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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

  • 08/18/19: Our new paper “Code Design Based on Connecting Spatially Coupled Chains” has been published in the latest IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
  • 07/07/19: Traveling to Paris, France, to present our research paper "A Modified Min-Sum Algorithm for Quantized LDPC Decoders" at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.
  • 07/01/19: PhD student Andrew Cummins is traveling to Boston, MA, to present our poster "Iterative APP Threshold Decoding of Braided Convolutional Codes" at the 2019 North American School of Information Theory.
  • 06/04/19: Traveling to Albuquerque, NM, to present an invited talk "LDPC Codes for Post-Quantum Cryptography" at the Sandia National Labs Research Spotlight Forum.
  • 04/08/19: Traveling to Halifax, Canada, to present a plenary talk "Efficient communication using sparse codes on graphs" at Dalhousie University.
  • 04/01/19: Welcome to new post-doctoral research associate Yanfang (Vivian) Liu! Yanfang is joining our group after completing her PhD in Spain at the University Carlos III, Madrid.
  • 02/21/19: Welcome to new PhD student Andrew Cummins! Andrew is joining our group after working in industry for several years following his degrees from UT Austin.
  • 02/09/19: 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.
  • 01/31/19: Honored to be recognized as an exemplary reviewer (top 2%) for the IEEE Transactions on Communications!
  • 01/15/19: 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).
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