Students: Han Yan

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Han Yan was a MS/PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from September 2013 to June 2020. While at UCLA, he worked at Cognitive Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (CORES) Lab under supervision of Prof. Danijela Cabric. During graduate school, he had a broad research interests in signal processing and communication system design for millimeter-wave mobile networks, cooperative unmanned aerial vehicles networks, and dynamic spectrum sharing radios.

His CV can be downloaded here [CV (2020.06)]

Education

Research Projects

Han has contributed in the following research projects during graduate studies:

  • Millimeter-wave beamforming in next generation of cellular systems [Project Summary]
  • Distributed MIMO communication using cooperative UAV swarms [Project Summary]
  • DSP assisted RF impairment compensation in software defined radios [Project Summary]

Awards

Publications

Journals and Magazines

  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, "Compressive initial access and beamforming training for millimeter-wave cellular systems,” in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Sept. 2019.
[Paper] [arXiv Preprint] [Simulation Code] [Digest1] [Digest2] [BibTeX]
  • H. Yan, S. Ramesh, T. Gallagher, C. Ling, D. Cabric, "Performance, power, and area design trade-offs in millimeter-wave transmitter beamforming architectures," in IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, Second Quarter, 2019
[Paper] [arXiv Preprint] [Simulation Code] [Digest1] [Digest2] [Digest3] [BibTeX]

Conferences Proceedings

Selected conference paper and presentation material. Expand to see full list.

  • H. Yan, B. Domae, and D. Cabric, "mmRAPID: Machine learning assisted noncoherent compressive millimeter-wave beam alignment," accepted to the 4th ACM Workshop on Millimeter-Wave Networks and Sensing Systems (mmNets), Sept. 2020.
[arXiv Preprint]
  • H. Yan, V. Boljanovic, and D. Cabric, "Wideband millimeter-wave beam training with true-time-delay array architecture," (invited paper) in Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2019.
[Paper] [arXiv Preprint] [Slides] [BibTeX]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, “DSP linearization for millimeter-wave all-digital receiver array with low-resolution ADCs,” (invited paper) in IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2019.
[Paper] [arXiv Preprint] [BibTeX]
  • H. Yan, S. Hanna, K. Balke, R. Gupta, and D. Cabric, "Software defined radio implementation of carrier and timing synchronization for distributed arrays," in IEEE Aerospace Conference (AeroConf), Mar. 2019.
[Paper] [arXiv Preprint] [Slides] [BibTeX]
  • H. Yan, V. Boljanovic, D. Cabric, "Tracking sparse mmWave channel: performance analysis under intra-cluster angular spread," (invited paper) in IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC). Jun. 2018
[Paper] [Poster] [BibTeX]
  • H. Yan, S. Chaudhari, D. Cabric, “Wideband channel tracking for mmWave MIMO system with hybrid beamforming architecture,” (invited paper) in IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), Dec. 2017.
[Paper] [Slides] [BibTeX]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, "Digital predistortion for hybrid precoding architecture in millimeter-wave massive MIMO systems," in IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Mar. 2017.
[Paper] [Slides] [BibTeX] [Simulation Code]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, "Compressive sensing based initial beamforming training for massive MIMO millimeter-wave systems," (IEEE travel grant) in IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), Dec. 2016.
[Paper] [Slides] [BibTeX]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, "Digitally enhanced inter-modulation distortion compensation in wideband spectrum sensing," Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2016.
[Paper] [Slides] [BibTeX]
  • V. Boljanovic, H. Yan, E. Ghaderi, D. Heo, S. Gupta, and D. Cabric, “Design of millimeter-wave single-shot beam training for true-time-delay array,” (invited paper) in IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2020
[arXiv Preprint]
  • S. Hanna, E. Krijestorac, H. Yan, and D. Cabric, “UAV swarms as amplify-and-forward MIMO relays,” (invited paper) in IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2019
[Paper] [BibTex]
  • S. Hanna, H. Yan, and D. Cabric, "Distributed UAV placement optimization for cooperative line-of-sight MIMO communications," accepted to IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Apr. 2019.
[Paper] [arXiv Preprint] [BibTex]
  • R. Gupta, H. Yan and D. Cabric, "Joint precoder and combiner design for distributed wideband beamforming systems with per-antenna power constraints," in IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Feb. 2019.
[Paper] [Manuscript] [Slides] [BibTex]
  • V. Boljanovic, H. Yan and D. Cabric, "Tracking sparse mmWave channel under time varying multipath scatterers," (invited paper) in Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2018.
[Paper] [arXiv Preprint]

