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Aaron B. Wagner

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  • Aaron B. Wagner
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Address: Room 388 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-1017
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Biography

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. During the 2005-2006 academic year, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell. I did my graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Research Interests

I study problems at the intersection of information theory and other fields including networking, statistics, queueing theory, security, computational linguistics, and learning. I am particularly interested in data compression and it connections to statistics and learning.

Selected Publications

  • Wagner, Aaron B., S. Unal. 2016. "LP Bounds on Rate-Distortion with Variable Side Information." IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory.
  • Wagner, Aaron B., I. Issa, S. Kamath. 2016. "An operational measure of information leakage."
  • Wagner, Aaron B., S. Unal. 2016. "Vector Gaussian multi-decoderrate-distortion: traceconstraints."
  • Wagner, Aaron B., I. Issa. 2016. "Maximal leakage minimization for the Shannon cipher system."
  • Wagner, Aaron B., N. Shende. 2016. "The stochastic-calculus approach to multi-receiver Poisson channels."

Selected Awards and Honors

  • IEEE Information Theory Society Student Paper Award (coauthored with one of my students) (IEEE Information Theory Society) 2010
  • Michael Tien '72 College of Engineering Teaching Award (Cornell University) 2009
  • NSF CAREER Award (NSF) 2007
  • UC Berkeley EECS Dept. David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize (top research award in the Dept.) (UC Berkeley) 2006
  • Douglas Whitney '61 Excellence in Teaching Award (Cornell University College of Engineering) 2015

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Education

  • BS (Electrical Engineering), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999
  • MS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences), University of California, Berkeley, 2002
  • Ph D (Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences), University of California, Berkeley, 2005