Wireless Signal Processing & Networking Workshop:
Advanced Wireless Technologies

Date: 21 December (Friday),2012

Venue: Main Conference Room, CENTER HALL Building, Engineerings, Tohoku University

Time: 10:45-

Title: Cooperative MAC for Robust Vehicular Networks

Speaker: Prof. Weihua Zhuang

Affiliation: University of Waterloo

   Due to the rapid advancement in the wireless communication technology and automotive industries, the paradigm of vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) emerges as a promising approach to provide road safety, vehicle traffic management, and infotainment applications. Cooperative communication, on the other hand, can enhance the reliability of communication links in VANETs, thus mitigating wireless channel impairments due to the user mobility. In this presentation, we introduce a cooperative scheme for medium access control (MAC) in VANETs, referred to as Cooperative ADHOC MAC (CAH-MAC). In CAH-MAC, neighboring nodes cooperate by utilizing unreserved time slots, for retransmission of a packet which failed to reach the target receiver due to a poor channel condition. Through mathematical analysis and simulation, we show that our scheme increases the probability of successful packet transmission and hence the network throughput in various networking scenarios.

   Weihua Zhuang has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, since 1993, where she is a Professor and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communication Networks. Her current research focuses on resource allocation and QoS provisioning in wireless networks. She is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Globecom 2012, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2007 and 2012, IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee in 2011, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Fall 2010, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2007 and 2010, and the International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (QShine) 2007 and 2008. She received the Outstanding Performance Award 4 times since 2005 from the University of Waterloo, and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award in 2001 from the Ontario Government. Dr. Zhuang is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and the Technical Program Symposia Chair of the IEEE Globecom 2011. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and an elected member in the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. She was an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2008-2011).

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