Ron Dabora

Associate Professor, IEEE Senior Member

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Be’er Sheva, ISRAEL

email: ron (at) ee (dot) bgu (dot) ac (dot) il

Biography

I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in 1994 and 2000, respectively, from Tel-Aviv University and the Ph.D. degree in 2007 from Cornell University; all in Electrical Engineering. From 1994 to 2000 I worked as an R&D engineer at the Communications Research Institute, and from 2000 to 2003, I was with the Algorithms Group at Millimetrix Broadband Networks, Israel. From July 2007 till January 2009 I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Wireless Systems Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. Since January 2009 I am a faculty member at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. I serve(d) as a TPC member in several major international conferences, including, among others, 5G World Forum, WCNC, ICC, Globecom, ISPLC and PIMRC. In 2020 I was the keynote speaker at the ISPLC conference. During 2012-2014 I served as an associate editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and during 2014-2019 I served as a senior area editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

In the academic year 2023-2024 I am on a sabbatical at Princeton University.

Research interests

Wireless communications

Cooperation and relaying in wireless networks

Secure communications

Channels with memory

Feedback and channel coding

Signal processing for communications

Machine learning for communications

Inherent limitations in signal processing

Algorithms design for wireless communications

Power line communications: Algorithms and fundamental bounds

Teaching

Digital Wireless Communications 361-2-5901 (link)

Digital Signal Processing 361-1-4781

Digital Communications 361-1-4611

Network Information Theory 361-2-2010

Introduction to Linear Systems 361-1-2011

Introduction to Modern Communications 361-1-3221

Current research projects

Inherent Limitations and Signal Processing for Communications with Asynchronous Sampling (Israel Science Foundation, 2020-2025)

Past research projects

Scheduling for 5G and Mesh Networks via Machine Learning (Israel Ministry of Economy, 2020-2023)

Algorithms, Analysis and Performance Bounds for Communications over Channels with Periodic Characteristics (Israel Science Foundation, 2016-2021)

Optimal Design of Physical Layer Components for 5G Networks (Israel Ministry of Economy, 2016-2019)

High Speed PLC: Signal processing for OFDM communications using cyclostationarity (Israel Ministry of Commerce and Labor, 2011-2016)

Cooperation Strategies in Wireless Networks: Relaying, Feedback and Conferencing (European Research Council FP7 - Marie Curie Actions, 2010-2013)

Optimizing the Performance of Wireless Networks in Time-Varying Channels: Capacity and Resource Allocation (Israel Science Foundation, 2011-2015)

Current students

Zikun Tan (Ph.D, Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Communications)

Itai Zino (M.Sc, Machine Learning for Communications)

Yuval Matar (M.Sc, Communication Theory & Machine Learning, jointly with Ofer Amrani, Tel-Aviv University)

Graduated students (and first positions)

Emeka Abakasanga (Ph.D, 2023, Communications Theory) – Loughborough University, UK

Yoel Bokobza (M.Sc., 2022, Signal Processing & Machine Learning) – Samsung Research

Yossef Shem-Tov (M.Sc., 2022, Signal Processing) – IDF

Arik Rotem (M.Sc., 2022, Signal Processing & Machine Learning) – Sony Semicon

Oren Kol-Aman (M.Sc, 2020, Signal Processing) – Elbit Systems

Roee Shaked (M.Sc, 2017, Signal Processing) – MultiPhy

Nir Shlezinger (Ph.D, 2017, Communications Theory; M.Sc awarded December 2013) – Postdoc, Weizmann Institute of Science

Daniel Zahavi (Ph.D, 2017, Network Information Theory; M.Sc awarded April 2012) – LEVL Technologies (co-founder)

Micha Ben-Baruch (M.Sc, 2016, Communications Theory)

Annabel Sharon (M.Sc, 2015, Coding Theory) – Elbit Systems

Yonathan Murin (Ph.D, 2015, Network Information Theory; M.Sc awarded December 2011) – Apple, Palo Alto, USA

Nimrod Peer (M.Sc, 2014, Communications Theory) – Mellanox

Lev Baron (M.Sc, 2013, Signal Processing) – Applied Materials

Boaz Ghelber (M.Sc, 2011, Network Information Theory) - Marvell Israel

Publications (please read the IEEE copyright notice at the bottom of this page before downloading)

Submissions

[S1] I. Zino, R. Dabora, and H. V. Poor, “Accurate Clock Synchronization in Half-Duplex TDMA Networks”, submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2024.

Journal Papers

[1] R. Dabora, J. Goldberg, and H. Messer, “Inherent Limitations in Data Aided Time Synchronization of Continuous Phase Modulation Signals over Time-Selective Fading Channels”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, June 2002.

[2] R. Dabora, J. Goldberg, and H. Messer, “Training-Based Time-Delay Estimation for CPM Signals over Time-Selective Fading Channels”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, July 2004.

