Research Summary


Qualcomm, San Diego. 
Contact: pminero(at)ieee.org






Brief Bio

received the Laurea degree in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 2003, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at San Diego in 2010. Since 2013, I have been in the modem system engineering group at Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego, working on the design and development of 4G and 5G mobile wireless technologies. Prior to that, I was at the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor. I am a recipient of the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award.


Research Interests

Wireless networks, network information theory, networked control systems.


Working Papers

[P1] G. Nigam and P. Minero, ``Coordinated multipoint joint transmission in MIMO heterogeneous cellular networks'', in preparation. 



Journal Papers

[J14] P. Minero and M. Franceschetti, ``Anytime reliability and stabilization over Markov feedback channels'', IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 1356-1367, March 2017 (pdf)

[J13] M. Franceschetti, M.D. Migliore, P. Minero, and F. Schettino, ``The information carried by scattered waves: Near-field and non-asymptotic regimes'', IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, vol.63, no. 7, pp. 3144--3157, July 2015. (pdf)

[J12] G. Nigam, P. Minero, and M. Haenggi, ``Spatiotemporal Cooperation in heterogeneous cellular networks'', IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun., vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 1253--1265, Jun. 2015. (pdf)

[J11] P. Minero, S.H. Lim, and Y.-H. Kim, ``A Unified Approach to Hybrid Coding'', IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, vol.61, no.4, pp.1509--1523, Apr. 2015.  (pdf)

[J10] G. Nigam, P. Minero, and M. Haenggi, ``Coordinated multipoint joint transmission in heterogeneous networks'', IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol.62, no.11, pp.4134--4146, Nov. 2014. Stephen O. Rice Prize Paper Award (pdf)

[J9] Y. Wu, P. Minero, and M. Wigger, ``Insufficiency of linear-feedback schemes in Gaussian broadcast channels with common message'', IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, vol.60, no.8, pp.4553--4566, Jun. 2014. (pdf)

[J8] Y. Zhao, P. Minero, and V. Gupta, ``On disturbance propagation in leader--follower systems with limited leader information'', Automatica, vol.50, no.2, pp.591--598, Feb. 2014. (pdf)

[J7] N. Karamchandani, P. Minero, and M. Franceschetti, ``Agile broadcast services: addressing the wireless spectrum crunch via coalitional game theory'', IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, vol.13, no.2, pp.794--808, Feb. 2014. (pdf)

[J6] P. Minero, L. Coviello, and M. Franceschetti, ``Stabilization over Markov feedback channels: the general case'', IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, vol.58, no.2, pp.349--362, Feb. 2013. (pdf)

[J5] E. Ardestanizadeh, P. Minero, and M. Franceschetti, ``LQG control approach to Gaussian broadcast channels with feedback'', IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, vol.58, no.8, pp.5267--5278, Aug. 2012 (pdf)

[J4] P. Minero, M. Franceschetti, and D.N.C. Tse, ``Random access: an information-theoretic perspective,'' IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 909--930, Feb. 2012. (pdf)

[J3] M. Franceschetti, M.D. Migliore, P. Minero, and F. Schettino, ``The degrees of freedom of wireless networks,'' IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 3067--3079, May 2011. (pdf)

[J2] M. Franceschetti, M.D. Migliore, and P. Minero, ``The capacity of wireless networks: information-theoretic and physical limits,'' IEEE Trans. on Information Theory, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 3413--3424, Aug. 2009. (pdf)

[J1] P. Minero, M. Franceschetti, S. Dey, and G.N. Nair, ``Data rate theorem for stabilization over time-varying feedback channels,'' IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, vol 54, no. 2, pp. 243--255, Feb. 2009. (pdf)


Book Chapters

[B1] M. Franceschetti and P. Minero, ``Elements of information theory for networked control systems'', chapter in edited volume. Editors: B. Bernhardsson, G. Como, A. Rantzer, Springer, pp. 3--37, Jan., 2014 (pdf)


Conference Presentations

[C35] G. Nigam and P. Minero, ``Spatiotemporal Base Station Cooperation in a Cellular Network: the Worst-case User'', in Proceedings of the 2015 Globecom Conference (GLOBECOM 2015), December 2015 (proofs)

[C34] P.Minero and M.Franceschetti, ``Anytime Capacity of Markov Channels'', in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2015), June 2015 

[C33] G. Nigam, P. Minero, and M. Haenggi, ``Cooperative retransmission in heterogeneous cellular Networks'', in Proceedings of the 2014 Globecom Conference (GLOBECOM 2014), December 2014

[C32] G. Nigam, P. Minero, and M. Haenggi, ``Coordinated multipoint joint transmission in heterogeneous networks'', invited, UCSD Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA 2014), February 2014

[C31] P.Minero, T.Lim, and M.Franceschetti, ``Moment stabilization over Markov channels,'' 2013 Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2013), December 2013

[C30] P. Minero, S.H. Lim, and Y.-H. Kim, ``Hybrid coding: A new paradigm for relay communication'', invited, in  Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (Global SIP 2013), December 2013

[C29] G. Nigam, P. Minero, and M. Haenggi, ``Coordinated multipoint joint transmission in heterogeneous networks'', in Proceedings of the 2013 Globecom Workshop on Emerging Technologies for LTE-Advanced and Beyond 4G, December 2013

