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Pascal Vontobel


Research Areas


» Information theory
» Error-control coding
   > Iterative decoding of graph-based codes
   > Algebraic coding theory
   > Constrained coding
» Graphical models
» Quantum information processing
» Data science
» Compressed sensing
» Optimization theory


Publications


» Publications list (by publication type and year)
» Publications list (by topic)


Short Biography


Pascal O. Vontobel received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering in 1997, the Post-Diploma degree in information techniques in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2003, all from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

From 1997 to 2002 he was a research and teaching assistant at the Signal and Information Processing Laboratory at ETH Zurich, from 2006 to 2013 he was a research scientist with the Information Theory Research Group at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA, USA, and since 2014 he has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Besides this, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2002-2004), a visiting assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004-2005), a postdoctoral research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006), and a visiting scholar at Stanford University (2014). His research interests lie in information theory, data science, communications, and signal processing.

Dr. Vontobel has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2009-2012), an Awards Committee Member of the IEEE Information Theory Society (2013-2014), a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society (2014-2015), and a TPC co-chair of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. Currently, he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and a TPC co-chair of the upcoming 2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop in Guangzhou, China. He has been on the technical program committees of many international conferences and has co-organized several topical workshops. Moreover, he has been three times a plenary speaker at international information and coding theory conferences and has been awarded the ETH medal for his Ph.D. dissertation.

Curriculum Vitae


» Curriculum Vitae


Contact Information


Email: firstname dot lastname at ieee dot org


Links


» My google/scholar web page
» Pseudo-codewords web page
» IEEE Information Theory Society
» Bounds on linear codes (by M. Grassl)
» Table on nonlinear binary codes (by S. Litsyn, E.M. Rains, and N.J.A. Sloane)
» Some factor graph applets (by Stefan Moser)
» Applications of Matroid Theory and Combinatorial Optimization to Information and Coding Theory
  (A workshop that I have co-organized with N. Kashyap and E. Soljanin on August 2-7, 2009, at BIRS in Banff, Canada.)
» Linear Programming and Message-Passing Approaches to HDPC Codes and High-Density Graphical Models
  (A workshop that I have co-organized with Y. Be'ery, M. Chertkov, and S. Ruzika on March 1-2, 2010, at Tel-Aviv University.)
» Counting, Inference, and Optimization on Graphs
  (A workshop that I have co-organized with J.-Y. Cai, M. Chertkov, G.D. Forney, Jr., and M.J. Wainwright on November 2-5, 2011, at Princeton University.)