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Journal Papers:
(In chronological order)

F. Alajaji and T. Fuja, ``The Performance of Focused Error Control Codes,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 42,
pp. 272280, February 1994.
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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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F. Alajaji, N. Phamdo, N. Farvardin, and T. Fuja, ``Detection
of Binary Markov
Sources Over Channels with Additive Markov Noise,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 230239, January 1996.
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F. Alajaji, N. Phamdo, and T. Fuja, ``Channel Codes That Exploit
the Residual Redundancy in CELPEncoded Speech,''
IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing ,
Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 325336, September 1996.
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N. Phamdo, F. Alajaji, and N. Farvardin, ``Quantization of Memoryless and
GaussMarkov Sources Over Binary Markov Channels,'' IEEE
Transactions on Communications, Vol. 45, No. 6,
pp. 668675, June 1997.
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P. Burlina and F. Alajaji, ``An Error Resilient Scheme for Image
Transmission Over Noisy Channels with Memory,''
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 7, No. 4,
pp. 593600, April 1998.
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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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F. Alajaji and N. Phamdo,
``SoftDecision COVQ for Rayleigh Fading Channels,''
IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 162164,
June 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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S. AlSemari, F. Alajaji and T. Fuja,
``Sequence MAP Decoding of Trellis Codes for
Gaussian and Rayleigh Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 48, No. 4,
pp. 11301140, July 1999.
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A. Banerjee, P. Burlina and F. Alajaji,
``Image Segmentation and Labeling Using the Polya Urn Model,''
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Vol. 8, No. 9,
pp. 12431253, September 1999.
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F. Alajaji, S. AlSemari and P. Burlina,
``Visual Communication via Trellis Coding
and Transmission Energy Allocation,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 47, No. 11,
pp. 17221728, November 1999.
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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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N. Phamdo and F. Alajaji,
``SoftDecision Demodulation Design for COVQ over
White, Colored, and ISI Gaussian Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 48, No. 9, pp. 14991506, September 2000.
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H. Kuai, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``Tight Error Bounds for NonUniform Signaling over AWGN Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 46, No. 7, pp. 27122718, November 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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G.C. Zhu and F. Alajaji,
``SoftDecision COVQ for TurboCoded AWGN
and Rayleigh Fading Channels,'' IEEE Communications Letters,
Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 257259, June 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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G.C. Zhu and F. Alajaji,
``Turbo Codes for NonUniform Memoryless Sources
over Noisy Channels,'' IEEE Communications
Letters, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 6466, February 2002.
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M. Skoglund, N. Phamdo and F. Alajaji,
``Design and Performance of VQBased Hybrid DigitalAnalog
Joint SourceChannel Codes,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 708720, March 2002.
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A. Nazer and F. Alajaji,
``Unequal Error Protection and SourceChannel
Decoding of CELP Speech,''
IEE Electronics Letters,
Vol. 38, No. 7, pp. 347349, 28th March 2002.
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G. Takahara, F. Alajaji, N. C. Beaulieu and H. Kuai,
``Constellation Mappings for TwoDimensional Signaling
of NonUniform Sources,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 51, No. 3,
pp. 400408, March 2003.
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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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G.C. Zhu, F. Alajaji, J. Bajcsy and P. Mitran,
``Transmission of NonUniform Memoryless Sources via
NonSystematic Turbo Codes,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 52, No. 8,
pp. 13441354, August 2004.
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L. Zhong, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``Error Analysis for Nonuniform Signaling over Rayleigh Fading Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 3943, January 2005.
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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Image Transmission over the Polya Channel via
ChannelOptimized Quantization,''
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,
Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 728733, February 2005.
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Z. Raza, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Design of Sample Adaptive Product Quantizers for Noisy Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 576580, April 2005.
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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Tight Error Bounds for SpaceTime Orthogonal Block
