Ya-Feng Liu - Publications

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Working Papers

[J50] Ruichen Jiang, Ya-Feng Liu, Chenglong Bao, and Bo Jiang, Tightness and Equivalence of Semidefinite Relaxations for MIMO Detection, 2021. [link] [Technical_Report]

[J49] Fan Liu, Ya-Feng Liu, Ang Li, Christos Masouros, and Yonina C. Eldar, Cramer-Rao Bound Optimization for Joint Radar-Communication Design, 2021. [link]

[J48] Liang Liu, Ya-Feng Liu, Pratik Patil, and Wei Yu, Uplink-Downlink Duality Between Multiple-Access and Broadcast Channels with Compressing Relays, 2020. [link]

[J47] Zhilin Chen, Foad Sohrabi, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Phase Transition Analysis for Covariance Based Massive Random Access with Massive MIMO, 2020. [link]

Book Chapters, Editorials, and Patents

[Book Chapter] Meixia Tao, Erkai Chen, Wei Yu, and Ya-Feng Liu, ‘‘Cache-Enabled Cloud Radio Access Networks’’ in Wireless Edge Caching: Modeling, Analysis and Optimization. (Editors: Thang X. Vu, Symeon Chatzinotas, Ejder Bastug and Tony Q.S. Quek), Cambridge University Press, 2019. [pdf]

[Guest Editorial] Thorsten Koch, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Jiming Peng, Preface: Special issue of MOA 2016, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 70, no. 1, pp. 1–3, Jan. 2018. [link]

[Guest Editorial] Ya-Feng Liu*, Fengmin Xu, Neng Fan, and Jiming Peng, Preface: Special issue of MOA 2018, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 76, pp. 661–663, 2020. [link]

[Patent] Nan Zhang, Ya-Feng Liu, Hamidreza Farmanbar, Tsung-Hui Chang, Mingyi Hong, and Zhi-Quan Luo, System and Method for Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks, US20190394132A1. [link]

Selected Journal Papers (* denotes the corresponding author.)

[J46] Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu*, Antonio De Domenico, Zhi-Quan Luo, and Yu-Hong Dai, Optimal Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks with Flexible Routing and Guaranteed E2E Latency, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (accepted). [link]

[J45] Yanli Qi, Yiqing Zhou*, Ya-Feng Liu, Ling Liu, and Zhengang Pan, Traffic-Aware Task Offloading Based on Convergence of Communication and Sensing in Vehicular Edge Computing, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (accepted). [link]

[J44] Ping-Fan Zhao, Qing-Na Li*, Wei-Kun Chen, and Ya-Feng Liu, An Efficient Quadratic Programming Relaxation Based Algorithm for Large-Scale MIMO Detection, SIAM Journal on Optimization (accepted). [link] [codes]

[J43] Bule Sun, Yiqing Zhou*, Jinhong Yuan, Ya-Feng Liu, Lu Wang, and Ling Liu, High Order PSK Modulation in Massive MIMO Systems with 1-bit ADCs, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 2652–2669, Apr. 2021. [link]

[J42] Hailiang Xie, Jie Xu*, and Ya-Feng Liu, Max-Min Fairness in IRS-Aided Multi-Cell MISO Systems via Joint Transmit and Reflective Beamforming, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 1379–1393, Feb. 2021. [link]

[J41] Zehua Guo, Yang Xu*, Ya-Feng Liu, Sen Liu, H. Jonathan Chao, Zhi-Li Zhang, and Yuanqing Xia, AggreFlow: Achieving Power Efficiency, Load Balancing, and Quality of Service in Data Center Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 17–33, Feb. 2021. [link]

[J40] Ganggang Ma, Jie Xu*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Mohammad R. Vedady Moghadam, Time-Division Energy Beamforming for Multiuser Wireless Power Transfer with Non-Linear Energy Harvesting, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 53–57, Jan. 2021. [link]

[J39] Cheng Lu, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Jing Zhou, An Enhanced SDR based Global Algorithm for Nonconvex Complex Quadratic Programs with Signal Processing Applications, IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing, vol. 1, pp. 120–134, 2020. [link]

[J38] Antonio De Domenico, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Optimal Virtual Network Function Deployment for 5G Network Slicing in a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 19, no. 12, pp. 7942–7956, Dec. 2020. [link]

[J37] Florian Jarre*, Felix Lieder, Ya-Feng Liu, and Cheng Lu, Set-Completely-Positive Representations and Cuts for the Max-Cut Polytope and the Unit Modulus Lifting, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 76, pp. 913–932, 2020. [link]

