Prasant Singh, who will very soon defend his Ph.D. thesis in IIT Bombay, has recently been offered a H.C.Ørsted-postdoc position in the algebra group. Yesterday, he has accepted the offer. He will start his work at DTU on November 15. We are happy to welcome him into the team!
Prasant’s project deals with the investigation of Grassmann codes, codes constructed from Grassmann varieties. These highly algebraic codes exhibit a structure akin to the highly successful class of LDPC codes, which makes it possible to decode Grassmann codes using LDPC-decoding inspired methods. Last year master student Jesper Gielov Olsen demonstrated in his master project, that this decoder performs very well experimentally. Prasant will study theoretical properties of Grassmann and related codes as well as their decoding more fully.