Codes Under Slow Rayleigh Flat Fading,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 952956, June 2005.
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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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G.C. Zhu and F. Alajaji,
``Joint SourceChannel Turbo Coding for Binary Markov Sources,''
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 5, No. 5,
pp. 10651075, May 2006.
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M. Skoglund, N. Phamdo and F. Alajaji,
``Hybrid DigitalAnalog SourceChannel Coding for Bandwidth
Compression/Expansion,''
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,
Vol. 52, No. 8, pp. 37573763, August 2006.
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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``ChannelOptimized Quantization with SoftDecision
Demodulation for SpaceTime Orthogonal BlockCoded Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,
Vol. 54, No. 10, pp. 39353946, October 2006.
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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``An Efficient Algorithmic Lower Bound for the Error Rate
of Linear Block Codes,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 55, No. 6,
pp. 10931098, June 2007.
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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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L. Zhong, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``A Model for Correlated Rician Fading Channels Based on a Finite
Queue,'' IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,
Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 7989, January 2008.
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A. Cohen, F. Alajaji, N. Kashyap and G. Takahara,
``LP Decoding for Joint SourceChannel Codes
and for the NonErgodic Polya Channel,''
IEEE Communications Letters,
Vol. 12, No. 9, pp. 678680, September 2008.
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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``MAP Decoding for MultiAntenna Systems with NonUniform
Sources: Exact Pairwise Error Probability and Applications,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 242254, January 2009.
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H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``COVQ for MAP HardDecision Demodulated Channels,''
IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 2830, January 2009.
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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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H. AlLawati and F. Alajaji,
``On Decoding Binary Perfect and QuasiPerfect Codes
Over Markov Noise Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 873878, April 2009.
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Y. Wang, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Hybrid DigitalAnalog Coding with Bandwidth Compression
for Gaussian SourceChannel Pairs,
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 9971012, April 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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C. Pimentel and F. Alajaji,
``PacketBased Modeling of ReedSolomon Block Coded Correlated
Fading Channels via a Markov Finite Queue Model,''
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,
Vol. 58, No. 7, pp. 31243136, September 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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H. AlLawati, F. Alajaji and C. Pimentel,
``On Symbol versus Bit Interleaving for Block Coded Binary Markov Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,
Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 25822588, June 2010.
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B. Moore, G. Takahara and F. Alajaji,
``Pairwise Optimization of Modulation Constellations for NonUniform Sources,''
IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 167177, October 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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A. Abou Saleh, W.Y. Chan and F. Alajaji,
``Compressed Sensing with Nonlinear Analog Mapping in a Noisy Environment,''
IEEE Signal Processing Letters,
Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 3942, January 2012.
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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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C. Pimentel, F. Alajaji and P. Melo,
``A Discrete QueueBased Model for Capturing Memory and SoftDecision
Information in Correlated Fading Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 60, No. 6, pp. 17021711, June 2012.
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S. Shahidi, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``MAP Detection and Robust Lossy Coding Over SoftDecision Correlated Fading Channels,''
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,
Vol. 62, No. 7, pp. 31753187, September 2013.
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 T.Y. Wu, P.N. Chen, F. Alajaji and Y. S. Han,
``On the Design of VariableLength ErrorCorrecting Codes,''
IEEE Transactions on Communications,
Vol. 61, No. 9, pp. 35533565, September 2013.
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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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 J. Kron, F. Alajaji and M. Skoglund,
``LowDelay Joint SourceChannel Mappings for the Gaussian MAC,''
IEEE Communications Letters,
Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 249252, February 2014.
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 A. Abou Saleh, F. Alajaji and W.Y. Chan,
``LowLatency SourceChannel Coding for Fading Channels
with Correlated Interference,''
IEEE Wireless Communications Letters,
to appear.
Conference Papers:
(In reverse chronological order)

