Coding and Signal Processing for Non-Volatile Memory Storage
Abstract: The use of non-volatile memory such as NAND flash memory has skyrocketed in this era of Big Data and IoT. The flash memory channel is however plagued by unique problems such as data retention noise, random telegraph noise, cell-to-cell interference and stuck-cell effect, some of which are non-stationary, others are highly destructive even if powerful LDPC coding is used. I will outline our ongoing effort in tackling these challenges using signal design, signal processing and coding approaches.
Bio: Dr. Yong Liang GUAN (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/eylguan/) obtained his PhD degree from the Imperial College of London, UK, and Bachelor of Engineering degree with first class honors from the National University of Singapore. He is a tenured associate professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he was a Head of Division in 2011-2014 and the Director of the Positioning and Wireless Technology Center in 2007-2011. He has published an invited monograph, 3 book chapters, and over 300 journal and conference papers. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and was an AE of the IEEE Signal Processing Letter. He has led 12 past and present externally funded research projects on V2X communication, advanced wireless signal processing, coding for 10Tb/in^2 magnetic recording, acoustic telemetry for drilling application, etc., with total funding of over SGD 9 million. He has 3 granted patents and has filed another 3.