## 2014 |

## Inproceedings |

Cespedes, Javier; Olmos, Pablo; Sanchez-Fernandez, Matilde; Perez-Cruz, Fernando Improved Performance of LDPC-Coded MIMO Systems with EP-based Soft-Decisions (Inproceeding) 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, pp. 1997–2001, IEEE, Honolulu, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4799-5186-4. (Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Approximation algorithms, Approximation methods, approximation theory, Channel Coding, channel decoder, communication complexity, complexity, Complexity theory, Detectors, encoding scheme, EP soft bit probability, EP-based soft decision, error statistics, expectation propagation, expectation-maximisation algorithm, expectation-propagation algorithm, Gaussian approximation, Gaussian channels, LDPC, LDPC coded MIMO system, Low Complexity receiver, MIMO, MIMO communication, MIMO communication systems, MIMO receiver, modern communication system, multiple input multiple output, parity check codes, per-antenna soft bit probability, posterior marginalization problem, posterior probability computation, QAM constellation, Quadrature amplitude modulation, radio receivers, signaling, spectral analysis, spectral efficiency maximization, symbol detection, telecommunication signalling, Vectors) @inproceedings{Cespedes2014b, title = {Improved Performance of LDPC-Coded MIMO Systems with EP-based Soft-Decisions}, author = {Cespedes, Javier and Olmos, Pablo M. and Sanchez-Fernandez, Matilde and Perez-Cruz, Fernando}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6875183}, isbn = {978-1-4799-5186-4}, year = {2014}, date = {2014-01-01}, booktitle = {2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory}, pages = {1997--2001}, publisher = {IEEE}, address = {Honolulu}, abstract = {Modern communications systems use efficient encoding schemes, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and high-order QAM constellations for maximizing spectral efficiency. However, as the dimensions of the system grow, the design of efficient and low-complexity MIMO receivers possesses technical challenges. Symbol detection can no longer rely on conventional approaches for posterior probability computation due to complexity. Marginalization of this posterior to obtain per-antenna soft-bit probabilities to be fed to a channel decoder is computationally challenging when realistic signaling is used. In this work, we propose to use Expectation Propagation (EP) algorithm to provide an accurate low-complexity Gaussian approximation to the posterior, easily solving the posterior marginalization problem. EP soft-bit probabilities are used in an LDPC-coded MIMO system, achieving outstanding performance improvement compared to similar approaches in the literature for low-complexity LDPC MIMO decoding.}, keywords = {Approximation algorithms, Approximation methods, approximation theory, Channel Coding, channel decoder, communication complexity, complexity, Complexity theory, Detectors, encoding scheme, EP soft bit probability, EP-based soft decision, error statistics, expectation propagation, expectation-maximisation algorithm, expectation-propagation algorithm, Gaussian approximation, Gaussian channels, LDPC, LDPC coded MIMO system, Low Complexity receiver, MIMO, MIMO communication, MIMO communication systems, MIMO receiver, modern communication system, multiple input multiple output, parity check codes, per-antenna soft bit probability, posterior marginalization problem, posterior probability computation, QAM constellation, Quadrature amplitude modulation, radio receivers, signaling, spectral analysis, spectral efficiency maximization, symbol detection, telecommunication signalling, Vectors}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {inproceedings} } Modern communications systems use efficient encoding schemes, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and high-order QAM constellations for maximizing spectral efficiency. However, as the dimensions of the system grow, the design of efficient and low-complexity MIMO receivers possesses technical challenges. Symbol detection can no longer rely on conventional approaches for posterior probability computation due to complexity. Marginalization of this posterior to obtain per-antenna soft-bit probabilities to be fed to a channel decoder is computationally challenging when realistic signaling is used. In this work, we propose to use Expectation Propagation (EP) algorithm to provide an accurate low-complexity Gaussian approximation to the posterior, easily solving the posterior marginalization problem. EP soft-bit probabilities are used in an LDPC-coded MIMO system, achieving outstanding performance improvement compared to similar approaches in the literature for low-complexity LDPC MIMO decoding. |

