Center for Memory and Recording Research
Formerly known as Center for Magnetic Recording Research
Paul H. Siegel was born in Berkeley, California in 1953. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics in 1975 and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics in 1979, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He held a Chaim Weizmann fellowship during a year of postdoctoral study at the Courant Institute, New York University.
He joined the research staff at IBM in 1980. From 1984 through 1993, he was manager of the Signal Processing and Coding project at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, and in 1994, he was named manager of the Mathematics and Related Computer Science department at Almaden. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego while at the Center for Memory and Recording Research during the 1989-90 academic year. He was appointed to the faculty of the School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego in July 1995, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is affiliated with the Center for Wireless Communications and he was appointed Director of the Center for Memory and Recording Research in September 2000.
His primary research interest is the mathematical foundations of signal processing and coding, especially as applicable to digital data storage and communications. He holds several patents in the area of coding and detection for digital recording systems, and was named a Master Inventor at IBM Research in 1994.
Prof. Siegel was co-recipient, with R. Karabed, of the 1992 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award for the paper "Matched Spectral Null Codes for Partial Response Channels", and shared the 1993 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award with B. Marcus and J. K. Wolf for the paper "Finite-State Modulation Codes for Data Storage."
Prof. Siegel was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 1991-1996. He served as co-Guest Editor of the May 1991 Special Issue on Coding for Storage Devices of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and served as Associate Editor for Coding Techniques from 1992 to 1995. He was Guest Editor-in-Chief of the May/September 2001 double-issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on The Turbo Principle: From Theory to Practice. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2004.
Prof. Siegel is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008.
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Xiaojie Zhang and Paul H. Siegel, “Quantized Iterative Message Passing Decoders with Low Error Floor for LDPC Codes,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 1-14, January 2014. [PDF]
Eitan Yaakobi, Hessam Mahdavifar, Paul H. Siegel, Alexander Vardy, and Jack K. Wolf, " Rewriting Codes for Flash Memories," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 964-975, February 2014.[PDF]
Minghai Qin, Eitan Yaakobi, and Paul H. Siegel, “Optimized Cell Programming for Flash Memories With Quantizers,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 60, no. 5, pp.2780-2795, May 2014.[PDF]
Minghai Qin, Eitan Yaakobi, and Paul H. Siegel, “Constrained Codes that Mitigate Inter-Cell Interference in Read/Write Cycles for Flash Memories,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 836-846, May 2014.[PDF]
Aman Bhatia, Minghai Qin, Aravind R. Iyengar, Brian M. Kurkoski and Paul H. Siegel, “Lattice-Based WOM Codes for Multilevel Flash Memories,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 933-945, May 2014.[PDF]
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Aman Bhatia, Shaohua Yang, and Paul H. Siegel, “Precoding Mapping Optimization for Magnetic Recording Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, accepted for publication.
Brian K. Butler and Paul H. Siegel, “Error Floor Approximation for LDPC Codes in the AWGN Channel,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, accepted for publication.
Jing Guo, Minghai Qin, Albert Guillén i Fàbregas and Paul H. Siegel, “Enhanced Belief Propagation Decoding of Polar Codes through Concatenation,” accepted for presentation at IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 29-July 4, 2014.
Scott Kayser and Paul H. Siegel, “Constructions for Constant-Weight ICI-Free Codes,” accepted for presentation at IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 29-July 4, 2014.
Veeresh Taranalli and Paul H. Siegel, “Adaptive Linear Programming Decoding of Polar Codes,” accepted for presentation at IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 29-July 4, 2014.
