Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Cory-Soda Hall Logo
photo of Thomas Courtade
   

Thomas Courtade

Assistant Professor

Research Areas

Research Centers

Teaching Schedule (Spring 2014)

Biography

Thomas Courtade is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Before joining Berkeley in 2014, Thomas was at Stanford University, where he was supported by a postdoctoral fellowship through the NSF Center for Science of Information. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2007, and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Thomas' research interests lie in the intersection of information theory and computer science, and he focuses on problems and applications therein.

Selected Publications

  • T. Courtade and R. Wesel, "Coded Cooperative Data Exchange in Multihop Networks," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 1136-1158, 2014.
  • T. Courtade and T. Weissman, "Multiterminal Source Coding Under Logarithmic Loss," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 740-761, 2014.
  • B. Xie, T. Courtade, and R. Wesel, "Optimal Encoding for Discrete Degraded Broadcast Channels," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 1360-1378, 2013.
  • G. R. Kumar and T. Courtade, "Which Boolean functions are most informative?," in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, 2013, pp. 226-230.
  • T. Courtade, "Outer bounds for multiterminal source coding via a strong data processing inequality," in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, 2013, pp. 559-563.
  • T. Courtade and R. Wesel, "Optimal Allocation of Redundancy Between Packet-Level Erasure Coding and Physical-Layer Channel Coding in Fading Channels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 8, pp. 2101-2109, 2011.