TUTORIAL 4: T-4 2:00pm-5:30pm

Title: Polar Codes

Presenters: Erdal Arikan, Bilkent University and Emre Telatar, EPFL


The basic theory of polar coding will be covered in detail. Emphasis will be on theoretical side of polar coding with pointers for further basic research.


Erdal Arikan received his B.S. degree from Caltech in 1981, M.S. degree from MIT in 1982, and PhD degree in 1986 from MIT. He held a position at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as assistant professor from 1986 to 1987. He joined Bilkent University in 1987 where is currently a professor of electrical engineering. Dr. Arikan is an IEEE Fellow and the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award.

I. Emre Telatar received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1986. He received the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1988 and 1992 respectively. In 1992, he joined the Communications Analysis Research Department at AT&T Bell Laboratories (later Lucent Technologies), Murray Hill, NJ. He has been at the EPFL since 2000. Emre Telatar was the recipient of the IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award in 2001. He was a program co-chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory in 2002, and associate editor for Shannon Theory for the IEEE Information Theory Transactions from 2001 to 2004. He was awarded the EPFL Agepoly teaching prize in 2005. Emre Telatar's research interests are in communication and information theories.