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F. Javier Lopez-Martinez, PhD
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Contact: fjlopezm (at) ic.uma.es

Bio

F. Javier Lopez Martinez (Granada, 1981) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunication engineering from the Universidad de Malaga, Spain, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He joined the Communication Engineering Department with the Universidad de Malaga in 2005, as an Associate Researcher. In 2010, he stayed for three months as a Visitor Researcher with University College London. He was a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Wireless Systems Lab, Stanford University, from 2012 to 2014, and with the Universidad de Malaga from 2014 to 2015. Since 2015, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Communication Engineering Department, Universidad de Malaga.

His research interests span a diverse set of topics in the wide areas of communication theory and wireless communications: stochastic processes, wireless channel modeling, random matrix theory, physical layer security, and wireless powered communications. He has received several research awards, including the Best Paper Award in the Communication Theory Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2013, the IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Reviewer certificate in 2014, and the IEEE Transactions on Communications Exemplary Reviewer certificate in 2015 and 2017. He is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, in the area of Wireless Communications, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

News

  • Our paper “Adaptive Self-Interference Cancellation for Full Duplex Radio: Analytical Model and Experimental Validation” was accepted for publication at IEEE Access (25.09.2018).

  • Our paper “Statistical Characterization of the Chunk Size Distribution in DASH” was submitted for publication to IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (25.10.2018).

  • Our paper “Statistical Characterization of Second Order Scattering Fading Channels” was accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (22.10.2018).

  • Our paper “Adaptive Self-Interference Cancellation for Full Duplex Radio: Analytical Model and Experimental Validation” was submitted for publication to IEEE Access (17.09.2018).

  • Our paper “Understanding the Impact of Line-of-Sight in the Ergodic Spectral Efficiency of Cellular Networks” was presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD 2018) (16.09.2018).

  • Our paper “A Tractable Line-of-Sight Product Channel Model: Application to Wireless Powered Communications” was presented at the IEEE 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2018) (31.08.2018).

  • Our paper “Statistical Characterization of Second Order Scattering Fading Channels” was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (24.07.2018).

  • Prof. Daniel Benavides da Costa (UFC) will be visiting our group in July (10.07.2018).

  • I'll be visiting Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and the Center for Wireless Innovation at ECIT next June, for a period of one month (14.05.2018).

  • Two new papers appear in May's issues of IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications and IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology (14.05.2018).

  • Our paper “A Tractable Line-of-Sight Product Channel Model: Application to Wireless Powered Communications” was submitted to the IEEE 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2018) (05.04.2018).

  • Our paper “On the Distribution of the Received Signal Power in Mobile Networks: a Moment-Based Approach” was accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (30.03.2018).

  • The paper “Wireless backhaul: Performance Modelling and Impact on User Association for 5G”, in collaboration with M. Jaber, M. Imran, R. Tafazaolli (University of Surrey), A. Sutton (University of Salford) and A. Tukmanov (Newcastle University) was accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (01.02.2018).

  • The paper “Generalized MGF of the Two-Wave with Diffuse Power Fading Model with Applications” was accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (19.01.2018).

  • Our project “Energy efficiency in secure wireless communications systems for 5G”, TEC2017-87913-R, was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation in the “Proyectos IDi 2017: Retos” call.

  • The paper “An Extension of the kappa-mu Shadowed Fading Model: Statistical Characterization and Applications” was accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (20.12.2017).

  • Our paper “A Tractable Product Channel Model for Line-of-Sight Scenarios” was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (29.11.2017).

  • Our paper “On the Distribution of the Received Signal Power in Mobile Networks: a Moment-Based Approach” was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (22.11.2017).

  • Our paper “Performance analysis of FSO communications under LOS blockage” was accepted for publication at Optics Express (13.09.2017).

  • I was elevated to IEEE Senior Member (11.09.2017).

  • The paper “A Closed-Form Expression for the Coverage of Cellular Systems under Hoyt (Nakagami-q) Fading” was accepted for publication at IET Electronics Letters (15.08.2017).

  • Our paper “Performance analysis of FSO communications under LOS blockage” was submitted for publication to Optics Express (21.07.2017).

  • Our paper “A Comprehensive Analysis of 5G Heterogeneous Cellular Systems operating over kappa-mu Shadowed Fading Channels”, was accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (19.07.2017).

  • Our student Laureano Moreno-Pozas, jointly advised with Eduardo Martos-Naya, will be defending his PhD on 30.06.2017. The title of the dissertation is “On the Connection between Noncircularly-symmetric and Noncentral Fading Models: Univariate and Multivariate Analysis”. Good luck Laureano! (29.06.2017)

  • Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini will be visiting our group. His talk “High-speed Underwater Wireless Optical Communication: Potential, Challenges, and Possible Solutions” will be given on 30.06.2017 (29.06.2017).

  • The paper “An Extension of the kappa-mu Shadowed Fading Model: Statistical Characterization and Applications” was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (28.06.2017).

