Research Group

I am fortunate to have a great group of talented and motivated students that work with me. Please get in touch if you have any internship/job opportunities for them! Dr. Mitchell was the recipient of the 2019 New Mexico EPSCoR Mentor Award.

Research Assistant Positions available

I am currently looking for a good, motivated student to work on the project “Advanced Wireless Technologies in the Smart Grid” - please enquire for details.

Current Students and Post-Docs

  • Yanfang (Vivian) Liu, post-doctoral research associate. Project: “Coding for 5G and beyond”. Publications [B1,J18,J13,C47,P14,P11].
  • Ahmad Golmohammadi, Ph.D. candidate. Project: “Spatially Coupled LDGM Codes for Lossy Source Compression”. Publications [J12,C46,C38,C35,P15,P12,P10,P9,P8]. [Linkedin page]
  • Andrew Cummins, Ph.D. student. Project: “Decoders for high rate braided convolutional codes”. Publications [P16,P13].

Previous Students

  • Homayoon Hatami, Ph.D., 2019, University of Notre Dame, IN. Project: “An Absorbing Set Analysis of Quantized LDPC Decoders”. Publications [J16,J15,C45,C34,C41,P4,P6,P7]. Now technical staff at Samsung. [Linkedin page]
  • Xaviar Enriquez, M.Sc. 2018, New Mexico State University. Project: “Raptor Coding for Computer Networks”. Publications [CXX]. Now Scientist at U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC).
  • Matthew Grimes, M.Sc. 2018, New Mexico State University. Project: “Improving the Performance of Nested LDPC Codes by Removing Problematic Graphical Structures”. Publications [C42]. Now Engineer at TRAX International.
  • Lai Wei, Ph.D. 2014, University of Notre Dame. Project: “Spatially Coupled LDPC Codes and Cooperative Communication”. Publications [J9,J6,C27,C26,C25,P3]. Now Senior System Engineer at Qualcomm, Inc., CO. [Linkedin page]
  • Hua Zhou, Ph.D., 2013, Vienna University of Technology, Austria. Project: “Analysis and Design of Low-Density Parity-Check Convolutional Codes”. Publications [J3, C16, C18]. Now faculty at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China.


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. 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. Dr. Mitchell serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

During Summer 2004, Dr. Mitchell was an undergraduate research fellow in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh supported by the William and Isabella Dick Bequest. From September 2007 to January 2008, he was a visiting researcher in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA, supported by the John Moyes Lessells Scholarship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. From 2010 through 2013, Dr. Mitchell held Visiting Researcher/Adjunct Faculty positions in the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics at San Diego State University, CA, USA, at the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, Technical University of Dresden, Germany, and at the Communication Theory Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

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