Rong-Rong Chen

   
 

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Utah

       

Contact Information

Office:

MEB 3106

 

Phone:

(801)585-7367

 

Fax:

(801)581-5281

 

Email:

rchen at ece dot utah dot edu

 

Address:

50 S. Central Campus Dr.
MEB 3280
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

 

Research Interests

News: 2021 Globecom Best Paper Award (Communication Theory Symposium ): ''A Practical Algorithm Design and Evaluation for Heterogeneous Elastic Computing with Stragglers'', Nicholas Woolsey, Jorg Kliewer, Rong-Rong Chen and Mingyue Ji

Funded Projects

Current CV

Publications (names of my students are underlined)

Published Journal Papers

[J29] Kazem Hashemizadeh, Rong-Rong Chen, Ganesh Adluru, Edward V. R. DiBella, Jointly Estimating Parametric Maps of Multiple Diffusion Models from Undersampled Q-Space Data: A Comparison of Three Deep Learning Approaches , Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Jan 2022.

[J28] Nick Woolsey, Rong-Rong Chen, Mingyue Ji, Coded Elastic Computing on Machines with Heterogeneous Storage and Computation Speed , IEEE Transactions on Communications, May 2021.

[J27] Nick Woolsey, Rong-Rong Chen, Mingyue Ji, A New Combinatorial Coded Design for Heterogeneous Distributed Computing , IEEE Transactions on Communications, Sep., 2021.

[J26] Nick Woolsey, Rong-Rong Chen, Mingyue Ji, A Combinatorial Design for Cascaded Coded Distributed Computing on General Networks , IEEE Transactions on Communications, Sep., 2021.

[J25] Kazem Hashemizadeh, Rong-Rong Chen, Ganesh Adluru, Douglas C. Dean, Andrew L. Alexander, Edward V. R. DiBella, Simultaneous multi-slice image reconstruction using regularized image domain split slice-GRAPPA for diffusion MRI , Medical Image Analysis, May 2021.

[J24] Nick Woolsey, Rong-Rong Chen, Mingyue Ji, Towards Finite File Packetizations in Wireless Device-to-Device Caching Networks , IEEE Transactions on Communications, Sep. 2020.

[J23] Nick Woolsey, Rong-Rong Chen, Mingyue Ji, Uncoded Placement with Linear Sub-Messages for Private Information Retrieval from Storage Constrained Databases , IEEE Transactions on Communications, Oct. 2020.

[J22] Nick Woolsey, Xingyue Wang, Rong-Rong Chen, Mingyue Ji, FLCD: A Flexible Low Complexity Design of Coded Distributed Computing , IEEE Transactions on Communications, Oct. 2020.

[J21] Kazem Hashemizadeh, Rong-Rong Chen, Edward V. R. DiBella, Leslie Ying, Ganesh Adluru, Coil-Combined Split Slice-GRAPPA for Simultaneous Multi-Slice Diffusion MRI , Medical Image Analysis, May 2019.

[J20] Jonathan C Hedstrom, Chung Him (George) Yuen, Rong-Rong Chen, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Achieving Near MAP Performance with an Excited Markov Chain Monte Carlo MIMO Detector , IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 7718--7732, Dec. 2017.

[J19] Huajun She, Rong-Rong Chen, Dong Liang, Yuchou Chang, Leslie Ying, Image Reconstruction from Phased-Array Data Based on Multichannel Blind Deconvolution , Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 33, no. 9, page 1106--1113, Nov., 2015.

[J18] Xuehong Mao, Rong-Rong Chen, Huajun She, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Joint Markov Chain Monte Carlo Data Detection and Channel Estimation for High-rate MIMO Communicationss , IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2012.

[J17] Huajun She, Rong-Rong Chen, Dong Liang, Yuchou Chang, Edward DiBella, Leslie Ying, Sparse BLIP: BLind Iterative Parallel Imaging Reconstruction Using Compressive Sensing , Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012.

[J16] Pooyan Amini, Rong-Rong Chen, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Filterbank Multicarrier for Underwater Communications , IEEE Transactions on Ocean Engineering, 2012.

[J15] Hong Wan, Rong-Rong Chen, Jun W. Choi, Andrew Singer, James Preisig, and Behrouz Farhang-Beroujeny, Markov Chain Monte Carlo Detection for Frequency-selective Channels Using List Channel Estimates, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 1537-1547, Dec., 2011.

