ECE Seminar - Lossless and Lossy Joint Source-Channel Polar Coding

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 2517 (lift 25/26), Academic Bldg.

Abstract: Polar codes, the first family of channel codes that can provably achieve channel capacity, is one of the most prominent breakthroughs in coding theory over the past two decades. In recent years, improved polar codes are also shown to approach the finite-length bound of the AWGN channel at short block-lengths. It is known that joint source-channel coding (JSCC) is strictly better that separate source-channel coding at finite block-lengths. In this talk, the presenter will share his research on the design joint source-channel polar codes that can approach the finite-length bounds of JSCC over the AWGN channel, demonstrating polar codes’ potential for future wireless systems.

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Speakers / Performers:
Dr. Mengfan Zheng
Visiting Scholar, HKUST

Mengfan Zheng received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012 and 2018, respectively. From March 2019 to Feb 2022, he was a Research Associate with the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London. Currently he is a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include channel coding (with emphasis on polar coding), information theory and physical layer security.


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