Fady Alajaji  Publications
Information Theory
Journal Papers:
(In chronological order)

F. Alajaji and T. Fuja, ``A Communication Channel Modeled on Contagion,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 40,
pp. 20352041, November 1994.
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F. Alajaji, ``Feedback Does Not Increase the Capacity of Discrete Channels
with Additive Noise,'' IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 41, pp. 546549, March 1995.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji, ``Strong Converse, Feedback
Capacity and Hypothesis Testing,''
Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Vol. 18,
pp. 777785, November 1995.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``Generalized Source Coding Theorems and Hypothesis Testing:
Part I  Information Measures,'' Journal of the Chinese Institute
of Engineers, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 283292, May 1998.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``Generalized Source Coding Theorems and Hypothesis Testing:
Part II  Operational Limits,'' Journal of the Chinese Institute
of Engineers, Vol. 21, No.3, pp. 293303, May 1998.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``A RateDistortion Theorem for Arbitrary Discrete Sources,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 44, No. 4,
pp. 16661668, July 1998.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``Optimistic Shannon Coding Theorems for Arbitrary SingleUser Systems,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 45, No. 7,
pp. 26232629, November 1999.
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H. Kuai, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``A Lower Bound on the Probability of a Finite Union of Events,''
Discrete Mathematics, Vol. 215, pp. 147158, March 2000.
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F. Alajaji and N. Whalen,
``The CapacityCost Function of Discrete Additive Noise Channels
with and without Feedback,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 46, No. 3,
pp. 11311140, May 2000.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``Csiszár's Cutoff Rates for Arbitrary Discrete Sources,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 47, No. 1,
pp. 330338, January 2001.
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Z. Rached, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``Rényi's Divergence and Entropy Rates for Finite Alphabet Markov
Sources,'' IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 47, No. 4,
pp. 15531561, May 2001.
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F. Alajaji, P.N. Chen and Z. Rached,
``A Note on the PoorVerdú Upper Bound for the Channel
Reliability Function,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 48, No. 1,
pp. 309313, January 2002.
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F. Alajaji, P.N. Chen and Z. Rached,
``Csiszár's Cutoff Rates for the General Hypothesis Testing
Problem,'' IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 663678, April 2004.
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 Z. Rached, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``The KullbackLeibler Divergence Rate Between Markov Sources,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 50, No. 5,
pp. 917921, May 2004.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``On the Joint SourceChannel Coding Error Exponent for Discrete
Memoryless Systems,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 14501468, April 2006.
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L. Zhong, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``A Binary Communication Channel with Memory Based on a Finite Queue,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 53, No. 8, pp. 28152840, August 2007.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``Joint SourceChannel Coding Error Exponent for Discrete
Communication Systems with Markovian Memory,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 53, No. 12, pp. 44574472, December 2007.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``Joint SourceChannel Coding Excess Distortion Exponent
for Some Memoryless ContinuousAlphabet Systems,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 12961319, March 2009.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``Error Exponents for Asymmetric TwoUser Discrete Memoryless
SourceChannel Coding Systems,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 14971518, April 2009.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``RandomCoding Lower Bounds for the Error Exponent of Joint
Quantization and Watermarking Systems,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 55, No. 7, pp. 32643283, July 2009.
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H. Behroozi, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``On the Optimal Performance in Asymmetric Gaussian Wireless
Sensor Networks with Fading,''
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,
Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 24362441, April 2010.
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N. Sen, F. Alajaji and S. Yüksel,
``Feedback Capacity of a Class of Symmetric FiniteState Markov Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 57, No. 7, pp. 41104122, July 2011.
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H. Behroozi, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``On the Performance of Hybrid DigitalAnalog
Coding for Broadcasting Correlated Gaussian Sources,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 59, No. 12, pp. 33353342, December 2011.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``A Generalized PoorVerdú Error Bound for Multihypothesis Testing,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 58, N0. 1, pp. 311316, January 2012.
