Shaofeng Zou

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| Recent information-theoretic results on a class of broadcast channels with layered decoding and/or layered secrecy are reviewed. In this class of models, a transmitter sends multiple messages to a set of legitimate receivers in the presence of a set of eavesdroppers, whose channels can be ordered based on the quality of received signals. Receivers with(More)
A novel information theoretic approach is proposed to solve the secret sharing problem, in which a dealer distributes one or multiple secrets among a set of participants in such a manner that for each secret only qualified sets of users can recover this secret by pooling their shares together while nonqualified sets of users obtain no information about the(More)
A three-receiver degraded broadcast channel with secrecy outside of a bounded range is studied, in which the channel quality gradually degrades from receiver 3 to receiver 1. The transmitter has three messages intended for the receivers with receiver 3 decoding all messages, receiver 2 decoding the first two messages, and receiver 1 decoding only the first(More)
An anomaly detection problem is investigated, in which there are totally n sequences, with s anomalous sequences to be detected. Each normal sequence contains m independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) samples drawn from a distribution p, whereas each anomalous sequence contains m i.i.d. samples drawn from a distribution q that is distinct from p.(More)
The problem of estimating the KL divergence between two unknown distributions is studied. The alphabet size k of the distributions can scale to infinity. The estimation is based on m and n independent samples respectively drawn from the two distributions. It is first shown that there does not exist any consistent estimator to guarantee asymptotic small(More)
A four-receiver degraded broadcast channel with secrecy outside a bounded range is studied, over which a transmitter sends four messages to four receivers. In the model considered, the channel quality gradually degrades from receiver 4 to receiver 1, and receiver k is required to decode the first k messages for k = 1, ..., 4. Furthermore, message 3 is(More)
An anomaly detection problem is investigated, in which there are totally n sequences with s anomalous sequences to be detected. Each normal sequence contains m independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) samples drawn from a distribution p, whereas each anomalous sequence contains m i.i.d. samples drawn from a distribution q that is distinct from p.(More)
The following detection problem is studied, in which there are M sequences of samples out of which one outlier sequence needs to be detected. Each typical sequence contains n independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) continuous observations from a known distribution π, and the outlier sequence contains n i.i.d. observations from an outlier(More)
Nonparametric detection of existence of an anomalous disk over a lattice network is investigated. If an anomalous disk exists, then all nodes belonging to the disk observe samples generated by a distribution q, whereas all other nodes observe samples generated by a distribution p that is distinct from q. If there does not exist an anomalous disk, then all(More)