IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecture

11 June 2018 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Room 418, Macleod Building
Macleod Bldg
2356 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the IEEE Vancouver Joint Communications Chapter

Title: Physical Layer Millimeter-wave Communications
Presented by:  Prof. Danijela Cabric, UCLA

Date and time:  Monday, June 11, 2018, at 4 pm

Location: Room 418, Macleod Building, UBC, 2356 Main Mall, Vancouver

Abstract: Millimeter wave (mmWave) communications is viewed as the key enabler of 5G cellular networks due to vast spectrum availability that could boost peak rate and capacity. Due to increased propagation loss in mmWave band, transceivers with massive antenna array are required to meet link budget. While massive antenna arrays enable high gain, directionality and user multiplexing, practical realizations face many challenges in radio design and physical layer processing. In this talk, we first review emerging massive array architectures for mmWave communications and compare their performance, power consumption, and cost with comprehensive hardware block model under typical application use cases. We then discuss two important physical layer design aspects in mobile mmWave networks: directional link establishment via initial access and directional link maintenance via mmWave channel tracking. Lastly, we present the state-of-the-art designs of current mmWave standards, discuss their limitation and provide perspectives on innovative approaches for performance boosts and hardware improvements.

Biography:  Danijela Cabric is Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include novel radio architectures, signal processing, communications, machine learning and networking techniques for cognitive radio, 5G and massive MIMO systems. Dr. Cabric received the Samueli Fellowship in 2008, the Okawa Foundation Research Grant in 2009, Hellman Fellowship in 2012 and the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2012. She served as an Associate Editor in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (Cognitive Radio series) and IEEE Communications Letters, and TPC Co-Chair of 8th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM) 2013. She is now an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions of Cognitive Communications and Networking. She is a Senior Member of IEEE and ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.