IEEE Vehicular Technology Society — Distinguished Lecture

Date and time: Wednesday, September 6, 1:00-2:00 pm

Location: Carleton University, 4359 ME (Mackenzie Building). Campus map.

Registration: Free by sending an email to

Title: On System-Level Analysis & Design of Cellular Networks: The Magic of Stochastic Geometry

Speaker: Marco Di Renzo, Paris-Saclay University/ CNRS, France

ABSTRACT: This talk is aimed to provide a comprehensive crash course
on the critical and essential importance of spatial models for an
accurate system-level analysis and optimization of emerging 5G
ultra-dense and heterogeneous cellular networks. Due to the increased
heterogeneity and deployment density, new flexible and scalable
approaches for modeling, simulating, analyzing and optimizing cellular
networks are needed. Recently, a new approach has been proposed: it is
based on the theory of point processes and it leverages tools from
stochastic geometry for tractable system-level modeling, performance
evaluation and optimization. The potential of stochastic geometry for
modeling and analyzing cellular networks will be investigated for
application to several emerging case studies, including massive MIMO,
mmWave communication, and wireless power transfer. In addition, the
accuracy of this emerging abstraction for modeling cellular networks
will be experimentally validated by using base station locations and
building footprints from two publicly available databases in the
United Kingdom (OFCOM and Ordnance Survey). This topic is highly
relevant to graduate students and researchers from academia and
industry, who are highly interested in understanding the potential of
a variety of candidate communication technologies for 5G networks.

Speaker Bio: Marco Di Renzo received the “Laurea” and Ph.D. degrees in
Electrical and Information Engineering from the University of
L’Aquila, Italy, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. In October 2013, he
received the Doctor of Science degree from the University Paris-Sud,
France. Since 2010, he has been a “Chargé de Recherche Titulaire” CNRS
(CNRS Associate Professor) in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems of
Paris-Saclay University – CNRS, CentraleSupélec, Univ Paris Sud,
France. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology
Sydney, Australia, a Visiting Professor at the University of L’Aquila,
Italy, and a co-founder of the university spin-off company WEST Aquila
s.r.l., Italy. He serves as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE
a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and
IEEE Communications Society. He is a recipient of several awards, and
a frequent tutorial and invited speaker at IEEE conferences.

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