June 2009

  • Research on the “dilution model” for group testing.

July 2009

  • Attended ISIT 2009.
  • Writeup of the paper “Compressed Sensing with Probabilistic Measurements: A Group Testing Solution” (paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/0909.3508).
  • Work on the construction of epsilon-biased generators from AG codes.

August--October 2009

  • Internship at KTH, working on PCP Theory and Hardness of Approximation. In particular: Unique games, approximating constraint satisfaction problems, traveling salesman problem, analysis of Boolean functions, noise stability and the invariance principle.
  • Attended FCT 2009 to give a talk.

November 2009

  • Research on graph-constrained and threshold group testing.

December 2009

  • Working on the research and writeup for the paper “Graph-constrained group testing” submitted to ISIT 2010 (paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.1445).

January 2010

  • Working on the thesis writeup
  • Working on the paper “Improved constructions for non-adaptive threshold group testing” submitted to ICALP 2010 (paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.2244).
  • Working on Slepian-Wolf-related problems via Gabidulin Codes.
  • Talk for the ALGO workshop.
  • Research on the problem of designing real-domain compressed sensing schemes from codes over finite field.

February 2010

March 2010

  • Working on the thesis writeup.
  • Working on the Swiss NSF grant proposal.

April 2010

  • Working on the thesis writeup.

May 2010

  • Revising the thesis writeup.
  • Refereeing a paper submitted to Discrete Applied Math.

June 2010

  • Refereeing a paper submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
  • Private PhD defense on June 21.
  • Editing the thesis.
  • Attended ISIT 2010, gave a talk on Graph-Constrained Group Testing (paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.1445).

July 2010

August 2010

  • On vacation from July 30 to August 13.
  • Working on the journal version of the paper “Invertible Extractors and Wiretap Protocols” with F. Didier and A. Shokrollahi (paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/0901.2120).
  • Working on the journal version of the paper “Approximating Linear Threshold Predicates” with J. Hastad, M. Isaksson, O. Svensson. (Submitted, paper: http://www.eccc.uni-trier.de/report/2010/132/)
  • Preparing the talk for APPROX 2010.

September 2010

  • Attended APPROX 2010, gave a talk on Approximating Linear Threshold Predicates (paper: http://www.eccc.uni-trier.de/report/2010/132/).
  • Preparing a writeup and invited talk for the Allerton conference (29 Sep–1 Oct). Title: Derandomization and Group Testing.
  • Work on the final version of the paper “Compressed Sensing with Probabilistic Measurements: A Group Testing Solution” with A. Hormati, A. Karbasi and M. Vetterli.