Publications

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A list of recent publications by lab members.

Links to papers are either open access or require subscription . A single asterisk (*) indicates that the version is not authoritative (e.g., preprint version).

Publications with (Highly Cited) have been cited at least 50 times (counts from Google Scholar).

Some publications have links to media coverage and other supplemental information.

In compliance with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy, all journal publications since May 1, 2015 either have an open-access version, or were not supported by tri-agency funds (designated by **).

For publications prior to 2011, see: Older Publications

Books

  • T. Nakano, A. W. Eckford, and T. Haraguchi, Molecular Communication, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
    Google Books(partial preview) (Highly Cited)

Journal Papers

Preprints

  • N. Farsad, Y. Murin, W. Guo, C.-B. Chae, A. W. Eckford, and A. Goldsmith, "Communication system design and analysis for asynchronous molecular timing channels," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications.
    arXiv*
  • H. Awan, R. S. Adve, N. Wallbridge, C. Plummer, and A. W. Eckford, "Communication and information theory of single action potential signals in plants," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience.
    arXiv*

2018

  • A. Noel, D. Makrakis, and A. W. Eckford, "Distortion distribution of neural spike train sequence matching with optogenetics," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 65, no. 12, pp. 2814-2826, Dec. 2018.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore TBME featured article
  • W. Guo, Y. Deng, H. B. Yilmaz, N. Farsad, M. Elkashlan, C.-B. Chae, A. W. Eckford, and A. Nallanathan, "SMIET: Simultaneous molecular information and energy transfer," IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 106-113, Feb. 2018.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore

2017

  • Y. Fang, A. Noel, N. Yang, A. W. Eckford, and R. A. Kennedy, "Convex optimization of distributed cooperative detection in multi-receiver molecular communication," IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communication, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 166-182, Sep. 2017.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore
  • T. Furubayashi, Y. Sakatani, T. Nakano, A. W. Eckford, and N. Ichihashi, "Design and wet-laboratory implementation of reliable end-to-end molecular communication," Wireless Networks, doi:10.1007/s11276-016-1435-4, 2017.**
    SpringerLink

2016

  • P. J. Thomas and A. W. Eckford, "Capacity of a Simple Intercellular Signal Transduction Channel," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 62, no. 12, pp. 7358-7382, Dec. 2016.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore
  • 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,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 12, pp. 9801-9816, Dec. 2016.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore
  • N. Farsad, H. B. Yilmaz, A. W. Eckford, C.-B. Chae, and W. Guo, “A comprehensive survey of recent advancements in molecular communication,” IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 1887-1919, third quarter 2016.
    IEEEXplore open access (Highly Cited)
  • W. Guo, T. Asyhari, N. Farsad, H. B. Yilmaz, B. Li, A. W. Eckford, C.-B. Chae, “Molecular communications: Channel model and physical layer techniques,” IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 120-127, Aug. 2016.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore
  • T. Furubayashi, T. Nakano, A. W. Eckford, Y. Okaie, and T. Yomo, “Packet fragmentation and reassembly in molecular communication,” IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 284-288, Apr. 2016.**
    IEEEXplore
  • 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.
    IEEEXplore open access (Highly Cited) IEEE Spectrum

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.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore
  • 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.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore
  • 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.
    ResearchGate* IEEEXplore

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.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore (Highly Cited)
  • 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.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore
  • 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.
    IEEEXplore

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.
    IEEEXplore (Highly Cited)
  • 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.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore (Highly Cited)
  • 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.
    arXiv* IEEEXplore (Highly Cited)
  • 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.
    IEEEXplore

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.
    ScienceDirect

For publications prior to 2011, see: Older Publications

Conference Papers

2018

  • A. W. Eckford, B. Kuznets-Speck, M. Hinczewski, and P. J. Thomas, "Thermodynamic properties of molecular communication," in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Vail, CO, USA, 2018.
    arXiv*
  • A. Noel, S. Monabbati, D. Makrakis, and A. W. Eckford, "Timing control of single neuron spikes with optogenetic stimulation," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas City, MO, USA, 2018.
    arXiv*
  • Y. Fang, A. Noel, N. Yang, A. W. Eckford, and R. A. Kennedy, "Maximum likelihood detection for cooperative molecular communication," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas City, MO, USA, 2018.
    arXiv*
  • M. Medra, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, "Updating beamformers to respond to changes in users," in Proc. 29th Biennial Symposium on Communications, Toronto, ON, 2018.
    arXiv*
  • M. Medra, A. W. Eckford, and R. S. Adve, "Low-complexity weighted sum-rate maximization approach with per-antenna power constraints," in Proc. 52nd Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 2018.
  • H. Awan and A. W. Eckford, "Impact of choices of measurement in RSK based molecular communication system," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO), Cork, Ireland, 2018.
  • P. Hou, L. Zhao, and A. W. Eckford, "Improving receiver performace of diffusion-based molecular MIMO communicaton," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO), Cork, Ireland, 2018.

2017

  • A. Noel, D. Makrakis, and A. W. Eckford, "Root mean square error of neural spike train sequence matching with optogenetics," in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Singapore, 2017.
    arXiv*
  • A. Noel, Y. Fang, N. Yang, D. Makrakis, A. W. Eckford, "Effect of local population uncertainty on cooperation in bacteria," to appear in Proc. IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2017.
    arXiv*
  • L. Wang and A. W. Eckford, "Nonnegative code division multiple access techniques in molecular communication," in Proc. 15th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2017.
  • A. Noel and A. W. Eckford, "Asynchronous peak detection for demodulation in molecular communication," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Paris, France, 2017.
    arXiv*

2016

  • Y. Fang, A. Noel, N. Yang, A. W. Eckford, and R. A. Kennedy, "Distributed cooperative detection for multi-receiver molecular communication," in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington, DC, USA, 2016.
    arXiv*
  • N. Farsad, Y. Murin, W. Guo, C.-B. Chae, A. W. Eckford, and A. Goldsmith, "On the impact of time-synchronization in molecular timing channels," in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington, DC, USA, 2016.
    arXiv*
  • A. W. Eckford, T. Furubayashi, and T. Nakano, “RNA as a nanoscale data transmission medium: Error analysis,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO), Sendai, Japan, 2016.
    arXiv*
  • N. Farsad, Y. Murin, A. W. Eckford, and A. Goldsmith, “On the capacity of diffusion-based molecular timing channels,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Barcelona, Spain, 2016.
    arXiv*
  • P. J. Thomas and A. W. Eckford, “Shannon capacity of signal transduction for multiple independent receptors,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Barcelona, Spain, 2016.
    arXiv*
  • A. W. Eckford, K. Loparo, and P. Thomas, “Finite-state channel models for signal transduction in neural systems,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Shanghai, China, 2016. (Invited paper.)
    arXiv* IEEEXplore

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.
    arXiv*
  • 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.
    arXiv*
  • 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.
    arXiv*
  • 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.
    ResearchGate*
  • 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.
    arXiv*

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.
    arXiv*
  • 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.
    arXiv*
  • 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.

For publications prior to 2011, see: Older Publications

Other

2016

  • A. W. Eckford and P. J. Thomas, "Entropy of the sum of two independent, non-identically-distributed exponential random variables," arXiv:1609.02911.
    arXiv