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Seminar: “Cooperative Communications over Interference Channels”

March 23, 2011 12:00 PM
Selina Korban Auditorium, Byblos campus

The seminar will be presented by Dr. Daniela Tuninetti from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Cooperative communication strategies have been largely studied in the past decade as an interference management tool for ad-hoc wireless networks. In this work, we analyze from an information theoretic point of view the wireless interference channel with two source-destination pairs. In this model — due to the broadcast nature of the wireless channel — a source can overhear the other source sent and thus engage in cooperation. We show inner and outer bounds for the general cooperative interference channel and we specialize our results to the Gaussian noise case. We show that cooperation greatly increases the achievable rates with respect to the non-cooperative case (without increasing neither the bandwidth nor the transmit power).

About the presenter:
Dr. Daniela Tuninetti is an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC), USA. She received her Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in July 1998, and her Ph.D. from ENST/Telecom ParisTech (France) in March 2002 (work done at the Mobile Communication Department of the Eurecom Institute in Sophia Antipolis, France). In May 2002, she joined the Mobile Communication Laboratory at the EPFL/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland) where she held the position of Research Associate till December 2004. Since January 2005, she has been with UIC.

She received the best student paper award at the 2002 European Wireless conference, an NSF CAREER award in 2006, and the College of Engineering Research Faculty of the Year in 2011.

She was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter from 2006–2009 and an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters from 2006–2009. Since July 2010, she has been an editor for IEEE Wireless Communications. She was the TPC co-chair of the Communication Theory Symposium at ICC 2010 and of the second annual North American summer school of Information Theory.

Her core research interests are in multi-terminal information theory, with special emphasis on cooperative and cognitive interference channels. She is also working on applications of communications, signal processing and stochastic control to medicine. In particular, she is currently working on the design of the second generation of electrical Deep Brain Stimulator for movement disorders. 

Organizer: LAU’s School of Engineering – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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