# Benjamin Kelly

bgk6 at cornell dot edu

## Bio

I graduated in Summer 2011. CV Available upon request.

I was graduate student in the ECE department at Cornell University. My advisor is Prof. Aaron Wagner and I'm a member of the FoIE group. I completed my undergrad in CS at the University of Nottingham, England in 2002. In 2006 I received my masters degree, also in CS, from Nottingham. Since August 2006, I've been here at Cornell. My work on Universal Hypothesis Testing won the 2010 IEEE Information Society Student Best Paper award.

## Research Interests

I've been working on some problems touching on information theory, statistics and computer science. These include

- Error Exponents for two-terminal source coding problems
- Multi-terminal source coding and distributed compression
- Fundamental Limits for Hypothesis Testing of "large-alphabet" sources
- Compression of "large-alphabet" sources

## Publications

### Preprints

### Journal (including submitted/to appear)

- B. Kelly, A. B. Wagner, T. Tularak and P. Viswanath, "Classification of Homogeneous Data with Large Alphabets", IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, to appear, preprint.
- B. Kelly and A. B. Wagner, "Improved Source Coding Exponents via Witsenhausen's Rate", IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, Sept. 2011, arXiv or IEEE Xplore
- B. Kelly and A. B. Wagner, "Reliability in source coding with side information", IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, to appear.
- A. B. Wagner, B. Kelly and Y. Altug, "Distributed Rate Distortion with Common Components", IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, July 2011. IEEE Xplore

### Conference

- B. Kelly, A. B. Wagner, T. Tularak and P. Viswanath, "Universal Hypothesis Testing in the Learning Limited Regime", ISIT 2010. preprint or IEEE Xplore
- A. B. Wagner, B. Kelly and Y. Altug, "The Lossy One-Helper Conjecture is False", Proc. 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Oct. 2009.
- B. Kelly and A. B. Wagner, "Improved Slepian-Wolf Exponents via Witsenhausen's Rate", ISIT 2009. IEEE Xplore
- B. Kelly, A. B. Wagner and A. Vamvatsikos, "Error Exponents and Test Channel Optimization for the Gaussian Wyner-Ziv Problem", ISIT 2008. IEEE Xplore
- B. Kelly and A. B. Wagner, "Error Exponents and Test Channel Optimization for the Wyner-Ziv Problem", Proc. 46th Annual Allerton Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Oct. 2007.
- B. Kelly and D. F. Brailsford, "The B-coder: An improved binary arithmetic coder and probability estimator", Proc. Data Compression Conference (DCC 06), Snowbird, Utah, March 2006. ACM Portal

© 2011–2012 Benjamin Kelly.