[J14] Dong Liang, Edward DiBella, Rong-Rong Chen and Leslie Ying, k-t ISD: dynamic cardiac MR imaging using compressed sensing with iterative support detection , to appear Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012.

[J13] Rong-Rong Chen and Xin Liu, Delay Performance of Threshold Policy in Dynamic Spectrum Access, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 2283-2293, 2011.

[J12] Hong Wan, Rong-Rong Chen, and Yingbin Liang, Optimality of Beamforming for MIMO Multiple Access Channels via Virtual Representation, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Nov. 2010.

[J11] Rong-Rong Chen, Koon Hoo Teo, and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Random Access Protocols for Collaborative Spectrum Sensing in Multi-band Cognitive Radio Networks, IEEE journal on selected topics in signal processing, Feb. 2011.

[J10] Ronghui Peng, Rong-Rong Chen, and Behrouz Farhang-Beroujeny. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Detectors for Channels with Intersymbol Interference, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 2206-2217, April, 2010.

[J9] Rong-Rong Chen, Ronghui Peng, A. Ashikhmin, and Behrouz Farhang-Beroujeny. Approaching MIMO Capacity Using Bitwise Markov Chain Monte Carlo Detection, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 423-428, Feb. 2010.

[J8] Rong-Rong Chen and Ronghui Peng. Performance of Channel Coded Noncoherent Systems: Modulation Choice, Information Rate, and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Detection, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 2841-2845, Oct. 2009.
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[J7] Ronghui Peng and Rong-Rong Chen, Application of Nonbinary LDPC Cycle Codes to MIMO Channels, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 2020-2026, June., 2008.

[J6] Haidong Zhu, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Rong-Rong Chen On performance of sphere decoding and Markov chain Monte Carlo detection methods, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 669-672, Oct. 2005.

[J5] Rong-Rong Chen, Bruce Hajek, Ralf Koetter,Upamanyu Madhow, On fixed input distributions for noncoherent communication over high SNR Rayleigh fading channels , IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 50, pp. 3390-3396, Dec. 2004.

[J4] Rong-Rong Chen, Ralf Koetter,Upamanyu Madhow,Dakshi Agrawal, Joint demodulation and decodingfor the noncoherent block fading channel: a practical framework for approachingchannel capacity, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 51, no. 10, Oct. 2003.

[J3] Rong-Rong Chen and Sean Meyn, Value Iteration and Optimization of Multiclass QueueingNetworks , Queueing Systems Theory and Applications, 32(1-3): 65-97, 1999.

[J2] Rong-Rong Chen, An extended class of time-continuous branching processes, Journal of Applied Probability, 34:14-23,1997.

[J1] Rong-Rong Chen, Criticalpoints of three-dimensional bootstrap percolation-like cellular automata, Chinese Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics (English Edition), 13(4):399-406, Nov 1997.


Selected Refereed Conference Papers:

[C68] Jiayi Wang, Shiqiang Wang, Rong-Rong Chen, Mingyue Ji, Demystifying Why Local Aggregation Helps: Convergence Analysis of Hierarchical SGD, to appear Proc. Thirty-Fourth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (AAAI-22), 2022.

[C67] Joohyun Cho, Xiang Huang , Rong-Rong Chen, Two Time-Scale Learning for Beamforming and Phase Shift Design in RIS-aided Networks, to appear Proc. International Conference on Communications (ICC),2022.

[C66] Nicholas Woolsey , Jorg Kliewer, Rong-Rong Chen and Mingyue Ji, A Practical Algorithm Design and Evaluation for Heterogeneous Elastic Computing with Stragglers, Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2021 (Best Paper Award, Communication Theory Symposium).

[C65] Ziyi Chen, Rong-Rong Chen, Yi Zhou, Multi-Agent Off-Policy TD Learning: Finite-Time Analysis with Near-Optimal Sample Complexity and Communication Complexity, Proc. of Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers 2021 (Invited Paper).

[C64] Joohyun Cho, Mingxi Liu, Yi Zhou, Rong-Rong Chen, Communication-Free Two-Stage Multi-Agent DDPG under Partial States and Observations, Proc. of Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers 2021.

