Bio


I received the B.S. and M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. During the period 2007-2012, I was also enrolled at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. In 2016, I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Computer and Communication Sciences at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, under the supervision of Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke. In 2017, I joined Stanford University as a Postdoctoral Scholar, hosted by Prof. Andrea Montanari.

I was an intern at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan in 2010 and at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. I joined as a visiting graduate student the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley, in Spring 2015, and Stanford University in Fall 2015.

My current research interests include machine learning, wireless communication systems, network information theory and modern coding theory, with particular emphasis on polar codes.

I was the recipient of a Dan David Prize Scholarship in 2015, and of an Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2016. I received the IEEE Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award in 2015, the STOC Best Paper Award in 2016, and I was selected as a finalist in the Shannon Centennial Student Competition organized in April 2016 by Bell Labs, Nokia.

Honors & Awards


  • STOC Best Paper Award, ACM (2016)
  • Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (2016)
  • 2nd Place in the Shannon Centennial Student Competition, Bell Labs, Nokia (2016)
  • IEEE Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award, IEEE Information Theory Society (2015)
  • Dan David Prize Scholarship, Dan David Foundation (2015)
  • Master Thesis Award “Matteo Carmassi” for Innovation, Pisa University (2014)
  • I&C Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, EPFL (2014)
  • IC Departmental Fellowship, EPFL (2012)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (2016)
  • PhD, EPFL, Computer and Communication Sciences (2016)
  • Master, University of Pisa, Telecommunications Engineering (2012)
  • Bachelor, University of Pisa, Telecommunications Engineering (2010)

Stanford Advisors


Patents


  • Marco Mondelli, S. Hamed Hassani, Ivana Marić, Song-Nam Hong, and Dennis Hui. "United StatesGeneralized Rate-Compatible Polar Codes", Ericsson Research

All Publications


  • Capacity-Achieving Rate-Compatible Polar Codes for General Channels IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW) Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Marić, I., Hui, D., Hong, S. 2017
  • Reed-Muller Codes Achieve Capacity on Erasure Channels IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Kudekar, S., Kumar, S., Mondelli, M., Pfister, H. D., Sasoglu, E., Urbanke, R. 2017; 63 (7): 4298 - 4316

    View details for DOI 10.1109/TIT.2017.2673829

  • Construction of Polar Codes with Sublinear Complexity IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Urbanke, R. 2017
  • Reed-Muller Codes Achieve Capacity on Erasure Channels 48th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC) Kudekar, S., Kumar, S., Mondelli, M., Pfister, H. D., Sasoglu, E., Urbanke, R. 2016

    View details for DOI 10.1145/2897518.2897584

  • Unified Scaling of Polar Codes: Error Exponent, Scaling Exponent, Moderate Deviations, and Error Floors IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Urbanke, R. 2016; 62 (12): 6698 - 6712

    View details for DOI 10.1109/TIT.2016.2616117

  • Comparing the Bit-MAP and Block-MAP Decoding Thresholds of Reed-Muller Codes on BMS Channels IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) Kudekar, S., Kumar, S., Mondelli, M., Pfister, H. D., Urbanke, R. 2016
  • Achieving Marton's Region for Broadcast Channels Using Polar Codes IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Sason, I., Urbanke, R. 2015; 61 (2): 783 - 800

    View details for DOI 10.1109/TIT.2014.2368555

  • Scaling Exponent of List Decoders with Applications to Polar Codes IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Urbanke, R. 2015; 61 (9): 4838 - 4851

    View details for DOI 10.1109/TIT.2015.2453315

  • Unified Scaling of Polar Codes: Error Exponent, Scaling Exponent, Moderate Deviations, and Error Floors IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Urbanke, R. 2015
  • From Polar to Reed-Muller Codes: a Technique to Improve the Finite-Length Performance IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Urbanke, R. 2014
  • Joint Power Allocation and Path Selection for Multi-Hop Noncoherent Decode and Forward UWB Communications IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Mondelli, M., Zhou, Q., Lottici, V., Ma, X. 2014; 13 (3): 1397 - 1409
  • From Polar to Reed-Muller Codes: A Technique to Improve the Finite-Length Performance IEEE Transactions on Communications Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Urbanke, R. 2014; 62 (9): 3084 - 3091
  • Achieving Marton's Region for Broadcast Channels Using Polar Codes IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Sason, I., Urbanke, R. 2014
  • How to Achieve the Capacity of Asymmetric Channels 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Urbanke, R. 2014
  • Scaling Exponent of List Decoders with Applications to Polar Codes IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) Mondelli, M., Hassani, H., Urbanke, R. 2013

    View details for DOI 10.1109/ITW.2013.6691215

  • A Finite Difference Scheme for the Stack Filter Simulating the MCM Image Processing on Line Mondelli, M. 2013; 3: 68 - 111

    View details for DOI 10.5201/ipol.2013.53

  • A Cooperative Approach for Amplify-and-Forward Differential Transmitted Reference IR-UWB Relay Systems IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Mondelli, M., Zhou, Q., Ma, X., Lottici, V. 2012
  • Finite Difference Schemes for MCM and AMSS Image Processing On Line Mondelli, M., Ciomaga, A. 2011; 1: 127 - 177

    View details for DOI 10.5201/ipol.2011.cm_fds