Morten Videbæk Pedersen

Aalborg University.



This talk introduces Fulcrum network codes, a network coding framework that achieves three seemingly conflicting ob- jectives: a) to reduce the overhead per coded packet to almost 1 bit per original packet; b) to operate the network using only GF(2) operations at intermediate nodes if necessary, reducing complexity in the network; c) to deliver an end-to-end performance that is close to that of a large field size network coding system for high-end receivers while simultaneously catering to low-end ones that can only decode in GF(2). As a consequence of (b) and (c), Fulcrum codes have a number of interesting traits making them interesting for practical implementations using network coding.


Morten Videbæk Pedersen is currently working as a post doctoral researcher at the Department of Electronic Systems at Aalborg University. He received his M.Sc. in wireless communication in 2009 from Aalborg University, Denmark. Where he also received his PhD in 2012. In 2011 he co-founded Steinwurf ApS, creating industrial grade high perfor- mance content distribution systems. He has created and contributed to several scientific software libraries, latest by creating Kodo a flexible high-performance network coding library. Currently used in industry and by researchers at several international universities.