IEEE International Conference on Communications
7-11 June 2020 // Virtual Conference
Communications Enabling Shared Understanding



  • Title: Deep Learning in Communications.

Presenter: Prof. Geoffrey Ye Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA,

Abstract: It has been demonstrated recently that deep learning (DL) has great potentials to break the bottleneck of the conventional communications. In this talk, we present our recent work in DL in communications, including physical layer processing and resource allocation. DL can improve the performance of each individual (traditional) block in the conventional communication systems or jointly optimize the whole transmitter or receiver. Therefore, we can categorize the applications of DL in physical layer communications into with and without block processing structures. For DL based communication systems with block structures, we present joint channel estimation and signal detection based on a fully connected deep neural network, model-drive DL for signal detection, and some experimental results. For those without block structures, we provide our recent endeavors in developing end-to-end learning communication systems with the help of deep reinforcement learning (DRL) and generative adversarial net (GAN).   

The traditional wisdom is to explicitly formulate resource allocation as an optimization problem and then exploit mathematical programming to solve it to a certain level of optimality. Deep learning represents a promising alternative due to its remarkable power to leverage data for problem solving and can help solve optimization problems for resource allocation or can be directly used for resource allocation. We will first present our research results in using deep learning to reduce the complexity of mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP). We will then discuss how to use deep reinforcement learning directly for wireless resource allocation with application in vehicular networks.

Biography: Dr. Geoffrey Li is a Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He was with AT&T Labs – Research for five years before joining Georgia Tech in 2000. His general research interests include statistical signal processing and machine learning for wireless communications. In these areas, he has published around 500 referred journal and conference papers in addition to over 40 granted patents. His publications have cited by around 40,000 times and he has been listed as the World’s Most Influential Scientific Mindalso known as a Highly-Cited Researcher, by Thomson Reuters almost every year since 2001. He has been an IEEE Fellow since 2006. He received 2010 IEEE ComSoc Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award, 2013 IEEE VTSJames Evans Avant Garde Award, 2014IEEE VTS Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, 2017IEEE ComSoc Award for Advances in Communication,2017IEEE SPS Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award, and 2019 IEEE ComSoc Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award. He also won the 2015Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringGeorgia Tech.



  • Title: Wireless for critical control in industrial systems: requirements, gaps, and research directions.

Presenter: Dr. Zhibo Pang, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden,

Abstract: Coming soon.