[C28] Y. Zhao, P. Minero, and V. Gupta, ``Disturbance propagation analysis in vehicle formations: an information--theoretic approach,'' in Proceedings of 2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013), June 2013 

[C27] Y. Wu, P. Minero, and M. Wigger, ``Achievable rates and reliability of the Gaussian broadcast channel with common message'', in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2013), June 2013

[C26] P. Minero, ``A maximum entropy theorem for moment stabilization over finite--rate feedback channels,'' invited, UCSD Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA 2013), February 2013

[C25] Y.Zhao, P.Minero, and V.Gupta, ``Disturbance Propagation in Strings of Vehicles with Limited Leader Information,'' 2012 Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2012), December 2012

[C24] P. Minero and S.Jayaraj, ``Lossy communication over multiple-access channels with feedback'', in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2012), July 2012 

[C23] Y. Zhao, P. Minero, and V. Gupta, ``On disturbance propagation in leader-follower systems'',  Proceedings of 2012 American Control Conference (ACC 2012), June 2012

[C22] P. Minero, ``A data rate theorem for stabilization over Markov feedback channels'', invited, UCSD Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA 2012), February 2012

[C21] Y. Zhao, P. Minero, and V. Gupta, ``Disturbance propagation in leader-follower systems'', invited, UCSD Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA 2012), February 2012

[C20] L. Coviello, P. Minero, and M. Franceschetti, ``Stabilization over Markov feedback channels'', Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2011), Orlando, Florida, December 2011.

[C19] N. Karamchandani, P. Minero, and M. Franceschetti, ``Cooperation in multi-access networks via coalitional game theory'', Proceedings of the 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computation, Monticello, IL, September 2011.

[C18] P. Minero, S. H. Lim, and Y.-H. Kim, ``Joint source-channel coding via hybrid coding,'' Proceedings of the 2011 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2011), August 2011.

[C17] Y.-H. Kim, S. H. Lim, and P. Minero, ``Relaying via hybrid coding,'' Proceedings of the 2011 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2011), August 2011.

[C16] E. Ardestanizadeh, P. Minero, and M. Franceschetti, ``LQG control approach to Gaussian broadcast channels with feedback,'' Proceedings of the 2011 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2011), August 2011.

[C15] P. Minero, S. H.Lim, and Y.-H. Kim, ``Hybrid coding: A simple source-channel interface for network communication'', invited, Proceedings of the UCSD Information Theory and Applications Workshop, La Jolla, California, February 2011.

[C14] E. Ardestanizadeh, P. Minero, and M. Franceschetti, ``LQG control approach to Gaussian broadcast channels with feedback,'' invited, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Commununication, Control and Computation, Monticello, IL, September 2010.

[C13] S.H. Lim, P. Minero, and Y.-H. Kim, ``Lossy Communication of Correlated Sources over Multiple Access Channels,'' invited, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computation, Monticello, IL, September 2010.

[C12] M. Franceschetti, M.D. Migliore, P. Minero, and F. Schettino, ``Degrees of freedom of large planar wireless networks embedded in a 3D domain,'' Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2010), Austin, USA, June 2010.

[C11] P. Minero, D.N.C. Tse, and M. Franceschetti, ``A broadcast approach to random access,'' Proceedings of the 2009 Workshop on Information Theory (ITW 2009), Taormina, Italy, October 2009.

[C10] M. Franceschetti, M.D. Migliore, P. Minero, and F. Schettino, ``The degrees of freedom of wireless networks,'' invited, Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA 2009), Torino, Italy, September 2009.

[C9] P. Minero and Y.H. Kim, ``Correlated sources over broadcast channels,'' Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2009), Seoul, Korea, July 2009.

[C8] P. Minero and M. Franceschetti, ``Throughput of slotted ALOHA with encoding rate optimization and multipacket reception,'' Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2009), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2009.

[C7] M. Franceschetti, M.D. Migliore, and P. Minero, ``Outer bound to the capacity scaling of three dimensional wireless networks,'' Proceedings of the 2008 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2008), Toronto, Canada, July 2008.

[C6] M. Franceschetti, M.D. Migliore, and P. Minero, ``The degrees of freedom of wireless networks: information-theoretic and physical limits,'' Proceedings of the 46th Annual Allerton Conference on Commununication, Control and Computation, Monticello, IL, September 2008.

[C5] M. Franceschetti, M.D. Migliore, and P. Minero, ``The capacity of wireless networks: information-theoretic and physical limits,'' invited, Proceedings of the 45th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computation, Monticello, IL, September 2007.

[C4] P. Minero, M. Franceschetti, S. Dey, and G.N. Nair, ``Data rate theorem for stabilization over time-varying feedback channels,'' invited, Proceedings of the 45th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computation, Monticello, IL, September 2007.

[C3] P. Minero and D.N.C. Tse, ``A broadcast approach to multiple access with random states,'' Proceedings of the 2007 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2007), Nice, France, June 2007.

[C2] P. Minero, M. Franceschetti, S. Dey, and G. Nair, ``Towards control over fading channels,'' Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Control over Communication Channels (WiOpt 2007), Limassol, Cyprus, April 2007.

[C1] A. Sahai, S. Avestimehr, and P. Minero, ``Anytime communication over the Gilbert-Eliot channel with noiseless feedback,'' Proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2005), Adelaide, Australia, June 2005.


Miscellanea

P. Minero, Y. H. Kim, ``Correlated sources over broadcast channels,'' December 2009, (ArXiv).