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T16: Relays and Cooperative Communication

Presenter: Aria Nosratinia, University of Texas at Dallas


There has been an explosion of interest in relays and cooperative communication, both in the academia as well as the industry, owing in part to potential gains in fundamental performance, hardware improvements that allow for more sophisticated algorithms, and wide set of promising applications, among them mesh networks, 802.16j (WiMAX), and cognitive radio. This tutorial will present an informative blend of theory and practice, thus attracting and serving a large audience from multiple IEEE GLOBECOM symposia. Subject to time constraints, the tutorial aims to cover the following material.

• History and background
• Relaying protocols (amplify-and-forward, decode-and-forward, etc.)
• Relay performance (BER, FER, outage, diversity, multiplexing gain)
• Relay Selection
• Coded protocols for relay and cooperation
• Variations on the relay channel, Multi-relay networks
• Advance topics and future research


Aria Nosratinia is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. His interests are in the general area of signal processing and communication for wireless networks. His research in the recent past has concentrated on cooperative and opportunistic wireless communications, an area in which he is widely published, including a few key contributions that have garnered hundreds of citations since 2002. He is currently serving as editor for the IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Wireless Communications, and IEEE Trans. Information Theory.

Aria is deeply dedicated to (and is known for) delivering lively, entertaining, and informative presentations that bring di cult subject matters within the grasp of a wider audience. The proposed tutorial will be a shining example of this principle.