News: my paper "Characterizing the rate-region of the (4,3,3) exact-repair regenerating codes", published in IEEE Journal on Selected Area of Communications, received the 2014 IEEE ComSoc DSTC Best Paper Award (click to read more).
Department of EECS, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville / Aug. 2014 - present
Adjunct Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University / Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2013
Member of Technical Staff-Research
AT&T Labs-Research, Florham Park (Bedminster), NJ / Oct. 2007 - Jul. 2014
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland / Sep. 2005 - Sep. 2007
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering / Aug. 2005
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Electronic Engineering / Jul. 2000
2014 IEEE ComSoc DSTC Best Paper Award
For the paper "Characterizing the rate-region of the (4,3,3) exact-repair regenerating codes". This award is given to a single paper every year in the general area of data storage research.
AT&T Key Contributor Award
For technical contribution in AT&T / 2010, 2011, 2013
Liu-Memorial Award, Cornell University
For excellence in graduate study and research / 2004
S. Avestimehr, S. N. Diggavi, C. Tian, and D. N. S. Tse, Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory, Sep. 2015.
C. Tian, B. Sasidharan, V. Aggarwal, P. Vijay Kumar and V. Vaishampayan, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Apr. 2015.
C. Tian, IEEE Journal on Secelected Areas in Communications, May 2014.
C. Tian, J. Chen, S. N. Diggavi and S. Shamai, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Feb. 2014
The achievable distortion region of sending a bivariate Gaussian source on the Gaussian broadcast channel
C. Tian, S. N. Diggavi and S. Shamai, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Oct. 2011
We recently developed a computational approach to identify and prove information-theoretical limits, whose potential is yet to be fully explored. Here is a collection of results on several data storage and communication problems. Unsolicited contributions are welcome. If you have a burning question and think this approach may be helpful, please contact me.