# Publications

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A list of publications by lab members.

## Contents

## Journal Papers

### Preprint

- P. Thomas and A. W. Eckford, “Capacity of a simple intercellular signal transduction channel,” accepted for publication in
*IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.* - T. Furubayashi, T. Nakano, A. W. Eckford, Y. Okaie, and T. Yomo, “Packet fragmentation and reassembly in molecular communication,” accepted for publication in
*IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience*. - N. Farsad, H. B. Yilmaz, A. W. Eckford, C.-B. Chae, and W. Guo, “A comprehensive survey of recent advancements in molecular communication,” accepted for publication in
*IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials*. - S. A. Banani, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “Analyzing dependent placements of small cells in a two-layer heterogeneous network with a rate coverage constraint,” accepted for publication in
*IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology*. - W. Guo, T. Asyhari, N. Farsad, H. B. Yilmaz, B. Li, A. W. Eckford, C.-B. Chae, “Molecular communi- cations: Channel model and physical layer techniques,” accepted for publication in
*IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine*.

### 2016

- B. Koo, C. Lee, H. B. Yilmaz, N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, and C.-B. Chae, “Molecular MIMO: From theory to prototype,”
*IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications*, vol. 34, no. 3, Mar. 2016.

### 2015

- S. A. Banani, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “Analyzing the impact of access point density on the performance of finite-area networks,”
*IEEE Transactions on Communications*, vol. 63, no. 12, pp. 5143-5161, Dec. 2015. - N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, and S. Hiyama, “Design and optimizing of on-chip kinesin substrates for molecular communication,”
*IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology*, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 699-708, Jul. 2015. - S. F. Bush, J. L. Paluh, G. Piro, V. Rao, V. Prasad, and A. W. Eckford, “Defining communication at the bottom,”
*IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications*, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 90-96, Mar. 2015.

### 2014

- N. Farsad, N.-R. Kim, A. W. Eckford, and C.-B. Chae, “Channel and noise models for nonlinear molecular communication systems,”
*IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications*, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 2392-2401, Dec. 2014. - N.-R. Kim, A. W. Eckford, and C.-B. Chae, “Symbol interval optimization for molecular communication with drift,”
*IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience*, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 223-229, Sep. 2014. - N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, and S. Hiyama, “A Markov chain channel model for active transport molecular communication,”
*IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing*, vol. 62, no. 9, pp. 2424-2436, May 2014.

### 2013

- N. Farsad, W. Guo, and A. W. Eckford, “Table-top molecular communication: Text messages through chemical signals,”
*PLOS ONE*, vol. 8, no. 12, 13 pp., Dec. 2013. - W. Guo, S. Wang, A. W. Eckford, and J. Wu, “Reliable communication envelopes of molecular diffusion channels,”
*Electronics Letters*, vol. 49, no. 19, pp. 1248—1249, 12 Sep. 2013.

### 2012

- N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, S. Hiyama, and Y. Moritani, “On-chip molecular communication: Analysis and design,”
*IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience*, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 304—314, Sep. 2012. - K. V. Srinivas, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “Molecular communication in fluid media: The additive inverse Gaussian noise channel,”
*IEEE Transactions on Information Theory*, vol. 58, no. 7, pp. 4678—4692, Jul. 2012. - S. Kadloor, R. S. Adve, and A. W. Eckford, “Molecular communication using Brownian motion with drift,”
*IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience*, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 89—99, Jun. 2012. - N. Farsad and A. W. Eckford, “Resource allocation via linear programming for fractional cooperation,”
*IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications*, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 1633—1637, May 2012.

### 2011

- N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, S. Hiyama, and Y. Moritani, “Quick system design of vesicle-based active transport molecular communication by using a simple transport model,”
*Nano Communication Networks*, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 175—188, 2011.

