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 ===== Research Interests: ===== ===== Research Interests: =====
  
-  * Enabling technologies ​for 5G and Beyond ​networks ​ +  * Machine learning ​for Wireless  
-    * 3D massive/FD-MIMO ​systems +    * Real-time online learning-based wireless system design ​and hardware prototyping 
-    * Cooperative routing and multi-user scheduling +    * Incorporating communication structure knowledge in learning strategy design 
-    * Cloud-RAN (CRAN) and interference alignment +    * Accelerating deep reinforcement learning for spectrum access and user/​resource scheduling 
-    * Ultra-low latency communications+  * Signal Process., Commun. & Netw. for 5G & Beyond 
 +    * 3D mmWave ​massive FD-MIMO 
 +    * Waveform design for 6G (e.g., MIMO-OTFS) 
 +    * Computing and communication co-design for non-terrestrial networks ​(NTN) 
 +    * Network slicing using open radio access network (ORAN) platform for prototyping ​and system design 
 +  * Security and Privacy 
 +    * Anomaly detection for smart grids 
 +    * Adversarial learning for spectrum sharing 
 +    * Differential privacy and federated learning for massive IoT networks 
 +    * Anomaly and jamming detection for 5G networks
  
-  * Machine learning and its application to communication networks  +===== Bio: =====
-    * Big data driven communications and networking +
-    * Reservoir computing for communication systems +
-    * Demand and response for smart grid networks +
-    * Attack detection in smart grid networks  +
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-  * Network of everything +
-    * Device-to-device (D2D) & machine-type-communications (MTC) +
-    * Privacy/​security protection for cyber-physical systems (CPS) +
-    * Spectrum sensing & dynamic spectrum access (DSA) +
-    * Energy-harvesting for internet of things (IoT) +
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-===== Short Bio: =====+
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-Lingjia Liu received the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with the highest honor in Electronic Engineering Department from [[http://​www.sjtu.edu.cn|Shanghai Jiao Tong University]],​ Shanghai, China, and completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree at [[http://​www.tamu.edu|Texas A&M University]] in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He spent the summer of 2007 and spring of 2008 in the [[http://​www.merl.com|Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory]]. Prior to joining the [[https://​ece.vt.edu/​|ECE Department]] at Virginia Tech (VT), he was an Associate Professor in the [[http://​www.eecs.ku.edu/​|EECS Department]] at the University of Kansas (KU). He spent 3+ years working in the [[http://​www.sra.samsung.com/​research/​standards-and-5g-mobility|Standards & Mobility Innovation Lab]] of Samsung Research America (SRA) where he got **Global Samsung Best Paper Award** twice (in 2008 and 2010 respectively). He was a technical leader and a leading **3GPP RAN1** standard delegate from Samsung on downlink MIMO, Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) transmission/​reception,​ device-to-device (D2D) communications,​ and Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). He was elected as the **New Faces of Engineering 2011** by the Diversity Council of the National Engineers Week Foundation and was recognized during the //__2011 National Asian American Engineers of the Year Awards__// Banquet in Seattle ([[http://​www.dallasnews.com/​news/​local-news/​20110223-asian-culture-and-community-event-to-mark-uprising-in-taiwan.ece?​ssimg=130712#​ssStory130713|News Release in Dallas Morning News]]). From 2013 to 2017, he has been continuously ​selected as U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific ​Research (AFOSR)/Air Force Research ​Laboratory ​(AFRL) summer faculty fellow.\\ ​+Lingjia Liu received the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with the highest honor in Electronic Engineering Department from [[http://​www.sjtu.edu.cn|Shanghai Jiao Tong University]],​ Shanghai, China, and completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree at [[http://​www.tamu.edu|Texas A&M University]] in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He spent the summer of 2007 and spring of 2008 in the [[http://​www.merl.com|Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory]]. Prior to joining the [[https://​ece.vt.edu/​|ECE Department]] at Virginia Tech (VT), he was an Associate Professor in the [[http://​www.eecs.ku.edu/​|EECS Department]] at the University of Kansas (KU). He spent 3+ years working in the [[http://​www.sra.samsung.com/​research/​standards-and-5g-mobility|Standards & Mobility Innovation Lab]] of Samsung Research America (SRA) where he received ​**Global Samsung Best Paper Award** twice (in 2008 and 2010 respectively). He was a technical leader and a leading **3GPP RAN1** standard delegate from Samsung on downlink MIMO, Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) transmission/​reception,​ device-to-device (D2D) communications,​ and Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). He was elected as the [[http://​www.dallasnews.com/​news/​local-news/​20110223-asian-culture-and-community-event-to-mark-uprising-in-taiwan.ece?​ssimg=130712#​ssStory130713|New Faces of Engineering 2011]] by the Diversity Council of the National Engineers Week Foundation. From 2013 to 2017, he has been selected as U.S. Air Force Research ​Laboratory ​(AFRL)/Air Force Office of Scientific ​Research (AFOSR) summer faculty fellow. In 2015, he received the Miller Professional Development Award for Distinguished Research at KU. In 2021, he received College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research at VT.\\ 
