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Transporting information and energy simultaneously
  • L. Varshney
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE International Symposium on Information…
  • 6 July 2008
The fundamental tradeoff between the rates at which energy and reliable information can be transmitted over a single noisy line is studied. Engineering inspiration for this problem is provided byExpand
CTRL: A Conditional Transformer Language Model for Controllable Generation
TLDR
CTRL is released, a 1.63 billion-parameter conditional transformer language model, trained to condition on control codes that govern style, content, and task-specific behavior, providing more explicit control over text generation. Expand
Structural Properties of the Caenorhabditis elegans Neuronal Network
TLDR
The wiring diagram reported here can help in understanding the mechanistic basis of behavior by generating predictions about future experiments involving genetic perturbations, laser ablations, or monitoring propagation of neuronal activity in response to stimulation. Expand
Radar Principles
Introduction This paper will discuss many of the theoretical and physical principles that underlie the operation of radar systems. The word radar is derived from an acronym for radio detection andExpand
Performance of LDPC Codes Under Faulty Iterative Decoding
  • L. Varshney
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
  • 6 June 2008
TLDR
An achievability result for reliable memory systems constructed from unreliable components is provided by investigating the effect of noise on standard iterative decoders for low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. Expand
Reliable Crowdsourcing for Multi-Class Labeling Using Coding Theory
TLDR
An ordering principle for the quality of crowds is developed and it is shown that pairing among workers and diversification of the questions help in improving system performance, and use of good codes may improve the performance of the crowdsourcing task over typical majority-voting approaches. Expand
To Crowdsource or Not To Crowdsource?
Crowdsourcing contests — events to solicit solutions to problems via an open-call format for prizes — have gained ground as a mechanism for organizations to accomplish tasks. This paper usesExpand
A Big Data Approach to Computational Creativity
TLDR
This work shows how bringing data sources from the creative domain and from hedonic psychophysics together with big data analytics techniques can overcome this shortcoming to yield a system that can produce novel and high-quality creative artifacts. Expand
Distributed Storage Meets Secret Sharing on the Blockchain
  • R. Raman, L. Varshney
  • Computer Science
  • Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA…
  • 23 October 2018
TLDR
This work uses a novel combination of distributed storage, private key encryption, and Shamirs secret sharing scheme to distribute transaction data, without significant loss in data integrity, using a cryptographically secure data structure in the form of a hash chain. Expand
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