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- Emmanuel Abbe, Afonso S. Bandeira, Georgina Hall
- IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
- 2016

The stochastic block model with two communities, or equivalently the planted bisection model, is a popular model of random graph exhibiting a cluster behavior. In the symmetric case, the graph has two equally sized clusters and vertices connect with probability p within clusters and q across clusters. In the past two decades, a large body of literature in… (More)

- Emmanuel Abbe, Colin Sandon
- ArXiv
- 2015

New phase transition phenomena have recently been discovered for the stochastic block model, for the special case of two non-overlapping symmetric communities. This gives raise in particular to new algorithmic challenges driven by the thresholds. This paper investigates whether a general phenomenon takes place for multiple communities, without imposing… (More)

- Emmanuel Abbe, Colin Sandon
- 2015 IEEE 56th Annual Symposium on Foundations of…
- 2015

New phase transition phenomena have recently been discovered for the stochastic block model, for the special case of two non-overlapping symmetric communities. This gives raise in particular to new algorithmic challenges driven by the thresholds. This paper investigates whether a general phenomenon takes place for multiple communities, without imposing… (More)

- Emmanuel Abbe, Lizhong Zheng
- IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
- 2010

Over discrete memoryless channels (DMC), linear decoders (maximizing additive metrics) afford several nice properties. In particular, if suitable encoders are employed, the use of decoding algorithms with manageable complexities is permitted. For a compound DMC, decoders that perform well without the channel's knowledge are required in order to achieve… (More)

- Yash Deshpande, Emmanuel Abbe, Andrea Montanari
- ArXiv
- 2015

We develop an information-theoretic view of the stochastic block model, a popular statistical model for the large-scale structure of complex networks. A graph G from such a model is generated by first assigning vertex labels at random from a finite alphabet, and then connecting vertices with edge probabilities depending on the labels of the endpoints. In… (More)

- Emmanuel Abbe, Afonso S. Bandeira, Annina Bracher, Amit Singer
- IEEE Transactions on Network Science and…
- 2014

We consider the problem of clustering a graph G into two communities by observing a subset of the vertex correlations. Specifically, we consider the inverse problem with observed variables Y = B<sub>G</sub>x ⊕ Z, where B<sub>G</sub> is the incidence matrix of a graph G, x is the vector of unknown vertex variables (with a uniform prior), and Z is a… (More)

- Emmanuel Abbe
- ArXiv
- 2017

The stochastic block model (SBM) is a random graph model with planted clusters. It is widely employed as a canonical model to study clustering and community detection, and provides generally a fertile ground to study the statistical and computational tradeoffs that arise in network and data sciences. This note surveys the recent developments that establish… (More)

- Naveen Goela, Emmanuel Abbe, Michael Gastpar
- IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
- 2013

Polar codes are introduced for discrete memoryless broadcast channels. For m-user deterministic broadcast channels, polarization is applied to map uniformly random message bits from m-independent messages to one codeword while satisfying broadcast constraints. The polarization-based codes achieve rates on the boundary of the private-message capacity region.… (More)

- Emmanuel Abbe, Colin Sandon
- ArXiv
- 2015

In a paper that initiated the modern study of the stochastic block model, Decelle, Krzakala, Moore and Zdeborová made a fascinating conjecture: Denote by k the number of balanced communities, a/n the probability of connecting inside clusters and b/n across clusters, and set SNR = (a − b) 2 /(k(a + (k − 1)b)); for any k ≥ 2, it is possible to detect… (More)

- Emmanuel Abbe, Andrew R. Barron
- 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information…
- 2011

This paper investigates polar coding schemes achieving capacity for the AWGN channel. The approaches using a multiple access channel with a large number of binary-input users and a single-user channel with a large prime-cardinality input are compared with respect to complexity attributes. The problem of finding discrete approximations to the Gaussian input… (More)