Talk Title: Spatially Coupled Generalized LDPC Codes – Introduction and Overview



Daniel J. Costello, Jr. received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA, in 1969. Since 1985, he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, and from 1989 to 1998, served as the Chair of the Department. In 2000, he was named the Leonard Bettex Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests include digital communications, with emphasis on error control coding and coded modulation. He has numerous technical publications in his field, and in 1983, he coauthored a textbook entitled Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications (a 2nd edition was published in 2004). He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1985. He was the recipient of the Third-Millennium Medal from the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2000. He was the co-recipient of the 2009 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award and the 2012 ComSoc & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award. He was also the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Information Theory Society Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award and the 2015 IEEE Leon J. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award.