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Journal Papers

G. Harrington, F. Alajaji and B. Gharesifard,
Initialization and Curing Policies for Polya Contagion Networks,
SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, to appear.

J.J. Weng, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
TwoWay SourceChannel Coding,
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 67, No. 10, pp. 65076524, October 2021.

H. Bhatia, W. Paul, F. Alajaji, B. Gharesifard and P. Burlina,
Least kthOrder and Rényi Generative Adversarial Networks,
Neural Computation, MIT Press, Vol. 33, No. 9, pp. 24732510, September 2021.

J. Yang, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
On Bounding the Union Probability Using Partial Weighted Information,
Statistics and Probability Letters, Vol. 116, pp. 3844,
doi:10.1016/j.spl.2016.04.017, September 2016.
arXiv:1506.08331
Conference Papers

S. Asoodeh, M. Diaz, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
Privacy Aware Guessing Efficiency,
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Aachen, Germany, June 2017.

S. Asoodeh, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
PrivacyAware MMSE Estimation,
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Barcelona, July 2016.

S. Asoodeh, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
Notes on InformationTheoretic Privacy,
Proceedings of the FiftySecond Annual Allerton Conference
Communication, Control and Computing,
Monticello, IL, SeptemberOctober 2014.

N. Sen, F. Alajaji and S. Yüksel,
When Does Feedback Not Increase Capacity for Channels with Memory ?
Proceedings of the IEEE 18th Signal Processing
and Communications Applications Conference (SIU),
Diyarbakir, Turkey, April 2010.

A. Manada and N. Kashyap,
On the Shannon Covers of Certain Irreducible Constrained
Systems of Finite Type,
2006 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Seattle, July 2006.

D. Nagy, A. György, and T. Linder,
Convergence Rates in Higher Order Markov Modeling of BlockMarkov Sources,
Ninth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Montreal, June 2005.

D. Nagy and T. Linder,
Higher Order Markov Modeling of BlockMarkov Sources,
22nd Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Queen's University, Kingston, June 2004.

D. Rolls,
Improved Fast Approximate Synthesis of Fractional Gaussian Noise,
International Conference on Statistics and Related Fields,
Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2002.

D. Rolls and G. Takahara,
Random Superposition of OnOff Processes with HeavyTailed
InterRenewal Times,
International Conference on Statistics and Related Fields,
Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2002.

D. Rolls and G. Takahara,
Random Aggregate of OnOff Processes with HeavyTailed
InterRenewal Times, 11th INFORMS Applied Probability
Society Conference, New York, July 2001.

G. Takahara, C. Leith and Z. Mansourati,
Exact, Approximate, and Recursive Blocking in AllOptical Networks,
Global Telecommunications Conference  GLOBECOM'99,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 1999.

A. György, T. Linder and K. Zeger,
On the RateDistortion Function of Random Vectors
and Stationary Sources with Mixed
Distributions,
The 1999 Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Kingston, Ontario, June 1999.

A. György, T. Linder and K. Zeger,
Lossy Coding of Sources with Mixed Distribution,
The Conference on Information Sciences and Systems,
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 1999.

C. Leith, G. Takahara and Z. Mansourati,
Recursive Blocking for AllOptical Networks Based on Near Exact Blocking in a
3Hop Path,
The Conference on Information Sciences and Systems,
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 1999.

N. C. Beaulieu, Y. Huang and L. L. Campbell,
Bias of Symbol Timing Estimators,
The 19th Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Kingston, Ontario, June 1998.
Technical Reports

G. Takahara, F. Alajaji, N. C. Beaulieu and H. Kuai,
Mappings for Signaling of NonUniform Sources
in TwoDimensional Fixed Constellations,
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, February 2001.
Theses
Doctoral Dissertations

JianJia Weng,
Information Transmission Over TwoWay Networks.
Ph.D. Dissertation, December 2020.

Shahab Asoodeh,
Information and Estimation Theoretic Approaches to Data Privacy.
Ph.D. Dissertation, May 2017.

Ahmad Abou Saleh,
SourceChannel Coding Techniques in the Presence of Interference and Noise.
Ph.D. Dissertation, September 2015.

Youness Aliyari Ghassabeh,
On the Convergence and Applications of Mean Shift Type Algorithms.
Ph.D. Dissertation, September 2013.

Nevroz Sen,
Channel Capacity in the Presence of Feedback and Side Information.
Ph.D. Dissertation, July 2013.

Saeed Akhavan Astaneh,
Management and Sensing of Spectrum in Cognitive Radio.
Ph.D. Dissertation, June 2013.

