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Paolo Baracca

Stuttgart, Germany
Research Engineer, Ph.D.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Università degli Studi di Padova, Information Technology, 2010 – 2013, Thesis titled "Transmission techniques and resource allocation in coordinated multi-point systems" defended on the 27th of March, 2013.

Master of Science (M.Sc.), Università degli Studi di Padova, Telecommunications Engineering, 110 out of 110 cum laude, 2007 – 2009.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Università degli Studi di Padova, Telecommunications Engineering, 110 out of 110 cum laude, 2004 – 2007.

Biography

Paolo Baracca received the Laurea Triennale (B.Sc. degree) and the Laurea Specialistica (M.Sc. degree) in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Padova in 2013. Since 2013 he has been a Research Engineer at Nokia Bell Labs in Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include signal processing for wireless communications and cellular system design. He holds more than 40 issued or pending patents and peer-reviewed international research papers.


Selected Articles and Publications

Journal Papers

  1. S. Gimenez, S. Roger, P. Baracca, D. Martín-Sacristán, J. F. Monserrat, V. Braun, and H. Halbauer, “Performance evaluation of analog beamforming with hardware impairments for mmW massive MIMO communication in an urban scenario,” MDPI Sensors, 16(10):1555, Sep. 2016, doi: 10.3390/s16101555.
  2. P. Baracca, F. Boccardi, and N. Benvenuto, “A dynamic clustering algorithm for downlink CoMP systems with multiple antenna UEs,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2014:125, Aug. 2014, doi: 10.1186/1687-1499-2014-125.
  3. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, and N. Benvenuto, “Backhaul rate allocation in uplink SC-FDMA systems with multicell processing,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 1264-1273, Mar. 2014.
  4. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, and N. Benvenuto, “Resource allocation with multicell processing, interference cancelation and backhaul rate constraint in single carrier FDMA systems,” Elsevier Physical Communication, vol. 8, pp. 69-80, Sep. 2013 (invited).
  5. P. Baracca, N. Laurenti, and S. Tomasin, “Physical layer authentication over MIMO fading wiretap channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 2564-2573, Jul. 2012.
  6. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, and N. Benvenuto, “A practical scheduling and power/constellation allocation for three relay networks,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2012:128, Mar. 2012, doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-128.
  7. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, and N. Benvenuto, “Constellation quantization in constrained backhaul downlink network MIMO,” IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 830-839, Mar. 2012.
  8. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, L. Vangelista, N. Benvenuto, and A. Morello, “Per sub-block equalization of very long OFDM blocks in mobile communications,” IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 363-368, Feb. 2011.

Conference Papers 

  1. Q. Liao, P. Baracca, D. Lopez-Perez, and L. Galati Giordano, “Resource scheduling for mixed traffic types with scalable TTI in dynamic TDD systems,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Emerging Technologies for 5G Wireless Cellular Networks, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2016.
  2. P. Baracca, “Traffic profile based clustering for dynamic TDD in dense mobile networks,” in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Montreal (Canada), Sep. 2016.
  3. S. Gimenez, S. Roger, D. Martín-Sacristán, J. F. Monserrat, P. Baracca, V. Braun, and H. Halbauer, “Performance of hybrid beamforming for mmW multi-antenna systems in dense urban scenarios,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Valencia (Spain), Sep. 2016.
  4. M. Wu, D. Wübben, A. Dekorsy, P. Baracca, V. Braun, and H. Halbauer, “On OFDM and SC-FDE transmissions in millimeter wave channels with beamforming,” in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring), Nanjing (China), May 2016.
  5. M. Wu, D. Wübben, A. Dekorsy, P. Baracca, V. Braun, and H. Halbauer, “Hardware impairments in millimeter wave communications using OFDM and SC-FDE,” in Proc. Int. ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA), Munich (Germany), Mar. 2016.
  6. P. Baracca and D. Aziz, “Improving eICIC with coordinated beamforming and scheduling in co-channel HetNets,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Brussels (Belgium), Aug. 2015.
  7. S. Montagner, N. Benvenuto, and P. Baracca, “Channel estimation using a 2D DFT for millimeter-wave systems,” in Proc. IEEE VTC-Spring Workshop on Emerging MIMO Technologies and Millimeter-waves for 5G Networks, Glasgow (United Kingdom), May 2015.
  8. D. Aziz and P. Baracca, “Combining eICIC with coordinated beamforming in downlink heterogeneous networks,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Washington, D.C., Sep. 2014.
  9. P. Baracca and D. Aziz, “Clustering and precoding design for CoMP-CB in downlink heterogeneous networks,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Barcelona (Spain), Aug. 2014.
  10. N. Belli, N. Benvenuto, F. Boccardi, H. Halbauer, and P. Baracca, “Fully-digital millimeter-wave receivers with low-resolution analog-to-digital converters”, in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Emerging Technologies for LTE-Advanced and Beyond-4G, Atlanta (GA), Dec. 2013.
  11. P. Baracca, F. Boccardi, and N. Benvenuto, “Clustering with multiple receiving antennas in downlink FDD CoMP systems,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Computing and Control (ISPCC), Shimla (India), Sep. 2013.
  12. P. Baracca, F. Boccardi, V. Braun, and A. Tulino, “Base station selection and per-cell codebook optimization for CoMP with joint processing,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Sydney (Australia), Sep. 2012.
  13. P. Baracca, F. Boccardi, and V. Braun, “A dynamic joint clustering scheduling algorithm for downlink CoMP systems with limited CSI,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Paris (France), Aug. 2012.
  14. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, and N. Benvenuto, “Power and time-sharing optimization for three half-duplex relay networks,” in Proc. IEEE Asian Himalayas International Conference on Internet (AH-ICI), Kathmandu (Nepal), Nov. 2011.
  15. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, and N. Benvenuto, “Downlink multicell processing employing QAM quantization under a constrained backhaul,” in Proc. IEEE Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), San Francisco (CA), Jun. 2011.
  16. P. Baracca, N. Benvenuto, and L. Vangelista, “A frequency-domain pre-equalizer for MIMO-OFDM mobile communication systems employing Alamouti coding,” in Proc. IEEE Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), San Francisco (CA), Jun. 2011.
  17. P. Baracca, N. Laurenti, and S. Tomasin, “Physical layer authentication over an OFDM fading wiretap channel,” in Proc. ACM Int. Conf. on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS), Cachan (France), May 2011.
  18. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, and N. Benvenuto, “Optimization of base station coordination and power allocation in cellular network downlink,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Communication and Technology (ICCT), Nanjing (China), Nov. 2010.
  19. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, and N. Benvenuto, “Equalization of OFDM over doubly very selective channels,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Communication and Technology (ICCT), Nanjing (China), Nov. 2010.
  20. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, L. Vangelista, N. Benvenuto, and A. Morello, “Per sub-block equalization and channel estimation for next generation handheld DVB,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Ultra Modern Telecommunications (ICUMT), St. Petersburg (Russia), Oct. 2009.
  21. P. Baracca, S. Tomasin, L. Vangelista, N. Benvenuto, and A. Morello, “Per sub-block equalization of OFDM for mobile digital video transmission,” in Proc. Int. Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Sep. 2009.

