Jinfeng Du

Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Department Head, Radio Systems Research USA

Research Interests


Jinfeng received his Bachelor degree from USTC, China, and his Master, Licentiate, and PhD degrees from KTH, Sweden, all in Electrical Engineering. Before joining Bell Labs in NJ, Jinfeng spent two years at MIT as a postdoctoral researcher. Jinfeng's research interests are in the general area of wireless communications, especially in communication theory, multi-user information theory, radio systems design and evaluation, millimeter wave propagation and channel modeling.

Our department in Radio Systems Research Lab is to develop novel, superior, and disruptive technologies for wireless communication and sensing focusing on the physical and medium access layers, radio resource management, and system design. We are devoted to establishing fundamentals as well as to developing game-changing, high-impact technologies and concepts for radio connectivity in an ever-widening range of frequency bands. Check latest development on 6G and our open positions here and here


Aug. 2004-Nov. 2012  Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden 
            Ph.D. in Telecommunications, Nov. 2012 
            Tek. Licentiate in Electronics and Computer Systems, Dec. 2008 
            M.Sc in Electrical Engineering, specialized in Wireless Systems, Feb. 2006

Aug. 2011-Dec. 2011   Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
            Visiting PhD student supervised by Prof. Muriel Medard.

Sep. 1999-Jul. 2004    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 
            B.E in Electronic Information Engineering (Outstanding Graduate Award)

Professional activities

  • Member of IEEE, ComSoc, IT, SP
  • Member of the 2019 China-America Frontiers of Engineering (FoE), National Academy of Engineering 
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, 2017
  • Vice chair of the Organizing Committee, MIT Wireless Center 5G Day, May 2015
  • TPC member of IEEE ISIT 2022, IEEE ICC 2015-2022, IEEE ISWCS 2014, IEEE SPAWC 2019, 2021, 2022
  • Invited lecturer in EU-funded ACROPOLIS winter school, Barcelona, Spain, Feb 2013
  • Frequent reviewers for IEEE journals and conferences