[J36] Wouter Lanneer*, Ya-Feng Liu, Wei Yu, and Marc Moonen, Physical-Layer Multicasting Design for Downstream G.fast DSL Transmission, IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 110660–110673, 2019. [link]

[J35] Ya-Feng Liu*, Two Optimization Problems in Wireless Communication System Design and Related Optimization Methods, Operations Research Transactions, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 47–62, 2019. [Invited Paper in Chinese but with English title and abstract] [link] [pdf]

[J34] Xiaozhou Zhang, Tsung-Hui Chang*, Ya-Feng Liu, Chao Shen, and Gang Zhu, Max-Min Fairness User Scheduling and Power Allocation in Full-Duplex OFDMA Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 3078–3092, June 2019. [link]

[J33] Ya-Feng Liu, Xin Liu, and Shiqian Ma*, On the Non-Ergodic Convergence Rate of an Inexact Augmented Lagrangian Framework for Composite Convex Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 632–650, May 2019. [link]

[J32] Zehua Guo, Weikun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu*, Yang Xu, and Zhi-Li Zhang, Joint Switch Upgrade and Controller Deployment in Hybrid Software-Defined Networks, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issue on Network Softwarization & Enablers, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 1012–1028, May 2019. [link]

[J31] Cheng Lu, Ya-Feng Liu*, Wei-Qiang Zhang, and Shuzhong Zhang, Tightness of a new and enhanced semidefinite relaxation for MIMO detection, SIAM Journal on Optimization, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 719–742, 2019. [link]

[J30] Erkai Chen, Meixia Tao*, and Ya-Feng Liu, Joint Base Station Clustering and Beamforming for Non-Orthogonal Multicast and Unicast Transmission with Backhaul Constraints, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 6265–6279, Sept. 2018. [link]

[J29] Wenqiang Pu, Ya-Feng Liu, Junkun Yan, Hongwei Liu, and Zhi-Quan Luo*, Optimal Estimation of Sensor Biases for Asynchronous Multi-Sensor Data Fusion, Mathematical Programming, vol. 170, no. 1, pp. 357–386, July 2018. [link]

[J28] Binbin Dai*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Optimized Base-Station Cache Allocation for Cloud Radio Access Network with Multicast Backhaul, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications special issue on Caching for Communication Systems and Networks, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 1737–1750, Aug. 2018. [link]

[J27] Foad Sohrabi*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, One-Bit Precoding and Constellation Range Design for Massive MIMO with QAM Signaling, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing special issue on Hybrid Analog - Digital Signal Processing for Hardware-Efficient Large Scale Antenna Arrays, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 557–570, June 2018. [link]

[J26] Qian Ma, Lin Gao*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, Incentivizing Wi-Fi Network Crowdsourcing: A Contract Theoretic Approach, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 1035–1048, June 2018. [link]

[J25] Tsung-Hui Chang*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Shih-Chun Lin, QoS-Based Linear Transceiver Optimization for Full-Duplex Multi-User Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 2300–2313, May 2018. [link]

[J24] Nan Zhang, Ya-Feng Liu*, Hamid Farmanbar, Tsung-Hui Chang, Mingyi Hong, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks Under Resource Constraints, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications Special Issue on Emerging Technologies in Software-Driven Communication, vol. 35, no. 11, pp. 2512–2521, Nov. 2017. [link]

[J23] Kaiming Shen*, Ya-Feng Liu, David Ding, and Wei Yu, Flexible Multiple Base Station Association and Activation for Downlink Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 1498–1502, Oct. 2017. [link]

[J22] Chao Yao, Ya-Feng Liu, Bo Jiang, Jungong Han, and Junwei Han*, LLE score: a new filter-based unsupervised feature selection method based on nonlinear manifold embedding and its application to image recognition, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 5257–5269, Nov. 2017. [link]

[J21] Cheng Lu and Ya-Feng Liu*, An Efficient Global Algorithm for Single-Group Multicast Beamforming, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 65, no. 14, pp. 3761–3774, Jul. 2017. [link] [codes]

[J20] Rui Diao, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Yu-Hong Dai, A new fully polynomial time approximation scheme for the interval subset sum problem, Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 749–775, Aug. 2017. [link] [codes]

