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

Recent News

  • 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 Army Research Labs.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 05/15/18: Traveling to Vijayawada, India, for a research trip to promote NMSU and recruit graduate students.
  • 05/08/18: Welcome to new Ph.D. student Massimo Battaglioni! Massimo is visiting from the Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy, for 3 months.
  • 03/05/18: Congratulations to M.Sc. student Matthew Grimes for passing his thesis defense. Great job Matt! He has accepted a job offer at TRAX International.
  • 02/11/18: Traveling to San Diego, CA, to present our papers "Joint source-channel coding with concatenated spatially coupled LDPC codes" and "On decoding error propagation for braided convolutional codes" at the 2018 Information Theory and Applications Workshop.
  • 01/08/18: Traveling to Las Vegas, NV, with M.Sc. student Matthew Grimes to present our paper “Design of Nested Protograph-Based LDPC Codes with Low Error-Floors” at the 2018 IEEE Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference.
  • 12/18/17: Our new paper “Continuous Transmission of Spatially Coupled LDPC Code Chains” has been published in the latest IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  • 12/01/17: Delighted to receive IMPACT funding from New Mexico State University for the two year project "RC-UDP: On Raptor Coding Over UDP For Reliable Communication in High-Bandwidth Networks."
  • 11/12/17: Nice write-up in the Las Cruces Sun-News about my research!



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