Paul H. Siegel

Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Endowed Chair, Center for Memory and Recording Research

Phone:   (858) 534-6210
Fax:         (858) 534-8059
Email:     psiegel@ucsd.edu
Office:   CMRR Room 305
Mailing Address:
Center for Memory and Recording Research
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0401
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0401

Research Scholars

Lingjun Kong

Visiting Scholar

Email: ljkong@njupt.edu.cn
Office: CMRR Room 202

Osamu Torii

Visiting Research Scholar

Email: otorii@ucsd.edu
Office: CMRR Room 201

Sarit Buzaglo

Post-doctoral Researcher

Sarit Buzaglo is a post-doctoral employee at CMRR under the supervision of Prof. Paul H. Siegel. She has recently received her Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, where she has worked under the supervision of Prof. Tuvi Etzion and Prof. Eitan Yaakobi. Dr. Buzaglo's research interests include error-correction coding for storage devices and fault-tolerant coding for distributed storage networks.

Email: sbuzaglo@ucsd.edu
Office: CMRR Room 202


Bing Fan

Graduate Student Researcher (Ph.D. Candidate)

Bing Fan received her B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2011. She is currently working in Prof. Siegel’s STAR group, as a Ph.D. student. Bing is interested in coding theory. Her research focuses on TDMR and LDPC codes. She enjoys travelling and swimming.

Email: bifan@ucsd.edu | Phone: (858) 534-3906
Office: CMRR Room 205

Karthik Tunuguntla

Graduate Student Researcher

He recieved Masters degree from Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay in 2012. He was awarded as "the most outstanding student among all outgoing Mtech students of 2012 in electrical engineering". He worked as Engineer at qualcomm till 2015. He is now a PhD graduate working with Prof. Paul Siegel as advisor. He maintains broad interests in Information thoery, Coding theory and Statistical learning. His current research emphasis is on polar codes. He enjoys listening music and watching movies.

Email: tkarthik@ucsd.edu
Office: CMRR Room 203

Pengfei Huang

Graduate Student Researcher (Ph.D. Candidate)

Pengfei Huang received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2010 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2013. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the ECE department at UCSD and is working in Prof. Siegel’s STAR group. He is interested in wireless communications and storage systems. His current research focuses on advanced coding theory and distributed storage systems.

Email: pehuang@ucsd.edu | Phone: (858) 366-3477
Office: CMRR Room 204

Wei Wu

Graduate Student Researcher

Wei Wu received the B.E. degree in Information Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2013 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, New York, NY, in 2015. He is currently a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Paul H. Siegel. He is interested in communication network, information theory and coding theory. His current research focuses on polar code and its applications.

Email: wew128@ucsd.edu | Phone: (646)-491-0991
Office: CMRR Room 205

Yi Liu

Graduate Student Researcher

Yi Liu received the B.E. degree in Physics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2014. He is currently a Ph, D, student in the ECE department at UCSD. His current research focuses on shaping codes and flash memory

Email: yil333@eng.ucsd.edu | Phone: (858) 666-7231
Office: CMRR Room 204


Doctoral (Ph.D.) Graduates

Veeresh Taranalli, 2016
Error Characterization, Channel Modeling and Coding for Flash Memories

Aman Bhatia, 2014
Improved Coding Techniques for Digital Recording Systems

Minghai Qin, 2014
Constrained Codes and Signal Processing for Non-Volatile Memories

Brian K. Butler, 2013
Error Floors of LDPC Codes and Related Topics

Aravind R. Iyengar, 2012
Synchronization Error Channels & Windowed Decoding in Theory & Practice

Xiaojie Zhang, 2012
LDPC Codes – Structured Analysis and Decoding Techniques

Eitan Yaakobi, 2011
Coding for Flash Memories

Amir Hadi Djahanshahi, 2010
Optimizing and Decoding LDPC codes with Graph-Based Techniques

Seyhan Karakulak, 2010
From Channel modeling to Signal Processsing for Bit-Patterned Media Recording

Zheng (Jane) Wu, 2009
Channel Modeling, Signal Processing and Coding for Perpendicular Magnetic Recording

Junsheng Han, 2008
Code Representation and Performance of Graph-based Decoding

Mohammad Hossein Taghavi, 2008
Decoding Linear Codes via Optimization and Graph-Based Techniques

Sharon Aviran, 2006
Constrained Coding and Signal Processing for Data Storage Systems

Joseph Soriaga, 2005
On Near-Capacity Code Design for Partial Response Channels

Jiangxin Chen, 2005
Information Rates of Two-Dimensional Recording Channels

Yan Zhang, 2005
Link Adaptation Schemes for MIMO Wireless Systems

Brian M. Kurkoski, 2004
Algorithms and Schedules for Turbo Equalization

Mike Cheng, 2004
Algebraic Soft-Decision Decoding Techniques for High-Density Magnetic Recording

Jilei Hou, 2003
Capacity-Approaching Coding Schemes Based on Low-Density Parity-Check Codes

Henry Pfister, 2003
On the Capacity of Finite State Channels and the Analysis of Convolutional Accumulate-m Codes

Hugo Tullberg, 2002
Bit-Interleaving and Serial-Concatenation Techniques for Higher-Order Coded Modulation

Kai Tang, 2001
Coding and Interference Suppression for CDMA Systems on Fading Channels

Mats Öberg, 2000
Turbo Coding and Decoding for Signal Transmission and Recording Systems

Bruce Moision, 2000
Constrained Coding and Detection for Magnetic Recording Channels

M.S. Graduates

Scott Kayser | Vasu Kanekal | Magnus Berggren | Marcus Stalo | André des Rosiers | Lynn Greiner | Han Wang |

Visiting Scholars

Hironori Uchikawa | Hans Goldbeck | Xinwen Wu | Jeong-Goo Kim | Hiroshi Kamabe | Panu Chaichanavong | Navin Kashyap | Moshe Schwartz | Erik Rosnes | Federica Garin | Zsigmond Nagy | Ori Shental | Toshio Ito | Marco Papaleo | Saeed Sharifi Tehrani | Ido Tal