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

Dongmin Shin

Visiting Student Researcher

My research interests are ECC algorithm and architecture in SSD / UFS devices (Polar code, LDPC code, Non-binary code, Spatially-coupled code).

Email: eastas00@gmail.com | Phone: 858-308-7759
Office: CMRR Room 101

Michael Baluja

Graduate Student Researcher

Michael is a first year graduate studying Machine Learning and Data Science. 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

Omer Sabary

Graduate Student Researcher

Omer Sabary is a PhD Student at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCSD. He completed his M.Sc in 2020 and his B.Sc in 2018, both at the Computer Science Faculty at the Technion. His research interests are algorithms, and information and coding theory for DNA applications.

Email: osabary@ucsd.edu
Office: CMRR Room None

Simeng Zheng

Graduate Student Researcher

Simeng is a fourth-year Ph.D. student from the ECE department. He currently works with Prof. Paul H. Siegel on machine learning techniques for data storage systems.

Email: sizheng@eng.ucsd.edu
Office: CMRR Room 202

Ziyuan Zhu

Graduate Student Researcher

Ziyuan is a first-year graduate in ECE department. Research interests: ECC (Polar Codes and LDPC Codes) and its application in flash memory.

Email: ziz050@ucsd.edu | Phone: 8589994659
Office: CMRR Room 205


Doctoral (Ph.D.) Graduates

Karthik Nagarjuna Tunuguntla, 2022
Polar Codes for Data Storage and Communication Network Applications

Wei Wu, 2021
Polar Coding Techniques: Partial Order, Iterative Decoding, and Permuted Kernel

Yi Liu, 2020
Coding Techniques to Extend the Lifetime of Flash Memories

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 | Yishen Yeh |

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 | Naoaki Kokubun