Sonia Aïssa

Jonathan Perreault

Areas of expertise

Wireless Mutimedia Communications

  • INRS Professor

Phone
514 228-7014

Fax
450 929-8102

E-mail
aissa@emt.inrs.ca

Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre

Place Bonaventure
900 rue de La Gauchetière Ouest,
Portail Nord-Ouest, Bureau 6900
Montréal, Québec  H5A 1K6
CANADA

See research centre
  • Wireless Communication Systems and Networks
  • Modeling, Design and Performance Analysis

Sonia Aissa (S’93-M’00-SM’03) received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1998. Since then, she has been with the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique-Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications (INRS-EMT), University of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada, where she is a Full Professor. From 1996 to 1997, she was a Researcher with the Department of Electronics and Communications of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, and with the Wireless Systems Laboratories of NTT, Kanagawa, Japan.

From 1998 to 2000, she was a Research Associate at INRS-EMT, Montreal. From 2000 to 2002, while she was an Assistant Professor, she was a Principal Investigator in the major program of personal and mobile communications of the Canadian Institute for Telecommunications Research (CITR), leading research in radio resource management for wireless networks. From 2004 to 2007, she was an Adjunct Professor with Concordia University, Montreal. In 2006, she was Visiting Invited Professor with the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan. Her research interests lie in the area of wireless and mobile communications, and include radio resource management, cross-layer design and optimization, design and analysis of multiple antenna (MIMO) systems, cognitive and cooperative transmission techniques, and performance evaluation, with a focus on Cellular, Ad Hoc, and Cognitive Radio networks. Professor Aissa was the Founding Chair of the Montreal Chapter IEEE Women in Engineering Society in 2004-2007, acted or is currently acting as Technical Program Leading Chair or Cochair for the Wireless Communications Symposium of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012, PHY/MAC Program Chair for the 2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Technical Program Committee Cochair of the 2013 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference – spring (VTC), and Symposia Cochair of the 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GC). She has served as a Guest Editor of the EURASIP journal on Wireless Communications and Networking in 2006, as Associate Editor of the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine in 2006-2010 and of the Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal in 2007-2012, and as Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in 2004-2012. She is currently an Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine. Awards and distinctions to her credit include the Quebec Government FQRNT Strategic Fellowship for Professors-Researchers in 2001-2006; INRS-EMT Performance Awards for outstanding achievements in research, teaching and service; the IEEE Communications Society Certificate of Appreciation in 2006–2012; and the Technical Community Service Award from the FQRNT Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies in Communications (SYTACom) in 2007. She is also co-recipient of five Best Paper Awards from major IEEE conferences and of the 2012 IEICE Best Paper Award; and recipient of NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award. She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and Member of the Board of Governors of ComSoc.

Publications

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
On the effects of Gaussian Channel Estimation Errors on the Capacity of Adaptive Transmission with Space-Time Block Coding in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob’05), Montreal, QC, Canada, August 2005.

C. Bravo, S. Aissa, A. Girard
Providing Quality of Service for Critical Nodes in Ad-Hoc Networks in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC–S’05), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2005.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
On the Achievable Spectral Efficiency of Adaptive Transmission with Transmit-Beamforming in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’05), Seoul, Korea, May 2005.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
Cross-Layer Design for MIMO Nakagami Fading Channels in the Presence of Gaussian Channel Estimation Errors in Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’05), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 2005.

G. Aniba and S. Aissa
Resource Allocation in HSDPA Using Best-Users Selection under Code Constraints in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC–S’05), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2005.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
Capacity of Space-Time Block Codes in MIMO Rayleigh Fading Channels with Adaptive Transmission and Estimation Errors. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 10 pages, in press, 2004.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
Closed-form Capacity and Outage Probability Expressions for MIMO MRC Systems. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 7 pages, in press, 2004.

S. Aïssa, J. Kuri, P. Mermelstein
Call Admission on the Uplink and Downlink of a CDMA System Based on Total Received and Transmitted Powers. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 2407–2416, November 2004.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
ShannonCapacity of STBC in Rayleigh Fading Channels. IEE Electronics Letters, vol. 40, no. 13, pp. 817–819, June 2004.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
Combined Adaptive Modulation and Truncated ARQ for Packet Data Transmission in MIMO Systems in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom’04), Dallas Texas, USA, vol. 6, pp. 3818–3822, Nov-Dec 2004.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
On the Capacity of Space-Time Block Codes in MIMO Rayleigh Fading Channels in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom’04), Dallas Texas, USA, vol. 5, pp.2936–2940, Nov-Dec 2004.

