Room: 111 J, Electrical Engineering West,
Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. I received my Ph.D from the University of California, Irvine in 2011. Between 2011 and 2014, I was a postdoctoral researcher, jointly with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Boston University, and the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I received the 2009 IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper Award, the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA) Best Paper Award, an NSF Career Award in 2016 and was a finalist for the Bell Labs Prize in 2016. My research involves understanding of modern data communication and storage systems using the tools of information theory and coding theory.

Along with Pulkit Grover, I presented a tutorial on the topic of "Codes for Distributed Computing" in ISIT 2017.
Slides for the first part - introduction and codes for shared memory emulation.
Slides for the second part - codes for distributed linear processing.


  • Paper titled Multi-version Coding for Consistent Distributed Storage of Correlated Data Updates, with authors Ramy E. Ali and Viveck R. Cadambe available on arXiv. Extended version of previously published paper at ITW 2016.
  • Paper titled Coded convolution for parallel and distributed computing within a deadline with authors Sanghamittra Dutta, Viveck R. Cadambe and Pulkit Grover presented in the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Extended version available here.
  • Paper titled Linear Network Coding for Two-Unicast-Z Networks: Commutative-Algebraic Perspective and Fundamental Limits with authors Mohammad Fahim and Viveck R. Cadambe presented in the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Extended version available here.
  • Paper titled Short-Dot: Computing Large Linear Transforms Distributedly Using Coded Short Dot Products, with authors Sanghamittra Dutta, Viveck R. Cadambe and Pulkit Grover, in The Thirtieth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2016.
  • Delivered invited talk on "Asynchrony-Storage Tradeoffs in Consistent Distributed Storage Systems" at Asilomar Conference on Signals and Systems 2016. Slides available here.
  • Paper titled Consistent Distributed Storage of Correlated Updates Via Multi-version Coding, with authors Ramy Ali and Viveck Cadambe in 2016 Information Theory Workshop.
  • Paper titled Information-Theoretic Lower Bounds on the Storage Cost of Shared Memory Emulation, with authors Viveck Cadambe, Zhiying Wang and Nancy Lynch in 2016 Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC) conference. Extended version of the paper can be found here.
  • Paper titled Alphabet-size Dependent Bounds for Exact Repair in Distributed Storage", Viveck Cadambe and Arya Mazumdar, at 2015 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), Jeju Island.
  • Paper titled "Multi-version Coding - An Information Theoretic Perspective of Distributed Storage" with authors Zhiying Wang, Viveck Cadambe available on arxiv; extended version of our papers that appeared in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2014 and the 2014 Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing
  • Paper titled "Expanding the Compute-and-Forward Framework: Unequal Powers, Signal Levels, and Multiple Linear Combinations" with authors Bobak Nazer, Viveck Cadambe, Vasilis Ntranos, Giuseppe Caire, available on arxiv
  • Talk titled "Multi-version Coding and Shared Memory Emulation" presented at Workshop on Coding: From Practice to Theory at the Simons Institute for Theory of Computing, Berkeley, Feb 2015.
  • Talk titled "Alignment Based Network Coding For Two-Unicast-Z Networks" presented at Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Workshop, Feb 2015. See extended version of paper here.