A. Abou Saleh, F. Alajaji and W.Y. Chan,
``Hybrid DigitalAnalog Coding for Interference Broadcast Channels,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013.
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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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A. Abou Saleh, W.Y. Chan and F. Alajaji,
``Low and HighDelay SourceChannel Coding with Bandwidth
Expansion and Correlated Interference,''
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Toronto, June 2013.
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G. Azar and F. Alajaji.
``When are Maximum Likelihood and Minimum Distance Decoding Equivalent
for Contagion Channels with Memory~?
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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S. Shahidi, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``MAP Decoding of Quantized Sources over SoftDecision Fading Channels with Memory,''
Proceedings of the Communication Theory Symposium, IEEE International
Conference on Communications,
Ottawa, June 2012.
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A. Abou Saleh, F. Alajaji and W.Y. Chan,
``PowerConstrained BandwidthReduction
SourceChannel Mappings for Fading Channels,''
Proceedings of the 26th Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Kingston, May 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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A. Abou Saleh, W.Y. Chan and F. Alajaji,
``Compressed Sensing with ShannonKotel'nikov Mapping in the Presence of Noise,''
Proceedings of the Nineteenth European Signal Processing Conference,
Barcelona, Spain, AugustSeptember 2011.
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W.C. Chang, P.N. Chen, F. Alajaji,
C.H. Wang and S.W. Wang,
``A ThroughputOptimizing Power Allocation Policy for Parallel Gaussian Channels Under
FiniteLength and FixedRate Coding Constraints,''
Recent Results Poster Session, IEEE International
Symposium on Information Theory,
SaintPetersburg, Russia, JulyAugust 2011.

