Update Sept 25th - The CoDESS kickoff meeting was 
was held on 
Thursday, Sept. 19th. and it was 
a great success! W
e hosted a kickoff meeting for the CoDESS center at UCLA Engineering IV (Tesla Room) between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm! Prof. Lara Dolecek's and Prof. Rick Wesel's talks highlighted CoDESS and the LORIS and CSL research labs. Dariush Divsalar's (JPL) presentation was the headlining research talk. We also presented several student research talks and mini-presentations. 
Read mo
re about our center and the kickoff meeting in this UCLA SEAS news article

We thank our industry visitors for attending and for making our first meeting a great success! 


Prof. Lara Dolecek: welcoming remarks and overview of LORIS research

Prof. Rick Wesel overview of CSL research

Prof. Dariush Divsalar research talk: "Non-binary Protograph-based LDPC Codes for Storage Systems"

Kasra Vakilinia, PhD candidate, "Enhanced Precision Through Multiple Reads for LDPC Coding in Flash Memories

Adam Williamson, PhD candidate, "Dynamic Voltage Allocation Based on Mutual Information For NAND Flash Memory" 

Behzad Amiri, PhD candidate, "Binary and Non-Binary LDPC Codes with Applications in Data Storage Systems

Fred Sala, PhD candidate, "Dynamic Threshold Schemes for Multi-Level Non-Volatile Memories"

Yuta Toriyama, PhD candidate, "Hardware Implementation Analysis of Non-Binary LDPC Decoders"

Sudarsan Srinivasan Ranganathan, MS candidate, "Combining Modern Codes and Set-Partitioning for Multilevel Storage Systems"

Ryan Gabrys, PhD candidate, "Correcting Grain Errors in Magnetic Media"

Nicolas Bitouze, postdoctoral researcher, "File Synchronization from Insertions and Deletions"

Sean Huang, PhD candidate, "Iterative Decoders on Noisy Hardware"