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

Karthik Nagarjuna Tunuguntula

Graduate Student Researcher (Ph.D. Candidate)

He received 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 Ph.D. graduate working with Prof. Paul Siegel as an advisor. He maintains interest in Information Theory, Coding Theory and Statistical Learning. His current research emphasis is on polar coding theory.

Email: karthik.mtech.iitb@gmail.com | Phone: 858-291-2080
Office: CMRR Room 203

Michael Baluja

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Michael is a fourth year undergraduate studying Cognitive Science with a specialization in Machine Learning and Neural Computation. He currently works with Professor Siegel on the use of error correcting codes to improve the robustness of neural networks used in natural language processing tasks. His research interests include natural language processing and neural computing.

Email: mbaluja@ucsd.edu | Phone: 760-330-6385
Office: CMRR Room None

Si Wu

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Si is a 4th year Computer Engineering student from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCSD. She works with PhD student Yi Liu and Professor Siegel on predicting hardware failure using machine learning techniques. Her research interests are natural language processing, unsupervised learning, and digital humanities.

Email: sw.si.wu@gmail.com | Phone: (847) 848-5954
Office: CMRR Room 202

Wei Wu

Graduate Student Researcher (Ph.D. Candidate)

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 (Ph.D. Candidate)

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

Yi-Shen Yeh

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Yi-Shen Yeh received his B.S. degree in Communication Engineering from National Taipei University, Taiwan in 2018. He is currently a M.S. student in the ECE department's Communication Theory & Systems track at UCSD. He maintains interest in 5G wireless communication and coding theory. His current research focuses on optimization of read thresholds in NAND flash memories for LDPC codes.

Email: y3yeh@eng.ucsd.edu | Phone: (619) 261-6840
Office: CMRR Room None

Ziwei Liu

Visiting Student Researcher

Ziwei Liu is a visiting student of UCSD from China, currently working on the project of NAND data augmentation via deep learning.

Email: iriscloudlau@gmail.com
Office: CMRR Room None


Doctoral (Ph.D.) Graduates

Pengfei Huang, 2018
Coding for Distributed Storage and Flash Memories

Bing Fan, 2017
Multihead Multitrack Detection for Next Generation Magnetic Recording Systems

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 | Navya Sree Prem | Yang Qiu |

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 | Sarit Buzaglo | Osamu Torii | Andreas Lenz | Lingjun Kong | Yonglong Li