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-Lingjia Liu is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and a senior member of //IEEE//. He is currently serving as an **Associate Editor** of the **//​IEEE ​Transactions on Neural ​Networks ​and Learning ​Systems//** as well as the //EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking//. He was an Editor of //​IEEE ​Transactions on Wireless ​Communications// (TWireless) from 2012 to 2017, an Editor of the //​IEEE ​Transactions on Communications// (TCom) from 2015 to 2017. He has been serving as the Technical Program Committee Chair of 7 consecutive //IEEE// GLOBECOM Workshops on Emerging Technologies for 5G ('​12-'​18). He served as the Vice-Chair, Americas of the //IEEE// Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing (TCGCC) from 2017 to 2019. Currently, he is an Elected Member of [[https://​www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org/​about-us-2/​leadership/​|Executive Committee]] of [[https://​www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org/​|National Spectrum Consortium]] and an Elected Member of the //IEEE// Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee.\\ ​+Lingjia Liu is a senior member of //IEEE//. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the //​IEEE ​Trans.  ​Neural ​Netw. and Learning ​Syst.// (TNNLS). He was an Editor of //​IEEE ​Trans. ​Wireless ​Commun.// (TWireless) from 2012 to 2017, an Editor of the //​IEEE ​Trans. Commun.// (TCom) from 2015 to 2017. He has been serving as the Technical Program Committee Chair of 7 consecutive //IEEE// GLOBECOM Workshops on Emerging Technologies for 5G ('​12-'​18). He served as the Vice-Chair, Americas of the //IEEE// Technical Committee on Green Communications & Computing (TCGCC) from 2017 to 2019. Currently, he is an Elected Member of [[https://​www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org/​about-us-2/​leadership/​|Executive Committee]] of [[https://​www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org/​|National Spectrum Consortium]] and an Elected Member of the //IEEE// Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee.\\ ​
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-Lingjia Liu has 200+ publications including 3 book chapters, 90+ journal publications,​ 5 editorials, and 100+ conference papers. He has numerous technical contributions to major 4G standards including both 3GPP LTE/​LTE-Advanced and //IEEE 802.16m//. He has 20+ granted U.S. patents with 20+ pending applications,​ and **10+ essential intellectual property rights (IPRs)** in major 4G standards. His research receives including **8 Best Paper Awards** ​(2020 Charles K. Kao Best Paper Award, 2018 //IEEE// TAOS Best Paper Award, 2016 //IEEE// GLOBECOM Best Paper Award, etc). Currently, his research is sponsored by [[http://​www.wpafb.af.mil/​afrl/​ri/​|Air Force Research Laboratory]][[http://​www.wpafb.af.mil/​afrl/​afosr/​|Air Force Office of Scientific Research]], [[https://​www.intel.com/​content/​www/​us/​en/​research/​overview.html|Intel]][[http://​nsf.gov|National Science Foundation]][[https://​www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org/​|National Spectrum Consortium]][[https://​www.qualcomm.com/​|Qualcomm]], and [[http://​www.sra.samsung.com/​research/​standards-and-5g-mobility|Samsung Research America]]. His research efforts have been supported in part by over **$125 M** in research funding, with Lingjia Liu serving as the **principal investigator (PI)** on more than **$14 M** federal research grants (personal share **$8+ M**).+Lingjia Liu has 200+ publications including 3 book chapters, 90+ journal publications,​ 5 editorials, and 100+ conference papers. He has numerous technical contributions to major 4G standards including both 3GPP LTE/​LTE-Advanced and //IEEE 802.16m//. He has 20+ granted U.S. patents with 20+ pending applications,​ and **10+ essential intellectual property rights (IPRs)** in major 4G standards. His research receives including **8 Best Paper Awards**. Currently, his research is sponsored by many programs from various agencies including NSF/DARPA Real-Time Machine Learning (RTML) ProgramNSF/​Intel ​Partnership on Machine Learning for Wireless Networking Systems (MLWiNS) ProgramDARPA OpenProgrammableSecure 5G (OPS-5G) Program, AFRL/AFOSR University Center of Excellence (UCoE) on Machine Learning for Waveform Design, and IARPA Securing Compartmented Information with Smart Radio Systems (SCISRS) Program. His research efforts have been supported in part by over **$125 M** in research funding, with Lingjia Liu serving as the **principal investigator (PI)** on more than **$14 M** federal research grants (personal share **$8+ M**).
