Students: Han Yan

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I am a PhD candidate at the Cognitive Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (CORES) Lab at UCLA.

Education

Research Projects

My current research interests are listed below:

  • 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

  • 2019 Travel grant of the 6th NSF mmWave RCN workshop, NSF
  • 2019 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship
  • 2019 Best poster / demo – honorable mentions in UCLA ECE annual research review, UCLA
  • 2019 Travel grant of the 5th NSF mmWave RCN workshop, NSF
  • 2018 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
  • 2018 Travel grant of the 4th NSF mmWave RCN workshop, NSF
  • 2016 Travel grant of IEEE GlobalSIP, IEEE signal processing society

Publications

In preparation

  • TBD, "Agile Blocker Tagging for Wideband Spectrum Sensing, Part I Algorithm,” in preparation for IEEE Journal, 2019
  • TBD, "Agile Blocker Tagging for Wideband Spectrum Sensing, Part II Circuits and Proof-of-Concept,” in preparation for IEEE Journal, 2019

Journals and Magazines

  • H. Yan, and D. Cabric, "Compressive initial access and beamforming training for millimeter-wave cellular systems,” submitted to IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Jan. 2019.
[arXiv Pre-print] [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," accepted for publication in IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, Sept. 2018
[Paper] [arXiv Pre-print] [Simulation Code] [Digest1] [Digest2] [Digest3] [BibTeX]

Conferences Proceedings

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

  • H. Yan, and D. Cabric, “DSP linearization for millimeter-wave all-digital receiver array with low-resolution ADCs,” (invited paper) accepted to IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2019.
[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.
[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]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, "Compressive sensing based initial beamforming training for massive MIMO millimeter-wave systems," 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]
  • Samer Hanna, Enes Krijestora, H. Yan, and D. Cabric, “UAV swarms as amplify-and-forward MIMO relays,” (invited paper) accepted to IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2019
  • 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.
[arXiv Preprint]
  • 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.
[Manuscript] [Slides]
  • 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.
[arXiv Preprint]

White Papers, Posters, and Academic Presentations

Academic white paper and presentations. Expand to see full list

  • H. Yan, V. Boljanovic, and D. Cabric, “Wideband millimeter-wave beam training with true-time-delay array architecture," to be presented in the 6th NSF mmWave RCN workshop, Jul. 2019.
  • H. Yan, S. Hanna, and D. Cabric, “USRP implementation of carrier and timing synchronization for distributed beamforming," presented in UCLA Annual Research Review, May. 2019. (Best Student Poster Honorable Mention)
[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-1 research review, Mar. 2019.
[Poster]
  • H. Yan and D. Cabric, “Compressive initial discovery, synchronization and beamforming training in millimeter-wave networks," 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," presented in the 4th NSF mmWaveRCN 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, Communication Systems, Maxlinear Inc., Carlsbad (Summer 2017)

Other Academic Activities

Research Proposal

As graduate student researcher, Han has participated in getting the following research grants, where he conducts literature survey, preliminary research, and help proposals writing.

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

Teaching

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

Quarter Course
Winter 2016 EE 102 Signal and Systems
Fall 2016 EE 230A Detection and Estimation in Communication Systems
Winter 2017 EE 102 Signal and Systems
Spring 2019 ECE 233 Wireless Communications

Peer-Review Service

The following table summarizes the conference and journal paper review service

Date Journal/Conference MISC.
2015.09 IEEE Transaction on Cognitive Communication and Network
2016.06 Hindawi EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
2016.07 2016 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) 3 papers
2017.07 2017 ACM Mobicom mmNet Workshop
2017.08 2017 IEEE IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PMIRC)
2017.12 IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology
2018.01 IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications
2018.01 IEEE System Journal
2018.02 IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
2018.02 IEEE Communication Letters
2018.02 2018 IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (Infocom) 2 papers
2018.04 IEEE Transaction on Communication
2018.05 IEEE System Journal
2018.05 IEEE Transaction on Cognitive Communication and Network
2018.06 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN)
2018.06 IEEE Transaction on Communication
2018.07 2018 ACM mmNet Workshop
2018.07 IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing
2018.08 IEEE Transaction on Communication
2018.11 IEEE System Journal
2018.11 IEEE Transaction on Cognitive Communication and Network
2018.11 IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing
2018.12 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2 papers
2019.01 IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications
2019.02 IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing
2019.03 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 3 papers
2019.03 2019 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC) 3 papers
2019.04 IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
2019.05 IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
2019.06 IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 2 papers
2019.07 IEEE System Journal

Contact Information

yhaddint[at]ucla[dot]edu