Novel interference mitigation techniques in networks
The biggest challenge in modern large-scale communication networks is to mitigate interference among numerous active devices. In contrast to conventional wisdom that interference should be avoided, this project aims to harness interference, based on the idea that interference can be viewed as a form of computation, and this computational potential can be exploited advantageously via the so-called structured codes. Under this framework, a novel non-orthogonal multiple access scheme named Compute-Forward Multiple Access (CFMA) has been devised, which is shown to be theoretically optimal with practical low-complexity encoder and decoders. This project expects to develop theory and novel coding techniques which will deepen our understanding of interference, and significantly increase the network bandwidth efficiency.