Date of Award

Summer 2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering - (Ph.D.)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Osvaldo Simeone

Second Advisor

Joerg Kliewer

Third Advisor

Abdallah Khreishah

Fourth Advisor

Bipin Rajendran

Fifth Advisor

Gesualdo Scutari


The recent growth of the number of smart mobile devices and the emergence of complex multimedia mobile applications have brought new challenges to the design of wireless mobile networks. The envisioned Fifth-Generation (5G) systems are equipped with different technical solutions that can accommodate the increasing demands for high date rate, latency-limited, energy-efficient and reliable mobile communication networks.