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 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 have created and released MIMO for MATLAB (https://mimoformatlab.com/), a package for conveniently simulating and demonstrating multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication. Its development and documentation are ongoing.
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 and Python.
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. 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 want a career where I can research, develop, and prototype wireless technologies.
- August 2020: Nitin defended!
- August 2020: Yuyang defended!
- May 2020: Ahmad AlAmmouri received the WNCG Student Leadership Award!
- April 2020: My good friend Albert Reed has been awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowhsip!
- March 2020: I have been awarded the NSF GRFP!
- February 2020: Yitao defended!
- February 2020: The MIMO for MATLAB website went live, though it’s still a work in progress.
- February 2020: I presented a poster at the Graduate and Industry Networking event hosted by the Cockrell School of Engineering. My friends (and fellow WNCG students) Yuyang Wang and Marius Arvinte won poster awards!
- January 2020: I submitted a workshop paper to the Workshop on Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks at ICC 2020.
- December 2019: I presented my conference paper at GLOBECOM 2019 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. It was a fun trip with my friends (and fellow WNCG students) Ahmad AlAmmouri, Marius Arvinte, and Yunseong Cho, among others.
- November 2019: I submitted a conference paper to the 2020 IEEE International Radar Conference.
- November 2019: WNCG hosted the Texas Wireless Summit.
- October 2019: I submitted a conference paper to ICC 2020.
- Summer 2019: I interned with Amazon’s Wireless Technologies Group in Sunnyvale, CA.
- April 2019: I submitted a conference paper to GLOBECOM 2019.
University of Texas at Austin, August 2018 – Present
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology, August 2014 – May 2018
B.S. Electrical Engineering
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 and S. Vishwanath, “Beamforming Cancellation Design for Millimeter-Wave Full-Duplex”, Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, Dec. 2019. [PDF] [IEEE] [arXiv] [slides]
H.B. Jain, I. P. Roberts, and S. Vishwanath, “Enabling In-Band Coexistence of Millimeter-Wave Communication and Radar”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Radar Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, Apr. 2020. [PDF] [IEEE] [arXiv] [YouTube] [slides]
I. P. Roberts, H. B. Jain, and S. Vishwanath, “Frequency-Selective Beamforming Cancellation Design for Millimeter-Wave Full-Duplex”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications, Dublin, Ireland, Jun. 2020. [PDF] [IEEE] [arXiv] [YouTube] [slides]
I. P. Roberts, H. B. Jain, and S. Vishwanath, “Equipping Millimeter-Wave Full-Duplex with Analog Self-Interference Cancellation”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshop on Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks, Dublin, Ireland, Jun. 2020. [PDF] [IEEE] [arXiv] [YouTube] [slides]
R. K. Mishra, Y. Chen, I. P. Roberts, and S. Vishwanath, “Collision Detection in Dense Wi-Fi Networks using Self-Interference Cancellation”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshop on Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks, Dublin, Ireland, Jun. 2020. [PDF] [IEEE]
I. P. Roberts, J. G. Andrews, H. B. Jain, and S. Vishwanath, “Millimeter Wave Full-Duplex Radios: New Challenges and Techniques”, Submitted to the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Sep. 2020. [PDF] [arXiv]
Wireless Communication, J. G. Andrews
Fundamentals of wireless communication.
Space-Time Communication, R. W. Heath
MIMO information theory and communication systems.
Convex Optimization, A. Mokhtari
Theory, applications, and algorithms of convex optimization problems.
Analysis and Design of Communication Networks, G. de Veciana
Modeling and analysis of queues and queuing networks.
Probability and Stochastic Processes, S. Shakkottai
Theory of probability and random variables/processes.
Numerical Analysis of Linear Algebra, P-G. J. Martinsson
Analysis of linear algebra operations and algorithms when performed in floating point.
Data Mining, E. Thomaz
Interpreting and learning from large amounts of data.
Statistical Methods, M. Hersh
Applied statistics, estimation, and regression.
Introduction to Radar Systems, R. Zoughi (Missouri S&T)
Fundamentals of radar technologies and applications.
Wireless Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks, M. Zawodniok (Missouri S&T)
QoS, power control, routing, and scheduling in wireless networks.
Recent Involvement & Service
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Communications.
- Reviewer, IEEE Access.
- Reviewer, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine.
- Reviewer, IEEE International Conference on Communications.
- Reviewer, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.
- Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE ICC Workshop on Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks, 2020.
- Session Chair, IEEE GLOBECOM Technical Symposium on Massive MIMO III, 2019.
- 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. student 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. student 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, Graduate student at UT Austin
- Eunsun Kim, Ph.D. student at UT Austin
- Nitin Jonathan Myers, UT Austin Ph.D. 2020
- Yuyang Wang, UT Austin Ph.D. 2020
- Ahmad AlAmmouri, Ph.D.
studentcandidate in wireless at UT Austin
- Marius Arvinte, Ph.D. student in signal processing at UT Austin
- Yitao Chen, Senior engineer at Qualcomm (UT Austin Ph.D. 2020)
- Yunseong Cho, Ph.D. student in wireless at UT Austin
- Dave Van Veen, Deep learning research scientist at Subtle Medical and Ph.D. student at UT Austin