Harpreet S. Dhillon

Harpreet Dhillon 

Harpreet S. Dhillon, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Communication Sciences Institute (CSI)
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California

Email: hdhillon(at)usc(dot)edu; dhillon(at)utexas(dot)edu

Mentor: Prof. Giuseppe Caire

Recent News

Awards and Honors

  • 01/2014: One of the top 3% reviewers of 2013, termed exemplary reviewers, for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

  • 06/2013: Received best paper award at IEEE ICC 2013 for our work on downlink rate distribution in HetNets (UT ECE Link) (WNCG Link)

  • 05/2013: Received WNCG leadership award 2013 (link is not updated yet)

Wireless Backhaul Networks

  • 01/2014: Submitted following two papers to IEEE ISIT 2014 based on my new work at USC on wireless backhaul networks:

  1. Scalability of Line-of-Sight Massive MIMO Mesh Networks for Wireless Backhaul

  2. Information Theoretic Upper Bound on the Capacity of Wireless Backhaul Networks

Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

  • 02/2014: A magazine article on load balancing for HetNets written by our group accepted in IEEE Wireless Communications (arXiv)

  • 10/2013: Paper on downlink rate distribution in HetNets under generalized cell selection accepted in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (arXiv)

  • 10/2013: Paper on load balancing in MIMO HetNets submitted to IEEE Trans. Communications (arXiv)

  • 07/2013: Paper on new modeling tools and performance analysis of MIMO HetNets accepted in IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications (arXiv)

Energy Harvesting in Wireless Networks

Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications

Other Applications of Stochastic Geometry

  • 02/2014: Paper on the performance of MRC under spatially correlated interference accepted in IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications (arXiv)

  • 01/2014: Paper “A New Model for Physical Layer Security in Cellular Networks” accepted in IEEE ICC 2014.

  • 12/2013: Paper on MRC performance under spatially correlated interference and Nakagami fading submitted to IEEE Trans. Communications (arXiv)

  • 07/2013: Paper on physical layer security in multi-antenna cellular networks submitted to IEEE Trans. Communications (arXiv)

Miscellaneous News

Education

The University of Texas at Austin (Fall 2010 - Summer 2013)

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews

Virginia Tech (Fall 2008 - Summer 2010)

M.S. in Electrical Engineering (GPA: 4.0/4.0)
Advisor: Prof. R. Michael Buehrer

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati (Fall 2004 - Spring 2008)

B. Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering (GPA 9.12/10)
Advisor: Prof. Abhijit Mitra

Research/Work Experience

Communication Sciences Institute (CSI), USC (Fall 2013 - Present)

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Topic: Wireless backhaul networks, capacity scaling laws for large wireless networks

Wireless Networking and Communications Group, UT Austin (Fall 2010 - Summer 2013)

MCD Fellow and Ph.D. Student
Topic: Heterogeneous cellular networks (Video Lecture)

Samsung Dallas Technology Lab, Richardson, TX (Summer 2012)

Summer Research Intern
Topic: mmWave system design, energy harvesting in wireless networks

Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Cawford Hill, NJ (Summer 2011)

Summer Research Intern
Topic: Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and internet of things (IoT)

Wireless@VT, Virginia Tech (Fall 2008 - Summer 2010)

Graduate Research Assistant
Topics: Interference channel, cognitive radio networks

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA (Summer 2009)

Interim Engineering Intern (QCT)
Topic: Bluetooth

CERCOM, Departimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (Summer 2007)

Undergraduate Research Intern
Topic: Sphere decoder

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati (Fall 2006 - Spring 2008)

Undergraduate Researcher
Topic: Non-invasive respiration monitoring, Vedic mathematics, wireless communications

Current Research Interests

  1. Heterogeneous cellular networks

  2. Stochastic geometry for wireless ad hoc and cellular networks

  3. Capacity scaling laws for wireless networks

  4. Internet of things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications

  5. Energy harvesting in wireless networks

  6. Dynamic resource allocation in heterogeneous and cognitive radio networks

Frequent Collaborators and Co-authors

  1. University of Southern California: Prof. Giuseppe Caire

  2. The University of Texas at Austin: Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews and Prof. Francois Baccelli

  3. Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent: Dr. Howard C. Huang, Dr. Harish Viswanathan, Dr. Reinaldo A. Valenzuela

  4. Indian Institute of Technology Madras: Prof. Radha Krishna Ganti

  5. Samsung: Dr. Ying Li, Dr. Thomas D. Novlan, Zhouyue Pi

  6. Broadcom: Dr. Pavan Nuggehalli

  7. Virginia Tech: Prof. R. Michael Buehrer and Prof. Jeffrey H. Reed

  8. SUPELEC, France: Prof. Marios Kountouris

  9. Politecnico di Torino, Italy: Prof. Sergio Benedetto and Dr. Alberto Tarable

  10. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati: Prof. Abhijit Mitra and Prof. Harshal B. Nemade

Brief Biography

Harpreet S. Dhillon received the B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India, in 2008, the M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, in 2010, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, TX, in 2013. Since Fall 2013, he is a postdoctoral research associate in the Communication Sciences Institute (CSI), Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. He has held summer internships at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Crawford Hill, NJ, Samsung Research America in Richardson, TX, Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego, CA, and Cercom, Politecnico di Torino in Italy.

Dr. Dhillon is a recipient of the IEEE International Conference in Communications (ICC) 2013 best paper award in Wireless Communications Symposium, UT Austin's Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) leadership award 2013, UT Austin's Microelectronics and Computer Development (MCD) fellowship, and the Agilent Engineering and Technology Award 2008, a national award for the best undergraduate research thesis in India. His research interests are broadly in communication theory, stochastic geometry, and wireless ad hoc and cellular networks. He is a member of the IEEE and serves as a technical reviewer for 15+ scholarly journals, including all top IEEE transactions of his research area. He was one of the top 3% reviewers, termed exemplary reviewers, for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters in 2013.

Contact

Harpreet S. Dhillon, Ph.D.
Communication Sciences Institute (CSI)
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
3740 McClintock Avenue, EEB 512
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2565
Email: hdhillon(at)usc(dot)edu; dhillon(at)utexas(dot)edu