[3] R. Dabora and S. Servetto, “Broadcast Channels with Cooperating Decoders”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, December 2006.

[4] R. Dabora and S. Servetto, “On the Role of Estimate-and-Forward with Time-Sharing in Cooperative Communication”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, October 2008.

[5] R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “The Capacity Region of the Degraded Finite-State Broadcast Channel”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, April 2010.

[6] R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “Capacity Theorems for Discrete, Finite-State Broadcast Channels with Feedback and Unidirectional Receiver Cooperation”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, December 2010.

[7] B. Ghelber and R. Dabora, “The Value of Cooperation Between Relays in the Multiple Access Channel With Multiple Relays”, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (formerly European Transactions on Telecommunications), June 2012

[8] I. Maric, R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “Relaying in the Presence of Interference: Achievable Rates, Interference Forwarding and Outer Bounds”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, July 2012.

[9] R. Dabora, “The Capacity Region of the Fading Interference Channel with a Relay in the Strong Interference Regime”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, August 2012.

[10] D. Zahavi and R. Dabora, “Capacity Theorems for the Fading Interference Channel with a Relay and Feedback Links”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, August 2012.

[11] R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “On the Capacity of Indecomposable Finite-State Channels with Feedback”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, January 2013.

[12] Y. Murin, R. Dabora and D. Gunduz, “Source-Channel Coding Theorems for the Multiple-Access Relay Channel”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, September 2013.

[13] N. Shlezinger and R. Dabora, “Frequency-Shift Filtering for OFDM Signal Recovery in Narrowband Power Line Communications”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, April 2014.

[14] Y. Murin, R. Dabora and D. Gunduz, “On Joint Source-Channel Coding for the Multiple-Access Relay Channel”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, October 2014.

[15] N. Peer, Y. Murin, and R. Dabora, “An Improved QRD-QLD Algorithm for Low Complexity MIMO Decoding”, IEEE Communications Letters, October 2014.

[16] D. Zahavi, L. Zhang, I. Maric, R. Dabora, A. J. Goldsmith, and S. Cui, “Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff for the Interference Channel with a Relay”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, February 2015.

[17] N. Shlezinger and R. Dabora, “On the Capacity of Narrowband PLC Channels”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, April 2015 (a typo in Thm. 2 is corrected here).

[18] Y. Murin, Y. Kaspi, and R. Dabora, “On the Ozarow-Leung Scheme for the Gaussian Broadcast Channel with Feedback”, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, July 2015.

[19] A. Sharon, Y. Murin, R. Dabora, and O. Keren, “A New Approach to UEP-HARQ via Convolutional Codes”, IEEE Communications Letters, December 2015.

[20] Y. Murin and R. Dabora, “Low Complexity Estimation of Carrier and Sampling Frequency Offsets in Burst-Mode OFDM Systems”, Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, June 2016.

[21] N. Shlezinger, D. Zahavi, Y. Murin, and R. Dabora, “The Secrecy Capacity of Gaussian MIMO Channels with Finite Memory”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, March 2017.

[22] N. Shlezinger, K. Todros, and R. Dabora, “Adaptive Filtering Based on Time-Averaged MSE for Cyclostationary Signals”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, April 2017.

[23] Y. Murin, Y. Kaspi, R. Dabora, and D. Gunduz, “Finite-Length Linear Schemes for Joint Source-Channel Coding over Gaussian Broadcast Channels with Feedback”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, May 2017.

[24] D. Zahavi and R. Dabora, “On Cooperation and Interference in the Weak Interference Regime”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, June 2017.

[25] Y. Murin, Y. Kaspi, R. Dabora, and D. Gunduz, “On the Energy-Distortion Tradeoff of Gaussian Broadcast Channels with Feedback”, Entropy, special issue on network information theory, June 2017.

[26] N. Shlezinger, R. Dabora, and Y. C. Eldar, “Measurement Matrix Design for Phase Retrieval Based on Mutual Information”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, January 2018.

[27] R. Shaked, N. Shlezinger, and R. Dabora, “Joint Estimation of Carrier Frequency Offset and Channel Impulse Response for Linear Periodic Channels”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, January 2018.

[28] N. Shlezinger, R. Shaked, and R. Dabora, “On the Capacity of MIMO Broadband Power Line Communications Channels”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, October 2018.

[29] M. Kumar and R. Dabora, “A Novel Sampling Frequency Offset Estimation Algorithm for OFDM Systems Based on Cyclostationary Properties”, IEEE Access, July 2019.

[30] N. Shlezinger, E. Abakasanga, R. Dabora, and Y. C. Eldar, “The Capacity of Memoryless Channels with Sampled Cyclostationary Gaussian Noise”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, January 2020.

