IEEE ComSoc Technical Seminar: Robust Beamforming Design, A new approach

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The IEEE Toronto Section and University of Toronto – ECE are inviting all interested IEEE members and other engineers, technologists and students to our technical seminar:

Robust Beamforming Design: A new approach


Mostafa Medra, PhD. Candidate

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

McMaster University


Date: Wed. June 7th, 2017.

Time: 2:00-3:00pm.

Location: University of Toronto, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

Room: BA 2145

Contact:Eman Hammad,

Talk Abstract:


Abstract: Due to the increasing demand for higher data rates, spatial multiplexing received a lot of attention. The ability of a base station to do beamforming so that it can serve multiple users at the same time slot and frequency can provide significantly higher rates. When the channel state information is assumed to be perfectly known at the transmitter, designs as the zeroforcing, regularized zero-forcing and maximum ratio transmission can be applied. Those conventional methods are typically of low complexity. In reality the channel state information is estimated and estimation errors are inevitable. Many beamforming designs tried to incorporate the channel uncertainty model into the design problem. While those robust designs normally work better than the conventional designs, their computational complexity is usually much higher. Today we will provide a new approach to dealing with robust beamforming design that is of low- complexity and performs significantly better than both conventional and current robust methods. 

  Date and Time




  • Date: 07 Jun 2017
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • University of Toronto
  • 40 St George St
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada M5S 2E4
  • Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
  • Room Number: BA 2145

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Mostafa Medra


Robust Beamforming Design: A new approach


Mostafa Medra (S’06-M’16) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt in 2009 and 2013, respectively. Since the fall of 2013, he has been working towards his Ph.D. degree at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He held a research position with the Spirtonic research team in 2012-2013, working on digital signal processing for non-destructive testing using ultrasonic waves. His current research interests include MIMO communications, optimization, wireless communications and signal processing.

Address:Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, McMaster University

Mostafa Medra


Robust Beamforming Design: A new approach