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Postdoctoral Researcher:
Name: Sarit Buzaglo
Email: sarahb@cs.technion.ac.il
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Visitors:
Name: Hement Thapar, Visiting Research Scientist
Email: hemantkthapar@gmail.com
Phone: (858) 534-6542
Fax: (858) 534-8059
Office: CMRR Room 204
Graduate Students:
Student Name: Bing Fan
Email: bifan@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-3906
Fax: (858) 534-8059
Office: CMRR Room 205
Student Name: Pengfei Huang
Email: pehuang@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-6542
Fax: (858) 534-8059
Office: CMRR Room 204
Student Name: Uday Khandelwal
Email: ukhandel@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-3559
Fax: (858) 534-8059
Office: CMRR Room 206
Student Name: Veeresh Taranalli
Email: mqin@ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-3559
Fax: (858) 534-8059
Office: CMRR Room 206
Undergraduate Students:
Student Name: Dustin Hudson
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Alumni:
Student Name: Minghai Qin
Dissertation: Signal Processing and Coding for Non-Volatile Memories
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2014
Student Name: Aman Bhatia
Dissertation: Improved Coding Techniques for Digital Recording Systems
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2014
Student Name: Sharon Aviran
Dissertation: Constrained Coding and Signal Processing for Data Storage Systems
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: July 2006
Student Name: Jiangxin Chen
Dissertation: Information Rates for Two-Dimensional Recording Channels
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: June 2005
Student Name: Michael Cheng
Dissertation: Algebraic Soft-Decision Reed-Solomon Decoding Techniques for High-Density Magnetic Recording
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: June 2004
Student Name: Amir Hadi Djahanshadi
Dissertation:Optimizing and Decoding LDPC codes with Graph-Based Techniques
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: March 2010
Student Name: Lynn Greiner
Degree: M.S.
Year: 2009
Student Name: Junsheng Han
Dissertation: Code Representation and Performance of Graph-Based Decoding
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: April 2008
Student Name: Seyhan Karakulak
Dissertation: From Channel Modeling to Signal Processing for Bit-Patterned Media Recording.
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: April 2010
Student Name: Brian Kurkoski
Dissertation: Algorithms and Schedules for Turbo Equalization
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: June 2004
Student Name: Bruce Moision
Dissertation: Constrained Coding and Detection for Magnetic Recording Channels
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2000
Student Name: Mats Oberg
Dissertation: Turbo Coding and Decoding for Signal Transmission and Recording Systems
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2000
Student Name: Henry Pfister
Dissertation: On the Capacity of Finite State Channels and the Analysis of Convolutional Accumulate-{m} codes
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: March 2003
Student Name: Joseph Soriaga
Dissertation: On Near-Capacity Code Design for Partial-Response Channels
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: June 2005
Student Name: M. Hossein Taghavi
Dissertation: Decoding Linear Codes via Optimization and Graph-Based Techniques
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: October 2008
Student Name: Han Wang
Degree: M.S.
Year: March 2011
Student Name: Zheng Wu
Dissertation: Channel Modeling, Signal Processing and Coding for Perpendicular Magnetic Recording
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: December 2008
Student Name: Brian Butler
Dissertation: Error Floors of LDPC Codes and Related Topics
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2013
Student Name: Aravind Iyengar
Dissertation: Synchronization Error Channels & Windowed Decoding in Theory & Practice
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2012
Student Name: Vasu Kanekal
Dissertation: Data Reconstruction from a Hard Disk Drive using Magnetic Force Microscopy
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2013
Student Name: Scott Kayser
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Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2013
Studnet Name: Xiaojie (Eric) Zhang
Dissertation: LDPC Codes - Structural Analysis and Decoding Techniques
Degree: Ph.D.
Year: 2012
Past Postdoctoral Researchers:
Ido Tal
Eitan Yaakobi
Past Visiting Scholars/Research Scientists:
Wai-Ho Mow
Akihiko Takeo
Sashi Chilappagari
Ron M. Roth
Anxiao Jiang
Pascal Vontobel
Past Visiting Students:
Hiroshi Kambe
Paul Ellingsen
Henry Pfisher
Garin Federica
Toshio Ito
Maeda Maki
Saeed Sharifi Tehrani
Masoud Alipour Babaei
Ryan Gabys