  • The paper “A Closed-Form Expression for the Coverage of Cellular Systems under Hoyt (Nakagami-q) Fading” was submitted for publication to IET Electronics Letters (26.06.2017).

  • The paper “Generalized MGF of the Two-Wave with Diffuse Power Fading Model with Applications” was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (02.06.2017).

  • Our paper “The Fluctuating Two-Ray Fading Model: Statistical Characterization and Performance Analysis”, was accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (17.04.2017).

  • The paper “Modelling the Performance of the Wireless Backhaul”, in collaboration with M. Jaber, M. Imran, R. Tafazaolli (University of Surrey), A. Sutton (University of Salford) and A. Tukmanov (Newcastle University) was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (11.03.2017).

  • Prof. Carlos Fernandez-Granda from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU will be visiting our group. His talk “From Seismology to Compressed Sensing and Back, a Brief History of Optimization-Based Signal Processing” will be given on 13.03.2017 (11.03.2017).

  • I was recognized as “Exemplary Reviewer” (top 2% reviewers) for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, within the Reviewer Appreciation program 2017 (01.03.2017).

  • I joined the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications as an Editor in the area of Wireless Communications (22.02.2017).

  • Our paper “The Fluctuating Two-Ray Fading Model: Statistical Characterization and Performance Analysis”, was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (05.11.2016).

  • Our paper “On the Calculation of the Incomplete MGF with Applications to Wireless Communications”, was accepted for publication at IEEE Transactions on Communications (03.11.2016).

  • Congratulations to my colleague, friend and collaborator Jose F. Paris for receiving the 2016 Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, for his paper entitled “Statistical Characterization of kappa-mu Shadowed Fading”, published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 518-526, February 2014. Wonderful recognition of such an amazing piece of work!

  • The paper “A Comprehensive Analysis of 5G Heterogeneous Cellular Systems operating over kappa-mu Shadowed Fading Channels”, in collaboration with Y. J. Chun, S. L. Cotton and S. K. Yoo (Wireless Communications Laboratory, ECIT Institute, Queens University Belfast) and H. S. Dhillon (Wireless@VT, Virginia Tech) was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (03.10.2016).

  • Our paper “Comments on Human Body Shadowing in Cellular Device-to-Device Communications: Channel Modeling Using the Shadowed kappa-mu Fading Model”, was accepted for publication at IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (19.09.2016).

  • Our paper “The kappa-mu Shadowed Fading Model with Integer Fading Parameters” was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (01.09.2016).

  • Our paper “Generalized MGF of Beckmann Fading with Applications to Wireless Communications Performance Analysis” was submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Communications (01.09.2016).

  • Our paper “The Fluctuating Two-Ray Fading Model for mmWave Communications” was accepted for publication at IEEE Globecom 2016, 5GMW Workshop on 5G Millimeter-Wave Channel Models (15.08.2016).

  • I'll be a TPC member for the IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC’2017, Communication Theory Symposium (15.07.2016).

  • Our paper “The Nakagami-q (Hoyt) Fading Distribution: A Particular Case of the Rician Shadowed Model” has received a Best Paper nomination at the XXXI URSI National Symposium (15.07.2016).

  • Our paper “Joint Parameter Estimation for the Two-Wave with Diffuse Power Fading Model” was accepted for publication at MDPI Sensors (25.06.2016).

  • Our paper “On the Calculation of the Incomplete MGF with Applications to Wireless Communications”, was submitted to IEEE Transactions on Communications (16.06.2016).

  • Our papers “Moment-Based Parameter Estimation for the Two-Wave with Diffuse Power Fading Model” and “Fundamental Capacity Limits of Spectrum-Sharing in Hoyt (Nakagami-q) Fading Channels” will be presented at IEEE VTC-2016 Fall Conference (01.05.2016).

  • Our paper “Joint Parameter Estimation for the Two-Wave with Diffuse Power Fading Model”, was submitted to Sensors (14.04.2016).

  • Our paper “Comments on Human Body Shadowing in Cellular Device-to-Device Communications: Channel Modeling Using the Shadowed kappa-mu Fading Model”, was submitted to IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (28.03.2016).

  • I joined the faculty at Universidad de Malaga (Spain), as an Assistant Professor in the Communication Engineering Department (23.09.2015).

  • Our paper “Novel Results for the kappa-mu Extreme Fading Distribution: Generation of White Samples and Capacity Analysis”, was accepted for publication in IEEE Communications Letters (02.07.2015).

  • Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini will be visiting our group. His talk “Addressing Spectrum Scarcity through Optical Wireless Communications” will be given on 02.06.2015 (05.05.2015).

  • I was recognized as “Exemplary Reviewer” (top 2% reviewers) for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, within the Reviewer Appreciation program 2015 (11.04.2015).

  • Our paper “Novel Results for the kappa-mu Extreme Fading Distribution: Generation of White Samples and Capacity Analysis”, was submitted for publication to IEEE Communications Letters (10.04.2015).

  • Our paper “On the Distribution of the Squared Norm of non-Circular Complex Gaussian Random Variables with Applications” was accepted at IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2015), in Hong Kong (31.03.2015).