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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:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1995, USC, Los Angeles, CA.. 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 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 an Associate Professor. His research interests are in the general areas of signaling, detection, and estimation for digital communication and data storage systems. He is also interested in architectures for efficient implementation of the resulting algorithms. Along with his former Ph.D. students, A. Anastasopoulos and X. Chen, he is co-author of the book Iterative Detection: Adaptivity, Complexity Reduction, and Applications published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 2001. He is a co-founder of TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. where he serves as a consultant and member of the Technical Advisory Board. He currently is serving as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and as co-Chair for the Communication Theory Symposium at Globecom 2002.
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