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Marc Vuffray

Postdoctoral Research Associate
T-4/CNLS

Spin Glasses, Error Correcting Codes, Gas Network Science

Marc Vuffray

Office: TA-03, Bldg 1690, Room 117
Mail Stop: B258
Phone: (505) 667-3921
Fax: (505) 665-2659

vuffray@lanl.gov
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Research highlight
     Educational Background/Employment:
    • Ph.D. (2014) Computer Science, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    • M.Sc. (2008) Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    • B.Sc. (2006) Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    • Professional Training:
      • 2014-current Postdoctoral Research Associate in T-4/CNLS at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
      • 2009-2014 Doctoral Assistant in Computer Science at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
      • 2008-2009 Research Assistant in Applied Mathematics at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

    Research Interests:

    • Bridges Between Computer Science and Stastical Physics.
    • Probabilistic Models in Grid and Gas Network Science.
    • Optimization and Inference in Markov Random Fields.
    • Cavity Method and Message-Passing Algorithms.
    • Spin Glasses.
    • Low-Density Matrix Error-Correcting Codes.

    Selected Recent Publications:

    1. Vuffray, M. Misiakiewicz, T. Concentration to Zero Bit-Error Probability for Regular LDPC Codes on the Binary Symmetric Channel: Proof by Loop Calculus, submitted to 53rd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (2015).
    2. Vuffray, M. Misra, S. Chertkov, M. Monotonicity of Dissipative Flow Networks Renders Robust Maximum Profit Problem Tractable: General Analysis and Application to Natural Gas Flows, submitted to the 53rd Annual Conference on Decision and Control (2015).
    3. Misra, S. Vuffray, M. Chertkov, M. Maximum Throughput Problem in Dissipative Flow Networks with Application to Natural Gas Systems, submitted to the 53rd Annual Conference on Decision and Control (2015).
    4. Dvijotham, K. Vuffray, M. Misra, S. Chertkov, M. Natural Gas Flow Solutions with Guarantees: A Monotone Operator Theory Approach, submitted to the 53rd Annual Conference on Decision and Control (2015).
    5. Macris, N., Vuffray, M. The Bethe Free Energy Allows to Compute the Conditional Entropy of Graphical Codes Instances: A Proof from the Polymer Expansion, submitted to Transation on Information Theory (2015).
    6. Aref,V., Macris, N., Vuffray, M. Approaching the Rate-Distortion Limit With Spatial Coupling, Belief Propagation, and Decimation, Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on , vol.61, no.7, pp.3954,3979, July (2015).
    7. P. Choquard, M. Vuffray The Inviscid, Compressible and Rotational, 2D Isotropic Burgers and Pressureless Euler-Coriolis Fluids; Solvable Models with Illustrations, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, Vol. 285, Pages 18-27 (2014).
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