Publications

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Journal/Magazine Papers and Preprints


    Published or Accepted (to appear)


  1. [TIT '17c] Yaoqing Yang, Soummya Kar, and Pulkit Grover. Graph Codes for distributed instant message collection in an arbitrary noisy broadcast network, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, to appear.

  2. [Proc. IEEE '17] Pulkit Grover and Praveen Venkatesh. An information-theoretic view of EEG sensing, Proceedings of the IEEE, special issue on Science of Information (edited by Tsachy Weissman, Ananth Grama, Tom Courtade).

  3. [TIT '17b] Yaoqing Yang, Pulkit Grover, and Soummya Kar. Computing Linear Transformations with Unreliable Components, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol 63, No. 6, June 2017.

  4. [TIT'17a] Yaoqing Yang, Pulkit Grover, and Soummya Kar. Rate Distortion for Lossy In-network Function Computation: Information Dissipation and Sequential Reverse Water-Filling, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, to appear, 2017.

  5. [TWireless '15] Omur Ozel, Sennur Ulukus, and Pulkit Grover. Energy Harvesting Transmitters that Heat Up: Throughput Maximization under Temperature Constraints, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2016.

  6. [JSAC '16b] Majid Mahzoon, Christy (Yuan) Li, Xin Li, and Pulkit Grover. Rate-Constrained Distributed Learning and Classification by Exploiting Relative Relevance of Sensors' Data, to appear.

  7. [JSAC '16a] Karthik Ganesan, Pulkit Grover, Jan Rabaey, and Andrea Goldsmith. Towards Approaching Total-Power-Capacity: Transmit and Decoding Power Minimization for LDPC Codes, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC), 2016. Special issue on capacity-approaching codes.

  8. [JSAC'15b] S. Ulukus, , E. Erkip, P. Grover, K. Huang, O. Simeone, A. Yener, M. Zorzi. Guest editorial: Wireless Communications Powered by Energy Harvesting and Wireless Energy Transfer, Part I (March) and Part II (August), IEEE JSAC special issue on Wireless Comm via Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power, 2015.

  9. [JSAC'15] S. Ulukus, A. Yener, E. Erkip, O. Simeone, M. Zorzi, P. Grover, and K. Huang. Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications: A Review of Recent Advances, IEEE JSAC special issue on Wireless Comm via Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power, March 2015.

  10. [TIT'15a] Pulkit Grover, “Information-Friction” and its Implications on Minimum Energy Required for Communication, IEEE Trans Information Theory, Feb. 2015, vol 61, issue 2, 895-907 [PDF]

  11. [TIT'15b] Pulkit Grover, Aaron B. Wagner and Anant Sahai, Information Embedding and the Triple Role of Control. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2015. [Short description] [PDF] [MATLAB code]

  12. [Encyclo 14] Pulkit Grover, Information Structures, the Witsenhausen Counterexample, and Communicating Using Actions, Encyclopedia of Systems and Control, Springer-Verlag, 2014 [PDF] edited by John Baillieul and Tariq Samad.

  13. [TAC '13] Pulkit Grover, Anant Sahai and Se Yong Park, Approximately-Optimal Solutions to the Finite-Dimensional Witsenhausen Counterexample. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Sep 2013. [Short description] [PDF] [Talk Handout] [Talk Slides][MATLAB code]

  14. [JSAC '11] Pulkit Grover, Kristen Ann Woyach and Anant Sahai, Towards a communication-theoretic understanding of system-level power consumption, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC) Special Issue on Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications, Sept. 2011. [PDF][MATLAB Code] Winner of the 2012 IEEE Leonard G Abraham Award. One of IEEE Best Readings on Green Communications.

  15. [CSM '10] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Demystifying the Witsenhausen Counterexample. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 20-24, Dec. 2010.

  16. [IJSCC '10] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Vector Witsenhausen Counterexample as Assisted Interference Suppression. Special Issue on "Information Processing and Decision Making in Distributed Control Systems" of the International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications (IJSCC), 2010. [Short description]

  17. [TIT '07] Pulkit Grover and Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Upper Bounds on the Rate of LDPC codes for a class of Finite State Markov Channels, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 53(2), Feb. 2007 Page(s):794 - 804 . IEEExplore version.


Conference Papers (click on [Short description] for short descriptions)


  1. [Submitted '16] Yaoqing Yang, Pulkit Grover, and Soummya Kar. Coded computation for speeding up distributed graph mining. Submitted 2016.