Yangfan Zhong,
Joint SourceChannel Coding Reliability Function
for Single and MultiTerminal Communication Systems.
Ph.D. Dissertation, May 2008.

Yadong Wang,
Hybrid DigitalAnalog SourceChannel Coding and Information
Hiding: InformationTheoretic Perspectives.
Ph.D. Dissertation, September 2007.

Daniel Nagy,
Lossless Compression and Alphabet Size.
Ph.D. Dissertation, January 2006.

Chris Leith,
Ant Algorithms and Generalized Finite Urns.
Ph.D. Dissertation, June 2005.

Libo Zhong,
A Binary BurstNoise Communication Channel
Modeled by a Finite Queue: Information Theoretic
Properties and Applications to Wireless Communications.
Ph.D. Dissertation, June 2005.

Firouz Behnamfar,
Single and Multiple Antenna Communication Systems:
Performance Analysis and Joint SourceChannel
Coding.
Ph.D. Dissertation, September 2004.

GuangChong Zhu,
Joint SourceChannel Coding via Turbo Codes.
Ph.D. Dissertation, January 2003.

David Rolls,
Limit Theorems and Estimation for Structural and Aggregate
Teletraffic Models.
Ph.D. Dissertation, January 2003.

Ziad Rached,
Information Measures for Sources with Memory and their
Application to Hypothesis Testing and Source Coding.
Ph.D. Dissertation, August 2002.

Timothy Ramsey,
A Bivariate Finite Element Smoothing Spline Applied
to Image Registration.
Ph.D. Dissertation, January 2000. Abstract,
gzip'ed PostScript.
Master Theses

Himesh Bhatia,
Generalzied Loss Functions for Generative Adversarial Networks.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, October 2020.

Al Mahdi Moufid,
On Optimal Codes for Additive Noise Channels.
M.Sc. Thesis, September 2020.

Gregory Harrington,
Optimization Policies for Polya Contagion Networks.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, June 2020.

Sayed Saeed Rezazadeh,
Scalar Quantization Algorithms for the Robust Transmission of Correlated Sources
Over One and TwoWay Channels.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, October 2019.

Kiraseya Preusser,
Channel Optimized Scalar Quantization over Orthogonal Multiple Access Channels with Memory.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, September 2017.

Mikhail Hayhoe,
A Polya Urn Stochastic Model for the Analysis and Control of Epidemics on Networks.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, August 2017.

Seyed Parsa Beheshti,
MAP Decoding of Correlated Sources over SoftDecision
Orthogonal MultipleAccess Fading Channels with Memory.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, September 2014.

Steven Wu,
Lossless Coding of Markov Random Fields with Complex Cliques.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, August 2013.

Ghady Azar,
On the Optimality of the Hamming Metric for Decoding Block Codes
over Binary Additive Noise Channels.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, July 2013.

Shan Lu,
Measuring Dependence via Mutual Information.
M.Sc. Thesis, September 2011.

Shervin Shahidi,
Robust Lossy Source Coding for Correlated Fading Channels.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, September 2011.

Manuel Gil,
Rényi's Divergence Measures for Continuous Alphabet Sources.
M.Sc. Thesis, August 2011.

Ahmad Abou Saleh,
SourceChannel Mappings with Applications
to Compressed Sensing.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, July 2011.

Brendan Moore,
Pairwise Optimization of Modulation Constellations
for NonUniform Sources.
M.A.Sc. Thesis, September 2009.

Adam Cohen,
Linear Programming Decoding for NonUniform Sources
and for Binary Channels with Memory.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, December 2008.

Hamidreza Ebrahimzadeh Saffar,
Channel Optimized Vector Quantization:
Iterative Design Algorithms.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, August 2008.

Haider AlLawati,
Performance Analysis of Linear Block Codes Over
the QueueBased Channel.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, August 2007.

Saeed Moradi,
Multiple Description Coding: Proposed Methods
and Video Application.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, August 2007.

Shant Sethian,
On the Construction of NonOrthogonal Linear
SpaceTime Block Codes.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, October 2005.

Cynthia Thomas,
SoftDecision COVQ for Mary PAM Modulated AWGN
and Rayleigh Fading Channels.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, September 2005.

Christopher Nicola,
Decoding of LDPC Codes Over Channels with
Binary Additive Markov Noise.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, September 2005.

Zahir Raza,
Sample Adaptive Product Quantization for Memoryless
Noisy Channels.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, November 2002.

