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Keith M. Chugg

Keith M. Chugg, Ph.D. - Professor of Electrical Engineering
Research Interests:

Iterative detection for interference mitigation, channel parameter estimation, and other applications. Coding and modulation using graphical design methods for transmit diversity channels, fading channings, and interference limited channels.
Digital hardware architectures for high-speed iterative decoding and low-power wireless receiver design. Application of research results to modern digital communication systems.

Biographical Information:

Keith M. Chugg received the B.S. degree (high distinction) in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA in 1989 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (EE) from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA in 1990 and 1995, respectively. During the 1995-1996 academic year he was an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. In 1996 he joined the EE Dept. at USC in 1996 where he is currently a Professor.
His research interests are in the general areas of digital communication systems, network science, and signal processing. He is also interested in architectures for efficient implementation of the resulting algorithms. He is co-author of the book Iterative Detection: Adaptivity, Complexity Reduction, and Applications published by Kluwer Academic Press.  He is a co-founder of TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., where he serves as Chief Scientist.  Dr. Chugg is a Fellow of the IEEE and received the Frederick Emmons Terman Award from the ASEE in 2008 as well as the Fred Ellersick Award for best unclassified paper at MILCOM 2003.
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