White Papers, Posters, and Academic Presentations

Academic white paper and presentations. Expand to see full list

  • D. Cabric and H. Yan, “Millimeter-wave beam management for 5G-NR and beyond," presented as tutorial in IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Dec. 2019.
[Slides]
  • D. Cabric and H. Yan, “Millimeter-wave beam management for 5G-NR and beyond," to be presented as tutorial in IEEE 92nd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Oct. 2020.
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, “Millimeter-wave rainbow beam based OFDMA for low latency massive multiple access," presented in SRC JUMP ComSenTer year-3 research review, Jun. 2020.
[Slides]
  • H. Yan, V. Boljanovic, and D. Cabric, “Wideband millimeter-wave beam training with true-time-delay array architecture," (NSF travel grant) presented in the 6th NSF mmWave RCN workshop, Jul. 2019.
[White Paper] [Poster]
  • H. Yan, S. Hanna, and D. Cabric, “USRP implementation of carrier and timing synchronization for distributed beamforming," (Best student poster honorable mention) presented in UCLA Annual Research Review, May. 2019.
[Poster]
  • H. Yan and S. Bu, “A wideband frequency-channelized ADC using time-varying circuits and adaptive digital control," presented in Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF) finalist presentation, Apr. 2019.
[Slides] [Poster]
  • H. Yan, S. Hanna, and D. Cabric, “Self-organized swarm-MIMO," presented as student lightning talk in SRC JUMP Conix Workshop, Mar. 2019.
[Video (90-second)]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, “Performance, power, and area design trade-offs in mmWave array architectures," presented SRC JUMP ComSenTer year-2 research review, Mar. 2019.
[Poster]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, “Compressive initial discovery, synchronization and beamforming training in millimeter-wave networks," (NSF travel grant) presented in the 5th NSF mmWave RCN workshop, Jan. 2019.
[White Paper] [Poster]
  • H. Yan, Samer Hanna, and D. Cabric, “Enhancing communications using UAV based distributed antenna arrays," presented in SRC JUMP Conix year-1 research review, Sept. 2018.
[Poster]
  • Samer Hanna, H. Yan, and D. Cabric, “Software defined radio implementation of carrier and timing synchronization for distributed arrays," presented in SRC JUMP Conix year-1 research review, Sept. 2018.
[Poster]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, “Performance, power, and area design trade-offs in millimeter-wave transmitter beamforming architectures," (NSF travel grant) presented in the 4th NSF mmWave RCN workshop, Jul. 2018.
[White Paper] [Poster]
  • H. Yan, “Wideband channel tracking for mmWave MIMO system with hybrid beamforming architecture,” presented in UCLA Annual Research Review, Apr. 2018
[Poster]
  • D. Cabric and H. Yan, "Coordinated beam discovery, association, and handover in ultra-dense millimeter-wave network," presented in the 2nd NSF mmWave RCN workshop, Jul. 2017.
[White Paper][Poster]
  • H. Yan, “Digital predistortion for hybrid precoding architecture in millimeter-wave massive MIMO systems,” presented in UCLA Annual Research Review, Apr. 2017
[Slides]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, "Agile interferers identification for wideband spectrum sensing," presented in Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Nov. 2015
[Poster]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, “Agile blocker tagging for wideband spectrum sensing,” presented in UCLA Annual Research Review, Apr. 2015.
[Poster]

Industry Experience

Intern, Wireless Systems Engineer, Telefar Co., Los Angeles (Summer and Fall 2019)

  • Worked as Facebook Connectivity contractor to develop millimeter-wave (mmW) channel sounder.
  • Developed sounding and analysis tool to characterize interference in 60GHz mesh networks.
  • Developed antenna weight vector design API for interference mitigation via analog beamforming.