Selected articles and publications

Google Scholar

  1. Silvio Mandelli, Marcus Henninger and Jinfeng Du, "Sampling and Reconstructing Angular Domains with Uniform Arrays," submitted. [arXiv:2202.08710]
  2. Ankit Gupta, Jinfeng Du, Dmitry Chizhik, Reinaldo A. Valenzuela and Mathini Sellathurai, "Machine Learning-based Urban Canyon Path Loss Prediction using 28 GHz Manhattan Measurements," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, accepted.[arXiv:2202.05107] [IEEE]
  3. Dmitry Chizhik, Jinfeng Du and Reinaldo. A. Valenzuela, "Universal Path Gain Laws for Common Wireless Communication Environments," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, accepted. [arXiv:2111.01758] [IEEE]
  4. Kamil Bechta, Christophe Grangeat, Jinfeng Du and Marcin Rybakowski, "Analysis of 5G Base Station RF EMF Exposure Evaluation Methods in Scattering Environments," IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 7196-7206, Jan. 2022. [IEEE]
  5. Jinfeng Du, Dmitry Chizhik, Reinaldo. A. Valenzuela, Rodolfo Feick, Guillermo Castro, Mauricio Rodriguez,  Tingjun Chen, Manav Kohli and Gil Zussman, "Directional Measurements in Urban Street Canyons from Macro Rooftop Sites at 28 GHz for 90% Outdoor Coverage," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation,  vol. 16, pp. 3459 - 3469, Jun. 2021.  [arXiv:1908.00512] [IEEE
  6. Jinfeng Du, Marcin Rybakowski, Kamil Bechta and Reinaldo A. Valenzuela, "Matching in the Air: Optimal Analog Beamforming under Angular Spread," submitted to IEEE for possible publication. [arXiv:1910.11054]
  7. Kamil Bechta, Jinfeng Du and Marcin Rybakowski, "Rework the Radio Link Budget for 5G and Beyond," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 211585-211594, Nov. 2020. [IEEE]
  8. Jinfeng Du, Dmitry Chizhik, Rodolfo Feick, Mauricio Rodriguez, Guillermo Castro  and Reinaldo. A. Valenzuela, "Suburban Fixed Wireless Access Channel Measurements and Models at 28 GHz for 90% Outdoor Coverage," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 68, pp. 411-420, Jan. 2020. [arXiv:1807.03763] [IEEE]
  9. Dmitry Chizhik, Jinfeng Du, Rodolfo Feick, Mauricio Rodriguez, Guillermo Castro and Reinaldo. A. Valenzuela, "Path loss and directional gain measurements at 28 GHz for non-line-of-sight coverage of indoors with corridors,"  IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation,  vol. 68,  pp. 4820-4830, June 2020. [arXiv:1712.06580] [IEEE]
  10. Rodolfo Feick, Guillermo Castro, Mauricio Rodriguez, Jinfeng Du, Dmitry Chizhik  and Reinaldo. A. Valenzuela, "Measurements of Beam Switching Gains and Fade Dynamics for 28 GHz Indoor Static Links in the Presence of Pedestrian Traffic",  IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 18, pp. 442-446, Mar. 2019. [IEEE]
  11. Jinfeng Du, Dmitry Chizhik, Rodolfo Feick, Guillermo Castro, Mauricio Rodríguez and Reinaldo A. Valenzuela, "Suburban Residential Building Penetration Loss at 28 GHz for Fixed Wireless Access," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 7, pp. 890-893, Dec. 2018. [arXiv:1805.03196] [IEEE]
  12. Jinfeng Du and Reinaldo A. Valenzuela, "How Much Spectrum is Too Much in Millimeter Wave Wireless Access,"  IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC Special Issue on Millimeter Wave Communications for Future Mobile Networks), vol. 35, pp. 1444-1458, Jul. 2017. [arXiv:1704.04274] [IEEE]
  13. Jinfeng Du, Efe Onaran, Dmitry Chizhik, Sivarama Venkatesan and Reinaldo A. Valenzuela, "Gbps User Rates Using mmWave Relayed Backhaul with High Gain Antennas,"  IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC, Special Issue on Deployment and Performance Challenges for 5G),  vol. 35,  pp. 1363--1372, Jun. 2017. [arXiv:1704.04277] [IEEE]
  14. Guang Yang, Jinfeng Du and Ming Xiao, "Analysis on 60 GHz Wireless Communications with Beamwidth-Dependent Misalignment," submitted for possible publication. [arXiv:1611.07867]
  15. Felipe Gomez-Cuba*, Jinfeng Du*, Muriel Médard and Elza Erkip, “Unified capacity limit of non-coherent wideband fading channels,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, pp. 43--57, Jan. 2017. (*co-first author) [arXiv:1501.04905] [IEEE]
  16. Jinfeng Du, Muriel Médard, Ming Xiao and Mikael Skoglund, “Scalable capacity bounding models for wireless networks,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 62, pp. 208--229, Jan. 2016. [arXiv:1401.4189][IEEE] [pdf]
  17. Guang Yang, Jinfeng Du, and Ming Xiao, “Maximum throughput path selection with random blockage for indoor 60 GHz relay networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, pp.3511--3524, Oct. 2015. [pdf] [IEEE]
  18. Jinfeng Du, Ming Xiao, Mikael Skoglund and Muriel Médard, “Wireless multicast relay networks with limited-rate source-conferencing,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications,vol. 31, pp. 1390--1401, Aug. 2013.[pdf] [IEEE]
  19. Jinfeng Du, Pei Xiao, Jinsong Wu and Qingchun Chen, “Design of isotropic orthogonal transform algorithm-based multicarrier systems with blind channel estimation,” IET Communications, vol. 6, pp. 2695--2704, Nov. 2012. [pdf] [IEEE]
  20. Jinfeng Du, Ming Xiao and Mikael Skoglund, “Cooperative Network Coding Strategies for Wireless Relay Networks with Backhaul,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, pp.2502--2514, Sep. 2011. [pdf] [IEEE]
  21. Jinfeng Du, Erik G. Larsson, Ming Xiao and Mikael Skoglund, “Optimal Symbol-by-Symbol Costa Precoding for a Relay-aided Downlink Channel,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, pp.2274--2284, Aug. 2011. [pdf] [IEEE]

