Mobile Systems, Intelligent Networks, and Data Science (MINDS) Laboratory

Address: 1100 I.T. Drive, Building 255, Room 1303, Statesboro, GA 30458


Director: Dr. Omid Semiari

MS Students:

  • Md Mostofa Kamal Tareq, graduating in summer 2019.

BS Students:

  • Gresham Conway, graduating in spring 2019.

Research Areas:

  • Ultra-reliable low-latency communications
  • Millimeter wave and Terahertz communications
  • Context-aware networks
  • Machine learning in communications
  • Autonomous vehicles and platoons
  • Wireless extended reality


Towards Joint Mobile Broadband and Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications for Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Sponsored by: U.S. National Science Foundation under Grant CNS-1849989.

Cellular vehicle-to-everything communication (C-V2X) is a promising solution to reduce road incidents and traffic in future smart cities by communicating critical safety and road information with connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). To guarantee safe and efficient operation of CAVs, emerging cellular networks must support services with ultra-reliability and low-latency requirements (e.g., emergency braking) together with mobile broadband applications that need very high data rates (e.g., high-definition maps). Meeting such stringent requirements for large number of CAVs is beyond the capacity of existing networks that operate at scarce sub-6 GHz frequencies. Furthermore, while high-frequency millimeter wave (mmWave) bands offer large bandwidth, mmWave communications pose new challenges in terms of reliability that stem from inherent propagation characteristics of mmWave signals. To address these challenges, the goal of this research is to develop a holistic framework that enables seamless multiplexing of heterogeneous C-V2X traffic over aggregated mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies, while taking into account unique limitations and complementary features of communications at each frequency band. This research is accompanied by a comprehensive educational plan that includes mentoring graduate and undergraduate students to participate in research and testbed development, as well as various outreach events for underserved students at local schools.