[C63] Xiang Huang, Joohyun Cho, , Rong-Rong Chen, Kazem Hashemizadeh, Rong-Rong Chen, Extrinsic Neural Network Equalizer for Channels with High Inter-Symbol-Interference, Proc. International Conference on Communications (ICC),2021.

[C37] Huajun She, Rong-Rong Chen, Dong Liang, Edward V. R. DiBella, Leslie Ying, Simultaneous image reconstruction and sensitivity estimation in parallel MRI using blind compressed sensing, the Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI),2012.

[C36] Huajun She, Rong-Rong Chen, Dong Liang, Edward V. R. DiBella, Leslie Ying, Sparse BLIP: Compressed Sensing with Blind Iterative Parallel Imaging, the Proc. of International Society in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM),2012.

[C35] Amini, Pooyan, Rong-Rong Chen, Farhang-Boroujeny, Behrouz, Filterbank multicarrier for underwater communications, the Proc. of Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton),2011.

[C34] Dong Liang, Edward V. R. DiBella, Rong-Rong Chen, Leslie Ying, K-T ISD: Compressed sensing with iterative support detection for dynamic MRI, the Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI),2011.

[C33] Dong Liang, Edward V. R. DiBella, Rong-Rong Chen, Leslie Ying, k-t ISD: Dynamic Cardiac Imaging Using Compressed Sensing with Iterative Support Detection, the Proc. of International Society in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM),2011.

[C32] Hong Wan, Rong-Rong Chen, Jun W. Choi, Andrew Singer, James Preisig, and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Markov Chain Monte Carlo detection over time-varying frequency-selective channels, the Proc. of the Forty-Eighth Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton),2011, (Invited paper)

[C31] Pooyan Amini, Chung Him (George) Yuen, Rong-Rong Chen, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Isotropic filter design for MIMO filter bank multicarrier communications, the Proc. the 6th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM),2010, (Invited paper)

[C30] Hong Wan, Rong-Rong Chen, Jun Won Choi, Andrew Singer, James Preisig, and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Joint channel estimation and Markov Chain Monte Carlo detection for frequency-selective shannels, the 6th IEEE sensor array and multichannel signal processing workshop (SAM),2010. (Invited paper)

[C29] Hong Wan, Rong-Rong Chen, Jun Won Choi, Andrew Singer, James Preisig, and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Stochastic expectation maximization algorithm for long-memory fast-fading channels, IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom), 2010.

[C28] Rong-Rong Chen and Xin Liu, Coexisting with CSMA-based Reactive Primary Users, Proc. of IEEE symposium on new frontiers in dynamic spectrum access networks (DySpan), 2010. (Invited paper)

[C27] Huajun She, Rong-Rong Chen, Dong Liang, Yuchou Chang, Leslie Ying, Image reconstruction from phased-array MRI data based on multichannel blind deconvoltuion, Proc. of International society in magnetic resonance in medicine (ISMRM), 2010

[C26] Huajun She, Rong-Rong Chen, Dong Liang, Yuchou Chang, Leslie Ying, Image reconstruction from phased-array MRI data based on multichannel blind deconvoltuion, IEEE International symposium on biomedical imaging (ISBI), 2010.

[C25] H. Wan, R.-R. Chen, J. W. Choi, A. Singer, J. Preisig, and B. Farhang-Boroujeny, Markov Chain Monte Carlo detection for underwater acoustic channels, in Proc. Information theory and applications workshop (ITA), 2010. (Invited paper)

[C24] X. Mao, R.-R. Chen, and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Iterative data detection and decoding using list channel estimation and Markov Chain Monte Carlo, International symposium on information theory (ISIT), 2010.

[C23] Ehsan Azarnasab, Rong-Rong Chen, Koon Hoo Teo, Zhifeng Tao, and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Medium Access Control Signaling for Reliable Spectrum Agile Radios, Proc. Global Communications Conference (Globecom), 2009.

[C22] Salam Akoum, Ronghui Peng, Rong-Rong Chen and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Soft detection using constrained Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations, Proc. International Conference on Communication (ICC), 2009

[C21] Ronghui Peng, Rong-Rong Chen and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Low Complexity Markov Chain Monte Carlo Detector for Channels with Intersymbol Interference, Proc. International Conference on Communication (ICC), 2009

[C20] Rong-Rong Chen, Ronghui Peng, and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Markov Chain Monte Carlo: Applications to MIMO detection and channel equalization, Proc. Information theory and applications workshop (ITA), 2009. (Invited paper)

[C19] Hong Wan and Rong-Rong Chen, Beamforming codebook design for temporally correlated fading channels, Proc. Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2008.

