Information Engineering Professors’ Paper Selected for 2018 ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award


The paper titled “Network Information Flow” is among those selected for 2018 ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award.  This year, there are a total of six selected papers for this award.

Rudolf Ahlswede, Ning Cai,  Shuo-Yen Robert Li and Raymond W. Yeung, “Network Information Flow,” 46(4), IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, July 2000.

This is the seminal work on network coding that had a profound impact on the networking and mobile systems communities. The information theoretic analysis led to significant academic work for more than a decade in the networking community on leveraging network coding to build systems that achieve higher reliability and throughput.