### Older

- A. W. Eckford, “Ordering finite-state Markov channels by mutual information,”
*IEEE Transactions on Information Theory*, vol. 55, no. 7, pp. 3081-3086, Jul. 2009. - J. P. K. Chu, R. S. Adve, and A. W. Eckford, “Using the Bhattacharyya parameter for design and analysis of cooperative wireless systems,”
*IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications*, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1384-1395, Mar. 2009. - G.-S. Cheon and A. W. Eckford, “A relationship between subpermanents and the arithmetic-geometric mean inequality,”
*Linear Algebra and its Applications*, vol. 430, pp. 114-120, Jan. 2009. - A. W. Eckford, J. P. K. Chu, and R. S. Adve, “Low-complexity and fractional coded cooperation for wireless networks,”
*IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications*, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1917-1929, May 2008. - X. Jin, A. W. Eckford, and T. E. Fuja, “LDPC codes for non-coherent block fading channels with correlation: Analysis and design,”
*IEEE Transactions on Communications*, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 70-80, Jan. 2008. - A. W. Eckford, F. R. Kschischang, and S. Pasupathy, “A partial ordering of general finite-state Markov channels under LDPC decoding,”
*IEEE Transactions on Information Theory*, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 2072-2087, Jun. 2007. - A. W. Eckford, F. R. Kschischang, and S. Pasupathy, “On designing good LDPC codes for Markov channels,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 5-21, Jan. 2007.
- A. W. Eckford, F. R. Kschischang, and S. Pasupathy, “Analysis of low-density parity-check decoding in the Gilbert-Elliott channel,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 3872-3889, Nov. 2005.

## Conference Papers

### 2016

- A. W. Eckford, K. Loparo, and P. Thomas, “Finite-state channel models for signal transduction in neural systems,” accepted for publication in IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2016. (Invited paper.)

### 2015

- T. Furubayashi, T. Nakano, A. W. Eckford, and T. Yomo, “Reliable End-to-end Molecular Communication with Packet Replication and Retransmission,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, USA, 2015.
- N. Farsad, W. Guo, C.-B. Chae, and A. W. Eckford, “Stable distributions as noise models for molecular communication,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, USA, 2015.
- S. A. Banani, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “A perturbed hexagonal lattice to model basestation locations in real-world cellular networks,” in Proc. IEEE GC 2015 Workshop on 5G Heterogeneous and Small Cell Networks (HetSNets), San Diego, CA, USA, 2015.
- A. W. Eckford and P. Thomas, “Information theory of intercellular signal transduction,” in Proc. 49th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 2015. (Invited paper.)
- S. Qiu, N. Farsad, Y. Y. Dong, A. W. Eckford, and W. Guo, “Under-water molecular signaling: A hidden transmitter and absent receivers problem,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, 2015.
- B. Koo, H. B. Yilmaz, C.-B. Chae, and A. W. Eckford, “Detection algorithms for molecular MIMO,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, 2015.
- N.-R. Kim, N. Farsad, C.-B. Chae, and A. W. Eckford, “A universal channel model for molecular communication systems with metal-oxide detectors,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, 2015.
- L. Wang, N. Farsad, W. Guo, S. Magierowski, and A. W. Eckford, “Molecular barcodes: Information transmission via persistent chemical tags,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, 2015.
- C. Lee, B. Koo, N.-R. Kim, B. Yilmaz, N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, and C.-B. Chae, “Molecular MIMO communication link” (demonstration paper), in Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Hong Kong, pp. 14-15, 2015.

### 2014

- S. A. Banani, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “The penalty for random deployment in hexagonal lattice networks with perturbed interferers,” in Proc. IEEE 6th Int. Workshop on Heterogeneous and Small Cell Networks (HetSNets), Austin, TX, 2014.
- A. W. Eckford and C.-B. Chae, “Scaling laws for molecular communication,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Honolulu, HI, 5 pp., 2014.
- N.-R. Kim, N. Farsad, C.-B. Chae, and A. W. Eckford, “A realistic channel model for molecular communication with imperfect receivers,” in Proc. IEEE international Conference on Communications (ICC), Sydney, Australia, pp. 3987-3992, 2014.
- N. Farsad, W. Guo, and A. W. Eckford, “Molecular communications link” (demonstration paper), in Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, ON, pp. 107-108, 2014.
- S. A. Banani, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “Required number of small cells in heterogeneous networks with non-uniform traffic distribution,” in Proc. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton, NJ, 6 pp., 2014.

### 2013

- A. W. Eckford and P. J. Thomas, “Capacity of a simple intercellular signal transduction channel,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Istanbul, Turkey, 5 pp., 2013.
- X. Yan, W. Gage, and A. W. Eckford, “Integrating prior knowledge in time series alignment: Prior optimized time warping,” in Proc. 13th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, Toronto, ON, 4 pp., 2013.

