Anne Savard

Associate professor (enseignant chercheur) at IMT Lille Douai in the Department of Communication Systems.

Scholarly works

  1. M. Tahmasbi, A. Savard, and M. R. Bloch, “Covert Capacity of Non-Coherent Rayleigh-Fading Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 1979–2005, Apr. 2020.
    DOI arXiv

    The covert capacity is characterized for a non-coherent fast Rayleigh-fading wireless channel, in which a legitimate user wishes to communicate reliably with a legitimate receiver while escaping detection from a warden. It is shown that the covert capacity is achieved with an amplitude-constrained input distribution that consists of a finite number of mass points including one at zero and numerically tractable bounds are provided. It is also conjectured that distributions with two mass points in fixed locations are optimal.

      author = {Tahmasbi, Mehrdad and Savard, Anne and Bloch, Matthieu R},
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
      title = {Covert Capacity of Non-Coherent Rayleigh-Fading Channels},
      year = {2020},
      issn = {0018-9448},
      month = apr,
      number = {4},
      pages = {1979-2005},
      volume = {66},
      doi = {10.1109/TIT.2019.2956489},
      eprint = {1810.07687},
      file = {:2020-Tahmasbi-IEEETransIT.pdf:PDF},
      groups = {Steganography and covert communications},
      howpublished = {accepted to \emph{IEEE Transactions on Information Theory}}