[J19] Qitian Chen, Dong Kang, Yichu He, Tsung-Hui Chang, and Ya-Feng Liu*, Joint Power and Admission Control based on Channel Distribution Information: A Novel Two-Timescale Approach, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 196–200, Feb. 2017. [link] [Companion_Technical_Report]

[J18] Ya-Feng Liu*, Dynamic Spectrum Management: A Complete Complexity Characterization, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 392–403, Jan. 2017. [link]

[J17] Qian Ma, Lin Gao*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, Economic Analysis of Crowdsourced Wireless Community Networks, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 1856–1869, Jul. 2017. [link]

[J16] Bo Jiang, Ya-Feng Liu, and Zaiwen Wen*, L_p-norm regularization algorithms for optimization over permutation matrices, SIAM Journal on Optimization, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 2284–2313, 2016. [link]

[J15] Ya-Feng Liu*, Mingyi Hong, and Enbin Song, Sample Approximation-Based Deflation Approaches for Chance SINR Constrained Joint Power and Admission Control, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 4535–4547, July, 2016. [link] [Companion_Technical_Report]

[J14] Qian Ma, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang*, Time and Location Aware Mobile Data Pricing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 2599–2613, Oct. 2016. [link]

[J13] Ya-Feng Liu*, Shiqian Ma, Yu-Hong Dai, and Shuzhong Zhang, A Smoothing SQP Framework for a Class of Composite Lq Minimization over Polyhedron, Mathematical Programming, vol. 158, no. 1, pp. 467–500, July 2016. [link]

[J12] Mingyi Hong*, Qiang Li, and Ya-Feng Liu, Decomposition by Successive Convex Approximation: A Unifying Approach for Linear Transceiver Design in Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 1377–1392, Feb. 2016. [link]

[J11] Ya-Feng Liu*, Rui Diao, Feng Ye, and Hongwei Liu, An Efficient Inexact Newton-CG Algorithm for the Smallest Enclosing Ball Problem of Large Dimensions, Journal of the Operations Research Society of China, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 167–191, May 2016. [link]

[J10] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Shiqian Ma, Joint Power and Admission Control: Non-Convex Lq Approximation and An Effective Polynomial Time Deflation Approach, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 63, no. 14, pp. 3641–3656, July 2015. [link] [Companion_Technical_Report]

[J9] Ya-Feng Liu*, Complexity Analysis of Joint Subcarrier and Power Allocation for the Cellular Downlink OFDMA System, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 661-664, 2014. [link]

[J8] Wei-Cheng Liao*, Mingyi Hong, Ya-Feng Liu, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Base Station Activation and Linear Transceiver Design for Optimal Resource Management in Heterogeneous Networks, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 15, pp. 3939-3952, 2014. [link]

[J7] Ya-Feng Liu* and Yu-Hong Dai, On the Complexity of Joint Subcarrier and Power Allocation for Multi-User OFDMA Systems, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 583-596, 2014. [link]

[J6] Ya-Feng Liu*, Optimal Resource Allocation for Wireless Communications: Complexity Analysis and Algorithm Design, SCIENTIA SINICA Mathematica, vol. 43, no. 10, pp. 953-964, 2013. [Invited Paper in Chinese but with English title and abstract] [中国科学:数学—优秀博士学位论文专栏] [link]

[J5] Qiang Li*, Mingyi Hong, Hoi-To Wai, Ya-Feng Liu, Wing-Kin Ma, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Transmit Solutions for MIMO Wiretap Channels Using Alternating Optimization, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 1714-1727, 2013. [link]

[J4] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Max-Min Fairness Linear Transceiver Design for a Multi-User MIMO Interference Channel, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 2413-2423, 2013. [link]

[J3] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Joint Power and Admission Control via Linear Programming Deflation, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 1327-1338, 2013. [link]

[J2] Ya-Feng Liu*, Mingyi Hong, and Yu-Hong Dai, Max-Min Fairness Linear Transceiver Design Problem for a SIMO Interference Channel is Polynomial Time Solvable, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 27-30, 2013. [link]

[J1] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Coordinated Beamforming for MISO Interference Channel: Complexity Analysis and Efficient Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 1142-1157, 2011. [Beijing Operation Research Young Author Best Paper Award] [link]

Selected Conference Papers

[C29] Ziyue Wang, Ya-Feng Liu, Zhilin Chen, and Wei Yu, Accelerating Coordinate Descent via Active Set Selection for Device Activity Detection for Multi-Cell Massive Random Access, 2021. [link]

