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Antonia Maria Tulino

Crawford Hill, NJ, USA

Education

  • 1998  Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Naples, Italy. Dissertation: “Interference Suppression in CDMA Systems” (advisor: Prof. Luigi Paura).

 

  • 1995 M.S. Telecommunications Engineering degree Università Federico II, Naples, Italy. Final grade: 110/110 summa cum laude. Graduation thesis: “Robust Detection of Gravity Waves from Coalescent Binaries,” in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (advisor: Prof. Marco Lops).

Biography

She held research positions at  Princeton University, at the Center for Wireless Communications, Oulu, Finland and at Università degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento, Italy. In 2002 she joined the Faculty of the Universitá degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, and in 2009 she joined Bell Labs.

Dr. Tulino has contributed extensively to the information theoretic understanding of the potential and ultimate limitations in MIMO systems with applications in multiantenna systems, spread spectrum and multiuser detection.  An examples of one of her outstanding original contributions carrying a wide impact is the mercury water-filling (2009 Stephen O. Rice Prize winning contribution) which facilitates the optimization of resources, under practical constraint on signaling.

One of her prominent research area has been also the development and application of random matrix theory, free probability and related subjects to wireless communications where she has produced several fundamental results.  Using random matrix tools, Dr.  Tulino has solved several open problems in the capacity of fading channels as well as in the fundamental limits of compressed sensing technology. In 2004, she co-authored with Sergio Verdú the monograph “Random Matrices and Wireless Communications,” which gives a comprehensive account of the asymptotic theory of the spectral distribution of random matrices and its applications to information theory and signal processing.

Currently, in the context of the Bell Labs Network Energy program, her activities focus on the understanding of the fundamental efficiency limits of the future networked cloud and its practical implications for efficient cloud service delivery.

While for point to point communications the fundamental limits are by now well known and approachable with current technology, this is far from being  the case in the network environment, and even more in a networked cloud environment.

Understanding and pushing the network to operate close to these fundamental limits is becoming  more and more urgent, specially as the network evolves towards a massive compute platform that has to accommodate (and process) everybody's content. While today, capacity growth is happening via resource parallelization, this growth will be unsustainable unless we understand the fundamental efficiency limits and use them as engineering design drivers.

Honors and Awards

From 2011, Dr. Tulino is Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and in 2013, she was elevated to IEEE Fellow.  She  has received several paper awards, like the 2009 Stephen O. Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory for the best paper published in the IEEE TRANSACTION ON COMMUNICATIONS  in 2008.

She  has been principal investigator of several research projects sponsored by the European Union and the Italian National Council, and was selected by the National Academy of Engineering for the Frontiers of Engineering program in 2013.

Professional Activities

Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Information Theory

Associate Editor for Foundation and Trends in Communication and Information Theory.

Technical Program  Committee member  and Session organizer of several international conferences.

Reviewer for several international journals, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communication, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Bell Labs Technical Journal


Selected Articles and Publications

A. Tulino, G. Caire S. Verdu, and S. Shamai (Shitz), “Support Recovery with Sparsely Sampled Free Random Matrices,” IEEE Transaction on Information Theory, 59 (7), 2013.

 Aubry A, Esnaola I, A. M. Tulino and S. Venkatesan, “Achievable Rate Region for Gaussian MIMO MAC With Partial CSI” IEEE Transaction on Information Theory”, 59(7), 4139-4170, 2013.

 I. Esnaola, J. Garcia-Frias, and A. M.  Tulino, “Linear analog coding of correlated multivariate gaussian sources”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 61(8), 3438-3447, 2013.

Hoon Huh, Antonia Maria Tulino, Giuseppe Caire: Network MIMO With Linear Zero-Forcing Beamforming: Large System Analysis, Impact of Channel Estimation, and Reduced-Complexity Scheduling. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 58(5): 2911-2934 (2012)

P. Memmolo,  I. Esnaola,  A. Finizio,  M. Paturzo,  P. Ferraro,  A.M. Tulino, “Universal denoising of digital holograms using compressed sensing” Optics Express, September 2012.

