Staff profile

Mario Bkassiny

Assistant Professor


Contact

426 Shineman
315.312.6603
mario.bkassiny@oswego.edu

Website

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Professional headshot of Mario Bkassiny

Mario Bkassiny received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering with High Distinction and the M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the Lebanese American University, Lebanon, in 2008 and 2009, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering with Distinction from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA in 2013.

He is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, Oswego, NY, USA. He worked as a research assistant at the Communication and Information Sciences Laboratory (CISL), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico from 2009 to 2013.

Dr. Bkassiny served as a technical program committee (TPC) co-chair of the Workshop on Wideband Cognitive Radio Communication and Networks (WCRCN) at the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall 2013). He is a TPC member of the Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sensing track at the IEEE VTC-Fall 2015 conference. He served as a Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Antennas and RF Front Ends for Cognitive Radio in the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Sigma Xi scientific research society and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Research

  • Cognitive radios
  • Wireless Communications
  • Signal Detection Theory
  • Machine Learning
  • Bayesian Classification Methods
  • Spectrum Sensing and Cyclostationary Detection
  • Distributed Learning and Reasoning
  • Cooperative Communications
  • MIMO Free-Space Optical Communications

Publications

  • M. Bkassiny, A. Lima De Sousa and S. K. Jayaweera, “Wideband Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios in Weakly Correlated Non-Gaussian Noise”, IEEE Communications Letters,  vol. 19, no. 7, pp. 1137-1140, July 2015.
  • M. Bkassiny and S. K. Jayaweera, “Robust, Non-Gaussian Wideband Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radios”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 11, pp. 6410–6421, Nov. 2014.
  • L. Safatli, M. Bkassiny, M. Al Husseini and A. El Hajj, “Cognitive Radio Transceivers: RF, Spectrum Sensing and Learning Algorithms”, Special Issue on Antennas and RF Front Ends for Cognitive Radio in International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2014, Mar. 2014.
  • Y. Li, S. K. Jayaweera, M. Bkassiny and C. Ghosh, “Learning-aided Sub-band Selection Algorithms for Spectrum Sensing in Wide-band Cognitive Radios”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 2012–2024, Apr. 2014.
  • M. Bkassiny, S. K. Jayaweera and Y. Li, “Multidimensional Dirichlet Process-based Non-Parametric Signal Classification for Autonomous Self-Learning Cognitive Radios”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.12, no.11, pp. 5413-5423, Nov. 2013.
  • M. Bkassiny, Y. Li and S. K. Jayaweera, “A survey on machine-learning techniques in cognitive radios”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 1136-1159, Third Quarter 2013.
  • Z. Williams, E. Banks, M. Bkassiny, S.K. Jayaweera, R. Elias, L. Veeck and Z. Rosenwaks, “Reducing multiples: a mathematical formula that accurately predicts rates of singletons, twins, and higher-order multiples in women undergoing in vitro fertilization”, Fertility and Sterility, vol. 98, no. 6, pp. 1474-1480.e2, Dec. 2012.
  • M. Bkassiny, Y. Li, G. El-Howayek, S. K. Jayaweera and C. G. Christodoulou, “Recent Patents on Spectrum Sensing Methods and RF Architectures for Cognitive Radios”, Journal of Recent Patents on Computer Science, Special Issue on Recent Advances in Cognitive Radio Communications, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd., vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 83-92, Aug. 2012.
  • M. Bkassiny, S. K. Jayaweera, Y. Li, and K. A. Avery, “Wideband Spectrum Sensing and Non-Parametric Signal Classification for Autonomous Self-Learning Cognitive Radios”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communicationsvol. 11, no. 7, pp. 2596-2606, July 2012.
  • Y. Li, S. K. Jayaweera, M. Bkassiny, and K. A. Avery, “Optimal myopic sensing and dynamic spectrum access in cognitive radio networks with low-complexity implementations”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communicationsvol. 11, no. 7, pp. 2412-2423, July 2012.
  • S. K. Jayaweera, M. Bkassiny, and K. A. Avery, “Asymmetric cooperative communications based spectrum leasing via auctions in cognitive radio networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 2716-2724, Aug. 2011.
  • Y. Tawk, M. Bkassiny, G. El-Howayek, S. K. Jayaweera, and C. G. Christodoulou, “Reconfigurable front-end antennas for cognitive radio applications”, IEE Proceedings IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, Nov. 2010.
  • C. Abou-Rjeily and M. Bkassiny, “On the Achievable Diversity Orders over Non-Severely Faded Lognormal Channels”, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 695-697, Aug. 2010. 
  • C. Abou-Rjeily and M. Bkassiny, “Unipolar Space-Time Codes with Reduced Decoding Complexity for TH-UWB with PPM”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 5086-5095, Oct. 2009. 

Conference Papers

  • M. Bkassiny and S. K. Jayaweera, “Low-complexity Sequential Non-parametric Signal Classification for Wideband Cognitive Radios”, 8th International Conference on Telecommunication System, Services and Application (TSSA ’14), Kuta Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 2014.
  • Y. Li, S. K. Jayaweera, C. Ghosh and M. Bkassiny, “Learning-aided Sensing Scheduling for Wide-band Cognitive Radios”, Worskshop on Wideband Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks (WCRCN) at IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall ‘13), Las Vegas, NV, Sep. 2013.
  • M. Bkassiny, S. K. Jayaweera, Y. Li and K. A. Avery,  “Blind cyclostationary feature detection based spectrum sensing for autonomous self-learning cognitive radios”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC ‘12), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.
  • S. K. Jayaweera, Y. Li, M. Bkassiny, C. G. Christodoulou and K. A. Avery, “Radiobots: Architecture, Algorithms, and Realtime Reconfigurable Antenna Designs for Autonomous, Self-learning Future Cognitive Radios”, IEEE  International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS ‘11), Chiangmai, Thailand, Dec. 2011.
  • M. Bkassiny, S. K. Jayaweera, Y. Li, and K. A. Avery “Optimal and Low-complexity Algorithms for Dynamic Spectrum Access in Centralized Cognitive Radio Networks with Fading Channels,” IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-spring 2011), Budapest, Hungary, May 2011.
  • Y. Li, S. K. Jayaweera, M. Bkassiny and K. A. Avery “Optimal Myopic Sensing and Dynamic Spectrum Access with Low-Complexity Implementations,” IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-spring 2011), Budapest, Hungary, May 2011.
  • M. Bkassiny, S. K. Jayaweera, and K. A. Avery “Distributed Reinforcement Learning Based MAC Protocols for Autonomous Cognitive Secondary Users,” Wireless and Optical Communications Conference (WOCC 2011), Newark, NJ, Apr. 2011.
  • S. K. Jayaweera and M. Bkassiny, “Learning to thrive in a leasing market: an auctioning framework for distributed dynamic spectrum leasing (D-DSL),” IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC 2011), Cancun, Mexico, Mar. 2011.
  • C. Abou-Rjeily and M. Bkassiny, “On the Error and Outage Performance of Coherent UWB Systems over Indoor Wireless Channels”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall 2010), Ottawa, Canada, Sep. 2010.
  • M. Bkassiny and S. K. Jayaweera, “Optimal channel and power allocation for secondary users in cooperative cognitive radio networks,” 2nd International Conference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems (MOBILIGHT), Barcelona, Spain, May 2010.  [Invited Paper]
  • M. Bkassiny, “Spatial multiplexing and feedback coding with MIMO free-space optics,” in 8th Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Student Conference (FEASC ’09). Beirut, Lebanon: American University of Beirut (AUB), May 2009.
  • M. Bkassiny, “Approximation of log-normal sum and rayleigh sum distributions using the erlang distribution,” in 8th Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Student Conference (FEASC ’09). Beirut, Lebanon: American University of Beirut (AUB), May 2009.
  • C. Abou-Rjeily and M. Bkassiny, “Alamouti-type Space-Time coding for TH-UWB systems with unipolar Pulse Position Modulations”, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Radio Communications (PIMRC 2008), Cannes, France, Sep. 2008.

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2013
MS, Computer Engineering, Lebanese American University, 2009
BE, Electrical Engineering, Lebanese American University, 2008

Classes taught

  • ECE101 Introduction to Engineering
  • ECE271 Digital Systems
  • ECE211 Electric Circuits
  • ECE233 Signals and Systems
  • ECE454 Communications Systems
  • ECE455 Wireless Communications