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Dr Na Yi


Senior Research Fellow
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Biography

Biography

I am saying "Communication is sharing the past with the future." (Well, until spooky action at a distance has been successfully employed...)

She received M.Phil. degree from University of Liverpool, U.K., and Ph.D. degree from CCSR, University of Surrey, all in Electrical Engineering, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. Since 2009, she has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Communication Systems (formerly the Centre for Communication Systems Research, CCSR), University of Surrey.

Research interests

Her main research interests include physical layer resource allocation, optimization, information theory and wireless communications.

Current Project Student

  • Juan Carlos de Luna Ducoing, "Novel Transmission Techniques for Large-Scale MIMO Systems" (2013).

Previous Project Students

  • Farman Ullah, "Node Cooperation in Wireless Passive Sensor Networks" (2010).
  • Turki N Yosef, "Coverage Optimization for Wireless Passive Sensor Networks" (2011)..
  • Vijay Bhaskar, "Joint Rate Access and Power Control in Wireless Passive Sensor Networks" (2011).
  • Janice George, "Best Relay Selection for DF Relaying with Limited Feedback" (2012).

Research collaborations

  • WHERE2 (EU-FP7)
  • ACROPOLIS (EU-FP7)
  • C2POWER (EU-FP7)
  • WHERE 1 (EU-FP7)
  • Mobile VCE-Core 4 (EPSRC)

Words to my little hero

  • Your life may not be perfect, but it can be full of fun.
  • Wearing your smile, when you are racing with destiny.

My publications

Publications

Journal Articles:

  • N. Yi, Y. Ma and R. Tafazolli, "Joint rate adaptation and best-relay selection using limited feedback," IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 2797-2805, June, 2013.
  • N. Yi, Y. Ma and R. Tafazolli, "Underlay cognitive radio with full or partial channel quality information," International Journal of Navigation and Observation, vol. 2010, Article ID 105723, (invited paper).
  • Y. Ma, N. Yi and R. Tafazolli, "Bit and power allocation for OFDM-based three-node relaying communications," IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 56, no. 7, pp. 3236-3247, Jul., 2008.
  • Y. Ma, N. Yi and R. Tafazolli, "Channel estimation for PRP-OFDM in slowly time-varying channel: first-order or second-order statistics?" IEEE Signal Process. Lett., vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 129-132, Mar., 2006.
  • Conference Papers (Selected)

  • H. Erik A. Yngvesson, Y. Ma, N. Yi and R. Tafazolli, "Transmit antenna selection in a cognitive MIMO system with primary cooperation," Accepted in IEEE GLOBECOM'13.
  • N. Yi and etc., "WHERE2 location aided communications," in Proc. EW2013, Guildford, Surrey, UK, April, 2013.
  • N. Yi, Y. Ma and R. Tafazolli, “Cooperative iterative water-filling for two-user Gaussian frequency-selective interference channels,” in Proc. IEEE VTC-Sping, Budapest, Hungary, May, 2011.
  • N. Yi, Y. Ma and R. Tafazolli, “Incremental decode-forward relaying over asymmetric fading channels: outage probability and location-aided relay selection,” in Proc. IEEE SSP, Nice, France, July, 2011.
  • N. Yi, Y. Ma and R. Tafazolli, “Coexistence strategies and capacity theorems of interference awareness cognitive radio,” in Proc. IEEE ICC'09, Dresden, Germany, June, 2009.
  • N. Yi, Y. Ma and R. Tafazolli, “Bit and power Loading for OFDM with an amplify-and-forward cooperative relay,” in Proc. IEEE PIMRC'08, Cannes, France, Sep. 2008.
  • N. Yi, Y. Ma and R. Tafazolli, “Multi-tone transmissions over two-user cognitive radio channel with weak interference,” in Proc. IEEE PIMRC'08, Cannes, France, Sep. 2008.
  • N. Yi, Y. Ma and R. Tafazolli, “Rate-adaptive bit and power loading for OFDM based DF relaying,” in Proc. IEEE VTC-Spring, May 2008.
  • N. Yi, Y. Ma and R. Tafazolli, “Doubly differential communication assisted with cooperative relay,” in Proc. IEEE VTC-Spring, May 2008.
  • N. Yi and Y. Huang, “Blind chip-level channel estimation for CDMA by exploiting time diversity,” in Proc. 2004 CACSSUK, Sep. 2004.
  • N. Yi and Y. Huang, “Joint cochannel interference cancellation and channel estimation for block precoded OFDM,” in Proc. IEEE APCC, Aug. 2004, pp. 932-936.
  • Doctoral Theses

    Na Yi, Cooperative communication for future cellular networks, Doctoral Thesis, 2009.