# Henry Pfister

- Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Associate Professor of Mathematics (Secondary)

**External address:**140 Science Dr., 305 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708

**Internal office address:**90984, 315 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708

**Phone:**(919) 660-5288

Henry D. Pfister received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2003 from the University of California, San Diego and is currently a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Duke University with a secondary appointment in Mathematics. Prior to that, he was an associate 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). His current research interests include information theory, error-correcting codes, quantum computing, and machine learning.

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 has served the IEEE Information Theory Society as a member of the Board of Governors (2019-2022), an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2013-2016), and a Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2016). He was also the General Chair of the 2016 North American School of Information Theory.

Kudekar, S., and H. D. Pfister. “The effect of spatial coupling on compressive sensing.” *2010 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2010*, 2010, pp. 347–53. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ALLERTON.2010.5706927.
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Chamberland, J. F., et al. “First-passage time analysis for digital communication over erasure channels with delay-sensitive traffic.” *2010 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2010*, 2010, pp. 399–405. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ALLERTON.2010.5706934.
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Kim, B. H., et al. “IMP: A message-passing algorithm for matrix completion.” *6th International Symposium on Turbo Codes and Iterative Information Processing, Istc 2010*, 2010, pp. 462–66. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ISTC.2010.5613803.
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Yedla, A., et al. “LDPC code design for transmission of correlated sources across noisy channels without CSIT.” *6th International Symposium on Turbo Codes and Iterative Information Processing, Istc 2010*, 2010, pp. 467–71. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ISTC.2010.5613829.
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Jian, Y. Y., and H. D. Pfister. “Convergence of weighted min-sum decoding via dynamic programming on coupled trees.” *6th International Symposium on Turbo Codes and Iterative Information Processing, Istc 2010*, 2010, pp. 487–91. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ISTC.2010.5613901.
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Nguyen, P. S., et al. “A rate-distortion exponent approach to multiple decoding attempts for Reed-Solomon codes.” *Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings*, 2010, pp. 1095–99. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ISIT.2010.5513703.
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Kim, B. H., and H. D. Pfister. “On the joint decoding of LDPC codes and finite-state channels via linear programming.” *Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings*, 2010, pp. 754–58. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ISIT.2010.5513614.
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Parag, P., et al. “On the queueing behavior of random codes over a gilbert-elliot erasure channel.” *Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings*, 2010, pp. 1798–802. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ISIT.2010.5513296.
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Zhang, F., et al. “LDPC codes for rank modulation in flash memories.” *Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings*, 2010, pp. 859–63. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ISIT.2010.5513603.
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Parag, P., et al. “Code rate, queueing behavior and the correlated erasure channel.” *Ieee Information Theory Workshop 2010, Itw 2010*, 2010. *Scopus*, doi:10.1109/ITWKSPS.2010.5503186.
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