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Paper IDD2-S1-T1.2
Paper Title Stochastic-Adversarial Channels: Online Adversaries With Feedback Snooping
Authors Vinayak Suresh, Eric J. Ruzomberka, David J. Love, Purdue University, United States
Session D2-S1-T1: Nonstandard Channels
Chaired Session: Tuesday, 13 July, 22:00 - 22:20
Engagement Session: Tuesday, 13 July, 22:20 - 22:40
Abstract The growing need for reliable communication over untrusted networks has caused a renewed interest in adversarial channel models, which often behave much differently than traditional stochastic channel models. Of particular practical use is the assumption of a \textit{causal} or \textit{online} adversary who is limited to causal knowledge of the transmitted codeword. In this work, we consider stochastic-adversarial mixed noise models. In the set-up considered, a transmit node (Alice) attempts to communicate with a receive node (Bob) over a binary erasure channel (BEC) or binary symmetric channel (BSC) in the presence of an online adversary (Calvin) who can erase or flip up to a certain number of bits at the input of the channel. Calvin knows the encoding scheme and has strict causal access to Bob's reception through \textit{feedback snooping}. For erasures, we provide a complete capacity characterization with and without transmitter feedback. For bit-flips, we provide converse and achievability bounds.