Theoretische Grundlagen der Kommunikationstechnik

Invitation To A Talk by Prof. Meixia Tao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Time2 December 2015, 11:30 AM  
LocationHFT - Hochfrequenztechnik building, 6th floor, Room HFT-TA 617, Einsteinufer 25, 10587 Berlin  
TitlePhysical Layer Multicasting and Caching towards Content-Centric Wireless Networks  


The driving forces behind the exponential growth in mobile cellular network traffic have fundamentally shifted from being “connection-centric” communications, such as phone calls and text messages, to the explosion of “content-centric” communications, such as video streaming and content sharing. The mobile cellular network architectures of today are, however, still designed with a connection-centric communication mindset. Due to the limited radio spectrum resources, the capacity increase of the current wireless networks will always lag behind the growth rate of mobile traffic.  In this talk, I will first present our view on the key technologies towards the paradigm shift to content-centric wireless communications, namely physical layer multicasting and caching. I will then talk about our recent works on 1) multi-cell cooperative multicast beamforming, 2) massive MIMO multicasting beamforming, and 3) content-centric sparse multicasting beamforming in cache-enabled cloud Radio-Access Networks (CRAN).



Meixia Tao received the B.S. degree from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2003. She is currently a Professor with the Department of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Prior to that, she was a Member of Professional Staff at Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute during 2003-2004, and a Teaching Fellow then an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore from 2004 to 2007. Her current research interests include content-centric wireless networks, resource allocation, interference management and coordination, and physical layer security.

Dr. Tao is a member of the Executive Editorial Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. She serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. Dr. Tao is the recipient of the IEEE Heinrich Hertz Award for Best Communications Letters in 2013 and the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2009. She also receives the best paper awards from IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015 and IEEE WCSP 2012.