The digital revolution affects every aspect of human society and infrastructure — communications channels, medical imaging, and radar systems, to name just a few. This revolution is based on sensing the physical signals around us and representing the acquired signals as digital bits that can be processed by a computer. But information is lost in this process: acquisition and digitization are limited by physical and mathematical bounds. In this talk, Yonina Eldar will consider how the interplay among science, physics, and algorithms can pave the way to enhanced technology that is not limited by these bounds.

Yonina Eldar is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, where she heads the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Signal Processing. She is also a visiting professor at MIT and the Broad Institute and an adjunct professor at Duke University, and she was a visiting professor at Stanford University. She is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, an IEEE fellow and a EURASIP fellow. She has received many awards for excellence in research and teaching, including the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, the IEEE AESS Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award, the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, the Michael Bruno Memorial Award, the Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences, and the Wolf Foundation Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research. She is the editor in chief of Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing and serves IEEE on several technical and award committees. She heads the Committee for Promoting Gender Fairness in Higher Education Institutions in Israel.

Theoretically Speaking is a lecture series highlighting exciting advances in theoretical computer science for a broad general audience. Events are free and open to the public, first come first serve seating. No special background is assumed. Registration is required and will open as we get closer to the event. This lecture will be viewable thereafter on this page and on our YouTube channel.

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