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Dr. Jobin Francis
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor December, 2018 - present

IIT Palakkad

Research Associate May, 2017 - November, 2018

TU Dresden, Germany

Summer  Intern May, 2014 - July, 2014

NOKIA Networks, Bangalore



Ph.D. in Electrical Communication Engineering, 2011-2017

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Advisor: Prof. Neelesh B. Mehta

M.E. in Signal Processing, 2009-2011

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, 2005-2009

College of Engineering, Trivandrum


Radio Resource Allocation and Cellular Network Optimization

  • Joint design of radio access and transport networks
  • Ensuring ultra-reliability via multi-connectivity
  • Two-stage beamforming and cooperative uplink training for massive MIMO
  • Network slicing in the access network
  • Cost-optimized cell-free massive MIMO

Performance Analysis of Next-generation Cellular Systems

  • Rate adaptation and scheduling in 5G cellular systems with reduced feedback from UEs
  • Studying the impact of feedback delays using stochastic geometry
  • Queuing theoretic models to study the latency in the transport network

EE4503 Wireless Communications

Research Area
Wireless communication
5G Cellular networks
Additional Information
Assistant Professor

Recent Publications

Jobin Francis, Jay Kant Chaudhary, Andre Noll Barreto, and Gerhard Fettweis
IEEE Communications Letters (2020)
J. Francis, P. Baracca, S. Wesemann, and G. Fettweis
Proc. IEEE VTC-Fall (2019)
J. K. Chaudhary, J. Francis, A. N. Baretto, G.Fettweis
Proc. IEEE PIMRC (2019)
B. Khodapanah, A. Awada, I. Viering, J. Francis, M. Simsek, G.Fettweis
IEEE WCNC (2019)