prof.dr. Z. Tian

Visiting Professor
Circuits and Systems (CAS), Department of Microelectronics

Expertise: Signal processing for communication

Biography

Gerry Tian was a visiting professor at the CAS group, in September 2008.

I received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering (Automatic Control) from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 1994, and the M. S. and Ph.D. degrees from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, in 1998 and 2000 respectively. From 1994 to 1995, I studied in the graduate program of the department of Automation at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. From 1995 to 2000, I was a graduate research assistant in the Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) of George Mason University. Since August 2000, I have been on the faculty of Michigan Technological University, where I am a Professor.

My general interests are in the areas of signal processing, communications, detection and estimation. Specific areas of expertise have included ultra-wideband communications, MIMO systems, statistical sensor array processing, adaptive filtering, multi-target tracking, data fusion, Bayesian inference, and decision network theory and applications. Current research focuses on compressed sensing for random processes, statistical inference of network data, cognitive radio networks, and distributed wireless sensor networks. I am an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee (SPCOM‐TC). I served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2002 2008) and IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing (2006 2009). I received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2003. I am an IEEE Fellow.

Publications

  1. Compressive Covariance Sensing: Structure-based compressive sensing beyond sparsity
    D. Romero; D.D. Ariananda; Zhi Tian; G. Leus;
    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine,
    Volume 33, Issue 1, pp. 78-93, January 2016. DOI: 10.1109/MSP.2015.2486805
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  2. Tracking target signal strengths on a grid using sparsity
    S. Farahmand; G.B. Giannakis; G.J.T. Leus; Zhi Tian;
    EURASIP J. Advances Signal Proc.,
    Volume 2014, Issue 7, July 2014. DOI: 10.1186/1687-6180-2014-7
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  3. Special issue on Compressive Sensing in Communications
    W.U. Bajwa; G. Leus; A. Scaglione; M. Stojanovic; Zhi Tian;
    Physical Communication,
    Volume 5, Issue 2, pp. 61-63, June 2012. ISSN 1874-4907. DOI: 10.1016/j.phycom.2011.11.003
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  4. Joint Dynamic Resource Allocation and Waveform Adaptation for Cognitive Networks
    Zhi Tian; G. Leus; V. Lottici;
    IEEE J. Sel. Areas Comm. (JSAC),
    Volume 29, Issue 2, pp. 443-454, February 2011. DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2011.110216
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  5. Multi-coset sampling for power spectrum blind sensing
    D. Dony Ariananda; G. Leus; Zhi Tian;
    In 2011 17th Int. Conf. on Digital Signal Proc. (DSP),
    July 2011. DOI: 10.1109/ICDSP.2011.6005003
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  6. Sparsity-aware Kalman tracking of target signal strengths on a grid
    S. Farahmand; G.B. Giannakis; G. Leus; Zhi Tian;
    In 2011 Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Information Fusion (FUSION),
    July 2011. Print ISBN: 978-1-4577-0267-9.
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  7. Recovering Second-Order Statistics from Compressive Measurements
    G. Leus; Zhi Tian;
    In 4th IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP),
    Puerto Rico, IEEE, pp. 337-340, December 2011. ISBN 978-1-4577-2103-8.
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  8. Compressed Sensing Techniques for Dynamic Resource Allocation in Wideband Cognitive Networks
    Z. Tian; G. Leus; V. Lottici;
    In Proc. Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC),
    Marrakech, IEEE, June 2010.
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  9. A Novel Approach to UWB Data Detection with Symbol-Level Synchronization
    V. Lottici; Z. Tian; G. Leus;
    Physical Communication,
    Volume 2, Issue 4, pp. 296-305, 2009.
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  10. Detection of sparse signals under finite-alphabet constraints
    Zhi Tian; G. Leus; V. Lottici;
    In Proc. IEEE ICASSP,
    Taipei (Taiwan), IEEE, April 2009.
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  11. Joint dynamic resource allocation and waveform adaptation in cognitive radio networks
    Z. Tian; G. Leus; V. Lottici;
    In Proc. IEEE ICASSP,
    Las Vegas, IEEE, pp. 5368-5371, April 2008. ISBN: 1-4244-1484-9.
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  12. A Synchronization-Free Approach to Data Recovery for Multiple Access UWB Communications
    V. Lottici; G. Tian; G. Leus;
    In IEEE Int. Conf. UWB (ICUWB 2008),
    Hannover, Germany, pp. 153-156, September 2008.
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  13. Frequency agile waveform adaptation for cognitive radios
    Z. Tian; G. Leus; V. Lottici;
    In Proc. IEEE Int. Waveform Diversity and Design Conf. (WDDC'07),
    Pisa (IT), IEEE, pp. 326-329, June 2007. DOI: 10.1109/WDDC.2007.4339436
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  14. Synchronization-Free Data Detection for UWB Communications
    V. Lottici; Z. Tian; G. Leus;
    In Proc. IEEE 14th annual Symp. on Comm. Vehicular Techn. in the Benelux (SCVT'07),
    Delft, The Netherlands, November 2007. ISBN 1-4244-1370-2.
    document

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