I will give a tutorial in Globecom 2018 on “Molecular Communication: Methods, Simulations, and Experiments”

Dr. Nariman Farsad from Stanford University, Dr. Adam Noel from University of Warwick, Prof. Andrew W. Eckford from University of York, and me will give a tutorial on “Molecular Communication: Methods, Simulations, and Experiments”.

This tutorial introduces the emerging field of molecular communication wherein chemical signals are used to connect “tiny” machines such as living cells, synthetic biological devices and swarms of micro-scale robots. The tutorial begins with an overview of molecular communication systems and how they are modeled; each has a Transmitter, the Propagation Channel, and the Receiver, just as in a conventional communication system. Specific channel and noise models are presented and the derivation of channel impulse responses is discussed. Signal processing via chemical and genetic circuits is described. An overview and demonstration of specialized simulation tools is provided. The tutorial concludes with a discussion of the recent experimental implementations of molecular communication, and some of the most important open problems in this exciting new area.

People

PhD Candidates and Graduates

  • Sep. 2018-Now Mr. Dadi Bi, KCL.
  •   Topic: Microfluidic Molecular Communication
  • Oct. 2016-Now Mr. Nan Jiang, KCL.
  •   Topic: RACH Analysis and Optimization in NB-IoT Networks (co-supervised with Prof. Nallanathan A.)
  • Aug. 2017-Now Miss  Lanting Zha, QMUL.
  •   Topic: Molecular Communication (co-supervised with Dr. Maged Elkashlan)
  • Nov. 2017-Now Miss  Yan Liu, QMUL.
  •     Topic: NB-IoT Networks (co-supervised with Dr. Maged Elkashlan)
  • May. 2015-Oct. 2017 Dr. Sunila Akbar, KCL.
  •   Topic: Heterogeneous Cellular Networks with Energy and Spectral Efficient Techniques (co-supervised with Prof. Nallanathan A.)
  • May. 2015-Jul. 2016  Dr. Ali Al Talabani, KCL.
  •   Topic: Enhancing Physical Layer Security in Cognitive Radio Networks  (co-supervised with Prof. Nallanathan A.)
  • May. 2015- Jul. 2016  Dr. Mhd Omar Al-kadri, KCL.
  •   Topic: On Full Duplex Wireless Networks: PHY, MAC, and Network Layers  (co-supervised with Prof. Nallanathan A.)

Visiting Students:

  • Oct. 2018-Now Mr. Shengzhi Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  •    Topic: UAV communications
  • Feb. 2017-Now Mr. Xuanxuan Tang, PLA University of Science and Technology, China
  •    Topic: Markov-based Energy Harvesting
  • Nov. 2017-Mar. 2018 Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Sial, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  •    Topic: V2X Communication
  • Sep. 2016-  Mar. 2017 Mr. Dian Fan, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  •    Topic: Massive MIMO

Visiting Scholars:

  • Nov. 2015-Sep. 2016 Dr. Jie Jia, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
  •    Topic: High Availability Optimization (co-supervised with Prof. A. Hamid Aghvami)
  • Nov. 2015-Sep. 2016 Dr. Jian Chen, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
  •    Topic: D2D communication (co-supervised with Prof. Mischa Dohler)

Mr. Dadi Bi, KCL

Sep. 2018-Now

Topic: Microfluidic Molecular Communication​

Mr. Nan Jiang

Oct. 2016-Now

Topic: RACH Analysis and Optimization in NB-IoT

Mr. Dadi Bi, KCL

Sep. 2018-Now

Topic: Microfluidic Molecular Communication​