Hamdi Joudeh

Hamdi Joudeh
Eindhoven University of Technology | TUE · Department of Electrical Engineering

PhD

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We consider a downlink multiuser MISO system with bounded errors in the Channel State Information at the Transmitter (CSIT). We first look at the robust design problem of achieving max-min fairness amongst users (in the worst-case sense). Contrary to the conventional approach adopted in literature, we propose a rather unorthodox design based on a R...
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This paper considers the Sum-Rate (SR) maximization problem in downlink MU-MISO systems under imperfect Channel State Information at the Transmitter (CSIT). Contrary to existing works, we consider a rather unorthodox transmission scheme. In particular, the message intended to one of the users is split into two parts: a common part which can be reco...
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A required feature for the next generation of wireless communication networks will be the capability to serve simultaneously a large number of devices with heterogeneous CSIT qualities and demands. In this paper, we consider the overloaded MISO BC with two groups of CSIT qualities. We propose a transmission scheme where degraded symbols are superim...
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MIMO processing plays a central part towards the recent increase in spectral and energy efficiencies of wireless networks. MIMO has grown beyond the original point-to-point channel and nowadays refers to a diverse range of centralized and distributed deployments. The fundamental bottleneck towards enormous spectral and energy efficiency benefits in...
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We consider a basic communication and sensing setup comprising a transmitter, a receiver and a sensor. The transmitter sends an encoded sequence to the receiver through a discrete memoryless channel, and the receiver is interested in decoding the sequence. On the other hand, the sensor picks up a noisy version of the transmitted sequence through on...
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We study the generalized degrees-of-freedom (GDoF) of cellular networks under finite precision channel state information at the transmitters (CSIT). We consider downlink settings modeled by the interfering broadcast channel (IBC) under no multi-cell cooperation, and the overloaded multiple-input-single-output broadcast channel (MISO-BC) under full...
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We consider cache-aided wireless communication scenarios where each user requests both a file from an a-priori generated cacheable library (referred to as ‘content’), and an uncacheable ‘non-content’ message generated at the start of the wireless transmission session. This scenario is easily found in real-world wireless networks, where the two type...
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In [1] , reference [26] was incorrect. Reference [26] should be as follows: E. Piovano and B. Clerckx, “Optimal DoF region of the K-user MISO BC with partial CSIT,” IEEE Commun. Lett ., vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 2368–2371, Nov. 2017.
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We study the generalized degrees-of-freedom (GDoF) of cellular networks under finite precision channel state information at the transmitters (CSIT). We consider downlink settings modeled by the interfering broadcast channel (IBC) under no multi-cell cooperation, and the overloaded multiple-input-single-output broadcast channel (MISO-BC) under full...
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We consider the information-theoretic optimality of treating inter-cell interference as noise (multi-cell TIN) in downlink cellular networks. We focus on scenarios modeled by the Gaussian interfering broadcast channel (IBC), comprising K mutually interfering Gaussian broadcast channels (BCs), each formed by a base station communicating independent...
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We consider cache-aided wireless communication scenarios where each user requests both a file from an a-priori generated cacheable library (referred to as 'content'), and an uncacheable 'non-content' message generated at the start of the wireless transmission session. This scenario is easily found in real-world wireless networks, where the two type...
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In this work, we study the generalized degrees-of-freedom (GDoF) of downlink and uplink cellular networks, modeled as Gaussian interfering broadcast channels (IBC) and Gaussian interfering multiple access channels (IMAC), respectively. We focus on regimes of low inter-cell interference, where single-cell transmission with power control and treating...
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We study the K-user, M-subchannel parallel multiple-input-single-output (MISO) broadcast channel (BC) under arbitrary levels of partial channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT). We show that the parallel subchannels constituting this setting are separable from a degrees-of-freedom (DoF) region perspective if and only if the partial CSIT...
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We consider the problem of cache-aided interference management in a network consisting of $K_{\mathrm {T}}$ single-antenna transmitters and $K_{\mathrm {R}}$ single-antenna receivers, where each node is equipped with a cache memory. Transmitters communicate with receivers over two heterogenous parallel subchannels: the P-subchannel for which tr...
