Virtual Seminar: Deep Learning in Wireless Communications

Seminar
Friday, April 23, 2021
Online - Live

It has been demonstrated recently that deep learning (DL) has great potentials to break the bottleneck of the conventional communication systems. In this talk, we present our recent work in DL in wireless communications, including physical layer processing and resource allocation.

DL can improve the performance of each individual (traditional) block in a conventional communication system or jointly optimize the whole transmitter or receiver. Therefore, we can categorize the applications of DL in physical layer communications into with and without block processing structures. For DL based communication systems with block structures, we present joint channel estimation and signal detection based on a fully connected deep neural network, model-drive DL for signal detection. For those without block structures, we provide our recent endeavors in developing end-to-end learning communication systems with the help of deep reinforcement learning (DRL) and generative adversarial net (GAN).

Judicious resource (spectrum, power, etc.) allocation can significantly improve efficiency of wireless networks. The traditional wisdom is to explicitly formulate resource allocation as an optimization problem and then exploit mathematical programming to solve it to a certain level of optimality. Deep learning represents a promising alternative due to its remarkable power to leverage data for problem solving and can help solve optimization problems for resource allocation or can be directly used for resource allocation. We will first present our research results in using deep learning to reduce the complexity of mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP). We will then discuss how to use deep reinforcement learning directly for wireless resource allocation with application in vehicular networks.

This seminar was originally scheduled for Friday, April 9, but was rescheduled due to technical difficulties. Please join us on April 23!

Access: Seminar will be delivered live on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM Central (CDT; UTC -5) via the following link: Zoom

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Speaker

Prof. Geoffrey Ye Li
Chair Professor
Imperial College London

Dr. Geoffrey Ye Li is the Chair Professor in Wireless Systems in Department of EEE, Imperial College London. Before joining Imperial College London in 2020, he was a professor with Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA, for 20 years and a Principal Technical Staff Member with AT&T (Bell) Labs – Research in New Jersey, USA, for around 5 years. He is currently focusing on machine learning and statistical signal processing for wireless communications. His research topics in the past couple decades include machine learning for wireless signal detection and resource allocation, cognitive radios, cross-layer optimisation for spectrum- and energy-efficient wireless networks, OFDM and MIMO techniques for wireless systems, and blind signal processing.

Dr. Geoffrey Ye Li was awarded IEEE Fellow for his contributions to signal processing for wireless communications in 2005. He won several prestigious awards from IEEE Signal Processing Society (Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award in 2017), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (James Evans Avant Garde Award in 2013 and Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2014), and IEEE Communications Society (Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award  in 2013, Award for Advances in Communication in 2017, and Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award in 2019). He also received the 2015 Distinguished ECE Faculty Achievement Award from Georgia Tech. He has been recognised as the  Highly-Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters almost every year.