Siddhartha Kumar Postdoctoral Fellow
Simula UiB Norway

Biography

I received my Bachelor diploma (B.Tech) in Electronics and Communication engineering in the year 2013 from Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham, India. My bachelors thesis under the supervision of Dr. Shikha Tripathi was funded by the Government of Karnataka, India (KSCST program).

While pursuing my Master of Science from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, I was a research intern at the department of signals and systems' communication systems group between December 2013 to February 2014. In 2015, I received my Masters of Science in Communication engineering. My masters thesis was supervised by Prof. Alexandre Graell i Amat, Dr. Iryna Andriyanova and Dr. Fredrik Brännström.

From August, 2015 to August, 2018 I was a doctoral student at the University of Bergen, and Simula UiB AS, Norway, under the supervision of Dr. Eirik Rosnes, Prof. Alexandre Graell i Amat and Dr. Øyvind Ytrehus. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Simula UiB AS. I have been a TPC member for the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2020, and the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2021. My research interests are geared towards information-theoretic privacy and security in distributed storage and computing.

Resume (Feb. 2021)

Publications

Journal

  1. R. Schlegel, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “ Privacy-Preserving Coded Mobile Edge Computing for Low-Latency Distributed Inference,” to appear in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), 2022
  2. H.-Y. Lin, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, E. Yaakobi, “Multi-Server Weakly-Private Information Retrieval,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2021
  3. H.-Y. Lin, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, E. Yaakobi, “The Capacity of Single-Server Weakly-Private Information Retrieval,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory, vol. 2, no. 1, March, 2021
  4. S. Kumar, H.-Y. Lin, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “Achieving maximum distance separable private information retrieval capacity with linear codes,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 65, no. 8, August, 2019
  5. S. Kumar, A. Graell i Amat, E. Rosnes, L. Senigagliesi, “Private Information Retrieval From a Cellular Network With Caching at the Edge,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 7, July, 2019
  6. S. Kumar, A. Graell i Amat, I. Andriyanova, F. Brännström, E. Rosnes, “Code Constructions for Distributed Storage with Low Repair Bandwidth and Low Repair Complexity,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 12, December 2018
  7. S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “Secure Repairable Fountain Codes,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 20, no. 8, August 2016

Conference

  1. S. Kumar, R. Schlegel, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “Coding for Straggler Mitigation in Federated Learning, ” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Seoul, South Korea, May 2022
  2. A. Frigård, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “Low-Latency Distributed Inference at the Network Edge Using Rateless Codes,” in Proc. International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Berlin, Germany, September 2021 (Invited paper)
  3. R. Schlegel, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “Private Edge Computing for Linear Inference Based on Secret Sharing,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Taipei, Taiwan, December 2020
  4. H.-Y. Lin, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, E. Yaakobi, “The Capacity of Single-Server Weakly-Private Information Retrieval,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Los Angeles, CA, June 2020
  5. H.-Y. Lin, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “Improved Private Information Retrieval for Coded Storage From Code Decomposition,” in Proc. IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), Visby, Gotland, Sweden, August 2019 (Invited paper)
  6. S. Kumar, A. Graell i Amat, E. Rosnes, “Private Information Retrieval in Wireless Coded Caching,” in Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Cannes, France, July 2019 (Invited paper)
  7. H.-Y. Lin, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, E. Yaakobi, “Weakly-Private Information Retrieval,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Paris, France, July 2019
  8. S. Kumar, H.-Y. Lin, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “Local Reconstruction Codes: A Class of MDS-PIR Capacity-Achieving Codes,” in Proc. IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), Guangzhou, China, November 2018
  9. H.-Y. Lin, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “Asymmetry helps: Improved private information retrieval protocols for distributed storage,” in Proc. IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), Guangzhou, China, November 2018
  10. H.-Y. Lin, S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “A Capacity-Achieving PIR Protocol for Distributed Storage Using an Arbitrary Linear Code,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Vail, CO, June 2018
  11. S. Kumar, E. Rosnes, A. Graell i Amat, “Private Information Retrieval in Distributed Storage Systems Using an Arbitrary Linear Code,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Aachen, Germany, June 2017
  12. S. Kumar, A. Graell i Amat, I. Andriyanova, F. Brännström, “A Family of Erasure Correcting Codes with Low Repair Bandwidth and Low Repair Complexity,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, December 2015

Thesis

  1. Privacy, Security, and Repair in Distributed Storage Systems” (Doctoral Thesis), University of Bergen, August 2018
  2. Repair Efficient Erasure Correcting Codes for Distributed Storage Systems” (Master Thesis), Chalmers University of Technology, June 2015
  3. “Speaker Emotion Recognition for Human Computer Interaction” (Bachelor Thesis), Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham, May 2013

Contact

Email

kumarsi@simula.no

Address

HIB - Thormøhlensgt. 55 5020 Bergen