July 5, 2012
Professor Frank Kschischang is the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research.
The award ceremony was held recently at the banquet of the 26th Biennial Symposium on Communications at Queen’s University. The Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research is a career award recognizing distinguished contributions made by an individual in Canada to research in the field of telecommunications. The award is normally made every two years.
Past recipients who have associations with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at U of T included Professor Pas Pasupathy (2003) and Professor Ian F. Blake (1999).
The Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research is a career award recognizing distinguished contributions made by an individual in Canada to research in the field of telecommunications. The award is normally made every two years at the Biennial Symposium on Communications held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Professor Kschischang’s research interests are in the area of digital communications, particularly in the area of communication algorithms as used, for example, to decode information transmitted over a noisy channel with an error-correcting code. Applications for this work occur in modem design for wireless communication, free-space optical communication, fibre-optic communication, powerline communication, digital subscriber lines, etc., as well as in information distribution over the Internet. Keywords: factor graphs, graphical models, the sum-product algorithm, low-density parity-check codes, turbo codes, network coding, trellis-coded modulation, trellis structure of codes, constellation shaping, multidimensional sphere packing.
To learn more about Frank Kschischang’s research, go to: http://www.comm.utoronto.ca/~frank/