### 2012

- K. V. Srinivas, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “Fractional cooperation in femtocell networks,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Anaheim, CA, 6 pp., 2012.
- N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, and S. Hiyama, “Modeling and design of polygon-shaped Kinesin substrates for molecular communication,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Birmingham, UK, 5 pp., 2012.
- A. W. Eckford, K. V. Srinivas, and R. S. Adve, “The peak constrained additive inverse Gaussian noise channel,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Boston, MA, 5 pp., 2012.
- N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, and S. Hiyama, “A mathematical channel optimization formula for active transport molecular communication,” in Proc. 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Molecular and Nanoscale Communications, Ottawa, ON, 5 pp., 2012.

### 2011

- N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, and S. Hiyama, “Channel design and optimization of active transport molecular communication,” in Proc. International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems, York, UK, 12 pp., 2011.
- A. Calce, N. Farsad, and A. W. Eckford, “An experimental study of fractional cooperation in wireless mesh networks,” in Proc. 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Toronto, ON, 5 pp., 2011.
- L. Cui and A. W. Eckford, “The delay selector channel: Definition and capacity bounds,” in Proc. 12th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, Kelowna, BC, 4 pp., 2011.
- J. P. K. Chu, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “Distributed optimization of the Bhattacharyya parameter in wireless relay networks,” in Proc. 12th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, Kelowna, BC, 6 pp., 2011.
- N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, S. Hiyama, and Y. Moritani, “A simple mathematical model for information rate of active transport molecular communication,” in Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Molecular and Nano-scale Communications, Shanghai, China, 6 pp., 2011.
- K. V. Srinivas, R. S. Adve, A. W. Eckford, and Y. Lostanlen, “Towards fractional cooperation in femtocells,” in Proc. CWiND 3rd International Workshop on Femtocells, Luton, UK, 3 pp., 2011.