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 ===== What's New: ===== ===== What's New: =====
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-**Available positions**:​ research assistant positions are available for self-motivated Ph.D. students who are interested in conducting research on the topic of signal processing, machine learning and networking for **<fc #ff0000>Spring/Fall 2022</​fc>​** (**[[Openings|click for details]]**).\\ +**Available positions**:​ research assistant positions are available for self-motivated Ph.D. students who are interested in conducting research on the topic of signal processing, machine learning and networking for **<fc #​ff0000>​Fall 2022</​fc>​** (**[[Openings|click for details]]**).\\
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __September 29, 2021__: Our paper, //Making Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces More Intelligent:​ A Roadmap Through Reservoir Computing//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE Network Magazine// (**NETWORK**) Congratulations Zhou and Kangjun!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __August 22, 2021__: Our paper, //​Delay-aware Resource Allocation in Fog-assisted IoT Networks Through Reinforcement Learning//, has been accepted to //IEEE Internet Things J.// (**IOTJ**) Congratulations Qiang and Jianan!\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __August 9, 2021__: ​ "​Collaborative Research: SWIFT: Intelligent Dynamic Spectrum Access (IDEA): An Efficient Learning Approach to Enhancing Spectrum Utilization and Coexistence"​ has been awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is a collaborative project with a total budget of **$750K**. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the **PI** from the **leading institution** of this project. [[https://​people-ece.vse.gmu.edu/​~ztian1/​|Dr. Zhi Tian]] from [[https://​ece.gmu.edu/​|ECE@George Mason]] is serving as the PI from the collaborative institution.\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Ph.D. Defense]</​fc>​** __August 3, 2021__: Our group member, Hao-Hsuan Chang, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation and becomes Dr. Chang. Congratulations Dr. Chang! The title of Hao-Hsuan'​s dissertation is "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Next Generation Wireless +
-Networks with Echo State Networks"​. He is the <fc #​ff0000>​**11th**</​fc>​ Ph.D. graduated from our group. He will be joining **Samsung Research America** as a Senior Research Engineer.\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __July 21, 2021__: Our paper, //​Differential Privacy Meets Federated Learning under Communication Constraints//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE Internet Things J.// (**IOTJ**) Congratulations Nima, Jianan, Qiang and Yifei!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __June 30, 2021__: Our paper, //UAV Swarm Enabled Aerial Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (SARIS)//, has been accepted to //IEEE Wireless Commun.// (**WCM**) Congratulations Bodong and Rubayet!\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __June 24, 2021__: "5G Low Probability of eXploitation (5G LoPX)" has been awarded by Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMCO). Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the **Co-PI** of the project (Dr. Daniel Jakubisin is serving as the PI). The total budget is **$300,​00**.\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Ph.D. Defense]</​fc>​** __June 21, 2021__: Our group member, Zhou (John) Zhou, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation and becomes Dr. Zhou. Congratulations Dr. Zhou! The title of John's dissertation is "​Machine Learning-Based Receiver in Multiple Input Multiple Output Communications Systems"​. He is the <fc #​ff0000>​**10th**</​fc>​ Ph.D. graduated from our group. He will be joining **Apple** as a Senior Wireless Research Engineer.\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __June 8, 2021__: Our paper, //Computing over the Space-Air-Ground Integrated Network (SAGIN): Fundamentals,​ Challenges and Opportunities//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE Netw. Mag. // Congratulations Bodong!\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __June 3, 2021__: "​Overshadowing Attacks in 5G Systems: Launching and Detecting"​ has been awarded by CCI. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the **PI** of the project. The total budget is **$50,​000**.\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __June 3, 2021__: "​Portable Outdoor 5G Testbed: A Resource for Wireless/​Cybersecurity/​UAV Research"​ has been awarded by CCI. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the **Co-PI** of the project (Dr. Carl Dietrich is serving as the PI). The total budget is **$149,​753**.\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __May 28, 2021__: Our paper, //​Learning-Assisted Energy-Efficient Computation Offloading for Vehicular Edge Computing Systems//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol. // (**TVT**) Congratulations Bodong!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Service]</​fc>​** __May 26, 2021__: Dr. Lingjia Liu has been elected as a member of Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Committee within the ECE Dept. at Virginia Tech.\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Service]</​fc>​** __May 21, 2021__: Dr. Lingjia Liu has been elected as the Chair of Sidelink Task Force within the 5G Working Group of National Spectrum Consortium.\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __May 14, 2021__: Our group received **$80K** grant to work on Machine Learning for Adaptive OFDM Waveform Design from Samsung Research America (SRA)! Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the sole **PI** of this project.\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __May 14, 2021__: Our paper, //​Interference Alignment Meets Multi-cell Multi-user Massive FD-MIMO Systems in DoA-based Precoding//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun. // (**TWireless**) Congratulations Nan and Rubayet!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __May 9, 2021__: Our paper, //​Reliability versus Latency for Random Network Coding-Enabled Networks//, has been accepted to //IEEE Commun. Lett.// Congratulations Bodong, Antonio and Bowen!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __May 3, 2021__: Our paper, //​Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning Meets Random Access in Massive Cellular Internet of Things (IoT)//, has been accepted to //IEEE Internet Things J.// (**IOTJ**) Congratulations Jianan and Antonio!\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __April 23, 2021__: "​Distributed Coherent MIMO Communications"​ has been awarded by NSC. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the sole **PI** of the project from Virginia Tech. The total budget is **$466,​074**. This is part of **$13 million** [[https://​vtnews.vt.edu/​articles/​2021/​03/​cci-smartwarehouse-contract.html|CCI 5G project]]. \\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Promotion]</​fc>​** __April 23, 2021__: Dr. Lingjia Liu has been promoted to [[https://​vtx.vt.edu/​articles/​2021/​06/​provost-promotion-tenure-bov-2021.html?​utm_source=cmpgn_news&​utm_medium=email&​utm_campaign=vtUnirelNewsDailyCMP_060921-fs|Professor at Virginia Tech]].\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Invited Talk]</​fc>​** __April 23, 2021__: Dr. Lingjia Liu is invited to give a seminar on the topic of "​AI-Inspired Wireless Communications:​ Reservoir Computing Meets MIMO-OFDM"​ to Prof. [[https://​ece.princeton.edu/​people/​andrea-goldsmith|Andrea Goldsmith]]'​s group in both Princeton and Stanford.\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Dean'​s Award]</​fc>​** __April 22, 2021__: Dr. Lingjia Liu has been selected to receive the //​[[https://​eng.vt.edu/​about/​faculty-awards-and-distinctions/​deans-awards.html|Dean'​s Award for Excellence in Research]]//​ from the College of Engineering.\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __April 4, 2021__: Our paper, //​Cooperative Caching in HetNets with Mutual Information Accumulation//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE Netw. Lett.// Congratulations to Junchao and Bodong!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __April 2, 2021__: Our paper, //​Spatial-Temporal Hybrid Neural Network with Computing-in-Memory Architecture//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. I.// (**TCAS-I**)!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Summer Intern]</​fc>​** __April 1, 2021__: Our group members, Lianjun Li, Yibin (Donald) Liang, Bodong Shang, and Shashank Jere will start their research intern positions in Samsung Research America (Plano, TX Office), Samsung Research America (Mountain View, CA Office), Nokia Bell Labs, and Intel Labs. Wish them a nice and productive summer of 2021.\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __March 26, 2021__: "​Scalable Top-down Security Design for 5G Networks"​ has been awarded by Deloitte. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the **Co-PI** of the project (Dr. Ying Wang is serving as the PI). The total budget is **$400,​000**.