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Patrick Mitran
Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

 
Email: pmitran[AT]ecemail[DOT]uwaterloo[DOT]ca
Ph: +1-519-888 4567 Ext. 37475
Fax: 1-519-746 3077

(Last updated 26 Feb, 2014)


Short Bio

I am a currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. I obtained the B.Eng and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering from McGill University as well as S.M. and PhD in Engineering Science from Harvard University.

My interests are generally in communications, information theory and signal processing. Currently I am interested in most aspects of communications such as the study of cooperation, cognition, energy harvesting, heterogeneous networks, etc, in wireless networks both from an information theoretical viewpoint as well as coding theory and signal processing perspectives. This includes such aspects as capacity analysis, source/channel coding, network coding and bi-directional coded cooperation.


Prospective Students

If you have a mathematical inclination and are interested in joining my group, please first take a look at my papers to see if you are interested in this type of research. If so, then please send me an email with your CV attached. Unfortunately, I cannot respond to all email.  Kindly note that it is not necessary to have your own funding (e.g., government scholarship), but I am then required to fund you, which limits the number of students I can take.


Teaching (Current)

ECE 205: Advance Calculus I for Electrical and Computer Engineers (Winter 2014)


Teaching (Past)



Current Students

Graduated Students

List of Publications

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Journal Papers
  1. M. Badiei, P. Mitran, “On online energy harvesting in multiple access communication systems,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, March 2014. [Arxiv Link].
  2. Md Forkan, W. Zhuang, C. Rosenberg and P. Mitran, “Joint Routing and Medium Access Control in Random Access Wireless Mesh Networks,” to appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2014.
  3. N. Jamal, H. Ebrahmizadeh Saffar, and P. Mitran, "Asymptotic Scheduling Gains in Point-to-Multipoint Cognitive Networks," in IEEE Transactions Information Theory, Vol 59, No. 12, pp. 8318 – 8335, 2013. [Arxiv Link]
  4. E. Haj Mirza Alian, P. Mitran, “A Phase Adjustment Approach for Interference Reduction in OFDM-based Cognitive Radio Networks,” in IEEE Transactions Wireless Communications, Vol 12, No. 9, pp. 4468 – 4479. 2013.
  5. Z. Faraji-Dana and P. Mitran “On Non-Binary Constellations for Channel-Coded Physical-Layer Network Coding,” in IEEE Transactions Wireless Communications, Vol 12, No. 1 pp 312 – 319, 2013.
  6. N. Jamal and P. Mitran “Performance Tradeoffs Offered by Beamforming in Cognitive Radio Systems: an Analytic Approach,” to appear in IEEE Transactions Wireless Communications, 2012.
  7. E. Haj Mirza Alian, H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar and P. Mitran “Cross-band Interference Reduction Trade-offs in SISO and MISO OFDM-based Cognitive Radios,” in IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 2436 -- 2445, July 2012.
  8. S. Shabdanov, P. Mitran, and C. Rosenberg “Cross-layer Optimization Using Advanced Physical Layer Techniques in Wireless Mesh Networks,” in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol 11, no. 4, pp. 1622 – 1631, April 2012.
  9. S. J. Kim, N. Devroye, P. Mitran, and V. Tarokh, “Achievable Rate Regions and Performance Comparison of Half Duplex Bi-Directional Relaying Protocols,” in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 6405 – 6418, Oct. 2011. IEEE Xplore link.
  10. P. Mitran, L. Le, C. Rosenberg, “Queue-Aware Resource Allocation for Downlink OFDMA Cognitive Radio Networks,” in IEEE Transactions Wireless Communications, Oct 2010.
  11. P. Mitran, “The Asymptotic Uniformity of the Output of Convolutional Codes Under Markov Inputs,” in IEEE Communications Letters, Dec 2009.
  12. P. Mitran, “Interference Reduction in Cognitive Networks via Scheduling,” in IEEE Transactions Wireless Communications, pp. 3430 -- 3434, Aug. 2009.
  13. D. Bai, P. Mitran, S. S. Ghassemzadeh, R. R. Miller, and V. Tarokh, “Rate of Channel Hardening of Antenna Selection Diversity Schemes and Its Implication on Scheduling,” in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 4353 -- 4365, Oct. 2009.
  14.  S. J. Kim, P. Mitran and V. Tarokh, “Performance Bounds for Bi-Directional Coded Cooperation Protocols,” IEEE Transactions Information Theory, vol. 54, no. 11, pp. 5235 - 5241, Nov. 2008.
  15. P. A. Parker, P. Mitran, D. W. Bliss, and V. Tarokh, “On Bounds and Algorithms for Frequency Synchronization for Collaborative Communication Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 56, no. 8, pp. 3742 – 3752, Aug. 2008.
