On optimally solving sub-tree scheduling for wireless sensor networks with partial coverage

Energy efficiency and balancing are very important issues from the perspective of increasing the lifetime of a wireless sensor network (WSN). In this study, we concentrate on energy balancing. Given a WSN, we consider the problem to minimize its total power consumption over consecutive time slots with respect to communication activities. Disjoint subsets of nodes … Read more

QCQP with Extra Constant Modulus Constraints: Theory and Applications on QoS Constrained Hybrid Beamforming for mmWave MU-MIMO

The constant modulus constraint is widely used in analog beamforming, hybrid beamforming, intelligent reflecting surface design, and radar waveform design. The quadratically constrained quadratic programming (QCQP) problem is also widely used in signal processing. However, the QCQP with extra constant modulus constraints was not systematically studied in mathematic programming and signal processing. For example, the … Read more

MIMO Radar Optimization With Constant-Modulus and Any p-Norm Similarity Constraints

MIMO radar plays a key role in autonomous driving, and the similarity waveform constraint is an important constraint for radar waveform design. However, the joint constant-modulus and similarity constraint is a difficult constraint. Only the special case with $\infty$-norm similarity and constant-modulus constraints is tackled by the semidefinite relaxation (SDR) and the successive quadratic refinement … Read more

Stochastic RWA and Lightpath Rerouting in WDM Networks

In a telecommunication network, Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) is the problem of finding lightpaths for incoming connection requests. When facing a dynamic traffic, greedy assignment of lightpaths to incoming requests based on predefined deterministic policies leads to a fragmented network that cannot make use of its full capacity due to stranded bandwidth. At this … Read more

Optimal Steiner Trees Under Node and Edge Privacy Conflicts

In this work, we suggest concepts and solution methodologies for a series of strategic network design problems that find application in highly data-sensitive industries, such as, for instance, the high-tech, governmental, or military sector. Our focus is on the installation of widely used cost-efficient tree-structured communication infrastructure. As base model we use the well-known Steiner … Read more

Routing and Wavelength Assignment with Protection: A Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimization Approach

The routing and wavelength assignment with protection is an important problem in telecommunications. Given an optical network and incoming connection requests, a commonly studied variant of the problem aims to grant maximum number of requests by assigning lightpaths at minimum network resource usage level, while ensuring the provided services remain functional in case of a … Read more

A Bin Packing Problem with Mixing Constraints for Containerizing Items for Logistics Service Providers

Large logistics service providers often need to containerize and route thousands or millions of items per year. In practice, companies specify business rules of how to pack and transport items from their origin to destination. Handling and respecting those business rules manually is a complex and time-consuming task. We propose a variant of the variable … Read more

Noisy Euclidean Distance Matrix Completion with a Single Missing Node

We present several solution techniques for the noisy single source localization problem, i.e.,~the Euclidean distance matrix completion problem with a single missing node to locate under noisy data. For the case that the sensor locations are fixed, we show that this problem is implicitly convex, and we provide a purification algorithm along with the SDP … Read more

An Integer Programming Formulation of the Key Management Problem in Wireless Sensor Networks

With the advent of modern communications systems, much attention has been put on developing methods for securely transferring information between constituents of wireless sensor networks. To this effect, we introduce a mathematical programming formulation for the key management problem, which broadly serves as a mechanism for encrypting communications. In particular, an integer programming model of … Read more

Tightness of a new and enhanced semidefinite relaxation for MIMO detection

In this paper, we consider a fundamental problem in modern digital communications known as multi-input multi-output (MIMO) detection, which can be formulated as a complex quadratic programming problem subject to unit-modulus and discrete argument constraints. Various semidefinite relaxation (SDR) based algorithms have been proposed to solve the problem in the literature. In this paper, we … Read more