Students: Ghaith Hattab

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I've started my third year in PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). My advisor is Prof. Danijela Čabrić. I'm primarily interested in algorithm development and signal processing for wireless communication systems, including providing connectivity to massive IoT, network densification and massive MIMO for 5G networks, and dynamic spectrum access in cognitive radio networks.

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  • UCLA Electrical Engineering Departmental Fellowship
  • IEEE Kingston Section M.Sc. Research Excellence Award
  • Queen’s University Graduate Award
  • Recipient of the Presidential Cup awarded by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qassimi
  • Recipient of Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MOPA) Fellowship

Projects (at CORES)

Energy-efficient massive IoT communications over shared spectrum

  • The objective is to enhance spectrum sharing over existing wireless networks to enable energy-efficient massive IoT communications, i.e., IoT applications that are enabled by connecting a large number of IoT devices to an Internet-enabled network.

Inter-tier interference mitigation for 5G networks

  • The objective is to design interference mitigation algorithms and protocols to enable harmonious coexistance of macro and femto BSs.

Load balancing and user association for 5G networks

  • The goal is to design low-complexity load-aware user association policies that are suitable for 5G networks. In particular, these policies should balance the load across BSs belonging to different tiers, e.g., femto and macro BSs.

Selected Publications

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  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Coverage and Rate Maximization via User Association in Multi-antenna HetNets," submitted to IEEE Trans. on Wireless Commun. Dec. 2017.

Talks and Posters

  • G. Hattab and Danijela Cabric, "Massive Cellular IoT Communications via Mobile Data Aggregators", UCLA Annual Research Review (ARR 2017), Apr. 2017.
  • G. Hattab and Danijela Cabric, "Rate-biased User Association for Downlink Multi-antenna Heterogeneous Networks", UCLA Annual Research Review (ARR 2016), Feb. 2016.

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