Anuj Kumar Yadav


Anuj Kumar Yadav
PhD Student
Information Processing Group
School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland.


Short Bio

I am a second year PhD student affiliated with the Information Processing Group (IPG) in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. I am advised by Prof. Yanina Shkel and Prof. Michael Gastpar, and I broadly work in Theoretical Computer Science. Beyond my research endeavors, I spend time exploring the flora and fauna around me, learning languages, and reading articles on Psychology and International Relations.

Previously, I did my bachelors with a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT-P) in India. I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with Sidharth Jaggi (University of Bristol), Amitalok Budkuley (IIT Kharagpur), Yihan Zhang (IST Austria), Laura Luzzi (ENSEA, CNRS), and Preetam Kumar (IIT Patna) during my undergraduate degree. My bachelors thesis titled 'Secure two-party computation: Information-theoretic Oblivious Transfer’, received the Institute Proficiency award for the best thesis in my cohort.


Research Interests

My specific Research Interests include:

  • Information, Coding, & Learning Theory

  • Probability & Statistics

  • Privacy & Cryptography

  • Wireless Communications


  • [07-2023] Presented a poster on “Minimum Entropy Couplings and Functional Representations” at the ESIT 2023 in Bristol, United Kingdom.

  • [06-2023] Presented our accepted works on “Minimum Entropy Couplings” and “Commitment over Gaussian Channels” at the ISIT 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan.

  • [05-2022] Our work has been featured in the IEEE Communication Society's (ComSoc) “Blog on Selected Ideas in Communications” by the Editor in Chief of IEEE JSAC.

  • [08-2021] Presented a poster on “Rate Positivity for Arbitrarily Varying Channels” at the CSCIT 2021 in Hong Kong.

  • [07-2021] Presented our accepted paper on “Commitment over Compound Binary Symmetric Channels” at the NCC 2021 conference in Kanpur, India.

  • [07-2021] Presented a poster with Manideep on “Role of Costs in Commitment over Noisy Channels” at the NASIT 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.

  • [06-2021] Received 2021 IEEE ITSoc Undergraduate Scholarship by the IEEE Information Theory Society.


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