Books and Chapters

  1. R. Fantini, W. Zirwas, L. Thiele, D. Aziz, and P. Baracca, “Chapter 9: Coordinated multi-point transmission in 5G,” In: A. Osseiran, J. F. Monserrat, and P. Marsch, “5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology,” Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Patents

  1. Q. Liao, I. Malanchini, V. Suryaprakash, and P. Baracca, "Method and apparatus for a radio communication network," Patent Application, filed on November 3rd, 2016.
  2. V. Suryaprakash, P. Baracca, and I. Malanchini, "Methods for a mobile communication system, a base station, and a mobile station, mobile communication system, base station, and mobile station," Patent Application, filed on August 9th, 2016.
  3. P. Baracca, T. Wild, R. Ahmed, F. Schaich, and H.-P. Mayer, "Receiver device and method of operating a receiver device," Patent Application, filed on June 1st, 2016.
  4. I. Malanchini, V. Suryaprakash, and P. Baracca, "An apparatus and method for determining a route from a first location to a second location," Patent Application, filed on February 4th, 2016.
  5. D. Aziz, O. Aydin, H.-E. Bakker, and P. Baracca, "Mobility optimization in millimeter wave overlay networks," Patent Application, filed on December 19th, 2014.
  6. V. Braun, H. Halbauer, and P. Baracca, "A method for allocation of physical layer parameters of a signal, and a base station transceiver and a user terminal therefor," Patent Application, filed on December 2nd, 2014.
  7. T. Wild, D. Aziz, F. Schaich, P. Baracca, and A. Fonseca dos Santos, "Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for a mobile communication system comprising a base station transceiver and a mobile transceiver," Patent Application, filed on September 24th, 2014.
  8. V. Braun, H. Halbauer, and P. Baracca, "A method for transmission in a wireless communication system using beamforming, and a base station transceiver and a user terminal therefor," Patent Application, filed on March 28th, 2014.
  9. P. Baracca and D. Aziz, "RF path management for energy efficient cellular networks," Patent Application, filed on March 27th, 2014.
  10. H. Halbauer, F. Boccardi, P. Baracca, and J. R. Hoydis, "Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for determining information related to a path direction and for a transceiver of a communication device," Patent Application, filed on February 24th, 2014.
  11. J. R. Hoydis, F. Boccardi, P. Baracca, and H. Halbauer, "Methods of a first and a second radio access network node for configuring micro wave radio frequency transmission between a first highly directional antenna and a second highly directional antenna, first radio access network node and second radio access network node thereof," Patent Application, filed on January 21st, 2014.
  12. V. Braun, C. Hoek, F. Boccardi, H. Halbauer, and P. Baracca, "Beamforming apparatus, method and computer program for a transceiver," Patent Application, filed on December 18th, 2013.
  13. V. Braun, C. Hoek, F. Boccardi, H. Halbauer, and P. Baracca, "Beamforming apparatuses, methods and computer programs for a base station transceiver and a mobile transceiver," Patent Application, filed on December 18th, 2013.
  14. T. Wild, F. Boccardi, and P. Baracca, "Method and apparatus for transmitting channel feedback information in a wireless communication system and method and apparatus for receiving channel feedback information in a wireless communication system," EP2701333 A1, Patent Application, filed on August 23rd, 2012.
  15. F. Boccardi, P. Baracca, V. Braun, and A. M. Tulino, "Apparatus and method for communicating with a first transmission point and with a second transmission point and apparatus and method for coordinating a downstream transmission from a first and a second transmission point," EP2637438 A1, Patent Application, filed on March 9th, 2012.
  16. A. Morello, S. Tomasin, P. Baracca, L. Vangelista, and N. Benvenuto, "Sub-block equalization in frequency domain for OFDM signals," WO2011024118 A3, Patent Application, filed on August 24th, 2010.