T.Y. Wu, P.N. Chen, F. Alajaji and Y. S. Han,
``On the Construction and MAP Decoding of Optimal
VariableLength ErrorCorrecting Codes,''
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory,
SaintPetersburg, Russia, JulyAugust 2011.
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A. Abou Saleh, F. Alajaji and W.Y. Chan,
``Hybrid DigitalAnalog SourceChannel Coding with
OnetoThree Bandwidth Expansion,''
Proceedings of the Twelfth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Kelowna, BC, May 2011.
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S. Shahidi, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Exploiting Memory and SoftDecision Information in Channel
Optimized Quantization for Correlated Fading Channels,''
Proceedings of the Twelfth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Kelowna, BC, May 2011.
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C. Pimentel, F. Alajaji and P. Melo,
``A Discrete QueueBased Model for SoftDecision Demodulated
Correlated Fading Channels,''
Proceedings of the IEEE 73rd Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference,
Spring 2011, Budapest, Hungary, May 2011.
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T.Y. Wu, P.N. Chen, F. Alajaji and Y. S. Han,
``An Optimal VariableLength ErrorCorrecting Code and its Decoding,''
Proceedings of the 2011 Taiwan Winter School on Information Theory
and Communications,
Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 2011.

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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B. Moore, G. Takahara and F. Alajaji,
``Pairwise Optimization of Modulation Constellations,"
Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Rim Conference
on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing,
Victoria, BC, August 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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C. Pimentel and F. Alajaji,
``A Discrete Channel Model for Capturing Memory
and SoftDecision Information: A Capacity Study,''
Proceedings of the Communications Theory Symposium,
IEEE International Conference on Communications,
Dresden, Germany, June 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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A. Cohen, F. Alajaji, N. Kashyap and G. Takahara,
``LP Decoding for Joint SourceChannel Codes
and for the NonErgodic Polya Channel,''
Recent Results Poster Session, IEEE International
Symposium on Information Theory,
Toronto, July 2008.
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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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C. Pimentel and F. Alajaji,
``PacketBased Markov Modeling of ReedSolomon
Block Coded Correlated Fading Channels,''
Proceedings of the Ninth IEEE International Workshop on Signal
Processing Advances in Wireless Communications,
Recife, Brazil, July 2008.
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H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Channel Optimized Vector Quantization Based on
Maximum a Posteriori Hard Decision Demodulation,''
Proceedings of the 24th Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Queen's University, Kingston, June 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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H. AlLawati, F. Alajaji and C. Pimentel,
``When Can Interleaving Be Avoided for ReedSolomon Coded
Binary Markov Channels ?''
Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Rim Conference
on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing,
Victoria, BC, August 2007.
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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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H. AlLawati and F. Alajaji,
``On Decoding Binary QuasiPerfect Codes Over Markov Noise Channels,''
Proceedings of the Tenth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Edmonton, 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. Wang, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Hybrid DigitalAnalog Coding of Memoryless Gaussian Sources over AWGN
Channels with Bandwidth Compression,''
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,
``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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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Improved Lower Bounds for the Error Rate of Linear Block Codes,''
Proceedings of the FourtyThird Annual Allerton Conference
on Communication, Control, and Computing,
Monticello, IL, September 2005.
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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Exact Pairwise Error Probability of SpaceTime Codes under
MAP Decoding with Applications,''
Proceedings of the FourtyThird Annual Allerton Conference
on Communication, Control, and Computing,
Monticello, IL, September 2005.
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L. Zhong, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``A QueueBased Model for Wireless Rayleigh Fading
Channels with Memory,''
Proceedings of the IEEE 62nd Semiannual
Vehicular Technology Conference, Fall 2005,
Dallas, Texas, September 2005.
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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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C. Nicola, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Decoding LDPC Codes Over Binary Channels with Additive Markov Noise,''
Proceedings of the Ninth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Montreal, June 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.
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Y. Wang, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Design of VQBased Hybrid DigitalAnalog Joint
SourceChannel Codes for Image Communication,''
Proceedings of the 2005 Data Compression Conference,
Snowbird, Utah, March 2005.
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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Tight Bounds on the SER and BER of SpaceTime Orthogonal
Block Coded Channels Under MAP Decoding,''
Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Information Theory
and its Applications, Parma, Italy, October 2004.
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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Transmission of ContinuousAlphabet Sources Over MIMO Channels,''
Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Information Theory
and its Applications, Parma, Italy, October 2004.
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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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F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``BonferroniType Bounds on the Frame and
Bit Error Rates of Coded AWGN and Block Rayleigh Fading Channels,''
Proceedings of the 22nd Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Queen's University, Kingston, June 2004.
PS

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.
PS

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.
PS

F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Error Analysis of SpaceTime Codes for Slow Rayleigh Fading Channels,''
Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Yokohama, Japan, JuneJuly 2003.
PS

G.C. Zhu and F. Alajaji,
``Turbo Codes for Binary Markov Sources,''
Proceedings of the 2003 Canadian Workshop on
Information Theory, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2003.
PS

L. Zhong, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``Performance Analysis for Nonuniform Signaling
over Flat Rayleigh Channels,''
Proceedings of the 2003 Canadian Workshop on
Information Theory, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2003.
PS

F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``SoftDecision COVQ Design for SpaceTime Orthogonal Block
Coded Channels,'' Proceedings of the 2003 Canadian Workshop on
Information Theory, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2003.
PS

F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Performance Analysis of MAP Decoded SpaceTime
Orthogonal Block Codes for NonUniform Sources,''
Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Information Theory Workshop,
Paris, France, MarchApril, 2003.
PS

G.C. Zhu, F. Alajaji, J. Bajcsy and P. Mitran,
``Transmission of NonUniform Memoryless Sources over
Wireless Fading Channels via NonSystematic Turbo Codes,''
Proceedings of the Second IASTED International Conference
on Wireless and Optical Communications, Banff, Alberta, July 2002.
PS

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.
PS

L. Zhong, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``A Comparative Study of BurstNoise Communication Channel Models,''
Proceedings of the 21st Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Queen's University, Kingston, June 2002.
PS

F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Image Coding for Binary Bursty Noise Channels,''
Proceedings of the 21st Biennial Symposium on Communications,
Queen's University, Kingston, June 2002.
PS

F. Behnamfar, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Progressive Image Communication over Binary Channels
with Additive Bursty Noise,''
Proceedings of the Data Compression Conference,
Snowbird, Utah, April 2002.
PS

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.
PS

G.C. Zhu, F. Alajaji, J. Bajcsy and P. Mitran,
``NonSystematic Turbo Codes for NonUniform I.I.D. Sources over
AWGN Channels,'' Proceedings of the
Conference on Information Sciences and Systems,
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, March 2002.
PS

