Antonia Wachter-Zeh

Fellowship
Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track

Institution
Technical University of Munich

Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Focus Group
Coding for Communications and Data Storage (COD)

Short CV

Prof. Wachter-Zeh started her engineering studies at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in cooperation with Airbus (Dipl.-Ing. (BA)/B.Sc. equivalent, 2007). In 2009, she received an M.Sc. Degree (with distinction) in electrical engineering with focus on communications and systems technology from Ulm University. She received her PhD (summa cum laude) in 2013 from Ulm University, Germany, and from University of Rennes 1, France.

From 2013 to 2016, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Science Department of Technion—Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Her host was Tuvi Etzion and she was working mainly on network coding and coding for flash memories.

Since October 2016, Prof. Wachter-Zeh has been a Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Assistant Professor at TUM.

Selected Awards

2018 ERC Starting Grant

2018 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

2016 DFG Emmy Noether Program

2015-2016 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, Horizon 2020, European Commission

2013-2015 Minerva Postdoctoral Fellowship

2013 Dissertation Award of „Ulmer Universitätsgesellschaft“

2013 Prix de Thèse, Édition 2013, Fondation Rennes 1

2011 Scholarship for bi-national PhD thesis (Cotutelle de thèse), Deutsch-Französische Hochschule (DFH)

2010 VDE Award, Ulm University, granted for Master’s degree

2008 ARGUS Award, EADS Deutschland GmbH, granted for Bachelor’s thesis

Research Interest

The research of Prof. Wachter-Zeh (born 1985) focuses on error-correcting codes and their application to communication systems and data storage. She works on algebraic coding theory (Reed-Solomon, BCH, rank-metric codes) and efficient decoding algorithms. Further, especially codes for data storage in non-volatile memories, such as flash memories and phase change memories, and coding for distributed data storage systems are in the focus of her research. She also deals with correcting insertions and deletions and is interested in secure data transmission and storage and how to achieve it with code-based cryptosystems.

Selected Publications

A full list of publications can be found here.

Netanel Raviv, Antonia Wachter-Zeh, "Some Gabidulin Codes Cannot be List Decoded Efficiently at any Radius,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 62, No. 4 (2016), pp. 1605-1615.

Tuvi Etzion, Elisa Gorla, Alberto Ravagnani, Antonia Wachter-Zeh, "Optimal Ferrers Diagram Rank-Metric Codes,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 62, No. 4 (2016), pp. 1616-1630.

Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Eitan Yaakobi, "Codes for Partially Stuck-at Memory Cells,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 62, No. 2 (2016), pp. 639-654.

Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Markus Stinner, Vladimir Sidorenko, "Convolutional Codes in Rank Metric with Application to Random Network Coding,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 61, No. 6 (2015), pp. 3199-3213.

Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Alexander Zeh, Martin Bossert, "Decoding Interleaved Reed--Solomon Codes Beyond their Joint Error-Correcting Capability," Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Vol. 71, No. 2 (2014), pp. 261-281.

Antonia Wachter-Zeh, "Bounds on List Decoding of Rank-Metric Codes,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 59, No. 11 (2013), pp. 7268-7277.

Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Valentin Afanassiev, Vladimir Sidorenko, "Fast Decoding of Gabidulin Codes," Designs, Codes and Cryptography, Vol. 66, No. 1-3 (2013), pp. 57-73.

Antonia Wachter, Vladimir Sidorenko, Martin Bossert, Victor Zyablov, "On (Partial) Unit Memory Codes Based on Gabidulin Codes," Problems of Information Transmission, Vol. 47, No. 2. (2011), pp. 38-51.

Tuvi Etzion, Antonia Wachter-Zeh, “Vector Network Coding Based on Subspace Codes Outperforms Scalar Linear Network Coding,” in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Jul. 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

Antonia Wachter-Zeh, “List Decoding of Crisscross Error Patterns,” in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Jul. 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow

2019

  • Holzbaur, L.; Bartz, H.; Wachter-Zeh, A.: Improved Decoding and Error Floor Analysis of Staircase Codes. Designs, Codes and Cryptography 87, 2019, 647--664 mehr…
  • Holzbaur, L.; Liu, H.; Puchinger, S.; Wachter-Zeh, A.: On Decoding and Applications of Interleaved Goppa Codes. 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2019 mehr…
  • Lenz, A.; Siegel, P.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Yaakobi, E.: Correcting Errors in Sets of Unordered DNA Strands. CMRR Review, 2019 mehr…
  • Lenz, A.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Yaakobi, E.: Duplication-Correcting Codes. Designs, Codes, and Cryptography 87, 2019, 277-298 mehr…
  • Liu, H.; Holzbaur, L.; Puchinger, S.; Wachter-Zeh, A.: Decoding of Interleaved Goppa Codes and Key-Size Reduction for McEliece Cryptosystem. Joint Workshop on Communications and Coding (JWCC), 2019 mehr…
  • Lukas Holzbaur, Ragnar Freij-Hollanti, Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Camilla Hollanti: Private Streaming with Convolutional Codes. Joint Workshop on Communications and Coding (JWCC), 2019 mehr…
  • Lukas Holzbaur, Ragnar Freij-Hollanti, Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Camilla Hollanti: Private Streaming with Convolutional Codes. Munich Workshop on Coding and Cryptography (MWCC), 2019 mehr…
  • Lukas Holzbaur, Ragnar Freij-Hollanti, Camilla Hollanti: On the Capacity of Private Information Retrieval from Coded, Colluding, and Adversarial Servers. IEEE Information Theory Workshop, 2019 mehr…
  • Lukas Holzbaur, Sven Puchinger, Antonia Wachter-Zeh: On Error Decoding of Locally Repairable and Partial MDS Codes. IEEE Information Theory Workshop, 2019 mehr…
  • Tajeddine, R.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Hollanti, C.: Private Information Retrieval over Random Linear Networks. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 15, 2019, 790--799 mehr…

