NetPD Lab
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
hbalan@usc.edu

UPDATE 07/01/2013: My PHD thesis is now online!!!

Publications

Horia Vlad Balan, Ryan Rogalin, Antonios Michaloliakos, Konstantinos Psounis and Giuseppe Caire.
Achieving High Data Rates in a Distributed MIMO System.
ACM Mobicom, Istanbul, Turkey, August 22-24, 2012 (pdf)

Horia Vlad Balan, Ryan Rogalin, Antonios Michaloliakos, Konstantinos Psounis and Giuseppe Caire.
AirSync. Enabling distributed multiuser MIMO with full spatial multiplexing.
USC CENG Technical Report CENG-2012-1. (pdf arXiv)
to appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (pdf arXiv)

Krishna Chintalapudi, Bozidar Radunovic, Vlad Balan, Michael Buettener, Srinivas Yerramalli, Vishnu Navda and Ramachandran Ramjee.
WiFi-NC : WiFi Over Narrow Channels.
NSDI, San Jose, CA, USA, April 27, 2012 (pdf)

Horia Vlad Balan, Konstantinos Psounis.
Tag Spotting: communicating beyond the carrier sense range.
USC CENG Technical Report CENG-2010-5. (pdf)
Journal Submission. (pdf)

Bozidar Radunovic, Dinan Gunawardena, Peter Key, Alexandre Proutiere, Nikhil Singh, Horia Vlad Balan, Gerald Dejean.
Rethinking Indoor Wireless Mesh Design: Low Power, Low Frequency, Full-duplex.
WiMesh 2010, Boston, MA, USA, June 21, 2010. (pdf)

Nikhil Singh, Dinan Gunawardena, Alexandre Proutiere, Bozidar Radunovic, Horia Vlad Balan, Peter Key.
Efficient and Fair MAC for Wireless Networks with Self-interference Cancellation.
WiOpt 2011, Princeton, NJ, USA, May 9-13, 2011. (pdf)

Bozidar Radunovic, Dinan Gunawardena, Alexandre Proutiere, Nikhil Singh, Vlad Balan, Peter Key.
Efficiency and Fairness in Distributed Wireless Networks Through Self-interference Cancellation and Scheduling.
Microsoft Research Cambridge Technical Report MSR-TR-2009-27. (pdf)

Mihai Bailesteanu, Horia Vlad Balan and Dierk Schleicher.
Hausdorff dimension of exponential parameter rays and their endpoints.
Nonlinearity 21 113-120 2008 (online)

Horia Vlad Balan, Lars Eggert, Saverio Niccolini, Marcus Brunner.
An Experimental Evaluation of Voice Quality over the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol.
IEEE Infocom 07, Anchorage, AL, USA, May 6-12, 2007. (pdf)   (BibTeX)   *)

Theses

PhD Thesis (Los Angeles, 2013) (pdf)   [Achieving High Data Rates in Distributed MIMO Systems]
Master Thesis (Bremen, 2006) (pdf)   [an experimental evaluation of how the proposed DCCP with TFRC interacted with voice transmission at that time]
Bachelor Thesis (Bremen, 2004) (pdf)   [concerns small, motivated robots that want to be noticed from high above - this part is about seeing them]

Class Projects

Process Migration in FreeBSD    [the famous process migration video (code) ]
Wavelets and Image Compression (pdf)    [probably the shortest introduction to the subject, not by experts]
Self-Organizing Maps miniproject (pdf)    [if you ever wanted to know how the post office does not read your handwriting this is your chance]

Robocup Team (more undergrad fun)

Andreas Birk et. al. The IUB 2002 Rescue Robot Team. In Gal Kaminka, Pedro U. Lima, and Raul Rojas, editors, RoboCup-02: Robot Soccer World Cup VI, Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence . Springer, 2002. (pdf)
Andreas Birk et. al. The IUB 2002 Smallsize League Team. In Gal Kaminka, Pedro U. Lima, and Raul Rojas, editors, RoboCup-02: Robot Soccer World Cup VI, Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligence. Springer, 2002. (pdf)


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