Z. Raza, F. Alajaji and T. Linder,
``Channel Optimized Sample Adaptive Product Quantization,''
Proceedings of the ThirtyNinth Annual
Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing,
Monticello, IL, October 2001.
PS

G.C. Zhu and F. Alajaji,
``Design of Turbo Codes for NonEquiprobable
Memoryless Sources,''
Proceedings of the ThirtyNinth Annual
Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing,
Monticello, IL, October 2001.
PS

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.
PS

M. Skoglund, N. Phamdo and F. Alajaji,
``Hybrid DigitalAnalog Coding for Bandwidth
Compression/Expansion Using VQ and Turbo Codes,''
Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Washington DC, June 2001.
PS

L. Zhong, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``A Model for a Binary BurstNoise Channel Based on a Finite Queue,''
Proceedings of the 2001 Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Vancouver, June 2001.
PS

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.
PS

G.C. Zhu and F. Alajaji,
``SoftDecision COVQ Based on Turbo Codes,''
Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Turbo Codes,
Brest, France, September 2000.
PS

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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M. Skoglund, N. Phamdo and F. Alajaji,
``VQBased Hybrid DigitalAnalog Joint SourceChannel Coding,''
Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Sorrento, Italy, June 2000.
PDF

G. Takahara, F. Alajaji, H. Kuai and N. C. Beaulieu,
``Constellation Mappings for TwoDimensional NonUniform Signaling,''
Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Sorrento, Italy, June 2000.
PDF

H. Kuai, F. Alajaji and G. Takahara,
``Performance Bounds of NonUniform Signaling over AWGN Channels,''
Proceedings of CTMC'99, IEEE International Conference on Communications,
Vancouver, June 1999.
PS

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.
PS

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.
PS

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.
PS

A. Nazer and F. Alajaji,
``Source Optimized Channel Decoding and Unequal Error
Protection of CELP Encoded Speech,'' Proceedings of the 19th Biennial
Symposium on Communications, Queen's University,
Kingston, Ontario, June 1998.
PS

A. Banerjee, P. Burlina and F. Alajaji,
``ContagionDriven Image Segmentation and Labeling,''
Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision,
Bombay, India, January 1998.
PDF

F. Alajaji and N. Phamdo,
``A Vector Quantizer for Additive White and Colored Gaussian Noise Channels,''
Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Ulm, Germany, June 1997.
PDF

F. Alajaji, S. AlSemari and P. Burlina,
``An Unequal Error Protection Trellis Coding Scheme
for Still Image Communication, ''
Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Ulm, Germany, June 1997.
PDF

J. Cheng and F. Alajaji,
``Channel Optimized Quantization of Images Over Bursty Channels,''
Proceedings of the 1997 Canadian Workshop on Information Theory,
Toronto, June 1997.
PS

A. Banerjee, P. Burlina and F. Alajaji,
``Image Segmentation and Labeling Using the Polya Urn Model''
Proceedings of the DARPA Image Understanding Workshop,
New Orleans, LA, May 1997.
PS

F. Alajaji, P. Burlina and R. Chellappa, ``MAP Decoding of GrayLevel Images
Over Binary Channels with Memory,'' Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE
International Conference on Image Processing, Lausanne, Switzerland,
September 1996.
PDF

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.
PS

S. AlSemari, F. Alajaji and T. Fuja, ``Sequence MAP Decoding of Trellis Codes
for Gaussian and Rayleigh Channels,'' Proceedings of the International
Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications, Victoria, BC, September
1996.
PS

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.
PS

N. Phamdo and F. Alajaji, ``Performance of COVQ over AWGN/Rayleigh
Channels with SoftDecision BPSK Modulation,''
Proceedings of the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems,
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, March 1996.
PS

N. Phamdo, F. Alajaji, S.I. Chen, and T. Fuja, ``SourceDependent
Channel Coding of CELP Speech Over Land Mobile Radio Channels,''
Proceedings of the
1995 IEEE Military Communications Conference,
San Diego, CA, November 1995.
PDF

