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Journal Publications in Review

Polar codes for multiple descriptions

Q. Shi, L. Song, C. Tian, J. Chen, and S. Dumitrescu, submitted, 2013, IEEE Trans. IT

Exact-repair regenerating codes via layered erasure correction and block designs

C. Tian, V. Aggarwal and V. Vaishampayan, submitted, 2013, IEEE Trans. IT

Broadcasting correlated vector Gaussians

L. Song, J. Chen and C. Tian, submitted, 2012, IEEE Trans. IT

Journal Publications

30. Characterizing the rate-region of the (4,3,3) exact-repair regenerating codes

C. Tian, accepted, JSAC on Communication Methodologies for the Next-Generation Storage Systems

29. Optimality and approximate optimality of source-channel separation in networks

C. Tian, J. Chen, S. N. Diggavi and S. Shamai, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol 60, No. 2, pp. 904-918, Feb. 2014.

28. Accelerated bilateral filtering with block skipping

C. Tian and S. Krishnan, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 419-422, May 2013.

27. Worst-case expected-capacity loss of slow-fading channels

J. W. Yoo, T. Liu, S. Shamai, and C. Tian, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 59, No. 6, pp. 3764-3779, Jun. 2013.

26. Capacity-achieving polar codes for arbitrarily permuted parallel channels

E. Hof, I. Sason, S. Shamai and C. Tian, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 1505-1516, Mar. 2013.

25. Distortion minimization in Gaussian source coding with fading side-information channel

C.T.K. Ng, C. Tian, A. Goldsmith and S. Shamai, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 58, No. 9, pp. 5725-5739, Sep. 2012.

24. The achievable distortion region of sending a bivariate Gaussian source on the Gaussian broadcast channel

C. Tian, S. Diggavi and S. Shamai, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 57, No. 10, pp. 6419-6427, Oct. 2011.

23. Latent capacity region: a case study on symmetric broadcast with common messages

C. Tian, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 3273-3285, Jun. 2011.

22. Approximate characterizations for the Gaussian source broadcast distortion region

C. Tian, S. Diggavi and S. Shamai, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 124-136, Jan. 2011.

21. A three-layer scheme for M-channel multiple description image coding

U. Samarawickrama, J. Liang and C. Tian, Signal Processing (Elsevier), Vol. 91, No. 10, pp. 2277-2289, Oct. 2011.

20. New coding schemes for the symmetric K-description problem

C. Tian and J. Chen, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 56, No. 10, pp. 5344-5365, Oct. 2010.

19. Asymmetric multilevel diversity coding and asymmetric multiple descriptions

S. Mohajer, C. Tian and S. N. Diggavi, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 56, No. 9, pp. 4367-4387, Sep. 2010.

18. M-channel multiple description coding with two-rate predictive coding and staggered quantization

U. Samarawickrama, J. Liang and C. Tian, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 20, No. 7, pp. 933-944, Jul. 2010.

17. Network resource allocation for competing multiple description transmissions

Y. Li, C. Tian, S. N. Diggavi, M. Chiang and R. Calderbank, IEEE Trans. Communications, Vol. 58, No. 5, pp. 1493-1504, May 2010.

16. LDPC code design for asynchronous Slepian-Wolf coding

Z. Sun, C. Tian, J. Chen, and Kon Max Wong, IEEE Trans. Communications, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 511-520, Feb. 2010.

15. Remote vector Gaussian source coding with decoder side information under mutual information and distortion constraints

C. Tian and J. Chen, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 55, No. 10, pp. 4676-4680, Oct. 2009.

14. Approximating the Gaussian multiple description rate region under symmetric distortion constraints

C. Tian, S. Mohajer and S. N. Diggavi, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 55, No. 8, pp. 3869-3891, Aug. 2009.

13. Multiple description coding for stationary Gaussian sources

J. Chen, C. Tian and S. N. Diggavi, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 2868-2881, Jun. 2009.

12. Multiple description coding with prediction compensation

G. Sun, U. Samarawickrame, J. Liang, C. Tian, C. Tu and T. D. Tran, IEEE Trans. Image Processing, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 1037-1047, May 2009.

11. A coding algorithm for constant weight vectors: a geometric approach based on dissections

C. Tian, V. Vaishampayan and N.J.A. Sloane, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 1051-1060, Mar. 2009.

10. Physical sketching: reconstruction and analysis of 3D objects from freehand sketches,

C. Tian, M. Masry and H. Lipson, Journal of Computer Aided Design, Special Issue on Computer Support for Conceptual Design, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 147-158, Mar. 2009.

9. Side-information scalable source coding

C. Tian and S. Diggavi, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 54, No. 12, pp. 5591-5608, Dec. 2008.

8. Successive refinement for hypothesis testing and lossless one-helper problem

C. Tian and J. Chen, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 54, No. 10, pp. 4666-4681, Oct. 2008.

7. Successive refinement via broadcast: optimizing expected distortion of a Gaussian source over a Gaussian fading channel

C. Tian, A. Steiner, S. Shamai and S. N. Diggavi, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 54, No. 7, pp. 2903-2918, Jul. 2008..

