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David G. M. Mitchell received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in 2009. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the New Mexico State University, USA. He previously held Visiting Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Research Associate positions in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, USA. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and his research interests are in the area of digital communications, with emphasis on error control coding and information theory. Dr. Mitchell has published over 40 peer-reviewed IEEE journal and conference articles gathering more than 700 international citations. He is the recipient of the 2019 NMSU Early Career Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity and has received two best paper awards.

Recent News

  • 2/09/19: Traveling to San Diego, CA to present our research paper "A Finite-Length Analysis of Spatially Coupled Generalized LDPC Codes" at the Information Theory and Applications Workshop.
  • 1/31/19: Honored to be recognized as an exemplary reviewer (top 2%) for the IEEE Transactions on Communications!
  • 1/15/19: Honored to receive the 2019 NMSU Early Career Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity!



  • 12/11/18: Our new paper “Generalized LDPC Codes for Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication in 5G and Beyond” has been published in the latest IEEE Access, Special Issue: Advances in Channel Coding for 5G and Beyond.
  • 12/02/18: Collaborators Dan Costello and Michael Lentmaier are traveling to Hong Kong, China to present our keynote research paper "Spatially Coupled Generalized LDPC Codes: Introduction and Overview" at the International Symposium on Turbo Codes and Iterative Information Processing.
  • 11/25/18: Graduate students Yanfang Liu and Cunlu Zhou are traveling to Guangzhou, China to present our research papers "Free Pseudodistance Growth Rates for Spatially Coupled LDPC Codes over the BEC," and "On Generalized LDPC codes for 5G Ultra Reliable Communication" at the IEEE Information Theory Workshop.
  • 11/14/18: Our new paper “Encoding of Spatially Coupled LDGM Codes for Lossy Source Compression” has been published in the latest IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  • 10/25/18: Delighted to receive supplemental funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the three year project "Coding for 5G and Beyond: Limits and Efficient Algorithms." The proposed research promises to provide a significant transformative impact on many critical applications employing reliable networked wireless communication, for example in the fields of healthcare, environmental monitoring, finance, and so on.
  • 08/25/18: Had a great day representing NMSU with students from the College of Engineering at the 4th Annual Las Cruces Touch-a-Truck event! We had fun explaining our research projects and got lots of good questions from future generations of engineers! Thanks to Jesus and Arezoo for your engaging and enthusiastic explanations.



  • 08/15/18: Congratulations to M.Sc. student Xaviar Enriquez for passing his thesis defense "Raptor Coding for Computer Networks". Great job Xaviar! He has accepted a job offer at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC).
  • 07/14/18: Pleased to be part of the team to receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the five year project "The New Mexico SMART Grid Center: Sustainable, Modular, Adaptive, Resilient, and Transactive." The New Mexico SMART Grid Center will transform the existing electricity distribution infrastructure by holistically incorporating microgrid optimization, operations optimization, microgrid controls, and tariff and customer behavior in the design and demonstration of interconnected Distribution Feeder Microgrids (DFMs).
  • 07/08/18: PhD student Ahmad Golmohammadi is traveling to Madison, WI, to attend the Open Science Grid User School.
  • 06/16/18: Traveling to Vail, CO, with graduate students Ahmad Golmohammadi and Homayoon Hatami to present our research papers "Concatenated spatially coupled LDPC codes for joint source-channel coding", "Performance bounds for quantized spatially coupled LDPC decoders based on absorbing sets", and "Combating error propagation in window decoding of braided convolutional codes" at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.
  • 05/23/18: Welcome to new Research Experience for Undergraduate students Jennifer Johanes and Tiger Ji! Jennifer is visiting from the The College of Brockport, State University of New York and Tiger is visiting from the Ohio State University. Both will be here for 3 months to work on research projects related to post-quantum cryptography. The REU program is supported by the National Science Foundation.
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