Selected Conferences

  1. Hanwen Yao, Jinfeng Du and Alexander Vardy, "Polar Coded Modulation via Hybrid Bit Labeling," submitted. [arXiv:2202.07196]
  2. Kamil Bechta, Jinfeng Du and Marcin Rybakowski, “Impact of Effective Antenna Pattern on Estimation of Interference in Citizens Broadband Radio Service,” EuCNC/6G Summit, Jun. 2021. [IEEE]
  3. Dmitry Chizhik, Jinfeng Du, Reinaldo A Valenzuela, Dragan Samardzija, Stepan Kucera, Dmitry Kozlov and Rolf Fuchs, “Diffusion model for cluttered industrial environments at 28 GHz”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (ISAP 2020), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Jul. 2020. [IEEE]
  4. Jinfeng Du, Dmitry Chizhik and Reinaldo A. Valenzuela, "Minimum Per-Element Power of Phased Array for Gbps Mobile Access in mmWaves," 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Waikoloa, HI, USA, 2019. [IEEE]
  5. Dmitry Chizhik, Jinfeng Du, Rodolfo Feick and Reinaldo A Valenzuela, "Theoretical Path Loss Model for Suburban Fixed Wireless Access and Comparison Against 28 GHz Measurements,” in Proceedings of 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2019), Krakow, Poland, Apr. 2019. [IEEE]
  6. Jinfeng Du, Muriel Médard and Shlomo Shamai (Shitz), "Cost of Path Loss and Local Cooperation in Capacity Scaling of Extended Wireless Networks," IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Vail, CO, Jun. 2018. [IEEE]
  7. Jinfeng Du, Muriel Médard and Shlomo Shamai (Shitz), "Cost of local cooperation in hierarchical virtual MIMO transmission schemes," IEEE ITW 2016, Cambridge, UK, Sep. 2016. [pdf][IEEE]
  8. Jinfeng Du, David Adams and Muriel Médard, “Cross-layer design of network-coded transmission with a delay constraint,” IEEE SPAWC 2015, Stockholm, Sweden Jun. 2015. [pdf][IEEE]
  9. Jinfeng Du, Naomi Sweeting, David Adams and Muriel Médard, “Network reduction for coded multiple-hop networks,” IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK, Jun. 2015. [pdf][IEEE]
  10. David Adams, Jinfeng Du, Muriel Médard and Christopher Yu, “Delay constrained throughput-reliability tradeoff in network-coded wireless systems,” IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, Austin, TX, Dec. 2014. (finalist for the Best Paper Award) [pdf] [IEEE]
  11. Jawad Manssour, Jinfeng Du and Ming Xiao, “Network-coding-aware link adaptation for wireless broadcast transmission,” IEEE VTS APWCS 2013, Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 2013. [pdf]
  12. Jinfeng Du, Ming Xiao, Mikael Skoglund and Shlomo Shamai (Shitz), “Short-Message Noisy Network Coding with Partial Source Cooperation,” IEEE ITW 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep. 2012. [pdf][IEEE]
  13. Jinfeng Du, Ming Xiao and Mikael Skoglund, “Capacity Bounds for Backhaul-Supported Wireless Multicast Relay Networks with Cross-Links,” IEEE ICC 2011, Kyoto, Japan, Jun. 2011. [pdf] [IEEE]
  14. Jinfeng Du and Svante Signell, “Novel Preamble-Based Channel Estimation for OFDM/OQAM Systems,” IEEE ICC 2009, Germeny, Jun. 2009. [pdf] [IEEE]
  15. Jinfeng Du and Svante Signell, “Pulse Shape Adaptivity in OFDM/OQAM Systems,” ICAIT 2008, ShenZhen, China, Jul. 2008. [pdf] [ACM]
  16. Jinfeng Du and Svante Signell, “Comparison of CP-OFDM and OFDM/OQAM in Doubly Dispersive Channels,” FGCN, Jeju Island, Korea, Dec. 2007. [pdf] [IEEE]
  17. Jinfeng Du and Svante Signell, “Time Frequency Localization of Pulse Shaping Filters in OFDM/OQAM Systems,” ICICS'07, Singapore, Dec. 2007. [pdf] [IEEE]

Thesis and Technical Report

  1. Jinfeng Du, “Cooperative strategies in multi-terminal wireless relay networks,” Ph.D. Thesis, ISBN 978-91-7501-512-5, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Nov. 2012. [pdf]
  2. Jinfeng Du, “Pulse Shape Adaptation and Channel Estimation in Generalised Frequency Division Multiplexing Systems,” Licentiate Thesis, ISBN 978-91-7415-187-9, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Dec. 2008. [pdf]
  3. Jinfeng Du and Svante Signell, “Classic OFDM Systems and Pulse Shaping OFDM/OQAM Systems,” Technical Report of NGFDM Project, ISSN 1653-7238, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, February 2007. [pdf]