Prof. Yulong Zou

Biograph: Yulong Zou is a Professor at the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), Nanjing, China. He received the B.Eng. degree in information engineering from NUPT, Nanjing, China, in July 2006, the first Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA, in May 2012, and the second Ph.D. degree in signal and information processing from NUPT, Nanjing, China, in July 2012. His research interests span a wide range of topics in wireless communications and signal processing, including the cooperative communications, cognitive radio, wireless security, and energy-efficient communications. Dr. Zou was awarded the 9th IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher in 2014. He has served as an editor for the IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Letters, IET Communications, and China Communications. In addition, he has acted as TPC members for various IEEE sponsored conferences, e.g., IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM/WCNC/VTC/ICCC, etc.

Title: Intelligent Interference Exploitation for Heterogeneous Cellular Networks Against Eavesdropping

Abstract: This talk examines the co-existence of a macro cell and a small cell for heterogeneous cellular networks, where a macro base station (MBS) and small base station (SBS) transmit to respective macro user (MU) and small user (SU) through their shared spectrum in the face of a common eavesdropper. We consider two spectrum sharing mechanisms, namely the overlay spectrum sharing (OSS) and underlay spectrum sharing (USS). In the OSS, the MBS and the SBS take turns to access their shared spectrum. By contrast, the USS allows the MBS and SBS to simultaneously transmit over the shared spectrum with the aid of power control for limiting their mutual interference, thus called interference-limited USS (IL-USS). In order to take advantage of mutual interference in confusing the eavesdropper without causing adverse effect on the MU, we propose an interference-canceled USS (IC-USS) scheme, where a sophisticatedly designed signal is emitted at the MBS to cancel out the interference received at the MU, which is also beneficial in terms of defending the common eavesdropper. Closed-form expressions of overall outage probability and intercept probability are derived for OSS, IL-USS, and IC-USS schemes by taking into account both MBS-MU and SBS-SU transmissions. The secrecy diversity analysis is also carried out by characterizing an asymptotic behavior of the overall outage probability with a given intercept probability in the high signal-to-noise ratio region. It is shown that the secrecy diversity gains of conventional OSS and IL-USS are zero, whereas the proposed IC-USS achieves a higher secrecy diversity gain of one. This implies that with an arbitrarily low overall intercept probability, the conventional OSS and IL-USS methods converge to their respective outage probability floors; however, the proposed IC-USS scheme can make the overall outage probability asymptotically decrease to zero by simply increasing the transmit power. In addition, numerical results demonstrate an obvious advantage of the proposed IC-USS over OSS and IL-USS against eavesdropping.


Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline:
30 April 2019
Extend to 31 May 2019
Paper Acceptance Notification:
15 July 2019
Camera-ready Paper Submission:
15 August 2019
Registration open date:
1 July 2019
Conference Date:
11-13 December, 2019

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