Dusit Niyato's research while affiliated with University of Houston and other places

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p>Integrating digital twins (DTs) and multi-access edge computing (MEC) is a promising technology that realizes edge intelligence in 6G, which has been recognized as the key enabler for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). In this paper, we explore a DT-assisted MEC system for the IIoT scenario where a DT server is created as a digital counterpart...
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With the advent of interconnected quantum computers , i.e., distributed quantum computing (DQC), multiple quantum computers can now collaborate via quantum networks to perform massively complex computational tasks. However, DQC faces problems sharing quantum information because it cannot be cloned or duplicated between quantum computers. Thanks to...
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With the advantages of high-speed parallel processing , quantum computers can efficiently solve large-scale complex optimization problems in future networks. However, due to the uncertain qubit fidelity and quantum channel noise, distributed quantum computing which relies on quantum networks connected through entanglement faces a lot of challenges...
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Rate-Splitting Multiple Access (RSMA) has emerged as a powerful multiple access, interference management, and multi-user strategy for next generation communication systems. In this tutorial, we depart from the orthogonal multiple access (OMA) versus non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) discussion held in 5G, and the conventional multi-user linear...
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The physical-virtual world synchronization to develop the Metaverse will require a massive transmission and exchange of data. In this paper, we introduce semantic communication for the development of virtual transportation networks in the Metaverse. Leveraging the perception capabilities of edge devices, virtual service providers (VSPs) can subscri...
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p>Deep Neural Networks (DDNs) have shown vulnerability to well-designed adversarial examples. Researchers in industry and academia have proposed many adversarial example defense techniques. However, none can provide complete robustness. The cutting-edge defense techniques offer partial reliability. Thus, complementing them with another layer of pro...
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Increasing privacy and security concerns in intelligence-native 6G networks require quantum key distribution-secured federated learning (QKD-FL), in which data owners connected via quantum channels can train an FL global model collaboratively without exposing their local datasets. To facilitate QKD-FL, the architectural design and routing managemen...
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Joint radar and communication (JRC) is a promising technique for spectrum re-utilization, which enables radar sensing and data transmission to operate on the same frequencies and the same devices. However, due to the multi-objective property of JRC systems, channel allocation to JRC nodes should be carefully designed to maximize system performance....
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In this paper, a semantic communication framework is proposed for textual data transmission. In the studied model, a base station (BS) extracts the semantic information from textual data, and transmits it to each user. The semantic information is modeled by a knowledge graph (KG) that consists of a set of semantic triples. After receiving the seman...
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The space-air-ground (SAG) integrated networks will play a major role in the sixth generation (6G) mobile networks, which will provide global coverage, full connection and pervasive intelligence services for multiple ground Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Moreover, massive computing tasks can be either performed by local devices, or offloaded to...
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Space-air-ground integrated networks (SAGIN) are one of the most promising advanced paradigms in the sixth generation (6G) communication. SAGIN can support high data rates, low latency, and seamless network coverage for interconnected applications and services. However, communications in SAGIN are facing tremendous security threats from the ever-in...
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As the next-generation Internet paradigm, Web 3.0 encapsulates the expectations of user-centric immersion and interaction experiences in a decentralized manner. Metaverse, a virtual world interacting with the physical world, is becoming one of the most potential technology to push forward with Web 3.0. In the Metaverse, users expect to tailor immer...
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As a virtual world interacting with the real world, Metaverse encapsulates our expectations of the next-generation Internet, while bringing new key performance indicators (KPIs). Conventional ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLLC) can satisfy the vast majority of objective service KPIs, but it is difficult to offer users a personaliz...
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Semantic communication technologies enable wireless edge devices to communicate effectively by transmitting semantic meaning of data. Edge components, such as vehicles in next-generation intelligent transport systems, use well-trained semantic models to encode and decode semantic information extracted from raw and sensor data. However, the limitati...
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The Metaverse is considered to be one prototype of the next-generation Internet, which contains people's expectations for the future world. However, the academic discussion of the Metaverse still mainly focused on the system technical design, and few research studied Metaverse challenges from the perspective of consumers, i.e., Metaverse users. One...
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Emerging with the support of computing and communications technologies, Metaverse is expected to bring users unprecedented service experiences. However, the increase in the number of Metaverse users places a heavy demand on network resources, especially for Metaverse services that are based on graphical extended reality and require rendering a plet...
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p>Integrating digital twins (DTs) and multi-access edge computing (MEC) is a promising technology that realizes edge intelligence in 6G, which has been recognized as the key enabler for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). In this paper, we explore a DT-assisted MEC system for the IIoT scenario where a DT server is created as a digital counterpart...
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p>Integrating digital twins (DTs) and multi-access edge computing (MEC) is a promising technology that realizes edge intelligence in 6G, which has been recognized as the key enabler for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). In this paper, we explore a DT-assisted MEC system for the IIoT scenario where a DT server is created as a digital counterpart...
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Integrating digital twins (DTs) and multi-access edge computing (MEC) is a promising technology that realizes edge intelligence in 6G, which has been recognized as the key enabler for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). In this paper, we explore a DT-assisted MEC system for the IIoT scenario where a DT server is created as a digital counterpart o...
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In the age of data and machine learning, massive amounts of data produced throughout our society can be rapidly delivered to various applications through a broad spectrum of cloud services. However, the spectrum of applications has vastly different data quality requirements and Willingness-To-Pay(WTP), creating a general and complex problem matchin...
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Amid data privacy concerns, Federated Learning (FL) has emerged as a promising machine learning paradigm that enables privacy-preserving collaborative model training. However, there exists a need for a platform that matches data owners (supply) with model requesters (demand). In this paper, we present CrowdFL, a platform to facilitate the crowdsour...