  2. [ISIT'17d] Sanghamitra Dutta,Viveck Cadambe, and Pulkit Grover. Coded convolution can provide arbitrarily large gains in successfully computing before a deadline. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Aachen, Germany, July 2017.

  3. [ISIT'17c] Haewon Jeong, Christopher Blake, and Pulkit Grover. Energy-Adaptive Polar Codes: Trading Off Reliability and Decoding Energy with Adaptive Polar Coding Circuits. In: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Aachen, Germany, July 2017.

  4. [ISIT'17b] Omur Ozel, Sennur Ulukus, and Pulkit Grover. Communicating under Temperature and Energy Harvesting Constraints. In: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Aachen, Germany, July 2017.

  5. [ISIT'17a] Praveen Venkatesh and Pulkit Grover. Lower Bounds on the Minimax Risk for the Source Localization Problem IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Aachen, Germany, July 2017.

  6. [ICC'17] Omur Ozel, Sennur Ulukus, and Pulkit Grover. Wireless Information and Energy Transfer under Temperature Constraints. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Paris, France, May 2017.

  7. [ICASSP'17] Yaoqing Yang, Siheng Chen, Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali, Pulkit Grover, Soummya Kar, and Jelena Kovacevic. Fast Path Localization on Graphs via Multiscale Viterbi Decoding IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2017.

  8. [NIPS '16] Sanghamitra Dutta,Viveck Cadambe, and Pulkit Grover.“Short-Dot”: Computing Large Linear Transforms Distributedly Using Coded Short Dot Products. Advances on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS).

  9. [Allerton '16] Yaoqing Yang, Pulkit Grover, and Soummya Kar. Fault-tolerant Distributed Logistic Regression Using Unreliable Components. Allerton 2016.

  10. [ICML Workshop '16] Simon Du, Yichong Xu, Hongyang Zhang, Christy Li, Pulkit Grover, Aarti Singh. Novel Quantization Strategies for Linear Prediction with Guarantees. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Workshop on “on-device intelligence.”

  11. [SPAWC '16] Tongxin Li, Mayank Bakshi, and Pulkit Grover. Fundamental limits and achievable strategies for low energy compressed sensing with applications in wireless communication. IEEE 17th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), July 3-6, 2016 in Edinburgh, UK.

  12. [ISIT '16] Pulkit Grover. Fundamental limits on source-localization accuracy of EEG-based brain interfaces. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2016.

  13. [ISIT '16] Yaoqing Yang, Pulkit Grover, and Soummya Kar. Coding for Lossy Function Computation: Analyzing Sequential Function Computation with Distortion Accumulation. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2016.

  14. [ISIT '16] Yaoqing Yang, Pulkit Grover, and Soummya Kar. Computing Linear Transforms with Unreliable Components. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2016.

  15. [ISIT '16] Yaoqing Yang, Pulkit Grover, and Soummya Kar. Energy Efficient Distributed Coding for Data Collection in a Noisy Sparse Network. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2016.

  16. [ISIT '16] Sanghamitra Dutta and Pulkit Grover. Adaptivity provably helps: information-theoretic limits on l-0 cost of non-adaptive sensing. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2016.

  17. [Comsnets '16] Christy (Yuan) Li and Pulkit Grover. Energy Efficient Learning and Classification for Distributed Sensing. COMSNETS 2016, Bangalore, India.

  18. [ITA '16] Matthew Boring, Shawn Kelly, Jeffrey Weldon, Amanda Robinson, Marlene Behrmann, and Pulkit Grover. Experimentally challenging theoretical EEG correlations: Does a hiearchical referencing strategy lead to bit savings?, Workshop on Information Theory and its Applications (ITA) 2016.

  19. [Allerton '15d] Pulkit Grover, Shawn Kelly, Jeff Weldon, Praveen Venkatesh and Haewon Jeong. An information theoretic technique for harnessing attenuation of high spatial frequencies to design ultra-high-density EEG. Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2015.

  20. [Allerton '15c] Praveen Venkatesh and Pulkit Grover. Is the direction of greater Granger causal influence same as the direction of information flow? Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2015.