[C28] Ruichen Jiang and Ya-Feng Liu, Antenna Efficiency in Massive MIMO Detection, 2021. [link]

[C27] Ziyue Wang, Zhilin Chen, Ya-Feng Liu, Foad Sohrabi, and Wei Yu, An Efficient Active Set Algorithm for Covariance Based Joint Data and Activity Detection for Massive Random Access with Massive MIMO, IEEE ICASSP, June 6–11, 2021. [link]

[C26] Liang Liu and Ya-Feng Liu, An Efficient Algorithm for Device Detection and Channel Estimation in Asynchronous IoT Systems, IEEE ICASSP, June 6–11, 2021. [link]

[C25] Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, An efficient linear programming rounding-and-refinement algorithm for large-scale network slicing problem, IEEE ICASSP, June 6–11, 2021. [link]

[C24] Wei-Kun Chen, Ya-Feng Liu*, Antonio De Domenico, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Network Slicing for Service-Oriented Networks with Flexible Routing and Guaranteed E2E Latency, IEEE SPAWC, May 26–29, 2020. [link]

[C23] Hailiang Xie, Jie Xu*, and Ya-Feng Liu, Max-Min Fairness in IRS-Aided Multi-Cell MISO Systems via Joint Transmit and Reflective Beamforming, IEEE ICC, June 7–11, 2020. [link]

[C22] Zhilin Chen*, Foad Sohrabi, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Covariance Based Joint Activity and Data Detection for Massive Random Access with Massive MIMO, IEEE ICC, May 20–24, 2019. [link]

[C21] Antonio De Domenico*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Wei Yu, Optimal Computational Resource Allocation and Network Slicing Deployment in 5G Hybrid C-RAN, IEEE ICC, May 20–24, 2019. [link]

[C20] Ya-Feng Liu*, Zi Xu, and Cheng Lu, On the Equivalence of Semidifinite Relaxations for MIMO Detection with General Constellations, IEEE ICASSP, May 12–17, 2019, pp. 4549–4553. [link]

[C19] Binbin Dai*, Wei Yu, and Ya-Feng Liu, Cloud Radio Access Network with Optimized Base-Station Caching, IEEE ICASSP, April 15–20, 2018, pp. 3764–3768. [link]

[C18] Nan Zhang*, Ya-Feng Liu, Hamid Farmanbar, Tsung-Hui Chang, Mingyi Hong, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Software Defined Resource Allocation for Service-Oriented Networks, IEEE ICASSP, April 15–20, 2018, pp. 3769–3773. [link]

[C17] Ya-Feng Liu and Wei Yu*, Wireless Multicast for Cloud Radio Access Network with Heterogeneous Backhaul, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, October 29–November 1, 2017, pp. 531–535. [link] [Invited Paper]

[C16] Cheng Lu, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Jing Zhou, An Efficient Global Algorithm for Nonconvex Complex Quadratic Problems with Applications in Wireless Communications, IEEE/CIC ICCC, October 22–24, 2017, pp. 1–5. [link] [Invited Paper]

[C15] Ya-Feng Liu*, Cheng Lu, Meixia Tao, and Jiageng Wu, Joint Multicast and Unicast Beamforming for the MISO Downlink Interference Channel, IEEE SPAWC, July 3–6, 2017, pp. 159–163. [link] [Invited Paper]

[C14] Tsung-Hui Chang*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Shih-Chun Lin, Max-Min-Fairness Linear Transceiver Design for Full-Duplex Multiuser Systems, IEEE SPAWC, July 3–6, 2017, pp. 290–294. [link] [Invited Paper]

[C13] Wenqiang Pu*, Ya-Feng Liu, Junkun Yan, Shenghua Zhou, Hongwei Liu, and Zhi-Quan Luo, A Two-Stage Optimization Approach to the Asynchronous Multi-Sensor Registration Problem, IEEE ICASSP, March 5–9, 2017, pp. 3271–3275. [link]

[C12] Xiaozhou Zhang*, Tsung-Hui Chang, Ya-Feng Liu, Chao Shen, and Gang Zhu, Uplink and Donwlink User Pairing in Full-Duplex Multi-User Systems: Complexity and Algorithms, IEEE ICASSP, March 5–9, 2017, pp. 3629–3633. [link]

[C11] Qian Ma*, Lin Gao, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, A Contract-Based Incentive Mechanism for Crowdsourced Wireless Community Networks, International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2016), May 9–13, 2016, pp. 1–8. [link]

[C10] