Stochastic Geometry and Wireless Networks

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Francois Baccelli (The University of Texas at Austin)

Stochastic geometry provides a natural way of averaging out the
quantitative characteristics of any network information theoretic channel
over all potential geometrical patterns or channel gains present in e.g. a
stationary Poisson point process. The talk will survey recent scaling laws
obtained by this approach on several network information theoretic
channels, when the density of the point process tends to infinity. This
approach allows one to predict the asymptotic behavior of spectral
efficiency in large wireless networks under densification assumptions.

François Baccelli is Simons Math+X Chair in Mathematics and ECE at UT
Austin. His research directions are at the interface between Applied
Mathematics (probability theory, stochastic geometry, dynamical systems)
and Communications (network science, information theory, wireless
networks). He is co-author of research monographs on point processes and
queues (with P. Brémaud); max plus algebras and network dynamics (with G.
Cohen, G. Olsder and J.P. Quadrat); stationary queuing networks (with P.
Brémaud); stochastic geometry and wireless networks (with B.
Blaszczyszyn). Before joining UT Austin, he held positions at INRIA, Ecole
Normale Supérieure and Ecole Polytechnique. He received the France Télécom
Prize of the French Academy of Sciences in 2002 and the ACM Sigmetrics
Achievement Award in 2014. He is a co-recipient of the 2014 Stephen O.
Rice Prize and of the Leonard G. Abraham Prize Awards of the IEEE
Communications Theory Society. He is a member of the French Academy of
Sciences and part time researcher at INRIA.

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