Jean-Claude BelfioreTentative Talk Title:  Advanced concepts in polar code design

Biography:

Jean-Claude Belfiore is Head of the Communication Science Department at the Huawei Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab and professor at Telecom ParisTech. He received his MSc from Supelec and his PhD from ENST. In 1989, he was enrolled at ENST (now Telecom ParisTech), where he became full Professor in the Communications & Electronics department, in charge of research activities in the areas of digital communications, information theory and coding.

Jean-Claude Belfiore has made pioneering contributions on modulation and coding for wireless systems (especially space-time coding) by using tools of number theory. He is also one of the co-inventors of the celebrated Golden Code. He is now working on wireless network coding, coding for physical security, coding for interference channels and more generally on lattice coding problems for multi-terminal communications. He is author or co-author of more than 200 technical papers and communications and he has served as advisor for more than 30 Ph.D. students.

Prof. Belfiore has been the recipient of the 2007 Blondel Medal. He has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory for Coding Theory.