  21. [SfN '15] Praveen Venkatesh and Pulkit Grover. Is the direction of Granger causal influence same as the direction of information flow? Neuroscience 2015, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

  22. [Asilomar '15] Ana Beisy Cruz and Pulkit Grover. Neurostimulation using Improved Focusing of Ultrasound. 49th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 2015.

  23. [Asilomar '15] Pulkit Grover. Ultra-high-density EEG: how many bits of resolution do the electrodes need?. 49th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 2015.

  24. [Allerton '15b] Haewon Jeong and Pulkit Grover. Energy-adaptive codes. Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing.

  25. [Allerton '15] Yaoqing Yang, Pulkit Grover, and Soummya Kar. Information-dissipation in noiseless lossy in-network function computation. Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing.

  26. [ISIT'15] Omur Ozel, Sennur Ulukus and Pulkit Grover. Optimal Scheduling for Energy Harvesting Transmitters under Temperature Constraints, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2015.

  27. [ISIC '14] Xin Li, Ronald (Shawn) Blanton, Pulkit Grover and Donald Thomas. “Ultra-Low-Power Biomedical Circuit Design and Optimization: Catching The Don't Cares.” International Symposium on Integrated Circuits, Singapore, 2014. Best paper award.

  28. [Allerton '14c] Pooja Vyavahare, Majid Mahzoon, Pulkit Grover, Nutan Limaye, D Manjunath. “Information-Friction Limits on Computation.” 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, 2014.

  29. [Allerton '14b] Majid Mahzoon, Hassan Alabawi, Xin Li, Pulkit Grover. “Quantifying Relevance of Data Pieces for EfficientBig Data Communication, with an Application toNeural Data Acquisition.” 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, 2014.

  30. [Allerton '14a] Yaoqing Yang, Pulkit Grover, Soummya Kar. “Can a Noisy Encoder be Used to Communicate Reliably?” 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, 2014.

  31. [ISIT'14] Pulkit Grover. “Is the “Shannon capacity of Noisy Computing” zero?” IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2014.

  32. [CMU Electricity Conf.'14] Pulkit Grover. “Understanding “Information Friction” for Minimizing Power Consumed in Data Centers and Big Data Processing” CMU Electricity Conference, 2014

  33. [GreenComm '13] Pulkit Grover. “What do we need to do to “green” data-center networks?” IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications, 2013.

  34. [Asilomar '13] Max Regan and Pulkit Grover. “Intrusion detection for wireless power networks, near-field communication, and side-channel attacks”. Proceedings of the 47th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2013.

  35. [ISIT '13] Pulkit Grover. “Information-Friction” and its impact on minimum energy per communicated bit. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2013.

  36. [Allerton '12] Karthik Ganesan, Pulkit Grover, and Andrea Goldsmith, How far are LDPC codes from fundamental limits on total power consumption?, 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, Oct. 2012.

  37. [Globecom '12] Karthik Ganesan, Yang Wen, Pulkit Grover, Andrea Goldsmith and Jan Rabaey, Choosing “green” codes by simulation-based modeling of implementations, IEEE Globecom 2012.

  38. [CISS '12] Pulkit Grover. Implicit and Explicit Communication for Efficiency and Security. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) 2012.

  39. [ITA '12] Lav Varshney, Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai. Securing Inductively Coupled Communication. Workshop on Information Theory and its Applications (ITA) 2012

  40. [ISIT '12] Pulkit Grover, Andrea Goldsmith and Anant Sahai. Fundamental limits on complexity and power consumption in coded communication. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2012. [PDF]

  41. [Allerton '11] Pulkit Grover, Andrea Goldsmith, Anant Sahai and Jan Rabaey, Information theory meets circuits: Why capacity-approaching codes require more chip area and power, 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, Sept. 2011.

  42. [EUSIPCO '11] Pulkit Grover, Anant Sahai and Ji-Hoon Park, Simple models for power optimization across transmission, equalization and decoding, 2011 European Signal Processing Conference.

  43. [SiPS '11] Karthik Ganesan, Pulkit Grover, and Jan Rabaey, The power cost of overdesigning codes, 2011 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, Beirut, Lebanon.

  44. [DAC '11] Karthik Ganesan and Pulkit Grover, Decoding power can increase significantly with increased wire-lengths and code performance: empirical results, Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2011, Work In Progress Session.

  45. [CISS '11] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Fundamental bounds on the interconnect complexity of decoder implementations, Accepted at the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) 2011.

