intelligence and precision of Science serve the beauty of Art.” – Joseph J.
I am Professor of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Previously, I was Associate
Professor at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, ENST, Paris,
France, a.k.a. Telecom Paris.
My main area of expertise is Coding
Theory. Here, Coding refers to error-correcting codes, not to the area of
programming and developing software. Coding Theory is strongly linked to
Information Theory and Digital Communications. For my background in this area,
I got my first training as an intern at Philips Research Lab (Laboratoire
d'Electronique Philips) in Paris in 1991. I defended my Ph.D. in 1996 on
lattices for fading channels, an unusual Ph.D. work which is half way between
Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. Later, I was interested in turbo codes,
these are parallel Markovian machines good for almost all channels, including
the multiple-antenna channel and the multiple-access channel. Also, I designed
in 2004-2006 a special turbo code that reaches the highest possible minimum
distance (logarithmic in the code length). In the last decade, my research was
dedicated to codes on graphs, e.g. root-LDPC codes published in 2010 and to new
families of lattices efficiently-decodabe in high dimensions and capable of
attaining Shannon capacity at asymptotic dimensions, e.g. LDA and GLD lattices
Modern coding deals with codes on
graphs and their iterative decoding. The word "codes" stands for both
error-correcting codes and lattices. Usual error-correcting codes are vector
spaces over finite fields. Lattices are free modules over rings in Euclidean
spaces. I am also interested in applications of error-correcting codes and
lattices in the field of post-quantum cryptography and machine learning (a.k.a.
Artificial Intelligence by the public).
Texas A&M University at Qatar
c/o Qatar Foundation
Education City, Texas Engineering Building
23874 Doha, Qatar
Email: mylastname -at- tamu -dot- edu
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