Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

H. Vincent Poor

Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering


Room: C330 Engineering Quadrangle
Phone: 609-258-1816
Email: poor@princeton.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 1977
  • M.A., in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 1976
  • M.S., in Electrical Engineering, Auburn University, 1974
  • B.E.E., with Highest Honor, Auburn University, 1972

My current research activities are focused on advances in several fields of rapid technology development, notably wireless networks, social networks and smart grid. The dramatic increase in demand for new capacity and higher performance has been a major issue in the design and deployment of contemporary wireless networks. The development of these capabilities is severely limited by the scarcity of two of the principal resources in wireless networks: energy and bandwidth. Emerging generations of wireless standards are addressing these issues through the use of technique such as cooperative communications and spectrum sharing. One focus of our recent work in wireless networks has addressed the fundamental limits of such techniques through the information theoretic analyses of relay and interference channels. A further issue that we are addressing is the fundamental ability of the physics of the radio channel to provide security in data transmission, and the development of codes and other methods to exploit this capability. In the area of social networks, our focus has been on two areas of interest. The first is the development of new models and analytical techniques for studying the degrees of social separation in small-world networks, and the application of such models to aid in the understanding of social phenomena that have been observed in experimental studies of social networks. The second area of interest has been the development of an on-line content trading platform, and the use of this platform as an experimental test-bed to investigate the behavior of users in various types of content sharing and content trading scenarios. Smart grid has emerged as a key technology for improving the efficiency, efficacy and security of the distribution and consumption of electric power, and particularly for the integration of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, into the electricity grid. Our work in this area has focused on the use of advanced methods from communications and information technology to address several issues arising in this context, including the detection and amelioration of bad data attacks, the study of privacy issues for both operators and consumers, and development of distributed algorithms for state estimation and control of the grid. Preprints of my recent and forthcoming publications describing this research can be found on the ArXiv website . Other publications describing recent research progress in related areas can be found there as well.

Honors and Awards

  • D.Sc., honoris causa, Syracuse University (to be conferred in 2017)
  • John Fritz Medal (2016)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (elected 2015)
  • Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences (elected 2015)
  • Outstanding Mentorship Award, IEEE Women in Communications Engineering (2015)
  • EURASIP Athanasios Papoulis Award (2015)
  • D.Sc. honoris causa, Aalto University (2014)
  • Foreign Member, Royal Society (elected 2014)
  • URSI Booker Gold Medal (2014)
  • Member, State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame (inducted 2014)
  • Corresponding Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh (elected 2013)
  • D.Eng. honoris causa, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2012)
  • D.Tech. honoris causa, Aalborg University (2012)
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology (2012)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences (elected 2011)
  • Society Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society (2011)
  • IEEE Information Theory Paper Award (2011)
  • D.Sc. honoris causa, University of Edinburgh (2011)
  • IEEE Eric Sumner Award (2011)
  • IET Ambrose Fleming Medal for Achievement in Communications (2010)
  • International Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.) (elected 2009)
  • Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, IEEE Communications Society (2009)
  • Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Information Theory Society (20008)
  • IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr., Education Medal (2005)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (elected 2005)
  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2002)
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering (U.S.) (elected 2001)
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (elected 2001)
  • Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (elected 2001)
  • ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award (1992)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (elected 1991)
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (elected 1987)

Selected Publications

  1. “Maximum Distortion Attacks in Electricity Grids,” (with Iñaki Esnaola, Samir M. Perlaza and Oliver Kosut). IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 2007 – 2015, July 2016.

  2. “Cooperation of Storage Operation in a Power Network with Renewable Generation,” (with Subhash Lakshminarayana, Yunjian Xu and Tony Q. S. Quek). IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 2108 – 2122, July 2016.

  3. “Mining MOOC Clickstreams: Video-Watching Behavior vs. In-Video Quiz Performance,” (with Christopher Brinton, Swapna Buccapatnan, and Mung Chiang). IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 64, No. 14, pp. 3677 – 3692, July 15, 2016.

  4. “Training Design for Channel Estimation in Uplink Cloud Radio Access Networks,” (with Qiang Hu, Mugen Peng and Xinqian Xie). IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 3324 – 3337, July 1, 2016.

  5. “A General MIMO Framework for NOMA Downlink and Uplink Transmission Based on Signal Alignment,” (with Zhiguo Ding and Robert Schober). IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 4438 – 4454, June 2016.

  6. “Wireless Information and Power Transfer in Multiway Massive MIMO Relay Networks,” (with Gayan Amarasuriya and Erik G. Larsson).  IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 3387 – 3855, June 2016.

  7. “Delay-Energy Tradeoff in Multicast Traffic Scheduling for Green 5G Cellular Systems,” (with Chuan Huang, Junshan Zhang and Shuguang Cui). IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications: Series on Green Communications and Networking, Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 1235 – 1249, May 2016.