Intern, Communication Systems, Maxlinear Inc., Carlsbad (Summer 2017)

  • Analyzed and simulated throughput, power consumption and cost trade-off in three trending mmW transmitter array architectures.

Other Academic Activities

Research Proposal

As graduate student researcher, Han has contributed in obtaining multiple research grants, where he conducted literature survey, research problems formulation, preliminary research, and participated in proposals writing.

Date Project Summary
Q3 2019 NSF (NeTS) [awarded]
Q2 2019 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship [awarded]
Q1 2019 NSF (ECCS regular) [awarded]
Q2 2018 DARPA SRC JUMP [awarded]
Q4 2016 NSF NeTS [awarded]
Q2 2016 DARPA SBIR Phase I [awarded]

Teaching

Han has been teaching assistant (2016-2019) and teaching associate (2019-2020) at UCLA for multiple courses, where he leads discussion sections and office hours, makes assignment, and helps instructor to prepare and grade projects and exams.

Quarter Course Overall Rating
Spring 2019 ECE 233 Wireless Communications 8.2 / 9.0
Winter 2017 EE 102 Signal and Systems 8.7 / 9.0
Fall 2016 EE 230A Detection and Estimation in Communication Systems 7.8 / 9.0
Winter 2016 EE 102 Signal and Systems 7.5 / 9.0

Peer-Review Service

The following table summarizes the conference and journal paper peer-review service (including service as volunteer, i.e., no credit)

Date Journal/Conference MISC.
2020.05 IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing
2020.05 IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
2020.05 IEEE Access
2020.04 IEEE Communication Letters
2020.04 2020 IEEE 92nd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall) 2 papers
2020.04 IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
2020.03 IEEE Access
2020.03 2020 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC) as volunteer
2020.02 IEEE Access
2020.02 IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
2020.01 IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
2020.01 IEEE Transactions on Communications
2019.12 IEEE System Journal Also reviewed R1 (2020.03)
2019.12 IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
2019.11 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
2019.09 IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Also reviewed R1 (2020.02)
2019.08 IEEE Transactions on Communications
2019.07 IEEE System Journal
2019.06 IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 2 papers (1 as volunteer)
2019.05 IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
2019.04 IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing Also reviewed R1 (2020.02)
2019.03 2019 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC) 3 papers (2 as volunteer)
2019.03 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 3 papers (2 as volunteer)
2019.02 IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
2019.01 IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
2018.12 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2 papers (2 as volunteer)
2018.11 IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing
2018.11 IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communication and Network
2018.11 IEEE System Journal
2018.07 IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing
2018.07 2018 ACM mmNet Workshop as volunteer
2018.06 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN)
2018.05 IEEE Transaction on Cognitive Communication and Network
2018.05 IEEE System Journal
2018.04 IEEE Transactions on Communications Also reviewed R1 (201806) and R2 (201808)
2018.02 2018 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (Infocom) 2 papers (2 as volunteer)
2018.02 IEEE Communication Letters
2018.02 IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
2018.01 IEEE System Journal
2018.01 IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications As volunteer
2017.12 IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology
2017.08 2017 IEEE IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PMIRC)
2017.07 2017 ACM Mobicom mmNet Workshop as volunteer
2016.07 2016 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) 3 papers (3 as volunteer)
2016.06 Hindawi EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
2015.09 IEEE Transaction on Cognitive Communication and Network
2015.06 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) as volunteer

Contact Information

yhaddint[at]ucla[dot]edu