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We consider the information-theoretic optimality of treating inter-cell interference as noise (multi-cell TIN) in downlink cellular networks. We focus on scenarios modeled by the Gaussian interfering broadcast channel (IBC), comprising $K$ mutually interfering Gaussian broadcast channels (BCs), each formed by a base station communicating independen...
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We study the $K$-user, $M$-subchannel parallel multiple-input-single-output (MISO) broadcast channel (BC) under arbitrary levels of partial channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT). We show that the parallel subchannels constituting this setting are separable from a degrees-of-freedom (DoF) region perspective if and only if the partial C...
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We consider the cache-aided MISO broadcast channel (BC) in which a multi-antenna transmitter serves K singleantenna receivers, each equipped with a cache memory. The transmitter has access to partial knowledge of the channel state information. For a symmetric setting, in terms of channel strength levels, partial channel knowledge levels and cache s...
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In this paper, we explore the information-theoretic optimality of treating interference as noise (TIN) in cellular networks. We focus on uplink scenarios modeled by the Gaussian interfering multiple access channel (IMAC), comprising K mutually interfering multiple access channels (MACs), each formed by an arbitrary number of transmitters communicat...
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We provide a fresh perspective on the problem of characterizing the DoF region of the $K$-user MISO BC with arbitrary levels of partial CSIT. In a previous achievability proof, Piovano and Clerckx characterized all faces describing a polyhedral outer bound region, and then with the aid of mathematical induction, prescribed a scheme based on rate-sp...
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We consider the information-theoretic optimality of treating inter-cell interference as noise in downlink cellular networks modeled as Gaussian interfering broadcast channels. Establishing a new uplink-downlink duality, we cast the problem in Gaussian interfering broadcast channels to that in Gaussian interfering multiple access channels, and chara...
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We consider the problem of cache-aided interference management in a network consisting of $K_{\mathrm{T}}$ single-antenna transmitters and $K_{\mathrm{R}}$ single-antenna receivers, where each node is equipped with a cache memory. Transmitters communicate with receivers over two heterogenous parallel subchannels: the P-subchannel for which transmit...
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In this paper, we explore the information-theoretic optimality of treating interference as noise (TIN) in cellular networks. We focus on uplink scenarios modeled by the Gaussian interfering multiple access channel (IMAC), comprising K mutually interfering multiple access channels (MACs), each formed by an arbitrary number of transmitters communicat...
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In this paper, we look at the problem of treating interference as noise (TIN) in the Gaussian interfering multiple access channel (IMAC). The considered network comprises $K$ mutually interfering multiple access channels (MACs), each consisting of two transmitters communicating independent messages to one receiver. We define the TIN scheme for this...
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Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer (SWIPT) is subject to nonlinearity at the energy harvester that leads to significant changes to transmit signal designs compared to conventional wireless communications. In this paper, the capacity of a discrete time, memoryless and complex Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) channel in the pres...
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We consider a wireless network in which $K$ transmitters, each equipped with a single antenna, fully cooperate to serve $K$ single antenna receivers, each equipped with a cache memory. The transmitters have access to partial knowledge of the channel state information. For a symmetric setting, in terms of channel strength levels, partial channel kno...
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We study the degrees of freedom (DoF) of a $K$-user parallel MISO broadcast channel with arbitrary levels of partial CSIT over each subchannel. We derive a sum-DoF upperbound which depends on the average CSIT quality of each user. This upperbound is shown to be tight under total order, i.e. when the order of users with respect to their CSIT qualiti...
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Numerous techniques have been developed in the last decade for MIMO wireless networks, including among others MU-MIMO, CoMP, Massive MIMO, NOMA, millimetre wave MIMO. All those techniques rely on two extreme interference management strategies, namely fully decode interference and treat interference as noise. Indeed, while NOMA based on superpositio...
