Walter Gademann Award for Anisha Banerjee

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Anisha Banerjee will be awarded the Walter Gademann Master’s Thesis Award of the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) for her outstanding Master's thesis.

The topic of Anisha's thesis was Sequential Decoding of Convoutional Codes for Insertion/Deletion Channels. She derived a new decoding metric to facilitate the implementation of sequential decoders for insertion/deletion channels and compared a sequential Fano decoder with a Viterbi approach. It turned out that sequential decoders for the insertion/deletion channel can approach maximum-likelihood behavior asymptotically while reducing the complexity significantly compared the Viterbi algorithm for insertion/deletions.