Bettex Professor of Electrical Engineering, Daniel J. Costello, Jr., spoke at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) for their distinguished lecture series on October 7th, 2013.
His talk gave a historical overview of the field of channel coding dating back to the work of Shannon in 1948. The major advances in coding theory since 1948 are viewed from a common perspective: the power and bandwidth efficiencies needed to achieve a targeted level of performance. The most important contributions in coding over the last 60 plus years are highlighted, including Hamming codes, Reed-Muller codes, Reed-Solomon codes, convolutional codes, soft-decision decoding, trellis-coded modulation, multilevel coding, concatenated codes, turbo codes, low-density parity-check codes, spatially coupled codes, polar codes, and iterative decoding. Finally, areas of potential future research in channel coding were briefly discussed. Dr. Costello was hosted by CUHK Professor Raymond Yeung and the Institute of Network Coding.