  16. N. Devroye, P. Mitran and V. Tarokh, “Limits on Communications in a Cognitive Radio Channel,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 44 – 49, June 2006.  (Invited Paper)
  17. N. Devroye, P. Mitran, O.-S. Shin, H. Ochiai, V. Tarokh, “Cooperation and Cognition in Wireless Networks”, SK Telecom Review, special issue on 4G Spectrum and System Engineering, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 990-1005, Dec. 2006. (Invited Paper)
  18. N. Devroye, P. Mitran and V. Tarokh, “Achievable Rates in Cognitive Radio Channels,” in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 1813-1827, May 2006.
  19. P. Mitran, N. Devroye and V. Tarokh, “On Compound Channels with Side-Information at the Transmitter” in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 1745-1755, April 2006.
  20. P. Mitran, A. Kavcic, “Error Exponents for Finite-Hypothesis Channel Identification,” in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 245 – 255, Jan. 2006.
  21. H. Ochiai, P. Mitran, V. Tarokh, “Variable Rate Two Phase Collaborative Communication Protocols for Wireless Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 4299 – 4313, Sept. 2006.
  22. H. Ochiai, P. Mitran, H. V. Poor, V. Tarokh, “Collaborative Beamforming for Distributed Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 4110- 4124, Nov. 2005.
  23. P. Mitran, H. Ochiai, V. Tarokh “Space-Time Diversity Enhancements Using Collaborative Communications,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 2041- 2057, June 2005.
  24. G.-C. Zhu, F. Alajaji, J. Bajcsy, P. Mitran “Transmission of Non-Uniform Memoryless Sources via Non-Systematic Turbo Codes,” IEEE Transactions on Communications. vol. 52, no. 8, pp. 1344 - 1354, Aug. 2004.
Journal Papers Under Review
  1. P. Mitran, "On a Markov Lemma and Typical Sequences for Polish Alphabets," submitted to IEEE Transactions Information Theory, Sept. 2010. The following arxiv link points to a longer version: [Arxiv Link].
  2. Samat Shabdanov, Patrick Mitran and Catherine Rosenberg, "Achieving Optimal Throughput in Cooperative Wireless Multihop Networks with Rate Adaptation and Continuous Power Control," submitted to IEEE Transactions Wireless Communications, 2013.
  3. N. Jamal and P. Mitran, "Throughput Scaling of MIMO Channels with Imperfect CSIT in the Low SNR Regime," submitted to IEEE Communication Letters, 2014.
  4. E. Haj Mirza Alian, P. Mitran, "Jitter-Robust Spectral Shaping in OFDM", submitted to IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, 2013.
Book Chapters
  1. Hideki Ochiai, Patrick Mitran, H. Vincent Poor, Vahid Tarokh, “Random Array Theory and Collaborative Beamforming” in Handbook on Advancements in Smart Antenna Technologies for Wireless Networks. IDEA Group Inc. Publishers, 2008. pp. 94 – 106, ISBN: 978-1-599-04988-5
  2. N. Devroye, P. Mitran, M.Sharif, S. Ghassemzadeh, and V. Tarokh, "Information Theoretic Analysis of Cognitive Radio Systems," in Cognitive Wireless Communications, Edited by V. Bhargava and E. Hossain, Springer-Verlag, 2008. pp. 45 – 78, ISBN: 978-0-387-68830-5
  3. Oh-Soon Shin, N. Devroye, P. Mitran, H. Ochiai, S. S. Ghassemzadeh, H. T. Kung, V. Tarokh, “Cooperation, Competition and Cognition in Wireless Networks,” in Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Principles and Applications, Edited by F. H. P. Fitzek and M. Katz, Springer, 2006. pp. 69 – 100, ISBN: 978-1-4020-4710-7
Conference Papers
  1. Rajasekhar Sappidi, Sajjad Mosharraf, Catherine Rosenberg and Patrick Mitran, “Planning for small cells in a cellular network: Why it is worth it,” to appear in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC'14), Istanbul, Turkey, 2014
  2. H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar and P. Mitran, “Time-Asynchronous Gaussian Multiple Access Channel with Correlated Sources,” in IEEE ISIT 2013.
  3. M. Badiei Khuzani, H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar, E. Haj Mirza Alian and P. Mitran, “On Optimal Online Power Policies for Energy Harvesting with Finite-State Markov Channels,”  in IEEE ISIT 2013.
  4. H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar, M. Badiei Khuzani and P. Mitran, “Two-way Lossy Communication of Correlated Gaussian Sources with Amplify-and-Forward Relaying,”  in CWIT 2013.
  5. J. Haber-Kucharsky, E. Haj Mirza Alian and P. Mitran, “On the Reserved Sub-Carrier Approach to Achieving N-Continuity for Side-Lobe Reduction in OFDM”, in CWIT 2013.
  6. M. Badiei Khuzani, H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar, J. Haber-Kucharsky and P. Mitran, “On Bi-directional Lossy Communication of Correlated Gaussian Sources,” in IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC), Budapest, June 2013.
