School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Stephane Le Goff



I did my PhD studies from 1992 to 1995 working for the turbo code project under the guidance of Marconi Prize winner Professor Claude Berrou. After ten years spent working in both academia and the telecommunication industry, I joined in 2005 the Intelligent Sensing and Communications Group at Newcastle University to create a centre of excellence in information theory and channel coding with the help of a few colleagues such as Dr Charalampos Tsimenidis and Dr Martin Johnston.

It is therefore no surprise that information theory and coding has been a core component of our MSc Programme in Communications and Signal Processing here at Newcastle University. Since 2005, we have trained through this MSc programme hundreds of graduates who now work for various academic institutions and industries around the world.

The job opportunities for graduates with expertise in the field of information theory are plentiful. Most of these graduates take up positions as engineers/researchers for telecommunication and semiconductor companies. However, a significant number of graduates instead prefer to enter the financial industry (investment banks, asset management companies...).


  • PhD, Electronic Engineering, University of Western Brittany, Brest, France, 1995
  • MSc, Electronic Engineering, University of Western Brittany, 1991.
  • BSc, Electrical Engineering, University of Western Brittany, 1990.

Area of expertise

  • Information theory

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Stephane is a member of the Intelligent Sensing and Communications Research Group and his publication profile can be viewed at Google Scholar.

His research interests include modulation and coding, information theory, OFDM, cooperative communications, physical-layer security, and genomic error correction.


Undergraduate Teaching

EEE1002/EEE1010 (Electronics I)
EEE1006/EEE1007 (Electrical Engineering I)
EEE2010 (Electrical Engineering II)
EEE2004 (Information Theory and Coding)
EEE8104 (Digital Communications)

Postgraduate Teaching

EEE8003 (Modulation and Coding)