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Distributed Space-Time Coding and Beamforming

Speaker: Chancellor’s Prof. Hamid Jafarkhani
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine

Date: Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

Social Hour: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7:15 p.m.

The Doubletree Club Orange County Airport
7 Hutton Centre Drive,
Santa Ana, CA, 92707-5794

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Cost: First 10 early-birds (first-come-first-serve) are free! After that, $20 for non-members with dinner, $10 for IEEE members with dinner, $5 for student-members with dinner, free for presentation only
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We present a general review of space-time coding and beamforming in multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems with an emphasis on the role of limited/quantized feedback.  We continue with a description of wireless relay networks and formulate its system model as a virtual MIMO.

We discuss the distributed nature of the network and present distributed space-time coding and distributed beamforming methods. We show that despite the existing challenges in a relay network, distributed methods can provide similar gains even in the case of limited/quantized feedback.

Speaker Biography:

Prof. Hamid Jafarkhani  is a Chancellor’s Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, where he is also the Director of Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing and the Conexant-Broadcom Endowed Chair.

Prof. Jafarkhani ranked first in the nationwide entrance examination of Iranian universities in 1984. He was a co-recipient of the American Division Award of the 1995 Texas Instruments DSP Solutions Challenge. He received an NSF Career Award in 2003, the UCI Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research in 2006 and the School of Engineering Fariborz Maseeh Best Faculty Research Award in 2007. Also, he was a co-recipient of the 2002 best paper award of ISWC, the 2006 IEEE Marconi Best Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the 2009 best paper award of the Journal of Communications and Networks, the 2012 IEEE Globecom best paper award (Communication Theory Symposium), the 2013 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award, and the 2014 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication. He received the 2015-2016 School of Engineering Excellence in Research Senior Career Award and was an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.

He is listed as a highly cited researcher in http://www.isihighlycited.com.  According to the Thomson Scientific, he is one of the top 10 most-cited researchers in the field of “computer science” during 1997-2007. He is a Fellow of AAAS, an IEEE Fellow, and the author of the book “Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice.”

Dr. Lan Nguyen
IEEE OC ComSig Chapter Chair