Syed Mohsin Abbas,  PhD

 Research Assistant Professor (RAP), ECE Department,   

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)


I am currently working as a Research Assistant Professor (RAP) at the ECE department of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

From Oct. 2019 - Oct. 2022, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Integrated Systems for Information Processing (ISIP) Lab at McGill University, Canada. At McGill, I was working with Prof. Warren J. Gross. I received my Ph.D. in 2017, from the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering (ECE) at HKUST under Prof. Chi-Ying Tsui's supervision.

During my postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University, I investigated universal decoding schemes for short-length and high-rate channel codes. More specifically, I am exploring the Guessing Random Additive Noise Decoding (GRAND) technique, which is a recently proposed universal Maximum Likelihood (ML) decoder for short-length and high-rate linear block code. During my Ph.D. studies at HKUST, I investigated techniques for reducing computational complexity as well as decoding latency for Belief Propagation Decoding (BPD) of polar codes.

My research focuses on development of high-throughput, low-latency and energy-efficient VLSI architectures for baseband processing systems, specifically channel code decoders. In addition, my curiosity is fueled by topics such as information theory, VLSI Design, Massive MIMO, 5G/6G, Compute-In-Memory (CiM), URLLC, Green Communication and Universal Channel Code decoders.