Michèle Wigger

Professor in Information Theory

Bio: Michèle Wigger received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, with distinction, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering both from ETH Zurich in 2003 and 2008, respectively. She was awarded two ETH Medals, one for her Master Thesis and one for her PhD Thesis. In 2009, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, USA, before joining Telecom Paris, where she has been a full professor since 2018. She has held visiting professor appointments at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich. Dr. Wigger has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and the IEEE Communications Letters. She has served as a TPC member for numerous conferences in information theory and communications and on a variety of committees of the IEEE Information Theory Society, including on the Board of Governors, the awards committee, and the diversity and inclusion committee. Funding accomplishments include an Emergences Grant from the city of Paris, a Discruptive-ICT grant from Huawei, and an ERC Starting Grant.

Research Interests: I'm interested in everything related to information theory, in particular with distributed users that have partial (imperfect) observations or can cooperate in a constrained manner.
Most of my previous research activities were related to one of the following:
  • Communication over networks with feedback, state-information, cooperation links, correlated sources, or caches.
  • Free-space optical communication.
  • Distributed compression and storage systems with side-information and under reconstruction constraints.
  • Coordination of smart distributed agents over noisy networks.
  • Distributed detection systems (hypothesis tests) with partial distributed side-information.
  • Distributed computing systems.
  • For more information about my research, please consider my publications and presentations.

    Where to find me:

    Telecom Paris, LTCI
    Room 3C58
    19 Place Marguerite Perey
    91120 Palaiseau

    Email: michele.wigger(at)telecom-paris.fr
    Tel.: +33 1 75 31 92 96