Alessandro Nordio, Giuseppa Alfano, Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini, Antonia Maria Tulino: Asymptotics of Multifold Vandermonde Matrices With Random Entries. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 59(6): 2760-2772 (2011)  

Giuseppa Alfano, Antonio De Maio, Antonia Maria Tulino: A Theoretical Framework for LMS MIMO Communication Systems Performance Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 56(11): 5614-5630 (2010)

A. Tulino, G. Caire and S. Shamai (Shitz), S. Verdu, “Capacity of Channels with Frequency-Selective and Time-Selective Fading,”IEEE Transaction on Information Theory, Vol.56, no.,  pp. 349-410,  March  2010.

Augusto Aubry, Marco Lops, Antonia Maria Tulino, Luca Venturino: On MIMO Detection Under Non-Gaussian Target Scattering. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 56(11): 5822-5838 (2010)

M.R  McKay, I. B. Collings, and A. M. Tulino, “Achievable Sum Rate of MIMO MMSE Receivers: A General Analytic Framework”, IEEE Transaction on Information Theory, Vol.56, no.,  pp. 349-410,  January  2010.

M. Paturzo, P. Memmolo, A. Tulino, A. Finizio, and P. Ferraro, “Investigation of angular multiplexing and de-multiplexing of digital holograms recorded in microscope configuration”, Opt. Express 17, 8709-8718 (2009).

M. Paturzo, P. Memmolo, L. Miccio, A. Finizio, P. Ferraro, A. Tulino, B. Javidi, “Numerical multiplexing and demultiplexing of digital holographic information for remote reconstruction in amplitude and phase” Optics Letters. 33, 2629-2631 (2008).

A. Lozano, A. M. Tulino and S. Verdú, “Optimum Power Allocation for Multiuser OFDM with Arbitrary Signal Constellations”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 56, no. 5,  pp. 828-837, May, 2008

G. Bacci, M. Luise, H. V. Poor and A.M. Tulino, “Energy-Efficient Power Control in Impulse Radio UWB Wireless Networks”, Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (Special Issue on Performance Limits of Ultra-Wideband Systems), vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 508-521, Oct. 2007.  

A. M. Tulino and S. Verdú,, “Monotonic Decrease of the Non-Gaussianness of the Sum of Independent Random Variables: A Simple Proof” IEEE Transaction on Information Theory, vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 4295-4297, Sep. 2006.

A. Lozano, A. M. Tulino and S. Verdú,, “Optimum Power Allocation for Parallel Gaussian Channels with Arbitrary Input Distributions,” IEEE Transaction on Information Theory, vol. 52, no.7, pp. 3033-3051, July 2006.          

A. Lozano, A. M. Tulino, and S. Verdú  “Capacity-Achieving Input Covariance for Single-User Multi-Antenna Channels,” IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communication, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 662-671, Mar. 2006.

A. Lozano, A. M. Tulino, and S. Verdú, “High-SNR Power Offset in Multiantenna Communication,” IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 4134-4151, Dec. 2005.

A. M. Tulino, A. Lozano, and S. Verdú  “Impact of Antenna Correlation on the Capacity of Multiantenna Channels,'' IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 51, no. 7, pp. 2491-2509, July 2005.

A. M. Tulino, L. Li and S. Verdú “Spectral Efficiency of Multicarrier CDMA,” IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 479-505, Feb. 2005.

A. M. Tulino and S. Verdú, ``Random Matrices and Wireless Communications,'' Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory, vol. 1, no. 1, pp.1-182, June 2004.

L. Li, A. M. Tulino, and S. Verdú  “Design of Reduced-rank MMSE Multiuser Detectors using Random Matrix Methods,” EEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 986-1008, June 2004.

A. Lozano, A. M. Tulino, and S. Verdú  “Multiantenna Capacity in the Low-Power Regime,'' IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 2527-2544, Oct. 2003.

