Erdal Arikan

Talk Title: Polar codes for terabit/s data rates


Erdal Arıkan received the B.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, in 1981, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He served as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, before joining in Sept. 2017 the Electrical-Electronics Engineering Department of Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, where he is presently a Professor. His research interests have been in the theory and applications of error correcting codes. His work on polar coding has been recognized by several awards, including the 2010 IEEE Information Theory Society Best Paper Award, the 2013 IEEE W. R. G. Baker Award, IEEE Turkey Section 2017 Life-Long Achievement Award, and the 2018 IEEE Hamming Medal. Arıkan is a member of the IEEE and an IEEE Fellow.