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. 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. Recently, I have also been 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

  •  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 appeare 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