\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __March 8, 2021__: "​Enhancing 5G Wireless Network Security with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces"​ has been awarded by CCI. George Mason University is the leading institution of the joint effort. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the **PI** from Virginia Tech. The total budget of the project is  **$220,​000**.\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Ph.D. Defense]</​fc>​** __Feb 25, 2021__: Our group member, Hao (Antonio) Song, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation and becomes Dr. Song. Congratulations Dr. Song! The title of Antonio'​s dissertation is "Swarm Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks in Wireless Communications:​ Routing Protocol, Multicast, and Data Exchange"​. He is the <fc #​ff0000>​**9th**</​fc>​ Ph.D. graduated from our group. He will be joining **Intel Research** as a Research Scientist.\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[New Member]</​fc>​** __January 10, 2021__: Yifei joined our group as a PhD student. Welcome on board!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __January 6, 2021__: Our paper, //A Deep Reinforcement Learning Framework for Spectrum Management in Dynamic Spectrum Access//, has been accepted to //IEEE Internet Things J.// (**IOTJ**) Congratulations Antonio!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __January 4, 2021__: Our paper, //RCNet: Incorporating Structural Information into Deep RNN for Online MIMO-OFDM Symbol Detection with Limited Training//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun.// (**TWireless**). Congratulations Zhou and Shashank!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship]</​fc>​** __December 18, 2020__: Two of our group'​s teams have been selected for full proposal for [[https://​www.qualcomm.com/​research/​research/​university-relations/​innovation-fellowship/​2021-north-america|Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF)]]. The topics are "A Sample-Efficient Deep Reinforcement Learning Framework for 5G Dynamic Spectrum Access and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing"​ and "Deep Reinforcement Learning Meets Resource Allocation in Radio Access Network (RAN) Slicing"​. Only <fc #​ff0000>​three teams</​fc>​ from Virginia Tech are selected to move to the full proposal stage and <fc #​ff0000>​two</​fc>​ of them are from our group! Congratulations Hao-Hsuan, Jiarui, Emad and Nima!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __December 14, 2020__: Our paper, //Energy Efficient MIMO-OFDM Spectrum Sensing Using Deep Stacked Spiking Delayed Feedback Reservoir Computing//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Green Commun. and Netw.// (**TGCN**). Congratulations Kian!\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __December 14, 2020__: "Open Programmable Secure 5G (OPS-5G)"​ has been awarded by DARPA. Perspecta Labs is leading the effort. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the **Co-PI** of the subcontract from Virginia Tech (Dr. Haining Wang is serving as the PI). VT's share is **$457,​659**.\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[M.S. Defense]</​fc>​** __December 10, 2020__: Our group member, Jianan Bai, successfully defended his M.S. thesis. Congratulations Jianan! \\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __December 4, 2020__: Our paper, //Enhanced Flooding-Based Routing Protocol for Swarm UAV Networks: Random Network Coding Meets Clustering//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE// **INFOCOM 2021**. Congratulations Antonio and Bodong!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __November 28, 2020__: Our paper, //A Cost-Efficient Digital ESN Architecture on FPGA for OFDM Symbol Detection//,​ has been accepted to //ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems// (**JETC**). Congratulations Donald and Lianjun!\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __November 17, 2020__: "Agile Waveform Design for Communication Networks in Contested Environments"​ has been awarded as a University Center of Excellence (UCoE) by AFRL/AFOSR. [[https://​ece.duke.edu/​faculty/​robert-calderbank|Dr. Robert Calderbank]] is the leading PI and Duke University is the leading institution. The UCoE will have 8 researchers from Duke, ASU, CMU, CSU, Princeton, and Virginia Tech. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the **PI** from the Virginia Tech and will be serving on the **Steering Committee** of the UCoE. VT's share is **$1,​181,​001**. News release from Duke can be found [[https://​pratt.duke.edu/​about/​news/​afosr-coe|here]].\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __November 17, 2020__: "5G Enabled Smart Farms through Secure and Intelligent Wireless Sensors"​ has been awarded by Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) under Southwest Virginia Research, Innovation, & Workforce Development Program. