Ramtin Pedarsani.

Ramtin Pedarsani

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California Berkeley

Contact Information
264 Cory Hall

Email: ramtin [at] eecs [dot] berkeley [dot] edu

About Me

I am a postdoctoral scholar in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley, working with Professor Kannan Ramchandran and Professor Pravin Varaiya . I obtained my PhD in May 2015 from the EECS Department at UC Berkeley under the supervision of Professor Jean Walrand .

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in the area of applied probability. I seek to design and analyze provably efficient algorithms for practically-relevant problems in machine learning, signal processing, network control, and transportation systems.

Journal Articles (and in review)

R. Pedarsani, K. Lee, and K. Ramchandran, "PhaseCode: Fast and Efficient Compressive Phase Retrieval based on Sparse-Graph Codes", submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2015.

R. Pedarsani and J. Walrand, "Stability of Open Multiclass Queueing Networks under Longest-Queue and Longest-Dominating-Queue Scheduling", accepted in Journal of Applied Probability, to appear in June 2016.

R. Pedarsani, M. Maddah-Ali, and U. Niesen, "Online Coded Caching", accepted in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2015.

A. Muralidharan, R. Pedarsani, and P. Varaiya, "Analysis of Fixed-Time Control", Journal of Transportation Research Part B, vol. 73, pp. 81-90, 2015.

R. Pedarsani, O. Leveque, and S. Yang, "On the DMT Optimality of Time-Varying Distributed Rotation over Slow Fading Relay Channels", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, vol. 14, pp. 421–434, 2015.

Conference Proceedings

R. Pedarsani, K. Lee, and K. Ramchandran, "Capacity-Approaching PhaseCode for Low-Complexity Compressive Phase Retrieval", ISIT, 2015. [arxiv version]

D. Yin, K. Lee, R. Pedarsani, and K. Ramchandran, "Fast and Robust Compressive Phase Retrieval with Sparse-Graph Codes", ISIT, 2015.

R. Pedarsani, J. Walrand, and Y. Zhong, "Scheduling Tasks with Precedence Constraints on Multiple Servers", Proceedings of Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2014.

R. Pedarsani, K. Lee, and K. Ramchandran, "PhaseCode: Fast and Efficient Compressive Phase Retrieval based on Sparse-Graph Codes", Allerton conference, 2014. [arxiv version]

R. Pedarsani, J. Walrand, and Y. Zhong, "Robust Scheduling in a Flexible Fork-Join Network", IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2014.

R. Pedarsani, M. Maddah-Ali, and U. Niesen, "Online Coded Caching", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Jun. 2014. (Best paper award)

R. Pedarsani, J. Walrand, and Y. Zhong, "Robust Scheduling and Congestion Control for Flexible Queueing Networks", IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Feb. 2014.

R. Pedarsani, S. H. Hassani, I. Tal, and E. Telatar, "On the Construction of Polar Codes", IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Saint-Petersburg, Russia, July 31 - August 5, 2011.

R. Pedarsani, O. Leveque, and S. Yang, "On the DMT Optimality of the Rotate-and-Forward Scheme in a Two-Hop MIMO Relay Channel", Forty-Eighth Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, USA, September 29 - October 1, 2010.

R. Pedarsani, O. Leveque, and S. Yang, "Flip-and-forward Achieves the Optimal Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff for the Two-Hop MIMO Relay Channel, with Two Relay Antennas", Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Network and Communications (CROWNCOM), Cannes, France, June 2010.

Thesis

R. Pedarsani, "Robust Scheduling for Queueing Networks", Ph.D. Dissertation, UC Berkeley, May 2015.

R. Pedarsani, "Polar Codes: Construction and Performance Analysis", M.Sc. Dissertation, EPFL, July 2011.

Teaching

EECS126: Probability and Random Processes, Graduate Student Instructor (Fall 2014).

EECS126: Probability and Random Processes, Graduate Student Instructor (Fall 2013).

EECS70: Discrete Math and Probability, Graduate Student Instructor (Spring 2013)

Analysis II, EPFL, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2010)

Engineering Mathematics, University of Tehran, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2007, Fall 2008)

Probability and Statistics, University of Tehran, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2007)

Honors and Awards