G. Aniba and S. Aissa
Adaptive Proportional Fairness for Packet Scheduling in HSDPA in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom’04), Dallas Texas, USA, vol. 6, pp. 4033–4037, Nov-Dec 2004.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
Exact Closed-Form Expression for the Bit Error Rate of Orthogonal STBC in Nakagami Fading Channels in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC–F’04), Los Angeles, CA, USA, September 2004.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
Rate Adaptive M-QAM in MIMO Diversity Systems using Space-Time Block Codes in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC’04), Barcelona, Spain, vol. 4, pp. 2294–2298, September 2004.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
On the Error Probability Performance of STBC under Correlated Rayleigh Fading in Proc. IEEE Radio & Wireless Conference (RAWCON’04), Atlanta, GA, USA, pp. 275–278, September 2004.

G. Aniba and S. Aissa
A General Traffic and Queuing Delay Model for 3G Wireless Packet Networks in Proc. IEEE/IEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT’04), Fortaleza Ceara, Brazil, pp. 942–949, August 2004.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
Adaptive Modulation using Orthogonal STBC in MIMO Nakagami Fading Channels in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications (ISSSTA’04), Sidney, Australia, pp. 145-149, Aug–Sept 2004.

C. Gonzalez, L. Szczecinski, S. Aissa
Throughput Maximization of ARQ Transmission Protocol Employing Adaptive Modulation and Coding in Proc. IEEE/IEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT’04), Fortaleza Ceara, Brazil, pp. 607–615, August 2004.

A. Maaref and S. Aissa
A Cross-layer Design for MIMO Rayleigh Fading Channels. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’04), Niagara Falls, Canada, May 2004.

G. Aniba and S. Aissa
Fast Packet Scheduling Assuring Fairness and Quality of Service in HSDPA. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’04), Niagara Falls, Canada, May 2004.

S. Aissa, A. Maaref, P. Mermelstein
Uplink Packet Scheduling in the Presence of Interference Cancellation in Multi-Rate Wireless CDMA Networks. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, November 2003, vol: 3(7) Pages: 861-878

C. Makaya and S. Aissa
Joint Scheduling and Base Station Assignment for Packet Data Transmission in CDMA Networks Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC’03), Fall, Orlando, Florida, October 2003.

S. Aissa and A. Maaref
Downlink Scheduling for CDMA Packet Data Systems with Interference Cancellation
Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC’03), Fall, Orlando, Florida, October 2003.

S. Aissa, J. Kuri, P. Mermelstein
Call Admission on the Downlink of a CDMA System Based on Total Transmitted Power
Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC’03), Fall, Orlando, Florida, October 2003.

K. Ghanem, T. Denidni, S. Aissa
Performance Enhancement of CDMA Cellular Systems with a New Adaptive Algorithm for Base-Station Antenna Arrays Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC’03), Fall, Orlando, Florida, October 2003.

C. Makaya and S. Aissa
Base Station Joint Scheduling for Downlink Throughput Maximization in CDMA Packet Data Networks Proc. 6th IEEE International Conference on High Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications (HSNMC’03), Estoril, Portugal, July 2003.

F. Beaulieu and S. Aissa
On the Performance and Complexity of a Position-Based Scheduling Algorithm for WCDMA Networks Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’03), Anchorage, Alaska, May 2003.

A. Maaref, S. Aissa, S. Affes
Combined Flow Control and Interference Cancellation for Packet Data Transmission in Wideband CDMA Systems Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’03), Anchorage, Alaska, May 2003.

F. Beaulieu and S. Aissa
Position-Based Packet Data Scheduling for Multi-Class CDMA Downlinks Proc. IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT’03), Papeete, French Polynesia, February 2003.

A. Maaref, S. Aissa, S. Affes
Uplink Flow Control in the Presence of Interference Cancellation in Wireless CDMA Networks. IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT’03), Papeete, French Polynesia, February 2003.

S. Aïssa, P. Mermelstein
Downlink flow control for Wireless CDMA packet data networks. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, September 2002, Vol: 51(5) Pages: 1193-1205

F. Beaulieu and S. Aissa
Downlink Packet Data Scheduling for Wireless WCDMA Systems Proc. IASTED International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (CSN’02), Malaga, Spain, pp. 68-73, September 2002.

S. Aïssa, E. Dubois
Robust VB 2D-CELP image transmission over CDMA Rayleigh fading channels
Elsevier Science, Signal Processing: Image Communication Journal, August 2001, Vol: 16(10) Pages:931-948