[C18] Ronghui Peng, Koon Hoo Teo, Jinyun Zhang, and Rong-Rong Chen, Low-complexity hybrid QRDMCMC MIMO detection, Proc. IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom), 2008.

[C17] Hong Wan, Rong-Rong Chen, and Yingbin Liang, Optimality of beamforming in MIMO multi-access channels via virtual representation, Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2008.

[C16] Ronghui Peng and Rong-Rong Chen, Design of Nonbinary Quasi-Cyclic LDPC Cycle Codes, Proc. IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), Sep. 2007.

[C15] Ronghui Peng and Rong-Rong Chen, Application of nonbinary LDPC codes for communication over fading channels using higher order modulations, Proc. IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom), 2006.

[C14] Ronghui Peng and Rong-Rong Chen, Design of nonbinary LDPC Codes over GF(q) for multipleantenna transmission, Proc. IEEE Military Communications Conference (Milcom), Oct. 23-25, Washington DC., 2006.

[C13] Behrouz Farhang-Beroujeny, Peiman Amini, Rong-Rong Chen, Roland Kempter, Andy Laraway, and Lekun Lin, Filter Bank Multitone: A Candidate for Physical Layer of Cognitive Radio, 2005 Software Defined Radio (SDR) Forum Technical Conference, Nov. 14-18, Orange County, California, 2005.

[C12] Haidong Zhu, Behrouz Farhang-Beroujeny, and Rong-Rong Chen, On performance of sphere decoding and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, Proc. IEEE Workshop on Signal Proc. Advances in Wireless Commun. (SPAWC), June 5-8, New York, 2005. (Invited paper)

[C11] Rong-Rong Chen, Behrouz Farhang-Beroujeny, and Alexei Ashikhmin, Capacity-approaching LDPC codes based on Markov Chain Monte Carlo MIMO detection , Proc. IEEE Workshop on Signal Proc. Advances in Wireless Commun. (SPAWC), June 5-8, New York, 2005.

[C10] Rong-Rong Chen and Ronghui Peng, Noncoherent detection based on Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for block fading channels , Proc. IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom), Nov. 28-Dec. 2, St. Louis, 2005.

[C9] Rong-Rong Chen and Yanzhu Lin, Optimal power control for multiple access channel with peak and average power constraints , Proc. IEEE Inter. Conf. on Wireless Networks, Communications and Mobile Computing (Wirelesscom), June 13-16, Maui, Hawaii, 2005.

[C8] Noah Jacobsen, Gwen Barriac, Upamanyu Madhow, Rong-Rong Chen, and Ralf Koetter, Towards Shannon-theoretic limits on wireless time-varying channels, the First 2004 IEEE-EURASIP International Symposium on Control, Communications, and Signal Processing, Tunisia, March 21-24, 2004.

[C7] Haidong Zhu, Rong-Rong Chen, and Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Capacity of pilot-aided MIMO communication systems, Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Chicago, June 2004.

[C6] Rong-Rong Chen, Optimal scheduling for uplink transmissions with MMSE detection, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton, NJ, March 17-19, 2004.

[C5] Rong-Rong Chen, Ralf Koetter, and Upamanyu Madhow, Joint noncoherent demodulation and decoding for fast Rayleigh fading channels, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Baltimore, MD, March 12-14, 2003.

[C4] Upamanyu Madhow, Gwen Barriac, and Rong-Rong Chen, Transceiver design for the outdoor wireless channel: an information-theoretic perspective, IEEE International Symposium on Advances in Wireless Communication (ISWC), Victoria, Canada, July 2002. (Invited paper)

[C3] Rong-Rong Chen, Dakshi Agrawal, and Upamanyu Madhow, Noncoherent detection of factor-graph codes over fading channels, Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton, NJ, March 15-17, 2000.

[C2] Rong-Rong Chen and Upamanyu Madhow, Admission control and resource allocation for DS-CDMA networks with multiple traffic classes, Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Sorrento, Italy, June 2000.

[C1] Rong-Rong Chen and Sean Meyn, Value iteration and optimization of multiclass queueing networks, Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Volume 1, 50-55, 1998.