Seminar: On Autoencoder-Based Error Correcting Codes

08/02/2023 -


On 8th February 2023 at 10:30h the CTTC will host the seminar “On Autoencoder-Based Error Correcting Codes”. In this seminar Vukan Ninkovic, PhD student will present:


Most of today’s communication systems are designed to target reliable message recovery after receiving the entire encoded message (codeword). However, in many practical scenarios, the transmission process may be interrupted before receiving the complete codeword. We propose a novel rateless autoencoder (AE)-based code design suitable for decoding the transmitted message before the noisy codeword is fully received. Using particular dropout strategies applied during the training process, rateless AE codes allow to tradeoff between decoding delay and reliability, providing a graceful degradation of the latter with each additionally received codeword symbol. Also, we will present a novel autoencoder-based approach for designing codes that provide unequal error protection (UEP) capabilities. The proposed approach, based on a generalization of an autoencoder loss function, provides a versatile framework for the design of message-wise and bit-wise UEP codes.


Vukan Ninkovic received his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a major in Communication Systems from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia in 2018, and 2019, respectively. In 2018 he received the Telenor Foundation “Professor Ilija Stojanovic” Award for “The best graduated BSc student” in the domain of Communications and Signal Processing at the University of Novi Sad. He has started his PhD studies in Communication Engineering in October 2019. From January 2020 to October 2022, he was working as a Research Trainee at the Department of Power, Electronic and Communication Engineering, University of Novi Sad, while from October 2022 he is working as a Teaching Assistant at the same Department and University.

This talk is open to whoever interested from the research community

Venue: CTTC's Auditorium, Building B6, Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 7, PMT, 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona) - 10:30h-