IEEE VDL Talk by Besma Smida

1 June 2021 @ 13:00 – 14:30
IEEE VDL Talk by Besma Smida
IEEE Virtual Distinguished Lecturer (VDL) Talk, co-organized by the IEEE Quebec Section Joint Chapter, Ottawa Section Joint Chapter, Kingston Section Chapter, IEEE Vancouver Joint Communications Chapter, and other chapters.
Title: MIMO IBFD Transceiver Design
Presented by: Prof. Besma Smida, University of Illinois at Chicago

Date and time: June 1, 2021, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm

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Abstract: Next generation wireless communication system requirements have spurred recent research activities on multi-antenna transceiver hardware architectures and relevant intelligent communication schemes. Among these are Full Duplex (FD) and Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) architectures, which offer the potential for simultaneous uplink and downlink communications in the entire frequency band. However, as the number of antenna elements increases, the interference signal leaking from the transmitter of the FD radio to its receiver becomes more severe. In this talk, I will present a unified FD massive MIMO architecture comprising analog and digital transmit and receive BeamForming (BF), as well as analog and digital SI cancellation, which can be jointly designed for various performance objectives and complexity requirements. Performance evaluation results for applications of the proposed architecture to fully digital and hybrid analog and digital BF operations using recent algorithmic designs, as well as simultaneous communication of data and control signals, are presented. The proposed architecture, for both small and large numbers of antennas, should enable improved spectral efficiency FD communications with fewer analog cancellation elements compared to various benchmark schemes. The talk will be concluded with a list of open challenges and research directions for future FD massive MIMO communication systems.
Bio: Besma Smida (Senior Member, IEEE) is an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering with the University of Illinois at Chicago. After completing her appointment as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and later a Lecturer at Harvard University, she became an Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering with Purdue University Northwest. She received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Quebec (INRS), Montreal, QC, Canada. She was a Research Engineer with the Technology Evolution and Standards Group of Microcell, Inc., (now Rogers Wireless), Montreal. She took part in wireless normalization committees (3GPP, T1P1). She has served as the Chair for IEEE Women in Engineering, Chicago Section, from 2011 to 2013, and has been the Chair of IEEE Communication Chapter, Chicago Section, since 2019. She currently serves as Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, Editor of the IEEE OPEN JOURNAL OF THE COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY, and a Guest Editor SENSORS OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL.  Previously she served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE COMMUNICATION LETTERS, and a Guest Editor for special issues of the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. She is a Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2021-2022. She was awarded the INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2015 “100 Inspiring Women in STEM”. She received the Academic Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada in 2007 and the NSF CAREER award in 2015. Her research focuses on In-band Full-Duplex systems and applications, backscatter modulation, IoT, and two-way communication networks.