Michael Mitzenmacher : Talks


I don't usually put up talks, but sometimes people ask me to, so when they do, I'll put them here. They're in Powerpoint unless otherwise noted.

  1. Worst-Case Analysis: Our Strenth is Our Weakness. [Beyond Worst Case Analysis Workshop, 2011]
  2. Rabin's Information Dispersal Algorithm : A Prescienct Look at Coding on Networks. [Rabin 80th Birthday Workshop, 2011]
  3. Some Uses of Hashing in Networking Problems. [UCL, Cambridge 2010]
  4. Information Asymmetries in Pay-Per-Bid Auctions: How Swoopo Makes Bank. [Liverpool, Cambridge (MSR) 2010]
  5. Some Open Questions on Cuckoo Hashing. [ESA 2009, MSRSV 2009, Stanford 2009]
  6. An Efficient Rigorous Approach for Identifying Statistically Significant Frequent Itemsets [Google 2009]
  7. Some Results on Codes for Flash Memory [London 2009]
  8. Network Coding Meets TCP [London 2009]
  9. A History of and New Directions for Research for Power Laws [SUNY Buffalo 2008]
  10. Toward Validation and Control of Network Models [IPAM 2008]
    Talk given at IPAM meeting, November 2008.
  11. Designing Floating Codes for Expected Performance [Allerton 2008]
    A possible "new direction" for floating codes, with some theory and experiments.
  12. Moves on Inserts and Deletes [Allerton 2008]
    Improving Multi-Level Hash Tables.
  13. Cuckoo Hashing and CAMs [Cisco/Google 2008]
    How to use Content Addressable Memories to make cuckoo hashing even better.
  14. Why Simple Hash Functions Work [Cisco 2008]
    Extended version of SODA paper talk below.
  15. New Results and Open Problem for Channels with Synchronization [SWAT2008]
    Update on previous talks on deletion channels and related channels. Comes now with a tasty Survey Article!
  16. Why Simple Hash Functions Work [SODA2008]
  17. Cuckoo Hashing in Hardware [Allerton 2007]
    This talk covers how to use a CAM as a queue to effectively de-amortize cuckoo hashing for practical use in hardware (particularly routers).
  18. Packet Level Algorithms [DIMACS 2007]
    This (poorly named) talk was a DIMACS tutorial covering my work on hashing/Bloom filters in network architectures.
  19. Hashing and Packet Based Algorithms [Cisco 2007]
    This (still poorly named) talk was a somewhat modified version of the DIMACS tutorial I gave at Cisco covering my work on hashing/Bloom filters in network architectures.
  20. Codes for Insertion/Deletion Channels with Segmented Errors
    We have high performance linear time encodable/decodable codes for binary channels with deletions (or insertions) as long as the errors are segmented -- say, at most one error per byte. Given at ISIT 2007.
  21. Upper Bounding the Capacity of the Deletion Channel
    First non-trivial upper bound techniques (at least that I know of) for the binary iid deletion channel. Given at ISIT 2007.
  22. Beyond Bloom Filters
    All about approximate concurrent state machines (ACSMs), and new constructions of Bloom filters/counting Bloom filters. Given at Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, Stochastic Networks workshop, etc.
  23. New Results and Open Problem for Insertion/Deletion Channels
    Update of a talk given at ANALCO (and elsewhere).
  24. New Directions for Power Law Research
    Recently given at a Radcliffe workshop (and elsewhere). pdf version
  25. Digital Fountains: Applications and Related Issues
    Recently given at INFORMS (invited by Bruce Hajek); a previous version was given at ITW 2004.