Henry D Pfister

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Henry D Pfister

Contact Information

Rm 305 Gross Hall
140 Science Dr.
Duke box #90984 Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests

  • Coding Techniques
  • Coding Theory
  • Statistical Learning and Inference


Henry D. Pfister received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCSD in 2003 and is currently an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department of Duke University. Prior to that, he was a professor at Texas A&M University (2006-2014), a post-doc at EPFL (2005-2006), and a senior engineer at Qualcomm Corporate R&D in San Diego (2003-2004).

He received the NSF Career Award in 2008, the Texas A&M ECE Department Outstanding Professor Award in 2010, and was a coauthor of the 2007 IEEE COMSOC best paper in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage. He is currently an associate editor in coding theory for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2013-2016).

His current research interests include information theory, channel coding, and iterative information processing with applications in wireless communications, data storage, and signal processing.

Participation & Positions:

Board of Governors (Member, 01/01/19 until 12/31/21)
ITSOC Distinguished Lecturers (Lecturer, 01/01/15 until 12/31/16)
Publications Committee (Associate Editor for Coding Theory, 02/01/13 until 12/31/16)