[31] E. Abakasanga, N. Shlezinger, and R. Dabora, “On the Rate-Distortion Function of Sampled Cyclostationary Gaussian Processes”, Entropy (special issue on Wireless Networks: Information Theoretic Perspectives), March 2020.

[32] O. Kolaman and R. Dabora, “A New Frame Synchronization Algorithm for Linear Periodic Channels with Memory”, IEEE Access, July 2020.

[33] A. Rotem and R. Dabora, “A Novel Low-Complexity Estimation of Sampling and Carrier Frequency Offsets in OFDM Communications”, IEEE Access, October 2020.

[34] Y. Bokobza, R. Dabora and K. Cohen, “Deep Reinforcement Learning for Simultaneous Sensing and Channel Access in Cognitive Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, July 2023.

[35] E. Abakasanga, N. Shlezinger, and R. Dabora, “Unsupervised Deep-Learning for Distributed Clock Synchronization in Wireless Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, September 2023.

[36] R. Dabora and E. Abakasanga, “On the Capacity of Communication Channels with Memory and Sampled Additive Cyclostationary Gaussian Noise”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, October 2023.

Papers in Refereed Conferences

[1] R. Dabora, J. Goldberg, and H. Messer, “Cramer–Rao Bound Analysis for Data Aided Time Synchronization of MSK over a Fast Fading Channel”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), June 2000, Istanbul, Turkey.

[2] R. Dabora and S. Servetto, “Broadcast Channels with Cooperating Receivers: A Downlink for the Sensor Reachback Problem”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2004, Chicago, IL.

[3] R. Dabora and S. Servetto, “On the Rates for the General Broadcast Channel with Partially Cooperating Receivers”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), September 2005, Adelaide, Australia.

[4] R. Dabora and S. Servetto, “A Multi-Step Conference for Cooperative Broadcast”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2006, Seattle, WA.

[5] R. Dabora and S. Servetto, “The Multiple-Relay Channel with Estimate-and-Forward Relaying”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2007, Nice, France.

[6] R. Dabora and S. Servetto, “Estimate-and-Forward Relaying for the Gaussian Relay Channel with Coded Modulation”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2007, Nice, France.

[7] R. Dabora, I. Maric and A. Goldsmith, “Relay Strategies for Interference Forwarding”, Proceedings of the Information Theory Workshop (ITW), May 2008, Porto, Portugal.

[8] R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “The Capacity Region of the Degraded Finite-State Broadcast Channel”, Proceedings of the Information Theory Workshop (ITW), May 2008, Porto, Portugal.

[9] I. Maric, R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “On the Capacity of the Interference Channel with a Relay”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2008, Toronto, Canada.

[10] R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “Capacity Theorems for the Finite-State Broadcast Channel with Feedback”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2008, Toronto , Canada .

[11] R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “On the Capacity of Indecomposable Finite-State Channels with Feedback”, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, September 2008, Monticello, IL.

[12] R. Dabora, I. Maric and A. Goldsmith, “Generalized Relaying in the Presence of Interference”, Proceedings of the Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, October, 2008 (invited).

[13] R. Dabora, I. Maric and A. Goldsmith, “Interference Forwarding in Multiuser Networks”, Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), December 2008, New Orleans, LA.

[14] I. Maric, R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “Relaying for Multiple Sources”, Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), February 2009, San Diego, CA (invited).

[15] R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “Finite-State Broadcast Channels with Feedback and Receiver Cooperation”, Proceedings of the Information Theory Workshop (ITW), June 2009, Volos, Greece.

[16] I. Maric, R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “An Outer Bound for the Gaussian Interference Channel with a Relay”, Proceedings of the Information Theory Workshop (ITW), October 2009, Taormina, Italy.

[17] R. Dabora and A. Goldsmith, “Coding with Frame Synchronization for Finite-State Channels with Feedback”, Proceedings of the Information Theory Workshop (ITW), October 2009, Taormina, Italy.

[18] D. Wulich, R. Dabora, and G. R. Tsouri, “On Increasing Spectral Efficiency of Frequency Division Multiple Access Using Synchronized Superposition-Modulation”, IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronics Systems (COMCAS), November 2009, Tel-Aviv, Israel, pp. 1-4

[19] R. Dabora, “The Capacity Region of the Interference Channel with a Relay in the Strong Interference Regime subject to Phase Fading”, Proceedings of the Information Theory Workshop (ITW), August 2010, Dublin, Ireland.

[20] D. Zahavi and R. Dabora, “Capacity Theorems for the Fading Interference Channel with a Relay and Feedback Links”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2011, St. Petersburg, Russia.

[21] Y. Murin, R. Dabora and D. Gunduz, “Source-Channel Coding for the Multiple-Access Relay Channel”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), November 2011, Aachen, Germany (invited).

[22] Y. Murin, R. Dabora and D. Gunduz, “Joint Source-Channel Coding for the Multiple-Access Relay Channel”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2012, Boston, MA.