  7. H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar, P. Mitran, “Phase Asynchronous Cognitive Interference Channels: Lossless Source-Channel Separation Theorems,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom '12), Dec. 2012.
  8. E. Haj Mirza Alian and P. Mitran, “Improved Active Interference Cancellation for Sidelobe Suppression in Cognitive OFDM Systems,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom '12), Dec. 2012.
  9. S. Shabdanov, C. Rosenberg and P. Mitran, “On Cooperative Wireless Relaying: A Joint Routing and Scheduling Flow-based Framework,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom '12), Dec. 2012.
  10. H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar and P. Mitran, “Phase Asynchronous Cognitive Interference Channels: Lossless Source-Channel Separation Theorems,” to appear in IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE Globecom), Anaheim, CA, Dec 2012.
  11. E. Haj Mirza Alian and P. Mitran, “Improved Active Interference Cancellation for Sidelobe Suppression in Cognitive OFDM Systems,” to appear in IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE Globecom), Anaheim, CA, Dec. 2012.
  12. P. Mitran, “On Optimal Online Energy Harvesting For Compound Poisson Energy Arrivals,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT '12), Cambridge, MA, July 2012.
  13. H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar, M. Badiei Khuzani, P. Mitran, “Lossy Source-Channel Communication over a Phase-Incoherent Relay Channel,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT '12), Cambridge, MA, July 2012.
  14. P. Mitran and C. Rosenberg, “On Fractional Frequency Reuse in Imperfect Cellular Grids,” in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC '12), April 2012.
  15. E. Haj Mirza Alian and P. Mitran, “Interference mitigation in MIMO-OFDM cognitive radio systems using phase rotation,” in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC '12), April 2012.
  16. N. Jamal and P. Mitran, “Performance Analysis of Null-steering Beamformers in Cognitive Radio Systems,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom '11), pp. 1 – 6, Dec. 2011.
  17. P. Mitran, C. Rosenberg and S. Shabdanov, “Throughput Optimization in Wireless Multihop Networks with Successive Interference Cancellation,” in Proc. IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, New York, NY, pp. 1 – 7, April 2011.
  18. S. Shabdanov, C. Rosenberg and P. Mitran, “Joint Routing, Scheduling, and Network Coding for Wireless Multihop Networks”, in Proc. IEEE International. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Princeton, NJ, pp. 33 – 40, May 2011.
  19. N. Jamal, P. Mitran, "Sum-Rate Results in Point-to-Multipoint Cognitive Networks: Effect of Pathloss," in IEEE ICC, Kyoto, Japan, June 2011.
  20. H. Ebrahmizadeh Saffar, P. Mitran, "Capacity Bounds and Lattice Coding for the Star Relay Network,", in IEEE ICC, Kyoto, Japan, June 2011.
  21.  S. Shabdanov, C. Rosenberg, P. Mitran, "Joint Routine, Scheduling and Network Coding for Wireless Multihop Networks," to appear in IEEE WiOpt, May 2011.
  22.  P. Mitran, C. Rosenberg, S. Shabdanov, "Throughput Optimization in Wireless Multihop Networks with Successive Interference Cancellation," to appear in IEEE WTS, April 2011.
  23. P. Mitran, C. Rosenberg, J. Sydor, J. Luo, and S. Shabdanov, "On the Capacity and Scheduling of a Multi-Sector Cell with Co-Channel Interference Knowledge", in Medhocnet, Juan-Les-Pins, France, June 2010.
  24. N. Jamal, H. Ebrahimzadeh Saffar, P. Mitran “Throughput Enhancements in Point-to-Multipoint Cognitive Systems,” in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Seoul, Korea, July 2009.
  25. L. Le, P. Mitran, C. Rosenberg, A. Girard, “Queue-Aware Subchannel and Power Allocation for Downlink OFDM-Based Cognitive Radio Networks,” in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Budapest, Hungary, April 2009.
  26. P. Mitran, “The Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff for Independent Parallel MIMO Channels,” in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Toronto, Canada, July 2008, pp. 2366 – 2370.
  27. L. Le, P. Mitran, C. Rosenberg, A. Girard, “Resource Allocation for Downlink Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio Networks,” in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference – Fall, Calgary, Alberta, Sept. 2008.
  28. P. Mitran, “Interference Scaling Laws in Cognitive Networks,” in Proc. Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, Ontario, June 2008, pp. 282 – 285.
  29. S. J. Kim, N. Devroye, P. Mitran and V. Tarokh, “Comparison of Bi-Directional Relaying Protocols,” in Proc. IEEE Sarnoff Symposium,  Princeton, NJ. April 2008.
