Frank Kschischang

Frank Kschischang (born 15 September 1962 in Mettmann, West Germany is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto,[1] and holds a Canada Research Chair in communication algorithms.[2] He is a co-inventor of the factor graph, a kind of graphical model used in Bayesian inference.[3][third-party source needed]

Frank Kschischang
Born(1962-09-15)15 September 1962
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical Engineering
InstitutionsUniversity of Toronto
ThesisShaping and Coding Gain Criteria in Signal Constellation Design (1991)
Doctoral advisorS. Pasupathy.

Prof. Kschischang is a Fellow of the IEEE, "for contributions to trellis structures, graphical models and iterative decoding techniques for error-correcting codes."[4] He is also a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada,[5] and is a recipient of the 2010 Killam Research Fellowship.[6] He received the 2012 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research,[7] and the 2016 Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award.[8] From 2014 to 2016, Prof. Kschischang served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.[9]


  1. ^ Frank R. Kschischang (2 January 2010). "Biographical data". Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. University of Toronto. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Frank Kschischang". Chairholders. Canada Research Chairs. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  3. ^ Kschischang, Frank R.; Frey, Brendan J.; Loeliger, Hans-Andrea (2001), "Factor Graphs and the Sum-Product Algorithm", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 47 (2): 498–519, doi:10.1109/18.910572.
  4. ^ "Fellows of the Toronto Section". IEEE Toronto Section. IEEE. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  5. ^ "EIC Fellows". The Engineering Institute of Canada. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  6. ^ The Canada Council for the Arts - Eight Canadian scientists and scholars garner over $1 million in Killam Research Fellowships
  7. ^ "Frank Kschischang wins Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research". Electrical & Computer Engineering. University of Toronto. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award". IEEE Information Theory Society. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  9. ^ "IEEE Transactions on Information Theory". IEEE. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

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