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Robert Calderbank (Duke University) will speak on Tuesday, November 06 in MA 313 (math building of TU Berlin) at 4:15 p.m. The talk is a joint Electrical Engineering and Mathematics event, hosted by Gitta Kutyniok and Giuseppe Caire. Title, Abstract and information on Robert Calderbank are here:

Golay, Heisenberg and Weyl

Sixty years ago, efforts by Marcel Golay to improve the sensitivity of far infrared spectrometry led to the discovery of pairs of complementary sequences. We will describe how these sequences are finding new application in active sensing, where the challenge is how to see faster, to see more finely where necessary, and to see with greater sensitivity, by being more discriminating about how we look.

Biography: Robert Calderbank is Director of the Information Initiative at Duke University, where he is Professor of Mathematics and of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to joining Duke in 2010, he directed the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University. Prior to joining Princeton in 2004 he was Vice President for Research at AT&T, in charge of what may have been the first industrial research lab where the primary focus was Big Data.

Dr. Calderbank is well known for contributions to voiceband modem technology, to quantum information theory, and for co-invention of space-time codes for wireless communication. His research papers have been cited almost 50,000 times and his inventions are found in billions of consumer devices. Professor Calderbank was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005 and has received a number of awards, including the 2013 IEEE Hamming Medal for his contributions to information transmission, and the 2015 Claude E. Shannon Award.

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