An Analytical Foundation for Wireless Resource Management: Past, Present and Future

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Speaker: Virgilio Rodriguez

Faculty Host: Professor Elza Erkip

The efficient operation of a wireless communication terminal requiresthe setting and adaptation of a myriad of parameters, involving suchaspects as power, symbol rate, bits per symbol, coding, encoding rate,and packet length among others. Even while considering a singlecommunication link, the optimal (re)configuration of these parametersmay lead to problems that are analytically intractable, andpractically unapproachable even through simulation. However, anapproach that focuses on analytical geometry properties of the packetsuccess rate function yields surprisingly simple and clear results.We will discuss successful application of this approach, with anemphasis on recent extensions to multi-channel and/or multi-terminalscenarios, as well as future directions.

About the Speaker
Virgilio Rodriguez is a Research Associate with the Communication Networks (ComNets) laboratory, at the Rhine-Westphalia Technological University at Aachen, Germany (RWTH Aachen). Virgilio's recent works have been accepted for publication at international journals from
Wiley and Springer, as well as at such IEEE conferences as PIMRC, VTC, WCNC, DySPAN, ICASSP, ICC and Globecom. He received the overall Best Paper Award at the Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC), held in Adelaide, Australia, in December 2008. Likewise, a paper of his was selected as one of the 5 best papers out of 143 at the IEEE ISWCS 2009 (Siena, Italy), and consequently and extended version of it will be published by the ACM/Springer journal "Mobile Networks and Applications".

Earlier, Virgilio worked at the Rennes campus of Supélec, a "Grande école" of engineering in France; and at the University of Surrey in England. Virgilio received the PhD degree in 2004 from the former Polytechnic University, (now NYU Poly), under the supervision of Prof. David J. Goodman with a focus on resource management in the context of third-generation cellular communication systems.