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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 500 international citations. His work “A Puncturing Algorithm for Rate-Compatible LDPC Convolutional Codes” won a best paper award in 2012.

Fully Funded Research Assistant Positions available

I am currently looking for a good, motivated student to work on the project “Coding for 5G and beyond” - please see here and enquire for details.

Recent News

  • 09/15/17: Our new paper “Braided Convolutional Codes with Sliding Window Decoding” has been published in the latest IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  • 09/06/17: Delighted to receive funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the one year project “Hybrid UWB/Optical Communications for Distributed Space Systems.”
  • 08/26/17: Had a great day representing NMSU with students from the College of Engineering at the 3rd 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, Arezoo, Nathan, and Douglas for your engaging and enthusiastic explanations.



  • 07/17/17: Delighted to receive 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.
  • 07/07/17: Pleased to be part of the team to receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the three year project "Cyber Infrastructure Training and Mentoring (CI-TraM)." The proposed project serves the national interest by developing and increasing the cyberinfrastructure literacy of undergraduates who are interested in STEM careers.
  • 07/01/17: Traveling to Madrid, Spain, for a research visit to the University Carlos III to work on our joint project on generalized LDPC codes.
  • 06/25/17: Traveling to Aachen, Germany, to present our papers “Edge Spreading Design of High Rate Array-Based SC-LDPC Codes” and “A Protograph-Based Design of Quasi-Cyclic Spatially Coupled LDPC Codes” at the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.
  • 06/06/17: Ahmad Golmohammadi is presenting our poster “Encoding of Spatially Coupled LDGM Codes for Lossy Source Compression” and Homayoon Hatami is presenting our poster “Lower Bounds for Quantized LDPC Min-Sum Decoders Based on Absorbing Sets” at the 2017 North American School of Information Theory.
  • 06/04/17: Traveling to Norway for a research visit to the University of Bergen to work on our joint project to design spatially coupled LDPC codes.

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