M.Torlak "Performance Gains of Opportunism in Wireless Communications"
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Performance Gains of Opportunism in Wireless Communications
Murat Torlak

Abstract: Traditional wireless communication theory views channel fading (channel fluctuations) as a problem to be mitigated. Recent developments in information theory suggest an alternative view: the channel fluctuations of the users can be exploited by means of multiuser diversity where the user transmissions are opportunistically scheduled when they experience a avorable SNR.  When channel fading is slow, multiple antenna transmitter is used to induce artificial temporal fading to ensure multiuser diversity in the network.  In the first part of my talk, I will present our theoretical and experimental work in opportunistic wireless communications. In the second part, I will present current opportunities at UT Dallas for research collaboration and student/faculty exchange.
Murat Torlak is currently an Associate Professor at Dept. of Electrical Engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and 1999, respectively.  He joined The University of Texas at Dallas faculty in fall 1999.
Murat Torlak is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Communications and Signal Processing Societies. He was the Program chair of IEEE Signal Processing Society Dallas Chapter (2003-2005). He has published  more than 50 refereed journal and conference publications. He teaches courses on wireless communications and signal processing.
Murat Torlak's research interests are at the intersection of wireless communications, signal processing, and RF Experimentation. Murat Torlak's research has been supported by The National Institute of Health, The National Science Foundation, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Instruments, and Nortel Networks.

July 30, 2007, 13:40, FENS G032