Keith Chugg has been promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering, effective immediately.
Keith's research is in the general field of coding and communication theory, and he is particularly known for work in signal encoding and decoding using graphical decomposition of signal sequences. He also works on quantifying the implementation complexity of communication and coding algorithms and its use as an important parameter in the design of systems. Applications of his work include speech processing and understanding, image processing, multi-dimensional signal processing for optical and magnetic data storage, and wireless communications.
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 Press. He is a co-founder of TrellisWare Technologies, Inc., where he is Chief Scientist. He has served as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was Program Co-Chair for the Communication Theory Symposium at Globecom 2002. He received the Fred W. Ellersick award for the best unclassified paper at MILCOM 2003.