[Fwd: Monday - April 27 - Audrey Viterbi - IEEE Meeting -]

Joachim Feise (jfeise@ICS.uci.edu)
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 12:01:52 -0700

Might be interesting for people in the OC area.


Baum, Katherine A wrote:
> IEEE Orange County Joint Meeting - April 27
> Computer Society, Communications Society and the Signal Processing
> Society
> Location: Wyndham Gardens Hotel *** note new location
> ***
> 3350 Avenue of the Arts
> Costa Mesa, CA 714-751-5100
> DATE: Monday, April 27, 1998
> TOPIC: TurboCodes: New Perspectives on Approaching the Shannon Limit
> SPEAKER: Dr. Audrey Viterbi, Qualcomm, Inc.
> NOTE: We will be hosting a special information session on the
> WESCON conference and trade show for 10 minutes before our regular
> technical presentation.
> The last few years have witnessed a significant decrease in the gap
> between the Shannon channel capacity limit and what is practically
> achievable. Progress has resulted from novel extensions of previously
> known coding techniques involving interleaved concatenated codes (turbo
> codes). Most of the early results were based primarily on simulations.
> While the elegant exponential bounds of information theory have not yet
> been shown to hold for turbo codes, tight numerical bounds have been
> placed on their performance. Dr. Viterbi will first discuss how
> conventional union bounds can be applied and then proceed to derive a
> new improved bound which, when computed numerically, yields results
> which closely support the existing simulations.
> Audrey M. Viterbi holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and
> Computer Science and the B.A. degree in Mathematics from the University
> of California, San Diego. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
> Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She
> was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the
> University of California, Irvine from 1985 to 1990.
> In 1990 she joined Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, where she is currently a
> principal engineer involved in the development of the CDMA cellular
> telephone system. Her recent research has involved the performance
> evaluation of CDMA systems with emphasis on capacity, power control,
> handoff and interference issues and turbo codes. Her professional
> interests are in the area of modeling and performance evaluation of
> computer-communication networks and communication systems. She is a
> co-recipient of the 1994 Stephen O. Rice prize paper award and a Senior
> Member of the IEEE.
> ========================================================================
> =====================
> TIME: Social Hour: 5:30PM
> Buffet Dinner: 6:00PM
> Program: 6:45PM
> COST: Dinner Cost: members $20, students free. No charge for
> technical meeting only
> INFO: Contact Al Gess at (714) 261-8433 or FAX (714) 261-9072 or
> email to a.gess@ieee.org.
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