PRC (Paper Reading Club) is a technical discussion forum of NELites. Prof. Anurag Kumar, Prof. Joy Kuri and Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan and their research group actively participate in the PRC activities. We meet every friday at 4:30PM. You can find the recent list of talks below.


2014

2013

Date Speaker Title
3rd January Arpan Chattopadhyay Some issues on the existence of optimal policy and the convergence of value iteration in Markov Decision Processes
Date Speaker Title
16th August Thirumulanathan.D "On the incentives to deviate in core-selecting combinatorial auctions" - Vineet Abhishek and Bruce Hajek
12th April Prof. Anurag Kumar Basics of Markov Decision Processes - Part III
8th April Prof. Anurag Kumar Basics of Markov Decision Processes - Part II
1st April Prof. Anurag Kumar Basics of Markov Decision Processes - Part I
8th March Nidhin Koshy Mutual Information and Minimum Mean-Square Error in Gaussian Channels

2012

Date Speaker Title
12th October Arpan Chattopadhyay Some issues on the Bellman equation and the convergence of value iteration in the total cost infinite horizon MDP
8th June Dr. Marceau Coupechoux Point-based value iteration: An anytime algorithm for POMDPs (a paper by J. Pineau, G. Gordon and S. Thrun)
4th May Naveen K P Asset selling problems with application to geographical forwarding
23rd March Nidhin Koshy Active Sequential Hypothesis Testing with Application to a Visual Search Problem.
9th March Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan An asymptotically optimal push-pull method for multicasting over a random network

2011

Date Speaker Title
15th July Vasuki N (Senior Undergraduate Student, Dept. of EE, IIT Madras) All Way Communication
8th July Arpan Chattopadhyay Sem Borst, Matthieu Jonckheere and Lasse Leskelä, "Stability of Parallel Queueing Systems with Coupled Service Rates",Discrete Event Dyn Syst (2008)
6th May Mustafa Khandwawala Daniel Ting, Ling Huang, Michael I. Jordan, "An Analysis of the Convergence of Graph Laplacians"
28th April Srinivasan Venkatramanan Nicolas Gast, Bruno Ganjal, Jean-Yves Le Boudec, "Mean field for Markov Decision Processes: from Discrete to Continuous Optimization"
8th April Nidhin Koshy Sequential Detection. Section III-D of "An Introduction to Signal Detection and Estimation" by H. Vincent Poor
31st March M.Ashok Kumar Imre Csiszar, "Why Least Squares and Maximum Entropy? An Axiomatic Approach to Inference for Linear Inverse Problems." - Part II
23rd March M.Ashok Kumar Imre Csiszar, "Why Least Squares and Maximum Entropy? An Axiomatic Approach to Inference for Linear Inverse Problems." - Part I
11th Feb Adnan Raja, PhD student, Dept. of ECE, UIUC Compress-and-Forward Scheme for a Relay Network: Approximate Optimality and Connection to Algebraic Flows

2010

Date Speaker Title
15th October Naveen K P Tim Roughgarden and Eva Tardos, "How Bad is selfish Routing?", J. ACM, volume 49, No. 2, 2002.
25th June M. Ashok Kumar An alternate minimization problem and the EM algorithm - Chapter 5, Information Theory and Statistics: A Tutorial, Imre Csiszar and Paul C. Shields
23rd April Prof. Srikanth Iyer Mathew D. Penrose, "On k-connectivity for a geometric random graph", Random Structures and Algorithms, Volume 15, Issue 2 (September 1999), Pages 145-164.
16th April Prof. Rajesh Sundaresan F. P. Kelly, "Charging and rate control for elastic traffic"
5th March Mustafa Khandwawala David Aldous, "Optimal flow through the disordered lattice"

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