Updates: January 2018

(1) In October I began my current position as enseignant-chercheur in the Laboratoire CITI at INSA Lyon and INRIA.

(2) I am now an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters.

(3) I am now a Guest Editor for the IEEE Access Special Section on Molecular Communication Networks with Andrew Eckford, Chan-Byoung Chae, Trung Duong, Marco Di Renzo and Arumugam Nallanathan. Details on the call can be found here. The deadline for submission is 1st August 2018.

(4) A new paper has been accepted for IEEE ICC 2018:

Malcolm Egan, Trang C. Mai, Trung Q. Duong and Marco Di Renzo, “Coordination via advection dynamics in nano networks with molecular communication”, accepted for publication in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), (2018).

A preprint is available here.

(5) An invited paper will appear in CISS 2018:

Malcolm Egan and Samir M. Perlaza, “Capacity approximation of continuous channels by discrete inputs”, accepted for publication in CISS 2018 (Invited Paper)

A preprint is available here.

(6) In December, our paper appeared at GLOBECOM 2017:

Malcolm Egan, Laurent Clavier, Mauro de Freitas, Anne Savard and Jean-Marie Gorce, “Wireless communication in dynamic interference”, Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference, 2017. [HAL]

(7) Our new preprint on coexistence in molecular communications is available on HAL:

Malcolm Egan, Trang C. Mai, Trung Q. Duong and Marco Di Renzo, “Coexistence in molecular communications,” 2017. [HAL]


(8) I am currently compiling a collection of references related to molecular communications, with an emphasis on methods to study the behaviour of these systems in the presence of external biochemical or biological systems. The references can be found here. This is in progress and I welcome any suggestions, which can be sent to malcolm dot egan at gmail dot com or malcom dot egan at inria dot fr.



June Updates

(1) Trang Mai from Queen’s University Belfast is visting me from 31st May until 19th June to continue our joint work on nanoscale networking exploiting molecular communication. He will be presenting this work in Lyon on the 16th June. You can find the details here.

We are also visiting IEMN in Lille on the 13th June to present our work and discuss ongoing investigations into the coexistence problem in molecular communications.

(2) On the 22nd June I will be presenting in the INRIA POLARIS seminar in Grenoble on the topic of mechanism design for on-demand transport. You can find the details here.

(3) Between 26th June until the 30th June I will be attending the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. I will present joint work with Samir Perlaza and Slava Kungurtsev on our capacity sensitivity framework. You can find the paper here.

(4) I have a new paper with Andrea Tassi on arXiv.

Tassi, A. Egan, M., Piechocki, R. and Nix, A., “Modeling and design of millimeter-wave networks for highway vehicular communication,” available arXiv:1706.00298.


May Updates

(1) A joint paper with Jean-Marie Gorce and Leonardo Cardoso on spectrum scanning for cognitive radio has been accepted:

Egan, M., Gorce, J.-M. and Cardoso, L., “Fast initialization of cognitive radio systems”, accepted in IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2017.

You can now find it on HAL.

(2) I will present in the POLARIS seminar at INRIA Grenoble on the 22nd June. Details are below.

Title: Mechanism design in on-demand transport

Abstract: Uber is one of several recent companies adopting a business model that lies in stark contrast with the standard approach used by taxi services. Underlying Uber’s business model is a new architecture–based on a market mechanism–which governs how commuters, drivers, and the company interact with each other. In this talk, we develop a new general model for on-demand transport networks with self-interested passengers and drivers. With this model, we introduce market mechanisms to allocate and price journeys, as well as the market formation subproblem. By analysis and simulation, we characterize the performance of the mechanisms and discuss insights using data obtained from a real on-demand transport provider.

(3) On Wednesday 24th May, I will be attending the GDR ISIS meeting on “Entropies, divergences et mesures informationnelles classiques et généralisées” in Paris.

(4) Mauro de Freitas from Université Lille 1 has been visiting me in Lyon from the 12th to 18th May. He presented some of our joint work on impulsive noise in communications. Here are the details:

Title: Wireless Networks in Dynamic Interference

Abstract: This work is motivated by the Internet of Things, where devices can transmit for very short periods of time. A consequence is that interference is dynamic; that is, the active transmitter set can change very rapidly. In this case, the Gaussian interference model may not be the most appropriate. In fact, dynamic interference can be better modeled by impulsive interference, particularly alpha-stable noise. In this talk, we characterize the capacity in the presence of alpha-stable noise via upper and lower bounds, and consider the behavior in medium interference regimes. This analysis reveals many similarities with the well understood Gaussian case, such as outage probability characterizations and power control in parallel channels.

April Updates

Some news:

(1) A new paper on capacity bounds for the symmetric alpha-stable noise channel is to appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory:

Mauro de Freitas, Malcolm Egan, Laurent Clavier, Alban Goupil, Gareth Peters and Nourddine Azzaoui, “Capacity bounds for additive symmetric alpha-stable noise channels,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.

(2) A new paper on molecular communication in the presence of anomalous diffusion is to appear in IEEE Communication Letters:

Trang C. Mai, Malcolm Egan, Trung Q. Duong and Marco di Renzo, “Event detection in molecular communication networks with anomalous diffusion,” to appear in IEEE Communication Letters.

(3) A new paper on capacity sensitivity in non-Gaussian noise channels is to appear in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory:

Malcolm Egan, Samir M. Perlaza and Vyacheslave Kungurtsev, “Capacity Sensitivity in Additive Non-Gaussian Noise Channels,” to appear in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory 2017.

An extended version of this work can be found in the INRIA report here.