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 M. Gil, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Rényi Divergence Measures for Commonly Used Univariate
Continuous Distributions,''
Information Sciences,
Vol. 249, pp. 124131, November 2013.
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 N. Sen, F. Alajaji, S. Yüksel and G. Como,
``Memoryless Multiple Access Channel with Asymmetric Noisy State
Information at the Encoders,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 59, No. 11, pp. 7052  7070, November 2013.
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 A. Abou Saleh, F. Alajaji and W.Y. Chan,
``Compressed Sensing with NonGaussian Noise and Partial Support Information,''
IEEE Signal Processing Letters,
Vol. 22, No. 10, pp. 17031707, October 2015.
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 S. Asoodeh, M. Diaz, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Information Extraction Under Privacy Constraints,''
Information,
Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 137,
doi:10.3390/info7010015, March 2016.
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J. Yang, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``Lower Bounds on the Probability of a Finite Union of Events,''
SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 14371452,
doi:10.1137/15M100866X, July 2016.
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J. Yang, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``On Bounding the Union Probability Using Partial Weighted Information,''
Statistics and Probability Letters, Vol. 116, pp. 3844,
doi:10.1016/j.spl.2016.04.017, September 2016.
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Supplement
Conference Papers:
(In reverse chronological order)
 J.J. Weng, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Lossy Transmission of Correlated Sources over TwoWay Channels,''''
Proceedings of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop,
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 2017.
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 S. Asoodeh, M. Diaz, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``PrivacyAware Guessing Efficiency,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Aachen, Germany, June 2017.
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 L. Song, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``On the Capacity of Burst Noise Erasure Channels With and Without Feedback,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Aachen, Germany, June 2017.
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S. Asoodeh, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Almost Perfect Privacy in Additive Gaussian Privacy Filters,''
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Information Theoretic Security,
Tacoma, Washington, August 2016.
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L. Song, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Adaptation is Useless for Two Discrete AdditiveNoise TwoWay Channels,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Barcelona, July 2016.
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S. Asoodeh, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``PrivacyAware MMSE Estimation,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Barcelona, July 2016.
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S. Asoodeh, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Lossless Secure Source Coding: Yamamoto's Setting,''
Proceedings of the FiftyThird Annual Allerton Conference on Communication,
Control, and Computing,
Monticello, IL, SeptemberOctober 2015.
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S. Asoodeh, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``On Maximal Correlation, Mutual Information and Data Privacy,''
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
St. John's, NL, July 2015.
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J. Yang, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``On Bounding the Union Probability,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Hong Kong, June 2015.
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S. Asoodeh, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Notes on InformationTheoretic Privacy,''
Proceedings of the FiftySecond Annual Allerton Conference
Communication, Control and Computing,
Monticello, IL, SeptemberOctober 2014.
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J. Yang, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``New Bounds on the Probability of a Finite Union of Events,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Honolulu, Hawaii, JuneJuly 2014.
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S. Asoodeh, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``An Achievability Proof for the Lossy Coding
of Markov Sources with FeedForward,''
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Toronto, June 2013.
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N. Sen, F. Alajaji, S. Yüksel and G. Como,
``Multiple Access Channel with Various Degrees of Asymmetric State Information,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Cambridge, MA, July 2012.
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N. Sen, G. Como, S. Yüksel and F. Alajaji,
``On the Capacity of Memoryless FiniteState Multiple Access
Channels with Asymmetric Noisy State Information at the Encoders,''
Proceedings of the FortyNinth Annual Allerton Conference
on Communication, Control and Computing,
Monticello, IL, September 2011.
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N. Sen, F. Alajaji and S. Yüksel,
``When Does Feedback Not Increase Capacity for Channels with Memory ?''
Proceedings of the IEEE 18th Signal Processing
and Communications Applications Conference (SIU),
Diyarbakir, Turkey, April 2010.

H. Behroozi, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Broadcasting Correlated Gaussian Sources with Bandwidth Expansion,''
Proceedings of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop,
Taormina, Sicily, Italy, October 2009.
