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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

 

Education

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

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journals:

J. Francis and N. B. Mehta, Throughput-Optimal Scheduling and Rate Adaptation for Reduced Feedback Best-M Scheme in OFDM Systems," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 65, no. 7, pp. 3053-3065, July 2017.

J. Francis, N. B. Mehta, and S. N. Ananya, Best-M Feedback in OFDM: Base-station-side Estimation and System Implications," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 3616-3627, May 2016.

J. Francis and N. B. Mehta, Characterizing the Impact of Feedback Delays on Wideband Rate Adaptation," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 960-971, Feb. 2015.

J. Francis and N. B. Mehta, EESM-based Link Adaptation in Point-to-point and Multi-cell OFDM Systems: Modeling and Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.13, no.1, pp. 407-417, Jan. 2014.

International Conferences:

J. Francis and N. B. Mehta, Throughput-optimal Rate Adaptation for Best-M Feedback in OFDM Systems," in Proc. ICC, pp. 1-6, May 2016.

R. K. Kona, N. B. Mehta, and J. Francis, A Tractable Analytical Framework for Evaluating Opportunistic Selection in Time-Varying Channels," in Proc. ICC, pp. 1-6, May 2016.

J. Francis, S. Kalyanasundaram, B. Natarajan, R. Agrawal, and N. B. Mehta, Downlink Interference Penalty Algorithm for Power Control, Scheduling, and User association," in Proc. WiOpt, May 2015.

J. Francis and N. B. Mehta, Impact of Feedback Delays on EESM-based Wideband Link Adaptation: Modeling and Analysis," in Proc. GLOBECOM, pp. 3703-3708, Dec. 2014.

J. Francis and N. B. Mehta, \EESM-based Link Adaptation in OFDM: Modeling and Analysis," in Proc. GLOBECOM, pp. 3703-3708, Dec. 2013.

 

 

Research

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 understand the latency in the transport network
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