## 2013 |

## Inproceedings |

Luengo, David; Via, Javier; Monzon, Sandra; Trigano, Tom; Artés-Rodríguez, Antonio Cross-Products LASSO (Inproceeding) 2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, pp. 6118–6122, IEEE, Vancouver, 2013, ISSN: 1520-6149. (Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Approximation methods, approximation theory, concave programming, convex programming, Cost function, cross-product LASSO cost function, Dictionaries, dictionary, Encoding, LASSO, learning (artificial intelligence), negative co-occurrence, negative cooccurrence phenomenon, nonconvex optimization problem, Signal processing, signal processing application, signal reconstruction, sparse coding, sparse learning approach, Sparse matrices, sparsity-aware learning, successive convex approximation, Vectors) @inproceedings{Luengo2013, title = {Cross-Products LASSO}, author = {Luengo, David and Via, Javier and Monzon, Sandra and Trigano, Tom and Artés-Rodríguez, Antonio}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6638840}, issn = {1520-6149}, year = {2013}, date = {2013-01-01}, booktitle = {2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing}, pages = {6118--6122}, publisher = {IEEE}, address = {Vancouver}, abstract = {Negative co-occurrence is a common phenomenon in many signal processing applications. In some cases the signals involved are sparse, and this information can be exploited to recover them. In this paper, we present a sparse learning approach that explicitly takes into account negative co-occurrence. This is achieved by adding a novel penalty term to the LASSO cost function based on the cross-products between the reconstruction coefficients. Although the resulting optimization problem is non-convex, we develop a new and efficient method for solving it based on successive convex approximations. Results on synthetic data, for both complete and overcomplete dictionaries, are provided to validate the proposed approach.}, keywords = {Approximation methods, approximation theory, concave programming, convex programming, Cost function, cross-product LASSO cost function, Dictionaries, dictionary, Encoding, LASSO, learning (artificial intelligence), negative co-occurrence, negative cooccurrence phenomenon, nonconvex optimization problem, Signal processing, signal processing application, signal reconstruction, sparse coding, sparse learning approach, Sparse matrices, sparsity-aware learning, successive convex approximation, Vectors}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {inproceedings} } Negative co-occurrence is a common phenomenon in many signal processing applications. In some cases the signals involved are sparse, and this information can be exploited to recover them. In this paper, we present a sparse learning approach that explicitly takes into account negative co-occurrence. This is achieved by adding a novel penalty term to the LASSO cost function based on the cross-products between the reconstruction coefficients. Although the resulting optimization problem is non-convex, we develop a new and efficient method for solving it based on successive convex approximations. Results on synthetic data, for both complete and overcomplete dictionaries, are provided to validate the proposed approach. |

## 2012 |

## Inproceedings |

Salamanca, Luis; Murillo-Fuentes, Juan Jose; Olmos, Pablo; Perez-Cruz, Fernando Tree-Structured Expectation Propagation for LDPC Decoding over the AWGN Channel (Inproceeding) 2012 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, pp. 1–6, IEEE, Santander, 2012, ISSN: 1551-2541. (Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: additive white Gaussian noise channel, Approximation algorithms, Approximation methods, approximation theory, AWGN channel, AWGN channels, belief propagation solution, Bit error rate, Decoding, error floor reduction, finite-length regime, Gain, Joints, LDPC decoding, low-density parity-check decoding, pairwise marginal constraint, parity check codes, TEP decoder, tree-like approximation, tree-structured expectation propagation, trees (mathematics)) @inproceedings{Salamanca2012, title = {Tree-Structured Expectation Propagation for LDPC Decoding over the AWGN Channel}, author = {Salamanca, Luis and Murillo-Fuentes, Juan Jose and Olmos, Pablo M. and Perez-Cruz, Fernando}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=6349716}, issn = {1551-2541}, year = {2012}, date = {2012-01-01}, booktitle = {2012 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing}, pages = {1--6}, publisher = {IEEE}, address = {Santander}, abstract = {In this paper, we propose the tree-structured expectation propagation (TEP) algorithm for low-density parity-check (LDPC) decoding over the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel. By imposing a tree-like approximation over the graphical model of the code, this algorithm introduces pairwise marginal constraints over pairs of variables, which provide joint information of the variables related. Thanks to this, the proposed TEP decoder improves the performance of the standard belief propagation (BP) solution. An efficient way of constructing the tree-like structure is also described. The simulation results illustrate the TEP decoder gain in the finite-length regime, compared to the standard BP solution. For code lengths shorter than n = 512, the gain in the waterfall region achieves up to 0.25 dB. We also notice a remarkable reduction of the error floor.}, keywords = {additive white Gaussian noise channel, Approximation algorithms, Approximation methods, approximation theory, AWGN channel, AWGN channels, belief propagation solution, Bit error rate, Decoding, error floor reduction, finite-length regime, Gain, Joints, LDPC decoding, low-density parity-check decoding, pairwise marginal constraint, parity check codes, TEP decoder, tree-like approximation, tree-structured expectation propagation, trees (mathematics)}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {inproceedings} } In this paper, we propose the tree-structured expectation propagation (TEP) algorithm for low-density parity-check (LDPC) decoding over the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel. By imposing a tree-like approximation over the graphical model of the code, this algorithm introduces pairwise marginal constraints over pairs of variables, which provide joint information of the variables related. Thanks to this, the proposed TEP decoder improves the performance of the standard belief propagation (BP) solution. An efficient way of constructing the tree-like structure is also described. The simulation results illustrate the TEP decoder gain in the finite-length regime, compared to the standard BP solution. For code lengths shorter than n = 512, the gain in the waterfall region achieves up to 0.25 dB. We also notice a remarkable reduction of the error floor. |

