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Ni Ding

 


Ni Ding

Research Scientist,
Networks Group
CyberPhysical Systems Research Program
Data61-CSIRO


Contact

email: Ni.Ding@data61.csiro.au
phone: +61 2 9490 5694


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Short Bio

Ni Ding received the B.C.A. degree from the Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, China, in 2005 and the B.E. degree in Telecommunications (1st class honours) from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2012, respectively. From September 1998 to August 2006, she was an associate engineer in Shanghai Telecom, China. In 2016, the last year of her PhD study at the Australian National University, she was employed by the Institute of Network Coding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as a junior research assistant for three months. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at Data61. Her research interests include discrete and combinatorial optimizations in information theory, wireless communications, signal processing and machine learning, e.g., cross-layer adaptive modulation, source coding, rate distortion and clustering.

  • Education:
    • 2013-2016: Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
      The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
    • 2009-2012: Bachelor in Telecommunications (first class honours)
      The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney
    • 2007-2009: Advanced Diploma in Electrical Technology
      Sydney Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Institution, St George College, Sydney
    • 2001-2005: Bachelor in Computer Applications
      Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, Shanghai
    • 2002-2004: Advanced Diploma in English Language and Literature
      Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai
    • 1994-1998: Certificate III in Optical Communications
      Shanghai Post and Telecommunication School, Shanghai
  • Working Experience:
    • 2017-now: Postdoctoral Fellow
      Data 61, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
    • Nov 23, 2015-Feb 6, 2016 and Nov 10, 2016-Feb 12, 2017: Junior Research Assistant
      Institute of Network Coding (INC), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
    • 2005-2006: Associate Engineer
      Shanghai Western Maintenance Center, China Telecom Corporation Limited
    • 1998-2004: Telecommunication Technician
      Shanghai Special Telecom Bureau, China Telecom Corporation Limited
  • Awards:
    • 2015-2016: ANU Vice-Chancellor’s HDR Travel Grant
    • 2013-2016: ANU Supplementary Scholarship
    • 2013-2016: Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) Scholarship
    • 2010-2011: Best 4th Year Undergraduate Student (awarded by Engineers Australia)
    • 2010-2011: 2010/11 Taste of Research Scholarship
    • 2009-2011: NICTA Telecommunication Excellence Awards (annually awarded by UNSW)

Projects

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Current Activities

Publications

  • Conference:
    • Ni Ding, Parastoo Sadeghi and Thierry Rakotoarivelo. “Improving Computational Efficiency of Communication for Omniscience and Successive Omniscience,” accepted by Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), Monticello, IL, 2018.
    • Ni Ding, Parastoo Sadeghi, David Smith and Thierry Rakotoarivelo. “Distributed Data Compression in Sensor Clusters: A Maximum Independent Flow Approach,” accepted by IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Vail, CO, 2018. arXiv
    • Ni Ding, David Smith, Parastoo Sadeghi and Thierry Rakotoarivelo. “Fairness in Multiterminal Data Compression: Decomposition of Shapley Value,” accepted by IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Vail, CO, 2018. arXiv
    • Ni Ding, David Smith, Parastoo Sadeghi and Thierry Rakotoarivelo. “Fairness in Multiterminal Data Compression: A Splitting Method for The Egalitarian Solution,” accepted by IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Calgary, AB, 2018. arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Rodney A. Kennedy and Parastoo Sadeghi. “A Practical Approach for Successive Omniscience,” in Proceeding of  IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 2578-2582, Aachen, 2017.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Chung Chan, Qiaoqiao Zhou, Rodney A. Kennedy and Parastoo Sadeghi. “A Faster Algorithm for Asymptotic Communication for Omniscience,” in Proceeding of The 2016 Workshop on Network Coding and Applications (NetCod), pp. 1-6, Washington, D.C., 2016.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Chung Chan, Qiaoqiao Zhou, Rodney A. Kennedy and Parastoo Sadeghi. “Fairness in Communication for Omniscience,” in Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Barcelona, 2016.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Chung Chan, Tie Liu, Rodney A. Kennedy and Parastoo Sadeghi. “A Game-theoretic Perspective on Communication for Omniscience,” in Proceeding of Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AUSCTW), pp. 95–100, Melbourne, 2016.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Rodney A. Kennedy and Parastoo Sadeghi. “Iterative Merging Algorithm for Cooperative Data Exchange,” in Proceeding of International Symposium on Network Coding (NetCod), pp. 41–45, Sydney, 2015.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Rodney A. Kennedy and Parastoo Sadeghi. ”Estimating Minimum Sum-rate for Cooperative Data Exchange.” in Proceeding of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 2618–2622, Hong Kong, 2015.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Rodney A. Kennedy and Parastoo Sadeghi. ”Fairest Constant Sum-rate Transmission for Cooperative Data Exchange: An M-convex Minimization Approach.” in Proceeding of 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), pp. 36–42, Sydney, 2015.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Ido Nevat, Gareth W. Peters and Jinhong Yuan. ”Opportunistic network coding for two-way relay fading channels.” in Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), pp. 5980-5985, Budapest, 2013.
    • Ni Ding and Julien Epps. ”Speaker Clustering in Emotion Recognition.” in Proceeding of Thirteenth Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech), pp. 1162-1165, Portland, OR, 2012.
    • Ni Ding, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Julien Epps, and Eliathamby Ambikairajah. ”Speaker variability in emotion recognition-an adaptation based approach.” in Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 5101-5104, Kyoto, 2012.
  • Journal:
    • Ni Ding, Parastoo Sadeghi and Rodney A. Kennedy. ”Adaptive Modulation in Network-coded Two-way Relay Channel: A Supermodular Game Approach.” in preparation and will be submitted to IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2017.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Chung Chan, Qiaoqiao Zhou, Rodney A. Kennedy and Parastoo Sadeghi. “Determining Optimal Rates for Communication for Omniscience,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 1919-1944, Mar. 2018.  arXiv
    • Chung Chan, Ali Al-Bashabsheh, Qiaoqiao Zhou, Ni Ding, Tie Liu and Alex Sprintson. ”Successive Omniscience.” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 3270-3289, Jun. 2016.
    • Ni Ding, Parastoo Sadeghi and Rodney A. Kennedy. ”On Monotonicity of the Optimal Transmission Policy in Cross-layer Adaptivem-QAM Modulation.” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 3771-3785, Jul. 2016.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Parastoo Sadeghi and Rodney A. Kennedy. ”Discrete Convexity and Stochastic Approximation for Cross-layer On-off Transmission Control.” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 389-400, Jan. 2016.  arXiv
    • Ni Ding, Parastoo Sadeghi and Rodney A. Kennedy. ”Structured optimal transmission control in network-coded two-way relay channels.” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2015, no. 1, pp. 1-18, Dec. 2015.  arXiv