  8. “Cluster Content Caching: An Energy-Efficient Approach to Improve Quality of Service in Cloud Radio Access Networks,” (with Zhongyuan Zhao, Mugen Peng, Zhiguo Ding and Wenbo Wang). IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications: Series on Green Communications and Networking, Vol. 34, No. 5, pp. 1207 – 1221, May 2016.

  9. “Near-Optimal Modulo-and-Forward Scheme for the Untrusted Relay Channel,” (with Shengli Zhang, Lisheng Fan and Mugen Peng). IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 62, No. 5, pp. 2545 - 2556, May 2016.

  10. “Energy Storage Sharing in Smart Grid: A Modified Auction Based Approach,” (with Wayes Tushar, Bo Chai, Chau Yuen, Shisheng Huang and David Smith). IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 1462 – 1475, May 2016.

  11. “Cooperative Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access with Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer,” (with Yuanwei Liu, Zhiguo Ding and Maged Elkashlan). IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Special Issue on Energy-Efficient Techniques for 5G Wireless Communication Systems, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 938 – 953, April 2016.

  12. “A Survey of Energy-Efficient Techniques for 5G Networks and Challenges Ahead,” (with Stefano Buzzi, Chih-Lin I, Thierry E. Klein, Chenyang Yang and Alessio Zappone). IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Special Issue on Energy-Efficient Techniques for 5G Wireless Communication Systems, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 697 - 709, April 2016.

  13. “Residual-quantization Based Code Design for Compressing Noisy Sources with Arbitrary Decoder Side Information,” (with Yi-Peng Wei, Shih-Chun Lin, Song-Jheng Lin and Hsuan-Jung Su). IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 64, No. 4, pp. 1711 – 1725, April 2016.

  14. “A Learning-Based Approach to Caching in Heterogenous Small Cell Networks," (with Bettagere N. Bharath and Kyatsandra G. Nagananda). IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 64, No. 4, pp. 1674 - 1686, April 2016.

  15. “Joint Beamforming and Broadcasting in Massive MIMO,” (with Erik Larsson). IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 3058 – 3070, April 2016.

  16. “Towards a Consumer-Centric Grid: A Behavioral Perspective,” (with Walid Saad, Arnold Glass and Narayan Mandayam). Proceedings of the IEEE - Special Issue on Microgrids and Energy Efficient Buildings, Vol. 104, No. 4, pp. 865 – 882, April 2016.

  17. “On the SNR-Evolution of the MMSE Function of Codes for the Gaussian Broadcast and Wiretap Channels,” (with Ronit Bustin, Rafael F. Schaefer and Shlomo Shamai). IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 2070 – 2091, April 2016.

  18. “Opportunistic Detection Rules: Finite and Asymptotic Analysis,” (with Wenyi Zhang and George Moustakides). IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 2140 – 2152, April 2016.

  19. “The Likelihood Encoder for Lossy Compression,” (with Eva Song and Paul Cuff). IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 1836 – 1849, April 2016.

  20. “On the Achievable Rate of OFDM with Index Modulation,” (with Miaowen Wen, Xiang Cheng, Bingli Jiao and Liuqing Yang). IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 64, No. 8, pp. 1919 – 1932, April 15, 2016.

  21. “A Game Theoretic Analysis of Secret and Reliable Communication with Active and Passive Adversarial Modes,” (with Andrey Garnaev and Melike Baykal-Gursoy). IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 2155 – 2163, March 2016.

  22. “Cooperative In-home Powerline Communication: Analyses Based on a Measurement Campaign,” (Michelle S. P. Facina, Haniph A. Latchman and Moises V. Ribeiro). IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 778 – 789, February 2016.

  23. “Initial Synchronization Exploiting Inherent Diversity for the LTE Sector Search Process,” (with Jia-Chin Lin and Yu-Ting Sun). IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 1114 – 1128, February 2016.

  24. “A Split-Reduced Successive Cancellation List Decoder for Polar Codes,” (with Zhaoyang Zhang, Liang Zhang, Xianbin Wang and Caijun Zhong). IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Special Issue on Recent Advances in Capacity Approaching Codes, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 292 – 302, February 2016.

  25. “Multi-user SWIPT Cooperative Networks: Is the Max-Min Criterion Still Diversity-Optimal?” (with Zhiguo Ding). IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 553 - 557, January 2016.

  26. “The Application of MIMO to Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access,” (with Zhiguo Ding and Fumiyuki Adachi). IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 537 – 552, January 2016.

  27. “Spectral and Energy Efficiency Trade-Offs in Cellular Networks,” (with Dimitrios Tsilimantos, Jean-Marie Gorce and Katia Jaffrès-Runser). IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 54 – 66, January 2016.

  28. “Sparse Channel Estimation and Equalization for OFDM-Based Underwater Cooperative Systems with Amplify-and-Forward Relaying,” (with Erdal Panayirci, Habib Senol and Murat Uysal). IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 214 – 228, January 1, 2016.