Coding Techniques for Distributed Storage Systems

Lecturer: Prof. Frederique Oggier(NTU Singapore).

About the lecturer | Course Summary | Slides: All | Assignements can be found at the end of slides | Extended survey

About the lecturer: F. Oggier received a Ph.D. thesis in Mathematics (2005) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne. She was a postdoctoral visitor at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) from 2005 till 2007, and at the Research Center for Information Security (RCIS) in Tokyo, Japan, from 2007 to 2008. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She is a recipient of the Singapore NRF Fellowship. Her main research interests are in applied algebra to coding problems arising in wireless communications, distributed networked storage as well as information theoretic security.

Course summary: In this series of lectures, we first explain some background on classical coding techniques, and review some of the requirements specific to coding for storage systems. We then present a few code constructions suited for distributed networked storage systems, and show how to analyze their performance. While the part on classical coding theory is a well known topic often taught, the part on new coding techniques for distributed storage will lead to research questions.

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