6. Multiuser successive refinement and multiple description coding

C. Tian, J. Chen and S. N. Diggavi, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 921-931, Feb. 2008.

5. On multistage successive refinement for Wyner-Ziv source coding with degraded side information

C. Tian and S. Diggavi, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 53, No. 8, pp. 2946-2960, Aug. 2007.

4. Multiple description quantization via Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization

J. Chen and C. Tian, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 5197-5217, Dec. 2006.

3. A new class of multiple description scalar quantizers and its application to image coding

C. Tian and S. S. Hemami, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol 12, No. 4, pp. 329-332, Apr. 2005.

2. Optimality and sub-optimality of multiple description vector quantization with a lattice codebook

C. Tian and S. S. Hemami, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 50, No. 10, pp. 2458-2468, Oct. 2004.

1. Universal multiple description scalar quantization: analysis and design

C. Tian and S. S. Hemami, IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Vol. 50, No. 9, pp. 2089-2102, Sep. 2004.

Conference Publications*

*Those not already having journal versions

A probabilistic pairwise-preference predictor for image quality

A. Reibman, K. Shirley and C. Tian, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2013, Melbourne, Australia, Sep. 2013.

Distributed storage evaluation on a three-wide inter-data center deployment

Y.-F. Chen, S. Daniels, M. Hadjieleftheriou, P. Liu, C. Tian and V. Vaishampayan, Workshop on Distributed Storage Systems and Coding for BigData, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Santa Clara, CA, Oct. 2013.

Gaussian state amplification with noisy state observations

B. Bandemer, C. Tian and S. Shamai, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, Jul. 2013.

Amplification of the hidden Gaussian channel states

C. Tian, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2012, Boston, MA, Jul. 2012.

An automatic grid corner extration technique for camera calibration

L. Yang, C. Tian, V. Vaishampayan and A. Reibman, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2012, Orlando, FL, Sep.-Oct., 2012.

Upsampling range camera depth maps using high-resolution vision camera and pixel-level confidence classification

C. Tian, V. Vaishampayan and Y. Zhang, IS&T/SPIE's International Symposium on Electronic Imaging--Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 2011.

Sending Gaussian source on bandwidth-mismatched Gaussian channel with improved robustness

C. Tian and S. Shamai, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2011, Kyoto, Japan, Jun. 2011.

Inequalities for entropies of sets of subsets of random variables

C. Tian, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2011, Petersburg, Russia, Aug. 2011.

On the capacity of a hybrid broadcast multiple access system for WDM networks

V. Vaishampayan, C. Tian and M. Feuer, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) 2011, Petersburg, Russia, Aug. 2011.

On source transmission over deterministic networks (invited)

S. Mohajer, C. Tian and S. Diggavi, IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 2010.

Capacity region of reversely degraded Gaussian MIMO broadcast channel

J. Chen and C. Tian, IEEE Globecom, p. 1-6, Honolulu Hawaii, Nov. 2009.

A unified coding scheme for hybrid transmission of Gaussian source over Gaussian channel

C. Tian and S. Shamai, 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Toronto, Canada, Jul. 2008.

Lossy source coding for a cascade communication system with side informations

D. Vasudevan, C. Tian and S. Diggavi, Allerton conference, UIUC, Sep. 2006.

Visually optimized multiple description image coding

C. Tian and S. Hemami, IEEE International Conference on on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Toulouse France, May 2006.

Staggered lattices in multiple description quantization

C. Tian and S. S. Hemami, IEEE Data Compression Conference (DCC), Snowbird, Utah, Mar. 2005.

An embedded image coding system based on tarp filter with classification

C. Tian and S. S. Hemami, Proc. of 2004 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Montreal Canada, May 2004.

Sequential design of multiple description scalar quantizers

C. Tian and S. S. Hemami, IEEE Data Compression Conference (DCC), Snowbird, Utah, Mar. 2004.

Patents

Encoding of data into constant weight codes

N.J.A. Sloane, C. Tian and V. Vaishampayan, US Patent No. 7587641, Sep. 8, 2009.

Quantization splitting multiple description encoder

C. Tian and J. Chen, US Patent No. 7944388, May. 2011.

Apparatus and method for providing three dimensional media content

C. Tian, V. Vaishampayan and Y. Zhang, US Patent No. 8428342, May. 2013.

Method and apparatus for improving transmission of data on a bandwidth mismatched channel

C. Tian, US Patent filed, Oct. 2011.

Method and apparatus for improving transmission of data on a bandwidth expanded channel

C. Tian, US Patent filed, Oct. 2011.

System and method of bilateral image filtering

C. Tian and S. Krishnan, US Patent filed, Jul. 2012.

System and method for image filtering

C. Tian and S. Krishnan, US Patent filed, Sep. 2013.

Method and apparatus for generating quality estimations

A. Reibman, K. Shirley and C. Tian, US Patent filed, Sep. 2013.