The AI4CODE project brings together 5 french research labs with strong expertise in the design, decoding and standardization of forward-error-correction (FEC) codes.
Lab-STICC UMR 6285 / IMT Atlantique has long-standing expertise in FEC with an emphasis on sparse-graph codes, iterative decoders, and their implementation. In particular IMT Atlantique, as the birthplace of Turbo Codes (but called ENST Bretagne at that time), is a world-wide recognized leader in Turbo code design and has actively contributed to their adoption in many communication standards.
Lab-STICC UMR 6285 / Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS) has recognized experience in the design and decoding of error control codes, both from the algorithm and hardware architecture point of view. Recently, Lab-STICC has also developed a strong interest in non-binary codes and low-rate modulation for short-packet communication
Principal investigator for Lab-STICC / UBS: Emmanuel Boutillon
IMS UMR 5218 / Bordeaux INP is concerned with Algorithm-Architecture-Matching for FEC software and hardware decoders in digital communication systems. IMS has investigated high-speed simulation of Polar Code with x86 & GPU architectures, and supports the AFF3CT open-source software toolbox which provides a high-performance simulation environment to evaluate FEC coding schemes.