I am a
first second third-year Ph.D. student in the electrical engineering program at the University of Texas at Austin.
I am fortunate to be supervised by Prof. Jeff Andrews and to be part of his research group.
I am also advised by Prof. Sriram Vishwanath and part of his Laboratory of Informatics, Networks, and Communications (LINC).
Along with many others, we are members of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG).
I have created and released MIMO for MATLAB (https://mimoformatlab.com/), a package for simulating multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication. It is completely documented, and video tutorials are in progress.
I was recently affiliated with GenXComm, a local startup that develops a suite of solutions that enable simultaneous transmission and reception in-band for various applications. GenXComm was founded in 2016 by Prof. Sriram Vishwanath and Hardik B. Jain.
I received my undergraduate electrical engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology in May 2018. I was involved in undergraduate research supervised by Prof. Y. Rosa Zheng on the topic of underwater acoustic communication.
I am a licensed amateur radio operator. My callsign is KE0QVW.
My graduate research aims to bring in-band full-duplex capability to millimeter-wave communication systems. This largely involves system-level analyses and the design of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission and reception strategies. The goal of my research is to develop solutions that mitigate self-interference and enable reception while transmitting in-band.
My broad interests are in the theory and implementation of millimeter-wave communication, in-band full-duplex, and communication system optimization. Specifically, my interests and skills include PHY layer, MIMO, millimeter-wave, in-band full-duplex, optimization of MIMO communication systems, cellular systems, array signal processing, and communication system design and simulation. I enjoy learning new concepts and implementing them in MATLAB, Python, and software-defined radio.
My short-term goals are to build my knowledge of wireless and to develop myself as an independent researcher. While doing so, it is my goal to mentor undergraduate students and introduce them to signal processing for communication systems and to share what I have learned with others. My long-term goal is to have extensive theoretical background combined with an understanding of how concepts are implemented practically. Once I am finished with school, I look forward to a career where I can research, develop, and prototype wireless technologies.
- May 2021: I will be interning this summer with AT&T Labs in Austin.
- April 2021: Nitin accepted a faculty position at TU Delft!
- December 2020: I have released the second version of MIMO for MATLAB!
- December 2020: We submitted a paper to the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
- December 2020: I earned my M.S.E.!
- November 2020: Ahmad defended!
- October 2020: Our submission to the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine was accepted.
- August 2020: Nitin defended!
- August 2020: Yuyang defended!
- May 2020: Ahmad received the WNCG Student Leadership Award!
University of Texas at Austin, Ongoing
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Texas at Austin, December 2020
M.S.E. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology, May 2018
B.S. Electrical Engineering
AT&T Labs, Summer 2021
Advanced Wireless Technology Intern
University of Texas at Austin, August 2020 – Present
Graduate Research Assistant
GenXComm, Inc., August 2019 – August 2020
Wireless Research Engineer
Amazon, Summer 2019
Wireless Systems Development Intern
University of Texas at Austin, August 2018 – May 2019
Graduate Research Assistant
GenXComm, Inc., May 2018 – May 2019
Wireless Engineering Intern
Sandia National Laboratories, May 2017 – May 2018
R&D Electrical Engineering Intern
Missouri University of Science and Technology, January 2017 – May 2018
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Dynetics, Inc., Summer 2016
Electrical Engineering Intern
I. P. Roberts, J. G. Andrews, and S. Vishwanath, “Hybrid Beamforming for Millimeter Wave Full-Duplex under Limited Receive Dynamic Range,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Jun. 2021. [PDF] [IEEE] [arXiv]
I. P. Roberts, H. B. Jain, S. Vishwanath, and J. G. Andrews, “Millimeter Wave Analog Beamforming Codebooks Robust to Self-Interference,” Submitted to the 2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference, May. 2021. [PDF] [arXiv]
I. P. Roberts, J. G. Andrews, H. B. Jain, and S. Vishwanath, “Millimeter Wave Full-Duplex Radios: New Challenges and Techniques,” IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Feb. 2021. [PDF] [IEEE] [arXiv]
Select Involvement & Service
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Access, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, IEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference.
- Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE ICC Workshop on Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks, 2020.
- Mentor, Graduates Linked with Undergraduates in Engineering, Women in Engineering Program, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2019–2020.
[my three initials] [at] utexas [dot] edu
My Talented Friends
- Albert Reed, Ph.D.
studentcandidate in ML and signal processing at Arizona State University
- Rajesh K. Mishra, Ph.D. student in wireless and signal processing at UT Austin
- Hardik B. Jain, Co-founder and CTO of GenXComm and Ph.D. student at UT Austin
- Farzad Mokhtari-Koushyar, Ph.D.
studentcandidate in photonics at UT Austin
- Hassan Kaous, Software engineer at Zoox
- Logan Green, Aerospace engineer at Boeing
- Brandon Huttsell, Web developer and artist
- Ronald Palomares, Hardware engineer at GenXComm
- Carl L. Knauf, Author and journalist
- Amudheesan Nakkeeran, System engineer at IIITB COMET Foundation (UT Austin M.S.E. '20)
- Eunsun Kim, Ph.D. student in wireless at UT Austin
- Nitin Jonathan Myers, Assistant professor at TU Delft (UT Austin Ph.D. '20)
- Yuyang Wang, UT Austin Ph.D. '20 (wireless)
- Ahmad AlAmmouri, UT Austin Ph.D. '20 (wireless)
- Marius Arvinte, Ph.D.
studentcandidate in signal processing at UT Austin
- Manan Gupta, Ph.D. student in wireless at UT Austin
- Sidharth Kumar, Ph.D. student in medical imaging at UT Austin
- Satyam Kumar, Ph.D. student in brain-computer interfaces at UT Austin
- Yunseong Cho, Ph.D. student in wireless at UT Austin
- Yitao Chen, Senior engineer at Qualcomm (UT Austin Ph.D. '20)
- Dave Van Veen, Deep learning research scientist at Subtle Medical and Ph.D. student at UT Austin