- 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.
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
Narayanan, KR, and Pfister, HD. "Iterative collision resolution for slotted ALOHA: An optimal uncoordinated transmission policy." December 14, 2012. Full Text
Yedla, A, Jian, YY, Nguyen, PS, and Pfister, HD. "A simple proof of threshold saturation for coupled vector recursions." December 1, 2012. Full Text
Hamidi-Sepehr, F, Chamberland, JF, and Pfister, HD. "On the performance of random block codes over finite-state fading channels." December 1, 2012. Full Text
Nguyen, PS, Yedla, A, Pfister, HD, and Narayanan, KR. "Threshold saturation of spatially-coupled codes on intersymbol-interference channels." December 1, 2012. Full Text
Kumar, S, Young, AJ, Maoris, N, and Pfister, HD. "A proof of threshold saturation for spatially-coupled LDPC codes on BMS channels." December 1, 2012. Full Text
Hamidi-Sepehr, F, Pfister, HD, and Chamberland, JF. "On the queueing behavior of Gilbert-Elliott channels in the rare-transition regime." November 12, 2012. Full Text
Jian, YY, Pfister, HD, and Narayanan, KR. "Approaching capacity at high rates with iterative hard-decision decoding." October 22, 2012. Full Text
Nguyen, PS, Yedla, A, Pfister, HD, and Narayanan, KR. "On the maximum a posteriori decoding thresholds of multiuser systems with erasures." October 22, 2012. Full Text