David Tse

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California at Berkeley
257 Cory Hall
Berkeley CA 94720-1770
(510) 642-5807 (phone), 643-7846 (fax)

Member of Wireless Foundations

Administrative assistant:

Kim Kail, kail@erso.berkeley.edu 253 Cory Hall, (510) 643-6633

The easiest way to reach me is by email: dtse at eecs dot berkeley dot edu.


Curriculum Vitae

New Stuff

G. Bresler, M. Bresler and D. Tse, Optimal Assembly for High Throughput Shotgun Sequencing , BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14.

A. Motahari, G. Bresler and D. Tse, Information Theory of DNA Sequencing , submitted to the Transactions on Information Theory, May, 2012.

The Science of Information: From Communication to DNA Sequencing (slides), Chinese University of Hong Kong, December, 2012.

Risk Limiting Dispatch for Power Networks (slides), ITA 2013.

R. Rajagopal, D. Tse and B. Zhang, Network Risk Limiting Dispatch: Optimal Control and Price of Uncertainty , submitted to the IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Dec. 2012.

Geometry of Optimal Power Flow on Trees and its Application to the Voltage Regulation Problem (slides), Optimization and Control for Smart Grids, 32nd CNLS Annual conference, Santa Fe, May 21-25, 2012.

A. Lam, B. Zhang, A. Dominguez-Garcia and D. Tse, Optimal Distributed Voltage Regulation in Power Distribution Networks , submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, April 2012.

J. Lavaei, D. Tse and B. Zhang, Geometry of Power Flows on Trees , PES General Meeting, San Diego, July 2012.

How Not to Leave Money on the Table (slides), TCE Conference, Technion, June 7, 2012.

Information Theory: From Wireless Communication to DNA Sequencing (slides), Gilbreth Lecture, NAE Annual Meeting, Feb. 9, 2012.

Information Theory of DNA Sequencing (slides), LIDS Student Conference, MIT, Feb. 2, 2012.

Y. Kanoria, A. Montanari, D. Tse and B. Zhang, Distributed Storage for Intermittent Energy Sources: Control Design and Performance Limits , presented at Allerton conference, 2011.

B. Zhang and D. Tse, Geometry of Feasible Injection Region of Power Networks , Allerton Conference, 2011, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

M. Maddah-Ali and D. Tse, Completely Stale Transmitter Channel State Information is Still Very Useful , Allerton Conference, 2010.

Wireless Information Flow: From Cell Phones to Matroids , EECS Colloquium, U.C. Berkeley, April 14, 2010.

An Approximation Approach to Network Information Theory

It is Easier to Approximate, ISIT 2009 plenary talk, IT Newsletter, March 2010. Slides.

" Interference: An Information Theoretic View, ISIT 2009 Tutorial.

Complete list of publications and some presentations

Textbook: Fundamentals of Wireless Communication, by D. Tse and P. Viswanath, Cambridge University Press, May 2005. Go to book's website . The full version is now available online (with exercises).


I am teaching EE 229A: Information Theory and Coding this semester (Spring 2011).

Some previous courses I taught:

CS 70: Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory (joint with David Wagner in Fall 2010).

CS 70: Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory (joint with Alistair Sinclair in Spring 09 and with Satish Rao in Fall 09)

EECS 290S: Network Information Flow (joint with Anant Sahai)

EECS 226A: Random Processes in Systems

EECS 121: Introduction to Digital Communication Systems.

EECS 122: Communication Networks

EECS 20N: Signals and Systems

EECS 126: Probability and Random Processes

EECS 224: Digital Communications.

EE 229: Information Theory.

EECS 290Q: Advanced Topics in Communication Networks

We have an ongoing Networking and Communication Seminar, every Wednesday this semester. 


Our group's current research spans several aspects of wireless communications, from the physical layer to the networking layer to architectural issues.

Some recent projects:

An Approximation Approach to Network Information Theory

Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff in Space-Time Communications

Noncoherent Multiple Antenna Communications

Opportunistic Multiuser Communications

Multiple Antenna Broadcast Channels

Capacity of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Capacity of Wideband Fading Channels

Effective Interference and Effective Bandwidth of Multiuser Receivers


Earlier research projects:

Measurement-Based Admission Control

RCBR: Renogiated Constant Bit Rate Service


Complete list of publications and some presentations


Research Group

Graduate Students

Guy Bresler, I-Hsiang Wang, Changho Suh, Baosen Zhang, Sudeep Kamath  

Postdoctoral Fellows

Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali


Matthias Grossglauser (EPFL, Switzerland)
Jamie Evans (University of Melbourne, Australia)
David Starobinski (Boston University, USA)
Pramod Viswanath (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Lizhong Zheng (MIT, USA)
Xia Ye (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA)
Kiran (Qualcomm Inc., USA)
Ada Poon (Stanford University, USA)
Massimo Francheschetti (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Dana Porrat (Hebrew University, Israel)
Raul Etkin (Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA)
Vinod Prabhakaran (postdoc, UIUC)
Amir Salman Avestimehr (Cornell University, USA)
Lenny Grokop (Qualcomm Inc., USA)