2018

  • Bartz, Hannes; ; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia;: Efficient decoding of interleaved subspace and Gabidulin codes beyond their unique decoding radius using Gröbner bases. Advances in Mathematics of Communications 12 (4), 2018, 773-804 mehr…
  • Etzion, Tuvi; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Vector Network Coding Based on Subspace Codes Outperforms Scalar Linear Network Coding. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 64 (4), 2018, 2460-2473 mehr…
  • Holzbaur, Lukas; Bartz, Hannes; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Improved decoding and error floor analysis of staircase codes. Designs, Codes and Cryptography 87 (2-3), 2018, 647-664 mehr…
  • Holzbaur, Lukas; Freij-Hollanti, Ragnar; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; HollantiT, Camilla: Private Streaming with Convolutional Codes. 2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), IEEE, 2018 mehr…
  • Holzbaur, Lukas; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: List Decoding of Locally Repairable Codes. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE, 2018 mehr…
  • Immler, Vincent; Hiller, Matthias; Liu, Qinzhi; Lenz, Andreas; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Variable-Length Bit Mapping and Error-Correcting Codes for Higher-Order Alphabet PUFs-Extended Version. Journal of Hardware and Systems Security 3 (1), 2018, 78-93 mehr…
  • Lenz, A.; Siegel, P.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Yaakobi, E.: Correcting Errors in Sets of Distorted DNA Sequences. DLR/TUM/UUlm Workshop on Coding and Cryptography, 2018 mehr…
  • Lenz, Andreas; Jünger, Niklas; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Bounds and Constructions for Multi-Symbol Duplication Error Correcting Codes. Sixteenth International Workshop on Algebraic and Combinatorial Coding Theory, 2018 mehr…
  • Lenz, Andreas; Siegel, Paul H.; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Yaakobit, Eitan: Coding over Sets for DNA Storage. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE, 2018 mehr…
  • Lenz, Andreas; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Yaakobi, Eitan: Duplication-correcting codes. Designs, Codes and Cryptography 87 (2-3), 2018, 277-298 mehr…
  • Liu, Hedongliang; Holzbaur, Lukas; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Locality in Crisscross Error Correction. Sixteenth International Workshop on Algebraic and Combinatorial Coding Theory, 2018 mehr…
  • Puchinger, Sven; Renner, Julian; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Twisted Gabidulin Codes in the GPT Cryptosystem. Sixteenth International Workshop on Algebraic and Combinatorial Coding Theory, 2018 mehr…
  • Puchinger, Sven; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Fast operations on linearized polynomials and their applications in coding theory. Journal of Symbolic Computation 89, 2018, 194-215 mehr…
  • Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: List Decoding of Insertions and Deletions. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 64 (9), 2018, 6297-6304 mehr…
  • Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Puchinger, Sven; Renner, Julian: Repairing the Faure-Loidreau Public-Key Cryptosystem. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE, 2018 mehr…

2017

  • Holzbaur, L.; Bartz, H., Wachter-Zeh, A.: Improved Decoding and Error Floor Analysis of Staircase Codes. Tenth International Workshop on Coding and Cryptography (WCC), 2017 mehr…
  • Immler, Vincent; Hiller, Matthias; Liu, Qinzhi; Lenz, Andreas; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Variable-Length Bit Mapping and Error-Correcting Codes for Higher-Order Alphabet PUFs. In: Security, Privacy, and Applied Cryptography Engineering. Springer International Publishing, 2017 mehr…
  • Lenz, A.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Yaakobi, E.: Bounds on Codes Correcting Tandem and Palindromic Duplications. 10th International Workshop Coding and Cryptography (WCC), 2017 mehr…
  • Puchinger, S.; Müelich, S.; Wachter-Zeh, A.; Bossert, M.: Timing Attack Resilient Decoding Algorithms for Physical Unclonable Functions. International ITG Conference on Systems, Communications and Coding (SCC), 2017 mehr…
  • Schoeny, Clayton; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia; Gabrys, Ryan; Yaakobi, Eitan: Codes Correcting a Burst of Deletions or Insertions. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 63 (4), 2017, 1971-1985 mehr…
  • Sidorenko, Vladimir; Bartz, Hannes; Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Interleaved subspace codes in fountain mode. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE, 2017 mehr…
  • Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: List Decoding of Crisscross Errors. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 63 (1), 2017, 142-149 mehr…
  • Wachter-Zeh, Antonia: Limits to list decoding of insertions and deletions. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE, 2017 mehr…