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N. Sen, F. Alajaji and S. Yüksel,
``Feedback Capacity of a Class of Symmetric
FiniteState Markov Channels,''
Proceedings of the FortySeventh Annual
Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing,
Monticello, IL, SeptemberOctober 2009.
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H. Behroozi, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Hybrid DigitalAnalog JointSource Channel Coding
for Broadcasting Correlated Gaussian Sources,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Seoul, Korea, JuneJuly 2009.
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N. Sen, F. Alajaji and S. Yüksel,
``On the Feedback Capacity of a Discrete NonBinary
Noise Channel with Memory,''
Proceedings of the Eleventh Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Ottawa, May 2009.
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H. Behroozi, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Does Analog Transmission Achieve OPTA in an Asymmetric
Gaussian Sensor Network ?''
Proceedings of the Eleventh Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Ottawa, May 2009.
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H. Behroozi, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``On the Optimal PowerDistortion Region for Asymmetric
Gaussian Sensor Networks with Fading,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Toronto, July 2008.
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Y. Zhong, Y. Wang, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``On the Public Information Embedding Capacity Region Under
Multiple Access Attacks,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Toronto, July 2008.
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H. Behroozi, J. Haghighat, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``On the Transmission of a Memoryless Gaussian Source
Over a Memoryless Fading Channel,''
Proceedings of the 24th Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Queen's University, Kingston, June 2008.
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Y. Wang, Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``A Sufficient Condition for Private Information Hiding
of Two Correlated Sources Under Multiple Access Attacks,''
Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Nice, France, June 2007.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``Error Exponents for Asymmetric TwoUser Discrete Memoryless
SourceChannel Systems,''
Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Nice, France, June 2007.
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Y. Wang, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``A Random Coding Error Exponent for Joint Quantization and Watermarking
of Gaussian Sources Under Memoryless Gaussian Attacks,''
Proceedings of the Tenth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Edmonton, June 2007.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``Source Side Information Can Increase the Joint SourceChannel
Coding Error Exponent,''
Proceedings of the Tenth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Edmonton, June 2007.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``On the Excess Distortion Exponent for Memoryless
Gaussian SourceChannel Pairs,''
Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Seattle, July 2006.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``A Type Covering Lemma and the Excess Distortion Exponent
for Coding Memoryless Laplacian Sources,''
Proceedings of the 23rd Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Queen's University, Kingston, MayJune 2006.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``On the Joint SourceChannel Coding Error Exponent
for Systems with Memory,''
Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Adelaide, Australia, September 2005.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``When Does Joint SourceChannel Coding Outperform Tandem
Coding for Systems with Markovian Memory ?''
Proceedings of the Ninth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Montreal, June 2005.

Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``On the Computation of the Joint SourceChannel
Error Exponent for Memoryless Systems,''
Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Chicago, JuneJuly 2004.
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L. Zhong, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``An Approximation of the GilbertElliott Channel
via a QueueBased Channel Model,''
Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Chicago, JuneJuly 2004.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``When Is Joint SourceChannel Coding Worthwhile:
An Information Theoretic Perspective,''
Proceedings of the 22nd Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Queen's University, Kingston, June 2004.
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L. Zhong, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``A QueueBased Model for Binary Communication Channels,''
Proceedings of the FortyFirst Annual Allerton Conference
on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, October 2003.
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F. Alajaji, P.N. Chen and Z. Rached,
``Csiszár's Hypothesis Testing Reverse Cutoff Rate
for General Sources with Memory,''
Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Yokohama, Japan, JuneJuly 2003.
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F. Alajaji, P.N. Chen and Z. Rached,
``Csiszár's Forward Cutoff Rate for Testing Between Two
Arbitrary Sources,''
Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Lausanne, Switzerland, JuneJuly 2002.
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Z. Rached, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``A Formula for the Divergence Rate Between Discrete Markov Sources,''
Proceedings of the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems,
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, March 2002.
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F. Alajaji, P.N. Chen and Z. Rached,
``On the PoorVerdú Conjecture for
the Reliability Function of Channels with Memory,''
Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Washington DC, June 2001.