A. Lozano, and A. M. Tulino, “Capacity of Multiple-Transmit and Multiple-Receive Antenna Architectures”, IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 3117-3128, Dec. 2002.

E. Biglieri, G. Taricco, and A. Tulino, “Decoding space-time codes with BLAST architectures”, IEEE Trans. Signal Processing,  vol. 50, no. 9, pp. 2547-2552, Sep. 2002.

E. Biglieri, G. Taricco, and A. Tulino, “Performance of space-time codes for a large number of antennas,”  IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 1794-1803 July 2002.

L. Li, A. M. Tulino, and S. Verdú, “Asymptotic Eigenvalue Moments for Linear Multiuser Detection”, Communication in Information and Systems, (invited paper)  vol 1, no. 3, pp. 273-304, Sep. 2001.

E. Biglieri, and A. M. Tulino, “Designing space-time codes for a large number of receiving antennas”, Electronics Letters, vol. 37, no. 17, pp. 1073-1074, Aug. 2001.

A. M. Tulino, and S. Verdú, “Asymptotic analysis of improved linear receivers for BPSK-CDMA subject to fading”, Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Signal Processing for Wireless Communications, vol. 19, pp. 1544 -1555, Aug. 2001.

S. Buzzi, M. Lops, and A. M. Tulino, “A generalized minimum-mean-output-energy strategy for CDMA Systems with improper MAI,” IEEE Trans. Information Theory, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 761-767, Mar. 2002.

S. Buzzi, M. Lops, and A. M. Tulino, “Adaptive Detection and Channel Estimation for Dual-Rate DS/CDMA Networks in Frequency-Selective Fading,” Wireless Personal Communications, Kluwer Academic Press, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 259-285, Mar. 2001.

S. Buzzi, M. Lops, and A. M. Tulino, “Blind Adaptive Multiuser Detection for Asynchronous Dual-Rate DS/CDMA Systems,” Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 19, no 2, pp. 233-244, Feb. 2001.

S. Buzzi, M. Lops, and A. M. Tulino, “Partially Blind Adaptive MMSE Interference Rejection in Asynchronous DS/CDMA Networks over Frequency-Selective Fading channels,” IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 94-108,  Jan. 2001.

S. Buzzi, M. Lops, and A. M. Tulino, “A new family of MMSE multiuser receivers for interference suppression in DS/CDMA Systems Employing BPSK Modulation,”   IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 154-167,  Jan. 2001.

M. Lops and A. M. Tulino, “Simultaneous suppression of multiaccess and narrowband interference in asynchronous CDMA networks,” IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol. 49, no. 5,  pp. 1705-1718, Sep. 2000.

A. M. Tulino, E. Biglieri, and S. Glisic “Iterative interference suppression and decoding,”  IEICE Trans. on Communications, (invited paper), vol. E83-B, no. 8, pp. 1591-1601, Aug. 2000

S. Buzzi, M. Lops, and A. M. Tulino, “MMSE RAKE reception for asynchronous DS/CDMA overlay systems and frequency-selective fading channels,” Wireless Personal Communications, Kluwer Academic Press, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 295-318, June 2000.

S. Buzzi, M. Lops, and A. M. Tulino, “Time-varying NBI rejection in asynchronous multiuser DS/CDMA systems over frequency-selective fading channels,” IEEE Trans.  on Communications,  vol. 47,  pp. 1523-1536, Oct. 1999.

 M. Lops and A. M. Tulino, “Automatic suppression of narrowband interference in direct sequence spread spectrum systems,”  IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 47, no. 8,  pp. 1133-1136,  Aug. 1999.

G. Gelli, L. Paura, and A. M. Tulino,  “Cyclostationary-based filtering for narrow-band interference suppression in direct-sequence spread spectrum systems,” Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on Signal Processing for Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 9, pp.1747-1755, Dec. 1998.

