Hessam Mahdavifar

Assistant Professor

Hessam Mahdavifar

Assistant Professor

Hessam Mahdavifar

Hessam Mahdavifar

Assistant Professor

University of Michigan
EECS Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
3219 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: 734-647-8634
Email:

Publications

Preprints and Under Review Journal Publications

  • H. Mahdavifar, “Fast Polarization and Finite-Length Scaling for Non-Stationary Channels”, available here
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Improved List-Decoding of Algebraic Subspace Codes and Rank-Metric Codes”, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

Journal Publications

  • H. Mahdavifar, A. Beirami, B. Touri, J. S. Shamma, “Global Games with Noisy Information Sharing”, Accepted to IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, available here
  • M. El-Khamy, H. Mahdavifar, G. Feygin, J. Lee, I. Kang, “Relaxed Polar Codes”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 63, pp. 1986-200, April 2017.
  • H. Mahdavifar, M. El-Khamy, J. Lee, I. Kang, “Polar Coding for Bit-Interleaved Coded Modulation”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, pp. 3115-3127, May 2016.
  • H. Mahdavifar, M. El-Khamy, J. Lee, I. Kang, “Achieving the Uniform Rate Region of General Multiple Access Channels by Polar Coding”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, pp. 467 - 478, February 2016. 
  • H. Mahdavifar, M. El-Khamy, J. Lee, I. Kang, “Performance Limits and Practical Decoding of Interleaved Reed-Solomon Polar Concatenated Codes”, IEEE Transactions on Communication, vol. 62, pp. 1406-1417, May 2014.
  • E. Yaakobi, H. Mahdavifar, P. H. Siegel, A. Vardy, J.K.Wolf, “Rewriting Codes for Flash Memories”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol.60, pp.964 - 975, February 2014.
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Algebraic List-decoding of Subspace Codes”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 59, pp. 7814 - 7828, December 2013.
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Achieving the Secrecy Capacity of Wiretap Channels Using Polar Codes”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 57, pp. 6428 - 6443, October 2011. (Finalist for the Information Theory Society Paper Award)

Conference Publications

  • H. Mahdavifar, “Scaling Exponent of Sparse Random Linear Codes over Binary Erasure Channels”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 689-693, Aachen, Germany, June 2017.
  • H. Mahdavifar, “Fast Polarization for Non-Stationary Channels”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 849-853, Aachen, Germany, June 2017.
  • H. Mahdavifar, “A New Approach for Constructing and Decoding Maximum Rank Distance Codes”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 3100-3104, Aachen, Germany, June 2017.
  • H. Mahdavifar, A. Vardy, “Nearly Optimal Sticky-Insertion Correcting Codes with Efficient Encoding and Decoding”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 2683-2687, Aachen, Germany, June 2017.
  • H. Mahdavifar, A. Beirami, B. Touri, J. S. Shamma, “Threshold Policy for Global Games with Noisy Information Sharing”, Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), pp. 5865-5870, Osaka, Japan, December 2015.
  • M. El-Khamy, H. Lin, J. Lee, I. Kang, H. Mahdavifar, “HARQ rate-compatible polar codes for wireless communications”, Proceedings of IEEE Globecom Conference (Globecom), December 2015.  
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Explicit Capacity Achieving Codes for Defective Memories”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 641-645, Hong Kong, June 2015.
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Beirami, “Diffusion Channel with Poisson Reception Process: Capacity Results and Applications”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 1956-1960, Hong Kong, June 2015.
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Coding for Tag Collision Recovery”, Proceedings of IEEE International Coneference on RFID, 2015. (Winner of the Best Paper Award)
  • M. El-Khamy, H. Mahdavifar, G. Feygin, J. Lee, I. Kang “Relaxed Channel Polarization for Reduced Complexity Polar Coding”, Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2015.
  • H. Mahdavifar, M. El-Khamy, J. Lee, I. Kang “Techniques for polar coding over multiple access channels”, Proceedings of Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton, NJ, March 2014.
  • H. Mahdavifar, M. El-Khamy, J. Lee, I. Kang “Fast Multi-dimensional Polar Encoding and Decoding”, Proceedings of Information Theory and Applications Workshop (invited paper), San Diego, February 2014.
  • H. Mahdavifar, M. El-Khamy, J. Lee, I. Kang “On the Construction and Decoding of Concatenated Polar Codes”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 952-956, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013.
  • H. Mahdavifar, M. El-Khamy, J. Lee, I. Kang “Compound Polar Codes”, Proceedings of 2013 Information Theory and Applications Workshop (invited paper), San Diego, February 2013.
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “List-decoding of Subspace Codes and Rank-Metric Codes up to Singleton Bound”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 1488 - 1492, Boston, Massachusett, July 2012.
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Algebraic List-decoding of Subspace Codes with Multiplicities”, Proceedings of the 49th annual Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing, September 2011.
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Algebraic List-decoding on the Operator Channel”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 1193-1197, Austin, Texas, June 2010.
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Achieving the Secrecy Capacity of Wiretap Channels Using Polar Codes”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 913 - 917, Austin, Texas, June 2010. (Finalist for the Best Student Paper Award)
  • H. Mahdavifar and A. Vardy, “Optimal Interleaving Algorithms for Generalized Concatenated Codes”, Proceedings of the Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing (invited paper), October 2009.
  • H. Mahdavifar, P. H. Siegel, A. Vardy, J. K. Wolf and E. Yaakobi, “A Nearly Optimal Construction of Flash Codes”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp. 1239 - 1243, Seoul, Korea, June 2009.