May Updates

(1) With Mauro de Freitas, Laurent Clavier, Anne Savard and Jean-Marie Gorce, I have a new paper to appear in SPAWC:

Mauro de Freitas, Malcolm Egan, Laurent Clavier, Anne Savard and Jean-Marie Gorce, “Power control in symmetric alpha-stable noise channels,” accepted for publication in IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, (2019).

This will be presented in Nice, France.

(2) Ce Zheng will present our paper in IEEE ICC in Shanghai, China:

Ce Zheng, Malcolm Egan, Laurent Clavier and Jean-Marie Gorce, “Copula-Based Interference Models for IoT Wireless Networks,” accepted for publication in IEEE ICC, 2019.

While he is in China, Ce will also present a seminar on copula interference models at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China:

Title: Interference Modeling for Wireless IoT Networks

Abstract: As the Internet of Things (IoT) is largely supported by wireless communications in unlicensed bands, there has been a proliferation of technologies that use a large variety of protocols. An ongoing challenge is how these networks can coexist given that they have different power levels, symbol periods, and access protocols. A key difficulty is that interference from a large number of devices, even if they operate at low power levels, can significantly degrade the performance of other nearby wireless communication networks. As network design, from receiver architectures to throughput analysis, depends on the statistics of the interference, it is important to have accurate characterizations. A key observation is that sets of active devices change rapidly, and this leads to impulsive interference, i.e., high amplitude interference is significantly more likely than in Gaussian models. Moreover, these devices operate on multiple partially overlapping resource blocks. As such, we propose a new model based on copula theory and demonstrate that it effectively captures both the marginal alpha-stable model and the dependence structure induced by overlapping resource blocks. By comparing with other models in terms of Kullback–Leibler divergence, we show that t copula is a promising one in modeling the dependence structure in our system.

(3) In his first solo work since joining our group, Bayram Akdeniz has participated in the molecular MIMO competition at the IEEE Communication Theory Workshop in Iceland. Great work having second place! Congratulations!

(4) With Bayram Akdeniz, I have a new invited paper in BalkanCom:

Malcolm Egan and Bayram Akdeniz, “On the Limits of Molecular Communication with Coexisting Biological Systems Towards Internet of Bio-Nano Things (Invited Paper),” accepted for publication in BalkanCom, 2019.

Looking forward to presenting the paper in the special session “Beyond Internet of Things: Internet of Everything” hosted by Prof. Ozgur B. Akan and Dr. Ergin Dinc.

(5) With Ce Zheng, Laurent Clavier, Gareth Peters and Jean-Marie Gorce, I have a new paper accepted for GRETSI 2019 in Lille, France:

Ce Zheng, Malcolm Egan, Laurent Clavier, Gareth Peters and Jean-Marie Force, “On the Validity of Isotropic Complex -Stable Interference Models for Interference in the IoT,” accepted for publication in GRETSI, 2019.