  30. P. Parker, P. Mitran, D. Bliss, V. Tarokh, “Training Sequence Design for Wireless Cognitive Communication Systems in Frequency-Selective Fading,” in Proc. Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Asilomar, CA, 2007.
  31. S.J. Kim, P. Mitran, C. John, R. Ghanadan, V. Tarokh, “Coded Bidirectional Relaying in Combat Scenarios,” in Proc. IEEE Military Communications Conference, Orland, FL, Oct. 2007.
  32. D. Bai, P. Mitran, S. Ghassemzadeh, R. Miller, V. Tarokh, “Channel Hardening and the Scheduling Gain of Antenna Selection Diversity Schemes,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Nice, France, July 2007, pp. 1066 – 1070.
  33. S.J. Kim, P. Mitran, and V. Tarokh, “Performance Bounds for Bi-Directional Coded Cooperation Protocols,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada, July 2007.
  34. P. Parker, D. Bliss, P. Mitran and V. Tarokh, “Adaptive Frequency Synchronization for Collaborative Communication Systems,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada, July 2007.
  35. N. Devroye, P. Mitran, and V. Tarokh, “Cognitive Decomposition of Wireless Networks” in Proc. International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, Greece, June 2006. (Invited Paper)
  36. W. Zeng, P. Mitran, A. Kavcic, “On the Information Stability of Channels with Timing Errors,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Seattle, WA, July 2006, pp. 1885 – 1889.
  37. N. Devroye, P. Mitran, and V. Tarokh, “Cognitive Multiple Access Networks,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Adelaide, Australia, Sept. 2005, pp. 57 – 61.
  38. N. Devroye, P. Mitran, and V. Tarokh, “Achievable Rates in Cognitive Radio Channels,” in Proc. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Baltimore, MD, March 2005. 
  39. H. Ochiai, P. Mitran, H. V. Poor, V. Tarokh, “On the effects of phase estimation errors on collaborative beamforming in wireless ad hoc networks,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing, Philadelphia, PA., March  2005, pp. iii/657 – iii/660.
  40. P. Mitran, H. Ochiai, V. Tarokh, “Collaborative Diversity Enhancements for Wireless Communications,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications, Seoul, Korea, May 2005, pp. 396-401.
  41. H. Ochiai, P. Mitran, H. V. Poor, V. Tarokh, “Collaborative Beamforming in Ad Hoc Networks,” In Proc. IEEE Information Theory Workshop, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 2004, pp. 396 – 401. (Invited Paper)
  42. P. Mitran, A. Kavcic “On Optimal Markov Policies for Identifying Markov Channels,” in Proc. International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications, Parma, Italy, Oct. 2004, pp.  407 – 412.
  43. H. Ochiai, P. Mitran, V. Tarokh, “Design and Analysis of Collaborative Diversity Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference - Fall, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 2004, pp. 4645 – 4649.
  44. P. Mitran, A. Kavcic “The Error Exponent for Finite-Hypothesis Channel Identification,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Chicago, IL, June 2004, p. 217.
  45. P. Mitran, H. Ochiai, V. Tarokh “Capacity Enhancements Using Space-Time Collaborative Communications,” in Proc. Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, Ontario, June 2004. pp. 6 – 8.
  46. P. Mitran, J. Bajcsy, “Coding for the Wyner-Ziv Problem with Turbo-like Codes,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2002, p. 91.
  47. P. Mitran and J. Bajcsy, “Near Shannon Limit Coding for the Slepian-Wolf problem,” in Proc. Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, Ontario, June 2002, pp. 95 – 99.
  48. P. Mitran, F. Beaudoin, M. N. El-Gamal, “A 2.5-Gbit/s CMOS optical receiver frontend,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Pheonix, AZ, May 2002, pp. V.441 – V.445
  49. G.-C. Zhu, F. Alajaji, J. Bajcsy, P. Mitran “Transmission of non-uniform memoryless sources over wireless fading channels via non-systematic turbo codes,” in Proc. International Association of Science and Technology for Development - Wireless and Optical Conference (IASTED-WOC), Banff, Canada, June 2002.
  50. G.-C. Zhu, F. Alajaji, J. Bajcsy, P. Mitran “Non-systematic turbo codes for non-uniform I.I.D. sources over AWGN channels,” in Proc. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS '02), Princeton, NJ., March  2002.
  51. P. Mitran, J. Bajcsy, “Turbo source coding: A noise-robust approach to data compression,” in Proc. IEEE Data Compression Conference (DCC '02), Snowbird, UT, April 2002, p. 465. 
  52. J. Bajcsy and P. Mitran “Coding for the Slepian-Wolf problem with turbo codes,” in Proc. IEEE. Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom '01), San Antonio, TX. Nov. 2001, pp. 1400-1404.

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