Assistant Professor Arizona State University
Email: okosut at asu dot edu
Office: GWC 422
Oliver Kosut received B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from MIT in 2004. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2010, with advisor Professor Lang Tong. From August 2010 to August 2012 he was a postdoc in the Stochastic Systems Group at MIT. Since August 2012 he has been an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University.
Oliver's academic interests include:
 Information theory
 Security
 Power systems and smart grids
 Sampling
 Graphical models
 Sparse recovery
Oliver's nonacademic interests include
 Puzzles
 Changeringing
 Juggling
 Square dancing
 Spring 2014: Instructor for EEE 598 Network Information Theory
 Fall 2013: Instructor for EEE 551 Information Theory
 Spring 2012: Instructor for EEE 203 Signals and Systems I
 Fall 2012: Instructor for EEE 304 Signals and Systems II
 Fall 2009: Coinstructor for "Topics on Power Networks and Smart Grids"
 Spring 2007: Teaching Assistant for "Detection and Estimation"
 Spring 2005: Teaching Assistant for "Solid State Circuits"
Journal Publications
 "Polytope Codes against adversaries in networks"
O. Kosut, L. Tong, and D. Tse
to appear in IEEE Trans. on Information Theory
 "On the dispersions of three network information theory problems"
V. Y. F. Tan and O. Kosut IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, vol. 60, pp. 881903, Feb. 2014
 "Locating and quantifying gas emission sources using remotely obtained concentration data"
B. Hirst, P. Jonathan, F. González del Cueto, D. Randell, and O. Kosut Atmospheric Environment, vol. 74, pp. 141158, Aug. 2013
 "Malicious data attacks on the smart grid"
O. Kosut, L. Jia, R. J. Thomas, L. Tong
IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, vol. 2, pp. 645–658, Oct. 2011
 "Distributed source coding in the presence of Byzantine sensors"
O. Kosut and L. Tong
IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, vol. 54, pp. 2550–2565, June 2008
Conference Publications "Cyber Attacks on AC State Estimation: Unobservability and Physical Consequences"
J. Liang, O. Kosut, and L. Sankar to appear in Proc. Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 2014
 "Equivalence for Networks with Adversarial State"
O. Kosut and J. Kliewer to appear in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, JuneJuly 2014
 "New Results on ThirdOrder Coding Rate for Universal FixedtoVariable Source Coding"
O. Kosut and L. Sankar to appear in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, JulyJuly 2014
 "MaxFlow MinCut for Power System Security Index Computation"
O. Kosut to appear in Proc. Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, June 2014
 "Malicious data attacks against dynamic state estimation in the presence of random noise"
O. Kosut in Proc. Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, Dec. 2013
 "Sampling from Gaussian graphical models using subgraph perturbations"
Y. Liu, O. Kosut in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, July 2013
 "Polytope codes for distributed storage in the presence of an active omniscient adversary"
O. Kosut in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, July 2013
 "Universal fixedtovariable source coding in the finite blocklength regime"
O. Kosut, L. Sankar in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, July 2013
 "The dispersion of SlepianWolf coding"
V. Y. F. Tan, O. Kosut in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, July 2012
 "On the dispersions of three network information theory problems"
V. Y. F. Tan, O. Kosut in Proc. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, March 2012
 "Malicious data attacks on smart grid state estimation: attack strategies and countermeasures"
O. Kosut, L. Jia, R. J. Thomas, L. Tong
in Proc. First International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, Oct. 2010
 "On malicious data attacks on power system state estimation"
O. Kosut, L. Jia, R. J. Thomas, L. Tong
in Proc. of 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, Aug.–Sep. 2010
 "Polytope codes against adversaries in networks"
O. Kosut, L. Tong, and D. Tse
in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, June 2010
Finalist for Student Paper Award
 "Limiting false data attacks on power system state estimation"
O. Kosut, L. Jia, R. Thomas, and L. Tong
in Proc. of Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Mar. 2010
 "Nonlinear network coding is necessary to combat general Byzantine attacks"
O. Kosut, L. Tong, and D. Tse
in Proc. of 47th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Oct. 2009
 "The quadratic Gaussian CEO problem with Byzantine agents"
O. Kosut and L. Tong
in Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, June–July 2009
Finalist for Student Paper Award
 "A characterization of the error exponent for the Byzantine CEO problem"
O. Kosut and L. Tong
in Proc. of 46th Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Sep. 2008
 "The Byzantine CEO problem"
O. Kosut and L. Tong
in Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, July 2008
 "The nose of a bloodhound: target chasing aided by a static sensor network"
O. Kosut and L. Tong
in Proc. of Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2007
 "Integrated mobile and static sensing for target tracking"
O. Kosut, A. Turovsky, J. Sun, M. Ezovski, G. Whipps, and L. Tong
in Proc. of Military Communications Conference, June 2007
 "Variablerate distributed source coding in the presence of Byzantine sensors"
O. Kosut and L. Tong
in Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, June 2007
Finalist for Student Paper Award
 "Capacity of cooperative fusion in the presence of Byzantine sensors"
O. Kosut and L. Tong
in Proc. 44th Annual Allerton Conf. on Commununication, Control and Computation, Sep. 2006
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