I am currently a Lecturer in Computer Science at RMIT University, Melbourne. My main research interest includes applications of coding theory in distributed storage systems, network coding, and discrete mathematics.
Contact me at email@example.com (with CV, and transcripts, if available) for available PhD projects on applications of coding theory in distributed storage systems, distributed computing, and blockchains.
October, 2020: Our detailed tutorial on the topic of repairing Reed-Solomon codes at the 2020 Hyderabad Workshop on Information Theory. This 1.5-hour tutorial is a perfect place to start if you want to look into this research direction.
July, 2020: Our manuscript titled "Repairing Reed-Solomon Codes via Subspace Polynomials" is available online.. Co-authors: Dinh Thi Xinh, Han Mao Kiah, Tran Thi Luong, and Olgica Milenkovic.
July, 2020: Our paper titled "Locally Decodable Index Codes" was accepted by the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Co-authors: Lakshmi Natarajan, Prasad Krishnan, and V. Lalitha.
July, 2020: Our paper titled "Access Balancing in Storage Systems by Labeling Partial Steiner Systems" was accepted by Designs, Codes, and Cryptography. Co-authors: Yeow Meng Chee, Charles J. Colbourn, Ryan Gabrys, Alan C.H. Ling, Dylan Lusi, and Olgica Milenkovic.
June, 2020: Lakshmi J Mohan joined our group as a postdoc to work on the practical aspects of repairing Reed-Solomon codes in Hadoop Distributed File System.
April, 2020: Three PhD/Master scholarships are available: Reed-Solomon Codes and Distributed Storage Systems, Distributed Computing, and Blockchain. The detailed descriptions of these projects can be found here.
April, 2020: Two papers accepted for IEEE Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), supposedly in Los Angeles, which will go virtual in June due to the Covid-19. Links to the full papers are here: elastic coded computing and partial Steiner sytems.
March, 2020: Our paper "Secure Erasure Codes With Partial Reconstructibility" was accepted by the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. Co-authors: Wentu Song and Chau Yuen (SUTD), Alex Sprintson (Texas A&M).
December, 2019: Oracle Research generously gave us USD $25k worth of cloud credit to use for one year!
November, 2019: Our joint Discovery Project with Monash University (Prof. Emanuele Viterbo) on Coding Theory & Blockchain was approved by Australian Research Council! The grant is worth AUD $420k (2020-2023).
October, 2019: The first draft of our paper on elastic coded computing was available online.
August, 2019: Our paper titled "On the Triangle Clique Cover and $K_t$ Clique Cover Problems" was accepted by Discrete Mathematics. Co-authors: Gregory J. Puleo (Auburn) and Olgica Milenkovic (UIUC).
July, 2019: Four papers were presented at the IEEE Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) in Paris, France: (1) "On the I/O Costs in Repairing Short-Length Reed-Solomon Codes" (with Weiqi Li, Zhiying Wang, Hamid Jafarkhani at UCI and Emanuele Viterbo at Monash); (2) "Set-Codes with Small Intersections and Small Discrepancies" (with Ryan Gabrys at PAWAR, Charlie Colbourn at Arizona State University, and Olgica Milenkovic at UIUC); (3) "Locality in Index Coding for Large Min-Rank" (with Laskhmi Natarajan at IIT, Hyderabah, Prasad Krishnan, V. Lalitha at IIIT H); (4) "Iterative Decoding of Reed-Solomon Codes based on Non-binary Matrices" with Viduranga Wijekoon and Emanuele Viterbo at Monash University).
June, 2019: Chen Feng from UBC visited us and gave a nice talk on coding theory and blockchain!
April, 2019: I gave talks and lectures at the Mini-Workshop on Coding Theory and Applications at Vietnam Institute for Advanced Studies in Mathematics (https://viasm.edu.vn/en/hdkh/cta), VNU University of Engineering and Technology, and VNU University of Science.
February, 2019: I presented a talk at the Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA) orgainised by UC San Diego.
January, 2019: I joined RMIT University!
Information Theory in Singapore (ITIS) (online seminar series): meet the big names in Coding/Information Theory (free registration, 24 Nov-22 Dec, 2020)
Australian Communication Theory Webinar (AusCTW) (on-going, free registration)
2020 Hyderabad Workshop on Information Theory, registration deadline (free): 12/9/2020.
RMIT prestigious VC's fellowships is now open. Deadline: 18/8/2019.