Introduction to Polar Codes and Successive Cancellation Decoding


Mr. Anadi Mishra


University of Lugano
Faculty of Informatics
Universita della Svizzera Italiana
Via Guiseppe Buffi 13
CH-6904 Lugano


Monday, 6 January 2014, 14:00 to 15:00



Abstract: Polar codes have attracted much attention since their introduction by Arikan in 2009 as they are the first type of codes to provably achieve channel capacity. Moreover polar codes have an elegant construction as opposed to other modern capacity approaching codes such as LDPC. In this talk, I will discuss the phenomenon of polarization of channels which is fundamental to the functioning of polar codes. Furthermore, encoding, Successive Cancellation(SC) decoding, and hardware architectures for efficient SC decoding of polar codes will also be discussed.

Bio: Anadi Mishra is a PhD candidate at University of Lugano working on automated customization of embedded processors. He obtained BE from NIT-Surat in Electrical Engineering and MSc. in Embedded System Design from University of Lugano. He has worked in IT industry for a few years and was Project Assistant at TIFR before joining MSc. program.