Spring 2015

Are Polar Codes Practical?

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 11:00 am11:30 am PST

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Calvin Lab Auditorium

Polar codes provably achieve the symmetric capacity of a memoryless channel while having an explicit construction. The adoption of polar codes however, has been hampered by their mediocre error-correcting performance at short block lengths and the low throughput of their successive-cancellation decoding algorithm. In this talk, we will describe the recent progress along both of these fronts, towards practical polar decoders.

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