mmWave Wi-Fi Trajectory Estimation with Continuous-Time Neural Dynamic Learning

    •  Vaca-Rubio, C., Wang, P., Koike-Akino, T., Wang, Y., Boufounos, P.T., Popovski, P., "mmWave Wi-Fi Trajectory Estimation with Continuous-Time Neural Dynamic Learning", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2023.
      BibTeX TR2023-033 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Vaca-Rubio2023may,
      • author = {Vaca-Rubio, Cristian and Wang, Pu and Koike-Akino, Toshiaki and Wang, Ye and Boufounos, Petros T. and Popovski, Petar},
      • title = {mmWave Wi-Fi Trajectory Estimation with Continuous-Time Neural Dynamic Learning},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)},
      • year = 2023,
      • month = may,
      • url = {}
      • }
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    Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Computational Sensing, Signal Processing


We leverage standards-compliant beam training measurements from commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) 802.11ad/ay devices for localization of a moving object. Two technical challenges need to be addressed: (1) the beam training measurements are intermittent due to beam scanning overhead control and contention-based channel- time allocation, and (2) how to exploit underlying object dynamics to assist the localization. To this end, we formulate the trajectory estimation as a sequence regression problem. We propose a dual- decoder neural dynamic learning framework to simultaneously reconstruct Wi-Fi beam training measurements at irregular time instances and learn the unknown dynamics over the latent space in a continuous-time fashion by enforcing strong supervision at both the coordinate and measurement levels. The proposed method was evaluated on an in-house mmWave Wi-Fi dataset and compared with a range of baseline methods, including traditional machine learning methods and recurrent neural networks.


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    •  EVENT    MERL Contributes to ICASSP 2023
      Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023 - Saturday, June 10, 2023
      Location: Rhodes Island, Greece
      MERL Contacts: Petros T. Boufounos; Francois Germain; Toshiaki Koike-Akino; Jonathan Le Roux; Dehong Liu; Suhas Lohit; Yanting Ma; Hassan Mansour; Joshua Rapp; Anthony Vetro; Pu (Perry) Wang; Gordon Wichern
      Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Sensing, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Speech & Audio
      • MERL has made numerous contributions to both the organization and technical program of ICASSP 2023, which is being held in Rhodes Island, Greece from June 4-10, 2023.


        Petros Boufounos is serving as General Co-Chair of the conference this year, where he has been involved in all aspects of conference planning and execution.

        Perry Wang is the organizer of a special session on Radar-Assisted Perception (RAP), which will be held on Wednesday, June 7. The session will feature talks on signal processing and deep learning for radar perception, pose estimation, and mutual interference mitigation with speakers from both academia (Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Tech, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and industry (Mitsubishi Electric, Bosch, Waveye).

        Anthony Vetro is the co-organizer of the Workshop on Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems (SPAS), which will be held on Monday, June 5, and feature invited talks from leaders in both academia and industry on timely topics related to autonomous systems.


        MERL is proud to be a Silver Patron of the conference and will participate in the student job fair on Thursday, June 8. Please join this session to learn more about employment opportunities at MERL, including openings for research scientists, post-docs, and interns.

        MERL is pleased to be the sponsor of two IEEE Awards that will be presented at the conference. We congratulate Prof. Rabab Ward, the recipient of the 2023 IEEE Fourier Award for Signal Processing, and Prof. Alexander Waibel, the recipient of the 2023 IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award.

        Technical Program

        MERL is presenting 13 papers in the main conference on a wide range of topics including source separation and speech enhancement, radar imaging, depth estimation, motor fault detection, time series recovery, and point clouds. One workshop paper has also been accepted for presentation on self-supervised music source separation.

        Perry Wang has been invited to give a keynote talk on Wi-Fi sensing and related standards activities at the Workshop on Integrated Sensing and Communications (ISAC), which will be held on Sunday, June 4.

        Additionally, Anthony Vetro will present a Perspective Talk on Physics-Grounded Machine Learning, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 8.

        About ICASSP

        ICASSP is the flagship conference of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the world's largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on the research advances and latest technological development in signal and information processing. The event attracts more than 2000 participants each year.