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, "Energy-Efficient Massive Cellular IoT Shared Spectrum Access via Mobile Data Aggregators", accepted for publication to IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob'17), August 2017.
  • F. Panahi, F. Panahi, G. Hattab, T. Ohtsuki, and D. Cabric, "Green Heterogeneous Networks via an Intelligent Power Control Strategy and D2D Communications", accepted for publication to the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), August 2017.
  • T. Vermeulen, M. Laghate, G. Hattab, D. Cabric, and S. Pollin, "Nearly Instantaneous Collision and Interference Detection Using In-Band Full Duplex," accepted to IEEE DySPAN, March 2017.
  • T. Vermeulen, M. Laghate, G. Hattab, D. Cabric, and S. Pollin, "Towards Instantaneous Collision and Interference Detection using In-Band Full Duplex", accepted to IEEE INFOCOM, May 2017.
  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Joint Resource Allocation and User Association in Multi-Antenna Heterogeneous Networks", IEEE Globecom'16, Washington, DC, Dec. 2016.
  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Inter-tier Interference Mitigation in Multi-Antenna HetNets: A Resource Blanking Approach", IEEE Globecom'16, Washington, DC, Dec. 2016.


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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