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the Co-PI of this project and Dr. Hwajung (Joan) Lee from Radford University is serving as the PI of the project.\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __November 13, 2020__: Our paper, //A Cross-Layer Optimization Framework for Distributed Computing in IoT Networks//, has been accepted to //ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing EdgeComm Workshop//. Congratulations Bodong!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __November 13, 2020__: Our paper, //Quantized Reservoir Computing on Edge Devices for Communication Applications//,​ has been accepted to //ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing EdgeComm Workshop//. C\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __November 3, 2020__: Our paper, //Learning with Knowledge of Structure: A Neural Network-Based Approach for MIMO-OFDM Detection//,​ has been accepted to //Asilomar 2021//. Congratulations Zhou and Shashank!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __November 3, 2020__: Our paper, //Learning for Integer-Constrained Optimization through Neural Networks with Limited Training//, has been accepted to //NeurIPS Learning Meets Combinatorial Algorithms (LMCA) Workshop//. Congratulations Zhou and Shashank!\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[ExComm of NSC]</​fc>​** __October 5, 2020__: Dr. Lingjia Liu has been elected to the [[https://​www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org/​about-us-2/​leadership/​|Executive Committee]] of [[https://​www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org/​|National Spectrum Consortium]]! \\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __September 24, 2020__: Our paper, //Deep Echo State Q-Network (DEQN) and Its Application in Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for 5G and Beyond//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Neural Netw. & Learning Syst.// (**TNNLS**) Congratulations Hao-Hsuan!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Qualcomm Academic Lecture]</​fc>​** __September 16, 2020__: Dr. Lingjia Liu delivered an invited Academic Lecture to Qualcomm on the title of "​Brain-Inspired Wireless Communications:​ Reservoir Computing Meets MIMO-OFDM"​!\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship]</​fc>​** __August 28, 2020__: Donald and Kangjun have been selected to received the prestigious [[https://​www.qualcomm.com/​invention/​research/​university-relations/​innovation-fellowship/​2020-north-america|Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF)]] with a grant of **$100K**. Congratulations Donald and Kangjun!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __August 26, 2020__: Our paper, //Random Network Coding Enabled Routing Protocol in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun.// (**TWireless**) Congratulations Antonio!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[New Member]</​fc>​** __August 10, 2020__: Nima and Jiarui joined our group as PhD students. Welcome on board!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __August 04, 2020__: Our paper, //Spatial Spectrum Sensing in Uplink Two-Tier User-Centric Deployed HetNets//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun.// (**TWireless**) Congratulations Bodong!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** __July 24, 2020__: Our paper, //On the Fundamental Tradeoffs between Video Freshness and Video Quality in Real-time Applications//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE Internet Things J.// (**IOTJ**) Congratulations Junchao and Antonio!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[EdgeComm]</​fc>​** __June 21, 2020__: Dr. Lingjia Liu will be serving as the Workshop co-Chair of the 1st International Workshop on Edge Computing and Communications (EdgeComm), in conjunction with the 5th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC 2020). The webpage of the workshop can be found [[https://​acm-ieee-sec.org/​2020/​edgecom.php|here]]. Please consider submitting your contributions!\\ +
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Visitor Return]</​fc>​** __June 4, 2020__: Nan Qu finished her visit in our group and returned back to China. All the best to Nan!\\ +