F. Alajaji, and P. Burlina, ``Image Modeling and Restoration
Through Contagion Urn Schemes,'' Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International
Conference on Image Processing,
Washington DC, October 1995.
PS

P. Burlina, F. Alajaji, and R. Chellappa, ``Transmission of TwoTone Images
Over Noisy Channels with Memory,'' Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International
Symposium on Information Theory, Whistler, BC, September 1995.
PS

F. Alajaji, N. Phamdo, and T. Fuja, ``Channel Codes That Exploit
the Residual Correlation in CELPEncoded Speech,''
Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory, Whistler, BC,
September 1995.
PDF

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.
PS

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.
PDF

F. Alajaji, N. Phamdo, N. Farvardin, and T. Fuja, ``MAP Detection of
Binary Sources Over Discrete Markov Channels,'' Proceedings of the 1994
IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Trondheim, Norway,
June 1994.
PDF

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.
PS

N. Phamdo, F. Alajaji, N. Farvardin, and T. Fuja, ``Quantization
of Memoryless Sources Over Discrete Markov Channels,'' Proceedings
of the Conference on Information Sciences and Systems,
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, March 1994.
PS

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.
PS

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.
PDF

T. Fuja and F. Alajaji, ``The Rate/Performance Tradeoffs of Focused
Error Control Codes,'' Proceedings of the 1990 IEEE International
Symposium on Information Theory, San Diego, CA, January 1990.
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Technical Reports:
(In reverse chronological order)

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.
PDF

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.
PDF

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.
PDF

H. AlLawati, F. Alajaji and C. Pimentel,
``Performance of Interleaved NonBinary Block
Codes Over Binary Channels with Memory,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, September 2007.
PDF

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.
PDF

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.
PDF

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.
PS

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.
PS

G. Takahara, F. Alajaji, N. C. Beaulieu and H. Kuai,
``Mappings for Signaling of NonUniform Sources
in TwoDimensional Fixed Constellations,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, February 2001.

J. Cheng and F. Alajaji,
``Channel Optimized Quantization of Images over
Binary Channels with Memory,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, April 1999.
PS

A. Nazer and F. Alajaji,
``Unequal Error Protection and SourceChannel
Decoding of CELP Speech over Very Noisy Channels,''
Mathematics and Engineering Technical Report,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, March 1999.
PS

A. Banerjee, P. Burlina and F. Alajaji,
``Image Segmentation and Labeling Using the Polya Urn Model,''
Tech. Rep. CSTR 3801 and CARTR860, Center for Automation Research,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, May 1997.
PS

F. Alajaji, N. Phamdo and T. Fuja,
``Channel Codes that Exploit the Residual Redundancy in CELPEncoded
Speech,'' Institute for Systems Research Tech. Rep. TR 9643,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, 1996.
PDF

P. Burlina, F. Alajaji and R. Chellappa,
``Transmission of TwoTone Images over Noisy Communication
Channels with Memory,'' Computer Vision Laboratory
Tech. Rep. CSTR3604 and CARTR814,
Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20742, January 1996.
PDF

N. Phamdo, F. Alajaji and N. Farvardin,
``Quantization of Memoryless and GaussMarkov Sources over
Binary Markov Channels,''
Institute for Systems Research Tech. Rep. TR 9479,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, 1994.
PDF

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.
PDF

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.
PDF

F. Alajaji, N. Phamdo, N. Farvardin and T. Fuja,
`Detection of Binary Sources over Discrete Channels with Additive
Markov Noise,'' Institute for Systems Research Tech. Rep. TR 9431,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, 1994.
PDF

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.
PDF

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.
PDF

F. Alajaji and T. Fuja,
``The Performance of Focused Error Control Codes,''
Institute for Systems Research Tech. Rep. TR 9065,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, October 1990.
PDF

F. Alajaji,
On the Performance of Focused
Error Control Codes, M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, June 1990.
PS
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