Faouzi Bellili

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Wei Yu at the University of Toronto, ON, Canada. I received my M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from INRS (University of Quebec), Montreal, QC, Canada in 2010 and 2014, respectively, under the supervision of Prof. Sofiene Affes.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wireless Communications
Communication Networks, Signal Processing for Communications, Inference, Hardware Prototyping
Master Student position, PhD Student position

5G (and beyond) Communication Networks: Massive Connectivity, Massive MIMO, mmWave, Machine-Type Communications, IoT

Signal Processing for Communications: Parameter Estimation, Fundamental Bounds, Array Signal Processing, Compressed Sensing

Inference: Probabilistic Graphical Models, Belief Propagation

Hardware Prototyping: VHDL, Over-The-Air (OTA) Testing

S. Ben Amor, S. Affes, F. Bellili, U. Vilaipornsawai, L. Zhang, and P. Zhu, "A Multi-Node ML Time and Frequency Synchronization for Distributed MIMO-Relay Beamforming over Time-Varying Flat-Fading Channels", IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 2702-2715, Apr. 2019.

S. Ben Hassen, F. Bellili, A. Samet, and S. Affes, "Angular Parameters Estimation of Multiple Incoherently Distributed Sources Generating Noncircular Signals", IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 38451-38468, Mar. 2019.

F. Bellili, F. Sohrabi, and W. Yu, "Generalized Approximate Message Passing for Massive MIMO mmWave Channel Estimation with Laplacian Prior", accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications, Dec. 2018, (to appear)

F. Bellili, S. Ben Amor, S. Affes, and A. Ghrayeb, "Maximum Likelihood Joint Angle and Delay Estimation from Multipath and Multicarrier Transmissions With Application to Indoor Localization Over IEEE 802.11 ac Radio", accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Jul. 2018, (to appear)

A. Mamsoudi, F. Bellili, S. Affes, and A. Ghrayeb, "Maximum Likelihood Time Delay Estimation from Single- and Multi-Carrier DSSS Multipath MIMO Transmissions for Future 5G Networks", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 4851-4865, Aug. 2017.

F. Bellili, A. Methenni, S. Ben Amor, and S. Affes, "Time Synchronization of Turbo- Coded Square-QAM-Modulated Transmissions: Code-Aided ML Estimator and Closed- Form Cramer-Rao Lower Bounds", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 10776-10792, June 2017.

F. Bellili, Y. Selmi, S. Affes, "A Low-Cost and Robust Maximum Likelihood Joint Estimator for the Doppler Spread and CFO Parameters Over Flat-Fading Rayleigh Channels", IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 3467-3478, Aug. 2017.

F. Bellili, S. Ben Amor, S. Affes, and A. Ghrayeb, "Low-Complexity DOA Estimation from Short Data Snapshots for ULA Systems Using the Annihilating Filter Technique", EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 48, pp. 1-16, June 2017.

F. Bellili, C. Elguet, S. Ben Amor, S. Affes, and A. Stephenne, "Code-Aided DOA Estimation From Turbo-Coded QAM Transmissions: Analytical CRLBs and Maximum Likelihood Estimator", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 2850-2865, May 2017.

I. Mrissa, F. Bellili and S. Affes, "Context-Aware Cognitive SIMO Transceiver for Enhanced Throughput on the Downlink of LTE HetNet", Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 1414–1430, Aug. 2017 (Invited).

F. Bellili, A. Methenni, and S. Affes, "Closed-Form CRLBs for CFO and Phase Estimation from Turbo Coded Square-QAM-Modulated Transmissions", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 2513–2531, May 2015.

F. Bellili, R. Meftehi, and S. Affes, "Maximum Likelihood SNR Estimation of Linearly- Modulated Signals over Time-Varying Flat-Fading SIMO Channels", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 441–456, Jan. 2015.

F. Bellili, A. Methenni, and S. Affes, "Closed-Form CRLBs for SNR Estimation from Turbo-Coded BPSK-, MSK-, and Square-QAM-Modulated Signals", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 15, pp. 4018–4033, Aug. 2014.

A. Masmoudi, F. Bellili, S. Affes, and A. Stéphenne, "A Maximum Likelihood Time Delay Estimator in a Multi-path Environment Using Importance Sampling", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 182–193, Jan. 2013.

A. Masmoudi, F. Bellili, S. Affes, and A. Stéphenne, "losed-Form Expressions for the Exact Cramér-Rao Bounds of Timing Recovery Estimators from BPSK, MSK and Square- QAM Signals", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 2474–2484, June 2011.

S. Ben Hassen, F. Bellili, S. Abdelaziz, and S. Affes, "Direction-Of-Arrival (DOA) Estimation forTemporally and Spatially Correlated Narrowband Signals Considering Noncircular Sources", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 4108–4121, Sep. 2011.

F. Bellili, S. Ben Hassen, S. Affes, and A. Stéphenne, "Closed-Form Expressions for the Cramér-Rao Lower Bounds of DOA Estimates from Square QAM-Modulated Signals", IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 1675–1685, June 2011.

F. Bellili, N. Atitallah, S. Affes, and A. Stéphenne, "Cramér-Rao Lower Bounds for Frequency and Phase NDA Estimation from Arbitrary Square QAM-Modulated Signals", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing vol. 58, no. 9, pp. 4517–4525 Sep. 2010.

M. A. Boujelbenne, F. Bellili, S.Affes, and A. Stéphenne, "SNR Estimation over SIMO Channels from Linearly- Linearly-Modulated Signals", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 6017–6028, Dec. 2010.

F. , A. Stéphenne, and S. Affes, "Cramér-Rao Lower Bounds for Non-Data-Aided SNR Estimates of Square QAM Modulated Transmissions", IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 3211–3218, Nov. 2010.

A. Stéphenne, F. Bellili, and S. Affes, "Moment-Based SNR Estimation Over Linearly- Modulated Wireless SIMO Channels", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 714–722, Feb. 2010.

F. Bellili, A. Stéphenne, and S. Affes, "Cramér-Rao Lower Bounds for Subcarrier SNR Estimates over Multicarrier Channels", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 891–896, Feb. 2010.

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