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In this paper, we consider the problem of achieving max-min fairness amongst multiple co-channel multicast groups through transmit beamforming. We explicitly focus on overloaded scenarios in which the number of transmitting antennas is insufficient to neutralize all inter-group interference. Such scenarios are becoming increasingly relevant in the...
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This work investigates the interplay of coded caching and spatial multiplexing in an overloaded Multiple-Input-Single-Output (MISO) Broadcast Channel (BC), i.e. a system where the number of users is greater than the number of transmitting antennas. On one hand, coded caching uses the aggregate global cache memory of the users to create multicasting...
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We consider the problem of transmit beamforming to multiple cochannel multicast groups. The conventional approach is to beamform a designated data stream to each group, while treating potential inter-group interference as noise at the receivers. In overloaded systems where the number of transmit antennas is insufficient to perform interference null...
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For multiuser MISO systems with bounded uncertainties in the Channel State Information (CSI), we consider two classical robust design problems: maximizing the minimum rate subject to a transmit power constraint, and power minimization under a rate constraint. Contrary to conventional strategies, we propose a Rate-Splitting (RS) strategy where each...
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In this paper, we consider a MU-MISO system where users have highly accurate Channel State Information (CSI), while the Base Station (BS) has partial CSI consisting of an imperfect channel estimate and statistical knowledge of the CSI error. With the objective of maximizing the Average Sum Rate (ASR) subject to a power constraint, a special transmi...
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We address the max-min fairness design problem for a MU-MISO system with partial Channel State Information (CSI) at the Base Station (BS), consisting of an imperfect channel estimate and statistical knowledge of the estimation error, and perfect CSI at the receivers. The objective is to maximize the minimum Average Rate (AR) among users subject to...
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In this paper, we consider the design of robust linear precoders for MU-MISO systems where users have perfect Channel State Information (CSI) while the BS has partial CSI. In particular, the BS has access to imperfect estimates of the channel vectors, in addition to the covariance matrices of the estimation error vectors. A closed-form expression f...
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Recently, Multiflow transmission has been standardized as part of Multipoint High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA). Multiflow schemes enable cell-edge HSDPA users to receive simultaneous data streams from multiple serving cells leading to improved user experience. The standard considers a single transmit antenna for each serving cell in a distr...
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This article proposes the use of system value-based optimization with a symbol-level minimum mean square error equalizer and a successive interference cancellation which achieves a system value upper bound (UB) close to the Gaussian UB for the high-speed downlink packet access system without affecting any significant computational cost. It is shown...

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Numerous techniques have been developed in the last decade for MIMO wireless networks, including among others MU-MIMO, CoMP, Massive MIMO, NOMA, millimetre wave MIMO. All those techniques rely on two extreme interference management strategies, namely fully decode interference and treat interference as noise. Indeed, while NOMA based on superposition coding with successive interference cancellation relies on strong users to fully decode and cancel interference created by weaker users, MU-MIMO/Massive MIMO/CoMP/millimetre wave MIMO based on linear precoding rely on fully treating any multi-user interference as noise. In this project, we depart from those two extremes and develop a more general and more powerful transmission framework based on Rate-Splitting (RS) that consists in decoding part of the interference and in treating the remaining part of the interference as noise. This enables RS to softly bridge and therefore reconcile the two extreme strategies of fully decode interference and treat interference as noise. RS relies on the transmission of common (degraded) messages decoded by multiple users, and private (nondegraded) messages decoded by their corresponding users. As a result, RS pushes multiuser transmission away from conventional unicast-only transmission to superimposed unicast multicast transmission and leads to a more general class/framework of strategies, e.g. NOMA and MU-MIMO with linear precoding being special cases of RS. RS has been shown to provide significant benefits in terms of spectral efficiencies, reliability and CSI feedback overhead reduction over conventional strategies used/envisioned in LTE-A/5G. The gains of RS have been demonstrated in a wide range of scenarios including among others multi-user MIMO, massive MIMO, multi-cell MIMO/CoMP, overloaded systems, NOMA, multigroup multicasting, mmwave communications, communications in the presence of RF impairments.