Liu Unlocking the Mysteries of Wireless Networks

December 17, 2020

In a three-year study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Dr. Chun-Hung Liu will work with his collaborator from the University of Michigan to fundamentally change the design and analysis of wireless networks.

Traditionally wireless networks are understood using processes that do not withhold spatial repulsion – most famous of them being Poisson point process. However, as we move more towards denser wireless connectivity and network infrastructures, such theories need to be revisited. This fundamental study led by Dr. Liu will be built on core concepts arising from stochastic geometry and wireless networks and it will help us to demystify the fundamental performance limits of the future real-word heterogeneous wireless networks.

“There always exists a repulsive phenomenon in real-word cellular networks; that is, no two base stations can be deployed arbitrarily close to each other. Such a repulsive phenomenon is traditionally ignored when analyzing network performances due to analytical intractability, yet it actually impacts the network performances a lot. We devise learning-based repulsive Point processes that can accurately model real-world cellular networks based on the real deployment data. Our research in this project will help C Spire and other telecom companies in Mississippi significantly improve their network analyses, deployments, and designs.” stated Dr. Liu, Assistant Professor in ECE.

“The work unfolded by Dr. Liu through this project will fundamentally change how we will view, design, and analyze wireless networks of the future,” said Dr. Khan, the ECE Department Head.


The official award announcement and public abstract can be obtained from the NSF webpage.

For more information about Dr. Liu, please visit his webpage.


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