- Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Associate Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)
Henry D. Pfister received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2003 from the University of California, San Diego and is currently an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Duke University with a secondary appointment in Mathematics. Prior to that, he was a professor at Texas A&M University (2006-2014), a post-doctoral fellow at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2005-2006), and a senior engineer at Qualcomm Corporate R&D in San Diego (2003-2004).
He received the NSF Career Award in 2008 and a Texas A&M ECE Department Outstanding Professor Award in 2010. He is a coauthor of the 2007 IEEE COMSOC best paper in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage and a coauthor of a 2016 Symposium on the Theory of Computing (STOC) best paper. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2013-2016) and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society (2015-2016).
His current research interests include information theory, communications, probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, and deep neural networks.
Hou, J, Smee, J, Pfister, H, and Tomasin, S. "Implementing interference cancellation to increase the EV-DO Rev A reverse link capacity." IEEE Communications Magazine 44.2 (February 2006): 58-64. Full Text
Pfister, HD, Sason, I, and Urbanke, RL. "Capacity-achieving ensembles for the binary erasure channel with bounded complexity." IEEE Trans. Information Theory 51 (2005): 2352-2379. Full Text
Soriaga, JB, Pfister, HD, and Siegel, PH. "On the low-rate Shannon limit for binary intersymbol interference channels." IEEE Trans. Communications 51 (2003): 1962-1964. Full Text
Häger, C, i Amat, AG, Pfister, HD, Alvarado, A, Brännström, F, and Agrell, E. "On parameter optimization for staircase codes." January 1, 2015.
Hager, C, Amat, AGI, Pfister, HD, Alvarado, A, Brannstrom, F, and Agrell, E. "On parameter optimization for staircase codes." January 1, 2015.
Vem, A, Huang, YC, Narayanan, KR, and Pfister, HD. "Multilevel lattices based on spatially-coupled LDPC codes with applications." January 1, 2014. Full Text
Kumar, S, Vem, A, Narayanan, K, and Pfister, HD. "Spatially-coupled codes for side-information problems." January 1, 2014. Full Text
Pfister, HD, and Narayanan, KR. "An introduction to spatially-coupled codes via practical examples." January 1, 2014. Full Text
Pfister, HD, and Vontobel, PO. "On the relevance of graph covers and zeta functions for the analysis of SPA decoding of cycle codes." December 19, 2013. Full Text
Obata, N, Jian, YY, Kasai, K, and Pfister, HD. "Spatially-coupled multi-edge type LDPC codes with bounded degrees that achieve capacity on the BEC under BP decoding." December 19, 2013. Full Text
Tunali, NE, Narayanan, KR, and Pfister, HD. "Spatially-coupled low density lattices based on construction a with applications to compute-and-forward." December 1, 2013. Full Text
Jian, YY, Pfister, HD, Narayanan, KR, Rao, R, and Mazahreh, R. "Iterative hard-decision decoding of braided BCH codes for high-speed optical communication." January 1, 2013. Full Text
Yedla, A, Jian, YY, Nguyen, PS, and Pfister, HD. "A simple proof of threshold saturation for coupled scalar recursions." December 14, 2012. Full Text