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Z. Rached, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``On the Rényi Divergence Rate for Finite Alphabet Markov Sources,''
Proceedings of the International Symposium on
Information Theory and Its Applications,
Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2000.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``General Formulas for Csiszár's Source Coding Cutoff Rates,''
Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Sorrento, Italy, June 2000.
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Z. Rached, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``Rényi's Entropy Rate for Discrete Markov Sources,''
Proceedings of the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems,
The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 1999.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``On the Optimistic Capacity of Arbitrary Channels,''
Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, MIT, Boston, MA, August 1998.
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H. Kuai, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``A Lower Bound on the Probability of a Finite Union of Events with Applications,''
Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, June 1998.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji, ``Generalization of Information Measures,''
Proceedings of the International
Symposium on Information Theory
and Its Applications, Victoria, BC, September
1996.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji, ``The Reliability Function of Arbitrary Channels
With and Without Feedback,'' Proceedings of the 18'th Biennial Symposium
on Communications, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, June 1996.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji, ``Strong Converse, Feedback Capacity
and Hypothesis Testing,'' Proceedings of the Conference on Information
Sciences and Systems, The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 1995.
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F. Alajaji and T. Fuja, ``Effect of Feedback on the Capacity of Discrete
Additive Channels with Memory,'' Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International
Symposium on Information Theory, Trondheim, Norway, June 1994.
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F. Alajaji and T. Fuja, ``Feedback Can Increase
the CapacityCost Function of Discrete Channels with Memory,''
Proceedings of the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems,
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, March 1994.
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F. Alajaji, ``Feedback Capacity of Discrete Additive Channels,''
Proceedings of the Conference on Information
Sciences and Systems,
The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 1993.
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F. Alajaji and T. Fuja, ``A Communication Channel Modeled By the Spread of
Disease,'' Proceedings of the 1993 IEEE International Symposium on
Information Theory, San Antonio, Texas, USA, January 1993.
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Technical Reports:
(In reverse chronological order)

J. Yang, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``A Short Survey on the Union Probability Using Partial Information,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, October 2017.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``A Generalized PoorVerdú Error Bound for Multihypothesis Testing
and the Channel Reliability Function,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, July 2011.
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Y. Zhong, Y. Wang, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Inner and Outer Bounds for the Public Information Embedding Capacity Region
Under Multiple Access Attacks,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, March 2010.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``On the Joint SourceChannel Coding Excess Distortion
Exponent for Memoryless ContinuousAlphabet Systems,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, July 2008.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``Coding Error Exponents for Asymmetric TwoUser
Discrete Memoryless SourceChannel Systems,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, March 2007.
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Y. Zhong, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``On the Joint SourceChannel Coding Error Exponent for Discrete
Memoryless Systems: Computation and Comparison with Separate Coding,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, December 2005.
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Z. Rached, F. Alajaji and L. L. Campbell,
``A Formula for the KullbackLeibler Divergence Rate
Between Discrete Markov Sources,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, November 2003.
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F. Alajaji, P.N. Chen and Z. Rached,
``Csiszár's Hypothesis Testing Cutoff Rates
for Arbitrary Sources with Memory,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, December 2002.
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F. Alajaji,
New Results on the Analysis
of Discrete Communication Channels with Memory,
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Electrical Engineering,
Institute for Systems Research Thesis Report Ph.D. 948,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, June 1994.
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P.N. Chen and F. Alajaji,
``Strong Converse, Feedback Capacity and Hypothesis Testing,''
Institute for Systems Research Tech. Rep. TR 9465,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, May 1994.
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F. Alajaji,
``Feedback Does Not Increase the
Capacity of Discrete Channels with Additive Noise,''
Institute for Systems Research Tech. Rep. TR 9379,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, November 1993.
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F. Alajaji and T. Fuja,
``A Communication Channel Modeled on Contagion,''
Institute for Systems Research Tech. Rep. TR 9378,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, August 1993.
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