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** __May 26, 2020__: ​ "​Collaborative Research: MLWiNS: Deep Neural Networks Meet Physical Layer Communications – Learning with Knowledge of Structure"​ has been awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Intel under grant NSF/​CNS-2003059. This is a medium collaborative project with a total budget of **$810K**. Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the **PI** from the **leading institution** of this project. [[https://​lizhongzheng.mit.edu/​|Dr. Lizhong Zheng]] from [[https://​www.eecs.mit.edu/​|EECS@MIT]] is serving as the PI from the collaborative institution.\\+
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__May 192020__: Our paper, //MIMO Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio-Based Internet of Things//, has been accepted to //​IEEE ​Internet Things J.// (**IOTJ**) Congratulations ​Mingqian!\\+**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__April 282022__: Our paper, //Decentralized Deep Reinforcement Learning Meets Mobility Load Balancing//, has been accepted to //IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw.// (**TNET**)  Congratulations ​Hao-HsuanThis is a collaborative work with [[https://​www.sra.samsung.com/​|Samsung Research America]].\\
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Summer Intern]</​fc>​** ​__May 182020__: Our group membersLianjun LiHao (Antonio) Song, and Zhou Zhou will start their research intern positions in Samsung Research America and Mitsubishi Electric Research LabWish them a nice and productive summer of 2020.\\+**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__April 272022__: Our paper//UAV Swarm-Enabled Aerial Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface: ModelingAnalysis, and Optimization//,​ has been accepted to //IEEE TransCommun.// (**TCOM**) ​ Congratulations Bodong! ​\\
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-**<fc #ff0000>[Grant]</​fc>​** ​__May 152020__ "​Preliminary Research and Multi-University Proposal Development for Efficient Measurement of Spectrum Sharing and Cognitive Radio Network Intelligence and Performance" ​has been awarded by Commonwealth Cyber Initiative ​(CCIunder Southwest Virginia Collaboration GrantDrLingjia Liu is serving as the Co-PI of this project and DrCarl Dietrich is serving as the PI of the project.\\+**<fc #6495ed>[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__April 202022__Our paper, //Aerial Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Meet Mobile Edge Computing//, ​has been accepted to //IEEE Wireless Commun.// ​(**WCM** ​Congratulations Bodong! This is a collaborative work with Prof[[https://​ece.princeton.edu/​people/​h-vincent-poor|Vincent Poor]] from ECE@Princeton.\\
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__May 142020__: Our paper, //3D Spectrum Sharing for Hybrid D2D and UAV Networks//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Commun.// (**TCOM**) Congratulations ​Bodong!\\+**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__March 162022__: Our paper, //Harnessing Tensor Structures – Multi-Mode Reservoir Computing ​and Its Application in Massive MIMO//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. ​Wireless ​Commun.// (**TWireless**) Congratulations ​Zhou and Jiarui! \\
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-**<fc #ff0000>[Ph.D. Defense]</​fc>​** ​__May 122020__: Our group memberKian Hamedanisuccessfully defended his Ph.Ddissertation ​and becomes Dr. Hamedani. Congratulations Dr. Hamedani! The title of Kian's dissertation ​is "​Energy Efficient Deep Spiking Recurrent Neural Networks: A Reservoir Computing-Based Approach"​. He is the <fc #​ff0000>​**8th**</​fc>​ Ph.D. graduated from our group.\\+**<fc #6495ed>[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__March 162022__: Our paper//​Angle-based Downlink Beam Selection and User Scheduling for Massive MIMO Systems//has been accepted to //IEEE TransWireless Commun.// (**TWireless**) Congratulations Nan and Rubayet! The majority ​of the work is done when Nan is working as a visiting PhD student in our group.\\
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-**<fc #​ff0000>​[Best Paper Award]</​fc>​** ​__May 22020__Our paper, //Reservoir Computing Meets Wi-Fi in Software Radios: Neural Network-based Symbol Detection using Training Sequences ​and Pilots//, received ​**Charles KKao Best Paper Award** at //The 29th Wireless ​and Optical Communications Conference//​ (WOCC 2020). This is a joint collaboration among our groupSamsung Research Americaand Air Force Research LaboratoryCongratulations Lianjun!\\+**<fc #​ff0000>​[Grant]</​fc>​** ​__March 32022__ "​Capturing Unknown Transmissions & Perceiving Anomalous Signal Transmissions ​and Emanations"​ has been awarded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). This is a **$14 million** collaborative project led by BAE Systems. DrLingjia Liu is serving as the **PI** of the sub-award for Virginia Tech and Virginia Tech's share is **$1,478,540**.\\
