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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 800 citations. He has received two best paper awards and is the recipient of the 2019 NMSU Early Career Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity. He was also the recipient of the 2019 New Mexico EPSCoR Mentor Award.

Recent News

  • 02/19/20: Our new paper “Performance Bounds and Estimates for Quantized LDPC Decoders” has been published in the latest IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  • 02/02/20: Traveling to San Diego, CA, to present our research paper "On the Design of Spatially Coupled LDPC Codes for Low Latency Applications" at the Information Theory and Applications Workshop.
  • 12/08/20: Traveling to Waikoloa, HI, to present our research paper "Efficient Search and Elimination of Harmful Objects for the Optimization of QC-SC-LDPC Codes" at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom).
  • 11/22/19: Honored to be a recipient of the 2019 New Mexico EPSCoR Mentoring Award!

  • 11/02/19: Graduate students Ahmad Golmohammadi and Andrew Cummins and Post-doc Yanfang (Vivian) Liu traveled to Albuquerque, NM to present our research at the New Mexico Academy of Science Research Symposium.

  • 10/19/19: Had a great day representing NMSU with faculty and students from the College of Engineering at the 2019 Las Cruces Spooky Science Festival! We had fun explaining our research projects and got lots of good questions from the next generation of engineers! Thanks to fellow ECE faculty Wei and Wenjie and students Xiaochen and Hunter for your engaging and enthusiastic explanations.

  • 10/02/19: Follow me on twitter @MitchellCoding!
  • 10/01/19: Honored to receive the 2019 New Mexico EPSCoR Mentor Award. An excerpt from a nomination letter: "His enthusiasm, support for his students and peers, and passion for solving the most difficult and pressing technical problems facing the state are the engine that drives our work toward excellence. Furthermore, his ability to communicate and reach across disciplinary boundaries ensures everyone involved in our project is utilized to the utmost of their abilities."
  • 9/27/19: Enjoyed participating in the first webinar of the NM SMART GRID Center! Watch from 19:30 for an overview of our networking research goal.

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  • 08/24/19: Traveling to Visby, Sweden, to present our research papers "Spatially Coupled LDPC Codes for Joint Source-Channel Coding" and "Optimization of Nested Array-based LDPC Codes Via Spatial Coupling" at the 2019 IEEE Information Theory Workshop.
  • 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.
  • 08/06/19: Traveling to Albuquerque, NM, to present an invited talk "LDPC Codes and the McEliece Cryptosystem for Post-Quantum Cryptography" at the Sandia National Labs Cybersecurity Research Spotlight Forum.
  • 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 Quantum Information Sciences 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.
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