Robert Calderbank

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Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Director of the Information Futures Initiative
Contact Information:
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-7874
  • Email Address:

  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1980
  • M.S. Oxford Brookes University (U.K.), 1976
  • B.S. University of Warwick (England), 1975

Courses Taught:
  • COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • ECE 483: Introduction to Digital Communication Systems
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • MATH 393: Research Independent Study
  • MATH 493: Research Independent Study
  • MATH 501: Introduction to Algebraic Structures I

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Wang, L; Carlson, DE; Rodrigues, MRD; Calderbank, R; Carin, L, A Bregman Matrix and the Gradient of Mutual Information for Vector Poisson and Gaussian Channels, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol 60 no. 5 (2014), pp. 2611-2629 [10.1109/TIT.2014.2307068] [abs].
    • Bennatan, A; Shamai, S; Calderbank, AR, Soft-Decoding-Based Strategies for Relay and Interference Channels: Analysis and Achievable Rates Using LDPC Codes, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol 60 no. 4 (2014), pp. 1977-2009 [10.1109/TIT.2013.2294373] [abs].
    • Carpenter, KLH; Sprechmann, P; Fiori, M; Calderbank, RR; Egger, HL; Sapiro, GR, Questionnaire simplification for fast risk analysis of children's mental health, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (2014), pp. 6009-6013 [10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6854757] [abs].
    • Goparaju, S; El Rouayheb, S; Calderbank, R, New codes and inner bounds for exact repair in distributed storage systems (2014), pp. 1036-1040 [10.1109/ISIT.2014.6874990] [abs].
    • Goparaju, S; Calderbank, R, Binary cyclic codes that are locally repairable (2014), pp. 676-680 [10.1109/ISIT.2014.6874918] [abs].