Last update: June 12, 2017
Local AddressRoom 670, A. Meyer Building, X4737 (merhav@ee) Snail-Mail AddressProfessor Neri Merhav
Department of Electrical Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Technion City, Haifa 3200003, IsraelPhone: +972-(4)-829-4737
Email: merhav AT ee DOT technion DOT ac DOT il
Spring Semester 2017:Monday, 13:30-15:25.
I received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and D.Sc. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1982, 1985, and 1988, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 1988 to 1990 I was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA. Since 1990 I have been with the Electrical Engineering Department of the Technion. During 1994-2000, I was also serving as a consultant to the Hewlett-Packard Laboratories - Israel (HPL-I). From 1996 until 1999 I served as an associate editor for Source Coding in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and since March 2017, I am serving as an associate editor for Shannon Theory in the same journal. Since 2004, I am also on the Editorial Board of Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory. My complete CV can be found here.
My general research interests include information theory, statistical communications, and statistical signal processing. In particular, I am interested in the areas of lossless and lossy source coding, sequential prediction of time-series, relationships between information theory and statistics, most notably, estimation, hypothesis testing, and universal decoding in situations of channel uncertainty. The latter includes also some work on error exponents. Other problem areas which I find interesting include Shannon Theory, in particular, Shannon-theoretic secrecy, joint source-channel coding, source/channel simulation, and coding with side information with applications to information hiding and watermarking systems. Some of these topics are also handled using the individual-sequence approach in information theory. Yet another recent research interest of mine concerns relationships between information theory and statistical physics.
Courses I have been teaching:
Undergraduate Studies 044198 - Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
044202 - Random Signals
046201 - Introduction to Random-Signal Processing - see videotaped lectures in Youtube.
046205 - Introduction to Coding Theory
046206 - Introduction to Digital Communications
046242 - Statistical Physics, Fluctuations and Noise
046733 - Information Theory
Graduate Studies 048934 - Coded Communications
049043 - Universal Lossless Data Compression
049044 - Rate Distortion Theory, Lossy Compression, and Quantization
049054 - Statistical Physics and Information Theory (see also here).
My articles are in the following problem areas (some articles appear under more than one category):
Lossless Source Coding
Lossy Source Coding and Rate-Distortion Theory
Information-Theoretic Aspects of Digital Watermarking
Prediction and Sequential Decision Making
Universal Hypothesis Testing and Universal Decoding
Shannon Theory (General)
Information-Theoretic Aspects of Universal Simulation of Random Processes
Estimation Theory and Other Topics in Statistical Signal Processing
Lempel-Ziv Complexity and the Individual-Sequence Approach to Information Theory
Exponential Error Bounds and Reliability Functions of Source Coding and Channel Coding
Information Theory and Statistical Physics
Data Processing in the Compressed Domain
Reut, Hilla, and Roy Merhav - triplets, 24 years young.