## 2010 |

## Journal Articles |

Koch, Tobias; Lapidoth, Amos On Multipath Fading Channels at High SNR (Journal Article) IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 56 (12), pp. 5945–5957, 2010, ISSN: 0018-9448. (Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: approximation theory, capacity pre-loglog, capacity to loglog, channel capacity, channels with memory, Delay, Fading, fading channels, frequency-selective fading, high signal-to-noise ratio, high SNR, Limiting, multipath, multipath channels, noncoherent, noncoherent multipath fading channel, Receivers, Signal to noise ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, Transmitters) @article{Koch2010b, title = {On Multipath Fading Channels at High SNR}, author = {Koch, Tobias and Lapidoth, Amos}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=5625630}, issn = {0018-9448}, year = {2010}, date = {2010-01-01}, journal = {IEEE Transactions on Information Theory}, volume = {56}, number = {12}, pages = {5945--5957}, abstract = {A noncoherent multipath fading channel is considered, where neither the transmitter nor the receiver is cognizant of the realization of the path gains, but both are cognizant of their statistics. It is shown that if the delay spread is large in the sense that the variances of the path gains decay exponentially or slower, then capacity is bounded in the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). For such channels, capacity does not tend to infinity as the SNR tends to infinity. In contrast, if the variances of the path gains decay faster than exponentially, then capacity is unbounded in the SNR. It is further demonstrated that if the number of paths is finite, then at high SNR capacity grows double-logarithmically with the SNR, and the capacity pre-loglog-defined as the limiting ratio of capacity to loglog(SNR) as the SNR tends to infinity-is 1 irrespective of the number of paths. The results demonstrate that at high SNR multipath fading channels with an infinite number of paths cannot be approximated by multipath fading channels with only a finite number of paths. The number of paths that are needed to approximate a multipath fading channel typically depends on the SNR and may grow to infinity as the SNR tends to infinity.}, keywords = {approximation theory, capacity pre-loglog, capacity to loglog, channel capacity, channels with memory, Delay, Fading, fading channels, frequency-selective fading, high signal-to-noise ratio, high SNR, Limiting, multipath, multipath channels, noncoherent, noncoherent multipath fading channel, Receivers, Signal to noise ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, Transmitters}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {article} } A noncoherent multipath fading channel is considered, where neither the transmitter nor the receiver is cognizant of the realization of the path gains, but both are cognizant of their statistics. It is shown that if the delay spread is large in the sense that the variances of the path gains decay exponentially or slower, then capacity is bounded in the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). For such channels, capacity does not tend to infinity as the SNR tends to infinity. In contrast, if the variances of the path gains decay faster than exponentially, then capacity is unbounded in the SNR. It is further demonstrated that if the number of paths is finite, then at high SNR capacity grows double-logarithmically with the SNR, and the capacity pre-loglog-defined as the limiting ratio of capacity to loglog(SNR) as the SNR tends to infinity-is 1 irrespective of the number of paths. The results demonstrate that at high SNR multipath fading channels with an infinite number of paths cannot be approximated by multipath fading channels with only a finite number of paths. The number of paths that are needed to approximate a multipath fading channel typically depends on the SNR and may grow to infinity as the SNR tends to infinity. |

## 2009 |

## Inproceedings |

Fresia, Maria; Perez-Cruz, Fernando; Poor, Vincent Optimized Concatenated LDPC Codes for Joint Source-Channel Coding (Inproceeding) 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, pp. 2131–2135, IEEE, Seoul, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4244-4312-3. (Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: approximation theory, asymptotic behavior analysis, Channel Coding, combined source-channel coding, Concatenated codes, Decoding, Entropy, EXIT chart, extrinsic information transfer, H infinity control, Information analysis, joint belief propagation decoder, joint source-channel coding, low-density-parity-check code, optimized concatenated independent LDPC codes, parity check codes, Redundancy, source coding, transmitter, Transmitters) @inproceedings{Fresia2009, title = {Optimized Concatenated LDPC Codes for Joint Source-Channel Coding}, author = {Fresia, Maria and Perez-Cruz, Fernando and Poor, H. Vincent}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=5205766}, isbn = {978-1-4244-4312-3}, year = {2009}, date = {2009-01-01}, booktitle = {2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory}, pages = {2131--2135}, publisher = {IEEE}, address = {Seoul}, abstract = {In this paper a scheme for joint source-channel coding based on low-density-parity-check (LDPC) codes is investigated. Two concatenated independent LDPC codes are used in the transmitter: one for source coding and the other for channel coding, with a joint belief propagation decoder. The asymptotic behavior is analyzed using EXtrinsic Information Transfer (EXIT) charts and this approximation is corroborated with illustrative experiments. The optimization of the degree distributions for our sparse code to maximize the information transmission rate is also considered.}, keywords = {approximation theory, asymptotic behavior analysis, Channel Coding, combined source-channel coding, Concatenated codes, Decoding, Entropy, EXIT chart, extrinsic information transfer, H infinity control, Information analysis, joint belief propagation decoder, joint source-channel coding, low-density-parity-check code, optimized concatenated independent LDPC codes, parity check codes, Redundancy, source coding, transmitter, Transmitters}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {inproceedings} } In this paper a scheme for joint source-channel coding based on low-density-parity-check (LDPC) codes is investigated. Two concatenated independent LDPC codes are used in the transmitter: one for source coding and the other for channel coding, with a joint belief propagation decoder. The asymptotic behavior is analyzed using EXtrinsic Information Transfer (EXIT) charts and this approximation is corroborated with illustrative experiments. The optimization of the degree distributions for our sparse code to maximize the information transmission rate is also considered. |