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-**<fc #ff0000>[Grant]</​fc>​** ​__May 1, 2020__: Our group received **$80K** support ​to work on //AI-Enabled Wireless: From Receive Processing ​to Multi-user Scheduling// from Samsung Research America ​(SRA)! Dr. Lingjia Liu is serving as the sole PI of this project.\\+**<fc #6495ed>[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__March ​1, 2022__: Our paper, //​Learning ​to Equalize OTFS//, has been accepted ​to //IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun.// ​(**TWireless**Congratulations Zhou and JiaruiThis is a collaborative work with Prof. [[https://​ece.duke.edu/​faculty/​robert-calderbank|Robert Calderbank]] from ECE/CS@Duke.\\
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__April 202020__: Our paper, //Moving Toward IntelligenceDetecting Symbols on 5G Systems Through Deep Echo State Network//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. ​EmergSel. Topics Circuits Syst// (**ETCAS**) Congratulations ​Kangjun, Zhou, and Shashank!\\+**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__February 142022__: Our paper, //RC-StructA Structure-based Neural ​Network ​Approach for MIMO-OFDM Detection//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. ​Wireless Commun.// (**TWireless**) Congratulations ​Jiarui ​and LianjunThis is a collaborative work with Prof. [[https://​lizhongzheng.mit.edu/​|Lizhong Zheng]] from EECS@MIT.\\
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__March 302020__Our paper, //​Accelerating Model Free Reinforcement Learning with Imperfect Model Knowledge in Dynamic Spectrum Access//, has been accepted to //​IEEE ​Internet Things J.// (**IOTJ**) Congratulations Lianjun, Jianan, and Hao-Hsuan!\\+**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__January 202022__3 of our papers have been accepted to //​IEEE ​Intl Conf on Commun.// (**ICC**) 2022. The topics are ranging from //error bounds characterization for reservoir computing// to //​policy-based spiking neural networks for multi-agent reinforcement learning//​. ​Congratulations ​Shashank, ​Lianjun, and Nima!\\
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship]</​fc>​** ​__March 272020__Donald and Kangjun'​s abstract on "A Low-Power Hybrid Neural ​Processing ​Architecture for Mobile Edge Itelligent Computing" ​has been selected as the <fc #ff0000>**Finalist**</fc> for Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF)Congratulations ​Donald ​and Kangjun!\\+**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__December 302021__Our paper, //Reservoir Computing Meets Extreme Learning Machine in Real-Time MIMO-OFDM Receive ​Processing//, has been accepted to //IEEE Trans. Commun.// (**TCOM**) Congratulations ​Lianjun ​and Zhou!\\
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-**<fc #6495ed>[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__March 272020__: Our paper//​Mobile ​Edge Computing in the Sky: A Hybrid Air and Ground Network//, has been accepted to //IEEE Internet Things J.// (**IOTJ**) Congratulations Bodong!\\+**<fc #ff0000>[Ph.D. Defense]</​fc>​** ​__December 82021__: Our group memberBodong Shang, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation and becomes Dr. Shang. Congratulations Dr. Shang! The title of Bodong'​s dissertation is "​Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Edge Computing in Wireless Networks"​He is the <fc #ff0000>**12th**</fc> Ph.D. graduated from our group. He will be working as a joint PostDoctoral Research Associate from Princeton Univresity and Virginia Tech.\\
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__March 42020__: Our paper, //Scalable Video Transmission ​in Cache-aided Device-to-Device Networks//, has been accepted to //​IEEE ​Trans. Wireless Commun.// (**TWireless**Congratulations ​Junchao, Antonio, Rubayet ​and Bodong!\\+**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__December 32021__: Our paper, //Real-time Machine Learning for Symbol Detection ​in MIMO-OFDM Systems//, has been accepted to //IEEE// **INFOCOM 2022**Congratulations ​Donald ​and Lianjun!\\
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-**<fc #​6495ed>​[Paper Acceptance]</​fc>​** ​__March 32020__: Our paper//Spectrum Sharing for UAV Communications:​ Spatial Spectrum Sensing ​and Open Issues//, has been accepted to //IEEE VehTechnolMag.// (**VTM**) ​Congratulations ​Bodong!\\+**<fc #​6495ed>​[Faculty Position]</​fc>​** ​__December 12021__: Our group memberDr. Yanjun Pan, will be joining the Computer Science ​and Computer Engineering (CSCE) Deptat the University of Arkansas as a tenure-track assistant professor in Spring 2022. Congratulations ​Yanjun!\\
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