GlobalSIP 2018:

Signal Processing for Millimeter-Wave Communications

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Wireless systems are increasingly supporting larger and more diverse applications. To meet this demand, cellular providers need to have access to more bandwidth, which is their primary capital expenditure. They could reduce such costs-and introduce potentially far reaching improvements to cellular access, affordability, and coverage-by making better use of available spectrum in the 30-300 GHz millimeter-wave band. The aim of the millimeter wave symposium of GlobaSIP is to provide a forum that brings together scientists and researchers to present their cutting-edge innovations in all aspects of the field. Papers on practical applications and R&D results from industry and academic/industrial collaborations are particularly encouraged.

Distinguished Symposium Talks

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Monisha Ghosh

University of Chicago

Future Wireless Systems: Exploring New Spectrum Horizons

Abstract
In order to keep pace with the ever increasing demands on data for ubiquitous wireless connectivity, new spectrum bands have become available in the recent past. In addition to licensed and unlicensed allocations in the mmWave band, the FCC recently announced its intent to make available 1.2 GHz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use. Meanwhile, there is increasing interest in the THz bands for short distance, high-bandwidth applications. We will discuss how these new allocations will spur the next decade of research and applications in wireless networking.

Biography
Dr. Monisha Ghosh joined NSF as a rotating Program Director in September 2017, in the Computer and Network System (CNS) division within the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE). She manages wireless networking research within the Networking Technologies and Systems (NeTS) program. Dr. Ghosh is also a Research Professor at the University of Chicago, with a joint appointment at the Argonne National Laboratories, where she conducts research on wireless technologies for the IoT, 5G cellular, next generation Wi-Fi systems, coexistence, and machine learning for predictive oncology. Prior to joining the University of Chicago in September 2015, she worked at Interdigital, Philips Research and Bell Laboratories, on various wireless systems such as the HDTV broadcast standard, cable standardization and on cognitive radio for the TV White Spaces. She has been an active contributor to many industry standards and was recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation for her outstanding contributions to IEEE 802.22. She is a Fellow of the IEEE. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991, and her B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) in 1986.


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Andreas Molisch

University of Southern California

Modulation and Multiple Access for Next-Generation Wireless Systems

Abstract
While the recently approved "phase 1" of 5G is using OFDM as modulation format, just like in LTE, research into future systems such as 5G-phase 2 and beyond continues. In this talk we will first summarize the key requirements for next-generation wireless systems especially as related to millimeter-wave systems, but also IoT, V2X, and tactile internet. We will then discuss “ab initio” modulation design for those applications and in particular the tradeoff between adaptation and whitening, based on fundamental time-frequency representation methods. This will lead to a new class of modulation formats that perform time-frequency spreading, recently proposed under the name OTFS. Comparisons of these approaches to OFDM, both from a theoretical point of view, and through simulations, will wrap up the presentation.

Biography
Andreas F. Molisch is the Solomon Golomb – Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair Professor at the University of Southern California. He previously was at TU Vienna, AT&T (Bell) Labs, Lund University, and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. His research interest is wireless communications, with emphasis on wireless propagation channels, multi-antenna systems, ultrawideband signaling and localization, novel modulation methods, and caching for wireless content distribution. He is the author of four books, 19 book chapters, more than 220 journal papers, 300 conference papers, as well as 80 patents. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, IEEE, AAAS, and IET, as well as Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and recipient of numerous awards.

Panel: mmWave from Research to Practice

Monisha Ghosh

Monisha Ghosh

Dr. Monisha Ghosh joined NSF as a rotating Program Director in September 2017, in the Computer and Network System (CNS) division within the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE). She manages wireless networking research within the Networking Technologies and Systems (NeTS) program. Dr. Ghosh is also a Research Professor at the University of Chicago, with a joint appointment at the Argonne National Laboratories, where she conducts research on wireless technologies for the IoT, 5G cellular, next generation Wi-Fi systems, coexistence, and machine learning for predictive oncology. Prior to joining the University of Chicago in September 2015, she worked at Interdigital, Philips Research and Bell Laboratories, on various wireless systems such as the HDTV broadcast standard, cable standardization and on cognitive radio for the TV White Spaces. She has been an active contributor to many industry standards and was recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation for her outstanding contributions to IEEE 802.22. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.

