Richard Wesel

Richard Wesel

Richard Wesel
Professor and Associate Dean
Primary Area: Signals & Systems

Office: 6730A Boelter Hall & 6426 Boelter Hall (Dean’s office)
Phone: (310) 267-2150
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Curriculum Vitae
Find out more about Professor Wesel and his research by visiting the website of his Communications Systems Laboratory

Biography:
Richard D. Wesel received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He received the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1996. He is a Professor with the UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and is the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs for the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. As Associate Dean, he has pioneered new approaches to effective undergraduate advising by faculty, universal peer mentoring for undergraduates, and the development of a community of practice among instructors to improve teaching and learning in engineering. His research is in the area of communication theory with particular interest in low-density parity-check coding, short-blocklength communication with feedback, and coding for storage. He has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, an Okawa Foundation award for research in information theory and telecommunications, and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Samueli School of Engineering. Wesel has served as Associate Editor for Coding and Coded Modulation for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and is currently an Associate Editor for Coding Techniques for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Research and Teaching Interests:
Information theory/communication theory, communication with feedback, coding and optimization for flash memory, optimization of communication systems, low-density parity-check codes and turbo codes, trellis codes and convolutional codes.
Selected Grants
Awards and Recognitions
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Program
  • Qualcommm Faculty Award
  • TRW Excellence in Teaching Award (UCLA School of Engineering)
  • Okawa Foundation Award for Excellence in Telecommunications Research
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award

 

Selected Publications