András György,
On Optimal EntropyConstrained Scalar Quantization.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, December 2000.
 Christopher Leith,
Analytical Models For AllOptical Networks Employing
Wavelength Multiplexing and Wavelength Conversion.
M.Sc. Thesis, September 1999.

Hongyan Kuai,
Tight Bounds on the Probability of a Union with
Applications to NonUniform Signaling
over AWGN Channels.
M.Sc. Thesis, July 1999.

Joanna Meadows,
New Results on Incorporating Retrials into Large Loss Networks
Operating under Heavy Traffic.
M.Sc. Thesis, August 1998.

Nicholas Whalen,
The CapacityCost Function of Channels with Additive Markov Noise.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, June 1998.

Ali Nazer,
Joint SourceChannel Coding and Unequal Error Protection of
CELP 1016 Encoded
Speech Over Very Noisy Channels.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, December 1997.

Julian Cheng,
Channel Optimized Quantization of Images over
Binary Channels with Memory.
M.Sc. (Eng) Thesis, September 1997.

Richard A. Lodge,
A MultiPriority Hybrid Protocol for Satellite
Switching Networks,. M.Sc. Thesis, August 1996.
Master Projects

Mohammad Yaali Jahromi,
An Information Theoretic Approach to the Information Bottleneck Problem.
M.Sc. Project, June 2020.

Jiayu Lin,
On the Dirichlet Distribution.
M.Sc. Project, September 2016.

Tyson Mitchell,
Optimal Binary Signaling for Correlated Sources over the Orthogonal
Gaussian MultipleAccess Channel.
M.Sc. Project, November 2014.

Jun Yang,
On Bounding the Probability of a Finite Union of Events
Using Partial Information.
M.Sc. Project, September 2014.

Ramiro Zurkowski,
Lyapunov Analysis for Rates of Convergence in Markov Chains and RandomTime
StateDependent Drift.
M.Sc. Project, October 2013.

Benjamin Wallace,
On the Critical Points of Gaussian Mixtures.
M.Sc. Project, July 2013.

Shahab Asoodeh,
FeedForward Rate Distortion Function and Markov Sources,.
M.Sc. Project, December 2012.

Razan AlNakhli,
On Upper Bounding Discrete Entropy.
M.Sc. Project, December 2011.

Nevroz Sen,
Feedback Capacity for a Discrete NonBinary
Noise Channel with Memory.
M.Eng. Project, May 2009.

Xiaoyan Wu,
Syndrome Source Coding for Lossless Data Compression
Based on Linear Block Codes.
M.Sc. Project, September 2008.

Eric Hart,
Proving the Normality of the Distribution of Coverage in a
Grid Network when Nodes are Placed with Bounded Error.
M.Sc. Project, September 2008.

Scott Amiss,
Estimation of Long Range Dependence and the Nile River.
M.Sc. (Eng) Project, May 2004.

Jay Shah,
Empirical Study of the Connection Between Quantizer Distortion
and Training Set Size.
M.Sc. (Eng) Project, January 2004.

Ka Sin Tong,
Turbo Codes for Asymmetric Binary Channels.
M.Sc. (Eng) Project, December 2003.

Yangfan Zhong,
On the Joint SourceChannel Reliability Function for
Memoryless Communication Systems.
M.Sc. (Eng) Project, November 2003.

Aaron So,
Wavelength Converter Placement in Survivable AllOptical
Networks.
M.Sc. (Eng) Project, September 2003.

Andrew Gibson,
The H.264 Video Encoding Standard.
M.Sc. (Eng) Project, August 2002.

Hanmei Zhu,
Quantitative Analyses of Differentiated Services for the Internet.
M.Sc. Project, August 2002.

Jing Gai,
A Computational Study of the Bivariate Normal Probability
Function. M.Sc. (Eng) Project, January 2002.

Clifford Lui,
A Study of the JPEG2000 Image Compression Standard.
M.Sc. (Eng) Project, May 2001.

Libo Zhong,
A Binary Channel with Additive Bursty Noise Based
on a Finite Queue.
M.Sc. Project, November 2000.

GuangChong Zhu,
Performance Evaluation of Turbo Codes.
M.Sc. Project, September 1998.

Ziad Rached,
Rényi's Entropy for Discrete Markov Sources.
M.Sc. Project, September 1998.

David Rolls,
An Investigation of Static and Dynamic Call Admission Control Methods By
Simulation. M.Sc. Project, September 1997.

Marcus Cleary,
Maximizing Profit in a Retrial Network.
M.Sc. Project, March, 1997.
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