M. Lops, G. Ricci, and A. M. Tulino, “Narrowband Interference Suppression in Multiuser CDMA Systems,” IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol.46, no.9, pp.1163-1175, Sep. 1998.

E. Conte, M Lops, and A. M. Tulino,  “Hybrid procedure for CFAR in non-Gaussian clutter,” IEE Proceedings (Radar, Sonar and Navigation), vol. 144, no. 6, pp. 361-369, Dec. 1997.

Books and Chapters

BOOKS

A. M. Tulino and S. Verdú, “Random Matrices and Wireless Communications,'' Now Publishers, Hanover, MA 2004, ISBN: 193301900-X.

 

BOOKCHAPTERS 

A. M. Tulino, A. Lozano, S. Verdú, “Bandwidth- Power Tradeoff of Multi-antenna Systems in the Low-Power Regime”, Multiantenna channels: Capacity, Coding and Signal Processing, G. Foschini and S. Verdú, Eds., DIMACS Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Sciences, vol. 62, pp. 15-42, American Mathematical Society Press, 2003.

A. Lozano, A. M. Tulino, S. Verdú, “Multiantenna Capacity: Myths and Realities”, Chapter 8, Space-Time Wireless Systems: From Array Processing to MIMO Communications H. Boelcskei, D. Gesbert, C. Papadias, and A. J. van der Veen,, Eds., Cambridge University Press, 2006.

J. G. Andrews, I. Collings, R. W. Heath, M. McKay, A. Tulino, “Joint Detection for Multi-Antenna Channels”, M. L. Honig (Ed.), "Advances in Multiuser Detection", J. Wiley & Sons, Inc, to be published, 2008.

A..M. Tulino “The eta and Shannon transforms: A bridge between random matrices & wireless communications  ”,Random Matrix Theory and its Applications, Lecture Notes Series, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore 18, World Scientific, Singapore, 2009.

A. M. Tulino and S. Verdù, “Asymptotic Singular Value Distributions in Information Theory”,  Handbook of Random Matrix Theory, Oxford University Press,2010.

Patents

 A. M. Tulino, “Turbo codes in FH-DS and suppression of narrow-band interference,” Granted Patent No. 20000284, NOKIA 10 Marzo 2000.

A. Lozano, S. Verdú,  A. Tulino, “Method For Optimizing The Transmit Signal In Multiple Antenna Wireless Link”, Granted Patent, US Patent No. 7194286.  Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

 A. Lozano, S. Verdú and A. Tulino, “Method  For Optimal Allocation of Power Over Non-Interaction  Parallel Channels,  Pending Patent, Lucent Technologies, Filed February 2005

A.Tulino, I. Esnaola, “Method Apparatus for Low Complexity Robust Reconstruction of Noisy Signals” Alcatel-Lucent Usa Inc. patents - Murray Hill, NJ, US, USPTO Application #: 20130070831 - Class: 375227, March. 2013.

C. Nuzman, A. Tulino, E. Soljanin , “Vectored System Initialization Via Compressive Sensing”, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Properties, US Filing date 2014, Reference number: 815868.

 P. Baracca, F. Boccardi, V. Braun and A. Tulino, “JOINT FEEDBACK PARTITIONING SIGNALING AND TP SELECTION”, Filing date March 9, 2012, Invention EP 123052821

A. Tulino, J. Foschini, R. Valenzuela, “Wirless Communications Systems, Relay Systems and Methods of Relayind data”, Filing date: 13 January, 2012, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Properties, Invention 808440-US-NP.

A. Tulino, “A New Scheduling Technique for Network MIMO” Pending patent Lucent Technologies, Filing date: December 2011, Invention 808744-US-NP

A. Tulino, J. Foschini, R. Valenzuela, “Interference Coordination Scheme for a Relay Assisted Cellular Network”, Filing date: January, 2011, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Properties, Invention 808440-US-NP.

A. Tulino, J. Ling, “Optimal Fractional Frequency Reuse For Wireless Networks”, Filing date: August 2011:  Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Properties, Invention 808414-US-NP.