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As countries enter the endemic phase of COVID-19, people's risk of exposure to the virus is greater than ever. There is a need to make more informed decisions in our daily lives on avoiding crowded places. Crowd monitoring systems typically require costly infrastructure. We propose a crowd-sourced crowd monitoring platform which leverages user inpu...
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Recently, significant research efforts have been initiated to enable the next-generation, namely, the sixth-generation (6G) wireless systems. In this article, we present a vision of metaverse towards effectively enabling the development of 6G wireless systems. A metaverse will use virtual representation (e.g., digital twin), digital avatars, and in...
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The emerging industrial metaverses realize the mapping and expanding operations of physical industry into virtual space for significantly upgrading intelligent manufacturing. The industrial metaverses obtain data from various production and operation lines by Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and thus conduct effective data analysis and decisio...
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With the increasing demand for intelligent services, the sixth-generation (6G) wireless networks will shift from a traditional architecture that focuses solely on high transmission rate to a new architecture that is based on the intelligent connection of everything. Semantic communication (SemCom), a revolutionary architecture that integrates user...
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Empowered by promising artificial intelligence, the traditional Internet of Things is evolving into the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), which is an important enabling technology for Industry 4.0. Collaborative learning is a key technology for AIoT to build machine learning (ML) models on distributed datasets. However, there are two critic...
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With the gradual popularization of self-driving, it is becoming increasingly important for vehicles to smartly make the right driving decisions and autonomously obey traffic rules by correctly recognizing traffic signs. However, for machine learning-based traffic sign recognition on the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), a large amount of traffic sign dat...
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Increasing concerns on intelligent spectrum sensing call for efficient training and inference technologies. In this paper, we propose a novel federated learning (FL) framework, dubbed federated spectrum learning (FSL), which exploits the benefits of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) and overcomes the unfavorable impact of deep fading chann...
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In the upcoming 6G era, existing terrestrial networks have evolved toward space-air-ground integrated networks (SAGIN), providing ultra-high data rates, seamless network coverage, and ubiquitous intelligence for communications of applications and services. However, conventional communications in SAGIN still face data confidentiality issues. Fortuna...
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6G-enabled edge intelligence opens up a new era of Internet of Everything and makes it possible to interconnect people-devices-cloud anytime, anywhere. More and more next-generation wireless network smart service applications are changing our way of life and improving our quality of life. As the hottest new form of next-generation Internet applicat...
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In this paper, we address the networking and communications problems of creating a digital copy in the Metaverse digital twin. Specifically, a virtual service provider (VSP) which is responsible for creating and rendering the Metaverse, is required to use the data collected by IoT devices to create the virtual copy of the physical world. However, d...
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With the rapid development of cloud manufacturing, industrial production with edge computing as the core architecture has been greatly developed. However, edge devices often suffer from abnormalities and failures in industrial production. Therefore, detecting these abnormal situations timely and accurately is crucial for cloud manufacturing. As suc...
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Federated learning (FL) is a rapidly growing privacy preserving collaborative machine learning paradigm. In practical FL applications, local data from each data silo reflect local usage patterns. Therefore, there exists heterogeneity of data distributions among data owners (a.k.a. FL clients). If not handled properly, this can lead to model perform...
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Rate Splitting Multiple Access (RSMA) has recently emerged as a promising technique to enhance the transmission rate for multiple access networks. Unlike conventional multiple access schemes, RSMA requires splitting and transmitting messages at different rates. The joint optimization of the power allocation and rate control at the transmitter is ch...
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A smart grid is an important application in Industry 4.0 with a lot of new technologies and equipment working together. Hence, sensitive data stored in the smart grid is vulnerable to malicious modification and theft. This paper proposes a framework to build a smart grid based on a highly effective private Ethereum network. Our framework provides a...
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Dubbed "the successor to the mobile Internet", the concept of the Metaverse has grown in popularity. While there exist lite versions of the Metaverse today, they are still far from realizing the full vision of an immersive, embodied, and interoperable Metaverse. Without addressing the issues of implementation from the communication and networking,...
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Metaverse has recently attracted much attention from both academia and industry. Virtual services, ranging from virtual driver training to online route optimization for smart good delivery, are emerging in the Metaverse. To make the human experience of virtual life real, digital twins (DTs), namely digital replications of physical objects in life,...
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Future wireless communication systems will evolve toward multi-functional integrated systems to improve spectrum utilization and reduce equipment sizes. A joint radar and communication (JRC) system, which can support simultaneous information transmission and target detection, has been regarded as a promising solution for emerging applications such...
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The development of emerging applications, such as autonomous transportation systems, are expected to result in an explosive growth in mobile data traffic. As the available spectrum resource becomes more and more scarce, there is a growing need for a paradigm shift from Shannon's Classical Information Theory (CIT) to semantic communication (SemCom)....
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have gained wide research interests due to their technological advancement and high mobility. The UAVs are equipped with increasingly advanced capabilities to run computationally intensive applications enabled by machine learning techniques. However, because of both energy and computation constraints, the UAVs face i...
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Nowadays, the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has played an integral role in Industry 4.0 and produced massive amounts of data for industrial intelligence. These data locate on decentralized devices in modern factories. To protect the confidentiality of industrial data, federated learning (FL) was introduced to collaboratively train shared mac...
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have attracted a lot of research attention because of their high mobility and low cost in serving as temporary aerial base stations (BSs) and providing high data rates for next-generation communication networks. To protect user privacy while avoiding detection by a warden, we investigate a jammer-aided UAV covert com...