Mojtaba Vaezi

Mojtaba 

Mojtaba Vaezi
Assistant Professor

ECE Department
Villanova University
Tolentine 433A

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Villanova University and the director of Wireless Networking Lab. From 2015 to 2018, I was with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, as an Associate Research Scholar/Postdoctoral Research Fellow, hosted by Prof. H. Vincent Poor. My research interests lie at the intersection of information theory, communications, and signal processing. I'm also actively working on machine learning for wireless communication and signal processing. Please refer to my Research and Publications for more information. I received my Ph.D. from McGill University in 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Fabrice Labeau.

Prior to joining Princeton, I was a researcher at Ericsson Research, Canada. I have also served as the president of the McGill IEEE Student Branch in 2012-2014, and the head of Radio Network Design and Optimization group at Ericsson, Iran, in 2008-2009. I have my B.Sc. and M.Sc. both in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran.



Recent News

    2019

  •  12/19: I gave an invited Lightning Talk on MOMA myths and misunderstandings at GLOBECOM'19.

  •  11/19: The 6th NOMA Workshop at ICC'20 is now accepting papers. Please submit your novel contributiond by January 20, 2020.

  •  11/19: Congratulations to Yue Qi on receiving IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) Travel Grant to present her work at GLOBECOM 2019.

  •  10/19: The paper A rotation-based precoding for MIMO broadcast channels with integrated services is accepted for publication in the IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

  •  09/19: The paper ‘‘Power allocations in cache-aided NOMA systems: Optimization and deep learning approaches'' is accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Communications. ArXiv

  •  09/19: Our paper Deep learning based precoding for the MIMO Gaussian wiretap channel is listed in the Research Library of the IEEE Machine Learning For Communications Emerging Technologies Initiatives.

  •  09/19: Co-organizing the 6th Workshop on NOMA for 5G and Beyond at ICC'20, in Dublin.

  •  08/19: Our invited journal paper Interplay between NOMA and other emerging technologies: A survey is accepted for publication.

  •  06/19: The tutorial paper NOMA: Common myths and critical questions will appear in the IEEE Wireless Communications.

  •  05/19: I am appointed as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications.

  •  03/19: Our paper ‘‘Secure relaying in Non-orthogonal multiple access: Trusted and untrusted scenarios'', is accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.

  •  03/19: Our paper ‘‘Impact of beam misalignment on hybrid beamforming NOMA for mmWave communications'', is accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

  •  02/19: I am a Guest Editor of IEEE Access special issue on Advances in Signal Processing for NOMA. Please consider submitting your contributions.

  •  02/19: I have received the University Summer Grant Fellowship for the summer of 2019.

  •  02/19: I will serve as a TPC member for two Symposiums (Wireless Communications, and Cognitive Radio and AI-Enabled Networks) at GLOBECOM '19.

  •  01/19: I received the IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Editor Award in 2018.

  • 2018

  •  12/18: I am a keynote speaker at GLOBECOM'18 NOMA Workshop.

  •  11/18: Yue Qi received Villanova Engineering Research support for Spring 2019.

  •  11/18: The 5th NOMA Workshop at ICC'19 is now accepting papers.

  •  10/18: I am serving as a TPC member for two Symposiums and two Workshops at ICC'19.

  •  09/18: Read up on NOMA myths in our new submission: NOMA: Common Myths and Critical Questions.

  •  08/18: Our book Multiple Access Techniques for 5G Wireless Networks and Beyond (the first book on NOMA) is now live! (6,000+ downloads)

  •  08/18: Yue Qi and Xinliang Zhang have joined my Group as Ph.D. students. Welcome both!

  •  08/18: Co-organizing the 5th Workshop on NOMA for 5G at ICC'19, in Shanghai.

  •  08/18: Our paper Secure relaying in non-orthogonal multiple access: Trusted and untrusted scenarios is posted on arXiv.

  •  08/18: Our paper Hybrid beamforming NOMA for mmWave communications is posted on arXiv.

  •  07/18: Delivered an invited talk at Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab on, Machine Learning for Communications: Paving the Way for Beyond 5G.

  •  06/18: I have been elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior member.

  •  04/18: Co-organizing the 4th NOMA Workshop at GLOBECOM '18 in Abu Dhabi.

  •  03/18: The paper Social-aware user cooperation in full-duplex and half-duplex multi-antenna systems is accepted in IEEE Transaction on Communications.

  •  02/18: I will serve as a TPC member for two Symposiums (Wireless Comm. & Comm. Theory) at GLOBECOM'18.

  •  01/18: I have joined The ECE Department of Villanova University as an Assistant Professor.

  •  01/18: With Prof. Poor and Prof. Ding, I am editing a book titled Multiple Access Techniques for 5G Wireless Networks and Beyond.

  • 2017

  •  12/17: I have been selected as an Exemplary Reviewer of IEEE Communications Letters in 2017.

  •  11/17: The paper Wireless cooperative powered communication networks through overhearing will appear in IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology.

  •  10/17: Our paper received the best paper award from the Ministry of Science and ICT of Korea in 2017.

  •  09/17: The paper Relay-aided NOMA in uplink cellular networks is accepted for publication in IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

  •  08/17: Co-organizing the 3rd Workshop on NOMA for 5G at ICC'18, in Kansas City.

  •  08/17: I am appointed as an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Letters.

  •  07/17: The paper Optimal beamforming for Gaussian MIMO wiretap channels with two transmit antennas is accepted in IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications.

  •  06/17: I will serve as a TPC member for ICC'18 Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposium.

  •  05/17: IEEE GLOBECOM'17 NOMA Workshop is now accepting papers.

  •  04/17: Delivered an invited talk at Stevens Institute of Technology, Internet of Things: Security and Access Techniques.

  •  04/17: Our IEEE Communications Magazine paper on multi-cell NOMA is accepted. [pdf]

  •  03/17: Co-organizing the 2nd International Workshop on Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Techniques for 5G at GLOBECOM'17, in Singapore.

  •  02/17: Our paper Coordinated Beamforming for Multi-Cell MIMO-NOMA is the most popular paper in IEEE Communications Letters in Jan. & Feb. 2017.

  •  02/17: I will serve as a TPC member for three Symposiums (Wireless Comm., Mobile & Wireless Networks, and Comm. Theory) at GLOBECOM'17.

  •  01/17: Submitted the paper ''Optimal beamforming for Gaussian MIMO wiretap channels'' to the IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications.

Contact information

433A Tolentine Hall
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085
Email: mvaezi at villanova dot edu
Telephone: 610-519-5658