  46. [ISTC '10] Pulkit Grover, Kristen Ann Woyach, Hari Palaiyanur and Anant Sahai, An interference-aware perspective on decoding power. 6th International Symposium on turbo codes and iterative information processing (ISTC). [PDF]

  47. [ISIT '10] Pulkit Grover, Hari Palaiyanur and Anant Sahai, Information-theoretic tradeoffs on throughput and chip power consumption for decoding error-correcting codes. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2010. [PDF]

  48. [ISIT '10] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Shannon meets Tesla: Wireless information and power transfer. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2010. [PDF]

  49. [ISIT '09] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Time-division multiplexing for Green Broadcasting. (extended version) Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2009. [Short description] [PDF] [Handout] [Slides] [MATLAB code]

  50. [ISIT '08] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Green Codes: Energy-Efficient Short-Range Communication. Proceedings of the 2008 International Symposium on Information Theory in Toronto, 2008. [Short description] [PDF] [Slides]

  51. [ITW '07] Pulkit Grover, Bounds on the Tradeoff between decoding complexity and rate for codes on graphs, Proceedings of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) 2007, Lake Tahoe, CA, 2007. [PDF]

  52. [FNANO '12] V Kulkarni, Pulkit Grover, Marc Riedel and Andrea Goldsmith, “Retroactivity cancelation in signaling cascades” 9th Annual Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience, 2012.

  53. [CDC '11] Pulkit Grover and Cedric Langbort, The role of common “context” in signaling. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2011 (accepted for publication).

  54. [ISIT '11] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, The “source-simplification” aspect of signaling. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2011.

  55. [Allerton '10] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Implicit and Explicit Communication in Decentralized Control. 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois. [PDF] [Handout] [Slides]

  56. [CDC '10] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Is Witsenhausen's counterexample a relevant toy? IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) 2010. [PDF] Winner of the best student paper award.

  57. [ISIT '10] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Distributed signal cancelation inspired by Witsenhausen's counterexample. (Expanded version) IEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2010. [PDF containing full proofs] [Proceedings version]. Finalist for the best student paper award.

  58. [ITW '10] Pulkit Grover, Aaron B. Wagner and Anant Sahai, Information Embedding Meets Distributed Control. Proceedings of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop 2010, Cairo, Egypt. [PDF] [MATLAB code]

  59. [Allerton '09] Pulkit Grover, Se Yong Park and Anant Sahai, On the Generalized Witsenhausen Counterexample. Proceedings of the Forty-Seventh Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, Illinois, 2009. [PDF]

  60. [ConCom '09] Pulkit Grover, Anant Sahai and Se Yong Park, The finite-dimensional Witsenhausen counterexample. (Extended version) Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Workshop on Control over Communication Channels (ConCom) 2009. [Short description] [PDF] [Handout] [Slides][MATLAB code]
    Companion paper : Se Yong Park, Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, A constant factor approximately-optimal solution to the Witsenhausen counterexample . Proceedings of the 48th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) 2009.

  61. [CDC '08] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, A vector version of Witsenhausen's counterexample : Towards convergence of control, communication and computation. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Cancun, Mexico, 2008. [Short description] [PDF] [Handout] [Slides] [MATLAB code]

  62. [Globecom '11] Kristen Woyach, Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, Near vs far field: interference aggregation in TV white spaces, IEEE Globecom 2011. [PDF]

  63. [DySPaN '07] Pulkit Grover and Anant Sahai, On the need for knowledge of the phase in exploiting known primary transmissions, Proceedings of the IEEE DySPAN 2007, Dublin, Ireland (The linked paper includes follow-up work that appeared in the Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2007). [PDF]

  64. [ITW '04] Pulkit Grover and Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Upper Bounds on the Rate of LDPC Codes for Gilbert-Elliott Channels, Proceedings of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) 2004, San Antonio, Texas, October 2004. [PDF]

  65. [NCC '05] Pulkit Grover and Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi, Upper Bounds on the Rate of Randomly Constructed LDPC Codes for a Class of Markov Channels, Proceedings of the National Conference on Communications (NCC) 2005, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, January 2005. [PDF]

Ph.D. Thesis

Pulkit Grover. Actions can speak more clearly than words. UC Berkeley, Dec. 2010

Masters Thesis

Pulkit Grover. LDPC Codes: Bounds on the rate for FSMCs and some results on minimal stopping sets. July 2005, IIT Kanpur [PDF]