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The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Malaysia

Distributed Coding for Cooperative Communications Seminar

17:00 - 18:00
15 December 2014
Lecture Theatre Room 1019

Event details

Cooperative communications is a new paradigm where each mobile unit collaborates with one partner or a few partners for the sake of reliably transmitting its own information and of its partners jointly.

More specifically, one or more source nodes can transmit their signals to their destination nodes via one or more relay nodes. Cooperative communications can increase the capacity, transmission reliability, energy efficiency and coverage area of the overall system. Due to these advantages, the IEEE 802.16j standard was approved by the IEEE-SA Standards Board on 13th May 2009. It is currently being developed for increasing the transmission rate and coverage area of the IEEE 802.16e standard by deploying fixed or nomadic relay terminals.

However, powerful channel coding and modulation are required in order to practically achieve the various potentials offered by cooperative communications. Distributed coding, which involves joint coding design between the source and relay nodes, is one of the promising coding techniques for approaching the achievable capacity of the relay channel.

Speaker information

Dr. Michael Ng ,received the B.Eng. degree (First class) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., in 1999 and 2002, respectively. From 2003 to 2006, he was a postdoctoral research fellow working on collaborative European research projects known as SCOUT, NEWCOM and PHOENIX. Since August 2006, he has been a member of academic staff in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. He is involved in the OPTIMIX and CONCERTO European projects as well as the IU-ATC and UC4G projects. He is currently an Associate Professor in telecommunications at the University of Southampton. His research interests include adaptive coded modulation, coded modulation, channel coding, space-time coding, joint source and channel coding, iterative detection, OFDM, MIMO, cooperative communications, distributed coding, quantum error correction codes and joint wireless-and-optical-fiber communications. He has published over 180 papers and co-authored two John Wiley/IEEE Press books in this field. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

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