She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991, and her B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) in 1986.


Andy Molisch

Andy Molisch

Andreas F. Molisch is the Solomon Golomb – Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair Professor at the University of Southern California. He previously was at TU Vienna, AT&T (Bell) Labs, Lund University, and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. His research interest is wireless communications, with emphasis on wireless propagation channels, multi-antenna systems, ultrawideband signaling and localization, novel modulation methods, and caching for wireless content distribution. He is the author of four books, 19 book chapters, more than 220 journal papers, 300 conference papers, as well as 80 patents. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, IEEE, AAAS, and IET, as well as Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and recipient of numerous awards.


Ian Wong

Ian Wong

Dr. Ian C. Wong is Senior Manager of the Advanced Wireless Research group at National Instruments where he leads the company’s 3GPP and 802.11 wireless standards strategy and platforms for wireless system design, simulation, prototyping, and implementation. From 2007-2009, he was a systems research and standards engineer with Freescale Semiconductor where he represented Freescale in the 3GPP LTE standardization efforts. He is a senior member of the IEEE, the Director of Industry Communities for IEEE Communications Society 2016-present, and was the Industry Program Chair for IEEE Globecom 2014 in Austin. His current research interests include 5G wireless systems design and prototyping, and design automation tools for rapid algorithm development.

Dr. Wong is the co-author of the Springer book “Resource Allocation for Multiuser Multicarrier Wireless Systems,” has over 10 patents, over 25 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and over 40 standards contributions. He was awarded the Texas Telecommunications Engineering Consortium Fellowship in 2003-2004, and the Wireless Networking and Communications Group student leadership award in 2007.

He received the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and a BS degree in electronics and communications engineering (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines in 2000.


Hamid Jafarkhani

Hamid Jafarkhani

Hamid Jafarkhani is a Chancellor's Prof and the Conexant-Broadcom Endowed Chair at the Department of EECS, UC, Irvine. Among his awards are the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication, and the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award. He is listed as a highly cited researcher in isihighlycited and one of the top 10 most-cited researchers in the field of "computer science" during 1997-2007. He is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS.


Hani Mehrpouyan

Hani Mehrpouyan

Hani Mehrpouyan is an Assistant Professor at Boise State University. His main areas of research are mmWave communications, application of machine learning to resource management in wireless networks, and generally speaking signal processing for communications. He is the recipient of the best paper award at IEEE ICC 2018. He received his PhD from Queen’s University, Canada, in 2011.

Schedule

Thursday, November 29
09:40 - 10:40
DL DL-MMW.1: Monisha Ghosh: "Future Wireless Systems: Exploring New Spectrum Horizons"
11:00 - 12:00
DL DL-MMW.2: Andreas Molisch: "Modulation and Multiple Access for Next-Generation Wireless Systems"
14:00 - 15:30
MMW-L.1: Millimeter Wave Communications I
15:50 - 17:02
MMW-L.2: Millimeter Wave Communications II
17:02 - 18:00
Panel MMW-PAN: mmWave from Research to Practice

Organizing Committee

General and Technical Program Chairs

Submissions are welcome on topics including:

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (up to 4 pages for technical content including figures and possible references, and with one additional optional 5th page containing only references) and extended abstracts (up to 2 pages, for paper-less industry presentations and Ongoing Work presentations).. Manuscripts should be original (not submitted/published anywhere else) and written in accordance with the standard IEEE double-column paper template. Accepted full-length papers will be indexed on IEEE Xplore. Accepted abstracts will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore, however the abstracts and/or the presentations will be included in the IEEE SPS SigPort. Accepted papers and abstracts will be scheduled in lecture and poster sessions.

Important Dates

Paper Submission DeadlineJune 17, 2018 June 29, 2018
Review Results AnnouncedSeptember 7, 2018
Camera-Ready Papers DueSeptember 24, 2018
November 5, 2018Hotel Room Reservation Deadline