[23] Y. Murin, R. Dabora and D. Gunduz, “Mixed Joint Source-Channel Coding Schemes for the Multiple-Access Relay Channel”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), August 2012, Paris, France (invited).

[24] Y. Murin, R. Dabora, and D. Gunduz, “On Necessary Conditions for Multiple-Access-Relay Channels with Correlated Sources”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

[25] D. Zahavi and R. Dabora, “On the Sum-Rate Capacity of the Phase Fading Z-Interference Channel with a Relay in the Weak Interference Regime”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

[26] D. Zahavi, L. Zhang, I. Maric, R. Dabora, A. J. Goldsmith, and S. Cui, “Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff for the Interference Channel With a Relay”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

[27] Y. Murin, Y. Kaspi, R. Dabora, and D. Gunduz, “Uncoded Joint Source-Channel Coding over a Gaussian Broadcast Channel with Feedback”, Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), February 2014, San Diego, CA (invited).

[28] Y. Murin and R. Dabora, “Efficient Estimation of Carrier and Sampling Frequency Offsets in OFDM Systems”, Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), April 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.

[29] N. Shlezinger and R. Dabora, “Frequency-Shift Filtering for OFDM Recovery in Narrowband Power Line Communications”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2014, Florence, Italy.

[30] D. Zahavi and R. Dabora, “On the Generalized Degrees-of-Freedom of the Phase Fading Z-Interference Channel with a Relay”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2014, Honolulu, HI.

[31] Y. Murin, Y Kaspi, R. Dabora, and D. Gundiz, “Uncoded Transmission of Correlated Gaussian Sources Over Broadcast Channels With Feedback”, Proceedings of the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), December 2014, Atlanta, GA.

[32] Y. Murin, Y. Kaspi, R. Dabora, and D. Gunduz, “On the Transmission of a Bivariate Gaussian Source Over the Gaussian Broadcast Channel With Feedback”, Proceedings of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), May 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.

[33] N. Shlezinger and R. Dabora, “On the Derivation of the Capacity of Discrete-Time Narrowband PLC Channels”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 2015, London, United Kingdom.

[34] N. Shlezinger, D. Zahavi, Y. Murin, and R. Dabora, “The Secrecy Capacity of MIMO Gaussian Channels with Finite Memory”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2015, Hong Kong, China.

[35] R. Shaked, N. Shlezinger, and R. Dabora, “Carrier Frequency Offset Estimation for Linear Channels with Periodic Characteristics”, Proceedings of the IEEE International workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), July 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

[36] N. Shlezinger and R. Dabora, “The Capacity of Discrete-Time Gaussian MIMO Channels with Periodic Characteristics”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

[37] Y. Murin, Y. Kaspi, R. Dabora, and D. Gunduz, “Energy-Distortion Tradeoff for the Gaussian Broadcast Channel with Feedback”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

[38] N. Shlezinger, K. Todros, and R. Dabora, “Adaptive LMS-Type Filter for Cyclostationary Signals”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), September 2016, Poznań, Poland.

[39] N. Shlezinger, R. Dabora, and Y. C. Eldar, “Using Mutual Information for Designing the Measurement Matrix in Phase Retrieval Problems”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2017, Aachen, Germany.

[40] R. Shaked, N. Shlezinger, and R. Dabora “Joint Carrier Frequency Offset and Channel Impulse Response Estimation for Linear Periodic Channels”, Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), August 2017, Kos, Greece.

[41] N. Shlezinger, R. Shaked, and R. Dabora, “Bounds on the Capacity of MIMO Broadband Power Line Communications Channels ”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2018, Vail, CO.

[42] N. Shlezinger, E. Abakasanga, R. Dabora, and Y. C. Eldar, “On the Capacity of Channels with Sampled Cyclostationary Gaussian Noise”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2019, Paris, France.

[43] Y. Bokobza, R. Dabora, and K. Cohen, “Simultaneous Sensing and Channel Access Based on Partial Observations via Deep Reinforcement Learning”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 2022, Espoo, Finland.

[44] I. Zino, R. Dabora, and H. V. Poor, “Model-Based Learning for Network Clock Synchronization in Half-Duplex TDMA Networks”, accepted to the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 2024, Denver, CO.

[45] R. Dabora, S. Shamai, and H. V. Poor, “An Achievable Scheme for Channels with an Amplitude Constraint using Walsh Functions”, accepted to the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2024, Athens, Greece.

[46] Z. Tan, R. Dabora, and H. V. Poor, “On the Rate-Distortion Function for Sampled Cyclostationary Gaussian Processes with Memory”, accepted to the International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), July 2024, Athens, Greece.

Other publications

I. Maric and R. Dabora, Cooperation in Wireless Networks, half-day tutorial, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), September 2008, Cannes, France (slides).

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