- 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 a 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, Y. Y., et al. “Approaching Capacity at High Rates with Iterative Hard-Decision Decoding.” Ieee Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 63, no. 9, Sept. 2017, pp. 5752–73. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TIT.2017.2717838. Full Text
Kudekar, S., et al. “Reed-muller codes achieve capacity on erasure channels.” Ieee Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 63, no. 7, July 2017, pp. 4298–316. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TIT.2017.2673829. Full Text
Häger, Christian, and Henry D. Pfister. “Approaching Miscorrection-free Performance of Product and Generalized Product Codes..” Corr, vol. abs/1711.07805, 2017.
Hamidi-Sepehr, F., et al. “On the Performance of Block Codes over Finite-State Channels in the Rare-Transition Regime.” Ieee Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no. 11, Nov. 2015, pp. 3974–90. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TCOMM.2015.2478794. Full Text
Hamidi-Sepehr, F., et al. “Delay-Sensitive Communication over Fading Channels: Queueing Behavior and Code Parameter Selection.” Ieee Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 64, no. 9, Sept. 2015, pp. 3957–70. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TVT.2014.2365181. Full Text
Kumar, S., et al. “Threshold saturation for spatially coupled LDPC and LDGM codes on BMS channels.” Ieee Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 12, Dec. 2014, pp. 7389–415. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TIT.2014.2360692. Full Text
Jian, Y. Y., and H. D. Pfister. “Convergence of weighted min-sum decoding via dynamic programming on trees.” Ieee Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 2, Jan. 2014, pp. 943–63. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TIT.2013.2290303. Full Text
Yedla, A., et al. “A simple proof of maxwell saturation for coupled scalar recursions.” Ieee Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 11, Jan. 2014, pp. 6943–65. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TIT.2014.2352296. Full Text
Kumar, S., et al. “First-passage time and large-deviation analysis for erasure channels with memory.” Ieee Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 59, no. 9, Aug. 2013, pp. 5547–65. Scopus, doi:10.1109/TIT.2013.2260593. Full Text
Rengaswamy, N., and H. D. Pfister. “Cyclic polar codes.” Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, vol. 2015-June, 2015, pp. 1287–91. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISIT.2015.7282663. Full Text
Häger, C., et al. “On parameter optimization for staircase codes.” Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Ofc 2015, 2015.
Hager, C., et al. “On parameter optimization for staircase codes.” Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series, vol. 2015-June, 2015.
Vem, A., et al. “Multilevel lattices based on spatially-coupled LDPC codes with applications.” Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, 2014, pp. 2336–40. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISIT.2014.6875251. Full Text
Kumar, S., et al. “Spatially-coupled codes for side-information problems.” Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, 2014, pp. 516–20. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISIT.2014.6874886. Full Text
Pfister, H. D., and K. R. Narayanan. “An introduction to spatially-coupled codes via practical examples.” 2014 31th Ursi General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Ursi Gass 2014, 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929240. Full Text
Pfister, H. D., and P. O. Vontobel. “On the relevance of graph covers and zeta functions for the analysis of SPA decoding of cycle codes.” Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, 2013, pp. 3000–04. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISIT.2013.6620776. Full Text
Obata, N., et al. “Spatially-coupled multi-edge type LDPC codes with bounded degrees that achieve capacity on the BEC under BP decoding.” Ieee International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, 2013, pp. 2433–37. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISIT.2013.6620663. Full Text
Tunali, N. E., et al. “Spatially-coupled low density lattices based on construction a with applications to compute-and-forward.” 2013 Ieee Information Theory Workshop, Itw 2013, 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ITW.2013.6691275. Full Text
Jian, Y. Y., et al. “Iterative hard-decision decoding of braided BCH codes for high-speed optical communication.” Globecom Ieee Global Telecommunications Conference, 2013, pp. 2376–81. Scopus, doi:10.1109/GLOCOM.2013.6831429. Full Text