Distribution Matching and Bandwidth Efficient Communication

Speaker: Patrick Schulte
Affiliation: Technical University of Munich


To operate a coded modulation scheme close to capacity, we need very good error correcting codes and shaping. While error correcting codes make a transmission robust to errors, shaping tries to approximate the optimal input distribution for transmission energy reduction.  Probabilistic amplitude shaping (PAS) is a coded modulation scheme that separates forward error correction and shaping for symmetric input distributions.  We discuss PAS and distribution matching which is an important part for shaping.


Patrick Schulte received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), München, Germany, in 2012 and 2014, respectively.  He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Communications Engineering, TUM.  In 2015, he won a 3rd place Bell Labs Prize. His research interests include coded modulation and distribution matching.



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Date(s) - Mar 04, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

EE-IV Shannon Room #54-134
420 Westwood Plaza - 5th Flr., Los Angeles CA 90095