Rebal Jurdi




Biography

I received the Bachelor of Engineering with High Distinction in Computer and Communications Engineering in 2013 from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and the M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree. In the past, he has worked as a digital systems and modem engineer for Ubilite, Inc., and has held summer internships at NEC Corporation in Kawasaki, Japan, Qualcomm Inc. in Santa Clara, CA, Nokia Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, and Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in Cambridge, MA.


Education
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Expected 2020)
    • Advisors: Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews, Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr.  
    • Title of dissertation: Scheduling Observers and Agents with Periodic Observations and Hard Delivery Deadlines
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    • MS in Electrical an Computer Engineering (2017)
    • Advisors: Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews, Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr.  
    • MS project: A data-driven approach to identifying coverage holes in US cellular markets in 2025
  • American University of Beirut
    • BE in Computer and Communications Engineering with High Distinction (2013)
    • Minor in Mathematics

Experience
  • Summer Intern at Mitsubishi Research, Cambridge, MA (2018)
  • Summer Intern Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ (2017)
  • Interim Engineering Intern at Qualcomm, Santa Clara, CA (2016)
  • Digital Systems and Modem Engineer at Ubitek, SALO, Beirut, Lebanon (2013 -- 2015)
  • Visiting Digital Systems Engineer at Ubilite, LLC, Carlsbad, CA (2015)
  • Visiting Digital Systems Engineer at Adeptence, LLC, San Diego, CA (2014) 
  • Research Intern at NEC, Kawasaki, Japan (2012)

Research Interests
  • Partially observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs)
  • Kalman and Bayesian filtering
  • Optimization and data sciences

Publications
  • [J2] R. Jurdi, S. R. Khosravirad, H. Viswanathan, J. G. Andrews, R. W. Heath Jr., “Outage of Periodic Downlink Wireless Networks with Hard Deadlines”, IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 1238-1253, Feb 2019.
  • [J1] R. Jurdi, A. K. Gupta, J. G. Andrews, R. W. Heath Jr., “Modeling Infrastructure Sharing in mmWave Networks with Shared Spectrum Licenses”, IEEE Trans. Cogn. Commun. Netw., vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 328-343, June 2018.
  • [C5] R. Jurdi, J. Guo, P. Orlik, K. J. Kim, M. Pajovic, T. Hori, R. Ono, and Y. Nagai, “Queueing Delay Analysis of Mixed Traffic in Time Sensitive Networks”, in preparation for submission to IEEE Int. Conf. Comput. Commun. (INFOCOM).
  • [C4] R. Jurdi, J. G. Andrews, R. W. Heath Jr., “On the Violation of Hard Deadlines in Networked Control Systems”, to appear in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Commun., May 2019.
  • [C3] R. Jurdi, S. R. Khosravirad, H. Viswanathan, “Variable-Rate Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communication for Industrial Automation”, Proc. Conf. Inf. Sci. Syst., Mar 2018.
  • [C2] R. Jurdi, A. K. Gupta, J. G. Andrews, R. W. Heath Jr., “A Model for Infrastructure Sharing in mmWave Cellular Networks”, Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Commun., May 2018.
  • [C1] R. Jurdi, J. G. Andrews, D. Parsons, R. W. Heath Jr., “Identifying Coverage Holes: Where to Densify?”, Proc. Asilomar, Nov 2017.
  • [C0] R. Jurdi, G. Sayegh, H. Salami, I. Abou-Faycal, F. Zaraket, “Minimum Power Broadcast Trees Subject to Interference”, Proc. ISWCS, pp. 11 – 16, Aug 2014.
I also served as a reviewer for IEEE Access, IEEE Trans. Commun., IEEE Signal Process Mag., IEEE ISIT, IEEE ICC, IEEE VTC, IEEE PIMRC, and Europ. Conf. Nets. Commun.

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