verdú, “Variablelength Lossy Compression and Channel Coding: Nonasymptotic Converses via Cumulant Generating Functions”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Honolulu, Hawaii, JuneJuly 2014.
T. Courtade, J. Jiao, and T. Weissman, “On an Extremal Data Processing Inequality for long Markov Chains”.
International Zurich Seminar on Communications. Zurich, Switzerland, February 2014.
T. Halford, T. Courtade, and K. Chugg, “EnergyEfficient, Secure Group Key Agreement for Ad Hoc Networks”.
IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS). Washington, DC, Oct. 2013.
T. A. Courtade, “Outer Bounds for Multiterminal Source Coding via a Strong Data Processing Inequality”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013.
G. R. Kumar and T. A. Courtade, “Which Boolean Functions are Most Informative?”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013.
A. Ingber, T. A. Courtade, and T. Weissman, "Compression for Exact Match Identification”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013.
A. Ingber, T. A. Courtade, and T. Weissman, "Quadratic Similarity Queries on Compressed Data”. Data Compression Conference (DCC). Snowbird, UT, March 2013.
T. R. Halford, T. A. Courtade, and K. Turck, "The User Capacity of Barrage Relay Networks”. IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM). Orlando, FL, Oct. 2012.
T. A. Courtade. "Information Masking and Amplification: The Source Coding Setting”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Cambridge, MA, July 2012.
T. A. Courtade and T. Weissman. "Multiterminal Source Coding under Logarithmic Loss”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Cambridge, MA, July 2012. Best student authored paper award.
J. Wang, T. A. Courtade, H. Shankar, and R. D. Wesel. "Soft Information for LDPC Decoding in Flash: MutualInformation Optimized Quantization”.
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM). Houston, TX, Dec. 2011.
T. A. Courtade, J. Wang, and R. D. Wesel. "Superposition Coding to Support Multiple Streams, Priorities, and Channel Capacities in the Context of GMSK”.
Military Communications Conference (MILCOM). Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2011.
T. A. Courtade and R. D. Wesel. "Weighted Universal Recovery, Practical Secrecy, and an Efficient Algorithm for Solving Both”. 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. Monticello, IL, Oct. 2011.
B. Xie, M. van der Schaar, T. A. Courtade, and R. D. Wesel. “Minimizing weighted sum finish time for onetomany file transfer in peertopeer networks”. 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. Monticello, IL, Oct. 2011.
T. A. Courtade and R. D. Wesel. "Multiterminal source coding with an entropybased distortion measure”. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Saint Petersburg, Russia, Aug. 2011.
T. A. Courtade, B. Xie, and R. D. Wesel. “Optimal exchange of packets for universal recovery in broadcast networks”. Military Communications Conference (MILCOM). San Jose, CA, Nov. 2010.
T. A. Courtade and R. D. Wesel. “Efficient universal recovery in broadcast networks”. 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. Monticello, IL, Oct. 2010.
T. Courtade and R. D. Wesel. "A deterministic approach to ratecompatible fountain communication”. Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA). La Jolla, CA, Feb. 2010.
T. A. Courtade and R. D. Wesel. ”A CrossLayer Perspective on Rateless Coding for Wireless Channels”. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Dresden, Germany, June 2009.
A. Marinoni, T. A. Courtade, and R. D. Wesel. “Spectrally Efficient LDPC Coded Modulations”. GTTI Sessione Trasmissione. Parma, Italy, June 2009. Best paper by a young scientist, Transmission Session.
Dissertation
T. A. Courtade. “Two Problems in Multiterminal Information Theory”. University of California, Los Angeles, May 2012. Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award, Signals & Systems Track.
Patents
T. R. Halford, T. A. Courtade, and K. M. Chugg, “Secure group key agreement for
wireless networks," Pat. 9084112 (US). July, 2015
T. A. Courtade and D. J. Jensen. “Digital Beamforming Method and Apparatus for Pointing and Null Steering Without Calibration or Calculation of Covariance Matrix”. Pat. 7570211 (US). Aug. 2009.
T. A. Courtade and D. J. Jensen. “Method for Efficiently Computing the Beamforming Weights for a Large Antenna Array”. Pat. 7414578 (US). Aug. 2008.