### Older

- N. Farsad, A. W. Eckford, S. Hiyama, and Y. Moritani, “Information rates of active propagation in microchannel molecular communication,” in Proc. International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems, Boston, MA, 6 pp., 2010.
- A. W. Eckford, N. Farsad, S. Hiyama, and Y. Moritani, “Microchannel molecular communication with nanoscale carriers: Brownian motion versus active transport,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Seoul, South Korea, 5 pp., 2010.
- N. Farsad and A. W. Eckford, “Resource allocation via linear programming for multi-source, multi-relay wireless networks,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 5 pp., 2010.
- S. E. T. Hadley, A. W. Eckford, and W. H. Gage, “Power saving in a biomechanical sensor network using activity detection,” in Proc. 25th Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, ON, pp. 173—176, 2010.
- A. W. Eckford, “Timing information rates for active transport molecular communication,” in Proc. International Conference on Nano-Networks (Nano-Net), Lucerne, Switzerland, pp. 24—28, 2009.
- A. W. Eckford, J. P. K. Chu, and R. S. Adve, “Diversity analysis of irregular fractional cooperation,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Seoul, South Korea, 5 pp., 2009.
- J. P. K. Chu, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “Optimization for fractional cooperation in multiple-source multiple-relay systems,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dresden, Germany, 5 pp., 2009.
- N. Farsad and A. W. Eckford, “Low-complexity cooperation with correlated sources: Diversity order analysis,” in Proc. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Baltimore, MD, 6 pp., 2009.
- J. P. K. Chu, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, “Characterization of relay channels using the Bhattacharyya parameter,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), New Orleans, LA, 5 pp., 2008.
- B. Ndzana Ndzana, A. W. Eckford, M. A. Shokrollahi, and G. I. Shamir, “Fountain codes for piecewise stationary channels,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Toronto, ON, pp. 2242-2246, 2008.
- J. P. K. Chu, R. S. Adve, and A. W. Eckford, “Relay selection for low-complexity coded cooperation using the Bhattacharyya parameter,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Beijing, China, pp. 1008-1012, 2008.
- A. W. Eckford and S. E. T. Hadley, “On estimating the topology of an adversarial wireless network,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Beijing, China, pp. 2460-2465, 2008.
- A. W. Eckford, “Achievable information rates for molecular communication with distinct molecules,” in Proc. 2nd International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems, Budapest, Hungary, 3 pp., 2007.
- J. P. K. Chu, R. S. Adve, and A. W. Eckford, “Fractional cooperation using coded demodulate-and-forward,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom),Washington, DC, pp. 4323-4327, 2007.
- J. P. K. Chu, R. S. Adve, and A. W. Eckford, “Relay selection for low-complexity coded cooperation,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Washington, DC, pp. 3932-3936, 2007.
- A. W. Eckford, “Ordering finite-state Markov channels by mutual information,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Nice, France, pp. 911-915, 2007.
- A. W. Eckford, “Nanoscale communication using Brownian motion,” in Proc. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Baltimore, MD, pp. 160-165, 2007.
- W. Zhang, D. J. Costello, Jr., T. E. Fuja, G. I. Shamir, and A. W. Eckford, “Iterative estimation and decoding for Gaussian channels with abruptly changing statistics,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Seattle, WA, pp. 2466-2470, 2006.
- A. W. Eckford and R. S. Adve, “A practical scheme for relaying in sensor networks using Repeat-Accumulate codes,” in Proc. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton, NJ, pp. 386-391, 2006.
- A. W. Eckford, J. P. K. Chu, and R. S. Adve, “Low-complexity cooperative coding for sensor networks using rateless and LDGM codes,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 1537-1542, 2006.
- A. W. Eckford and W. Yu, “Density evolution for the simultaneous decoding of LDPC-based Slepian-Wolf source codes,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1401-1405, 2005.
- X. Jin, A. W. Eckford, and T. E. Fuja, “Analysis and design of low-density parity-check codes for non-coherent block fading channels,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Adelaide, Australia, pp. 368-372, 2005.
- A. W. Eckford, “Convergence of iterative decoding in channels with memory,” in Proc. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Baltimore, MD, p. 132, 2005.
- A. W. Eckford and W. Yu, “Rateless Slepian-Wolf codes,” in Proc. 39th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, pp. 1757-1761, 2005. (Invited paper.)
- W. Zhang, C. Koller, A. W. Eckford, D. J. Costello, Jr., T. E. Fuja, and G. I. Shamir, “Estimation and decoding strategies for channels with abruptly changing statistics,” in Proc. IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Rotorua, New Zealand, pp. 266-270, 2005. (Invited paper.)
- A. W. Eckford, “The factor graph EM algorithm: Applications for LDPC codes,” in Proc. 6th IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (SPAWC), New York, NY, pp. 910-914, 2005. (Invited paper.)
- X. Jin, A. W. Eckford, and T. E. Fuja, “Design of good low-density parity-check codes for block fading channels,” in Proc. Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), Monterey, CA, pp. 1054-1059, 2004.
- X. Jin, A. W. Eckford, and T. E. Fuja, “Analysis of joint channel estimation and LDPC decoding on block fading channels,” in Proc. International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications, Parma, Italy, pp.679-684, 2004.
- A. W. Eckford, “Channel estimation in block fading channels using the factor graph EM algorithm,” in Proc. 22nd Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, ON, pp. 44-46, 2004.
- A. W. Eckford, F. R. Kschischang, and S. Pasupathy, “Designing good LDPC codes for Markov-modulated channels,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Chicago, IL, p. 373, 2004.
- X. Jin, A. W. Eckford, and T. E. Fuja, “Analysis of LDPC decoding for correlated and uncorrelated block fading channels,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Chicago, IL, p. 375, 2004.
- A. W. Eckford, F. R. Kschischang, and S. Pasupathy, “On partial ordering of Markov modulated channels under LDPC decoding,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Yokohama, Japan, p. 295, 2003.
- A. W. Eckford, F. R. Kschischang, and S. Pasupathy, “Designing very good low-density parity-check codes for the Gilbert-Elliott channel,” in Proc. 8th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, Waterloo, ON, pp. 44-47, 2003.
- F. R. Kschischang and A. W. Eckford, “Low-density parity-check codes for the Gilbert-Elliott channel,” in Proc. 41st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, pp. 1307-1316, 2003. (Invited paper.)
- A. W. Eckford, F. R. Kschischang, and S. Pasupathy, “Characterizing the Gilbert-Elliott parameter space under LDPC decoding,” in Proc. 40th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, pp. 1089-1098, 2002.
- A. W. Eckford, F. R. Kschischang, and S. Pasupathy, “Analysis of LDPC codes in channels with memory,” in Proc. 21st Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, ON, pp. 427-431, 2002.
- A. W. Eckford and S. Pasupathy, “Iterative multiuser detection with graphical modeling,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications, Hyderabad, India, pp. 454-458, 2000.
- A. W. Eckford and S. Pasupathy, “Multiuser detection in fading channels using the EM algorithm,” in Proc. 20th Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, ON, pp. 176-180, 2000.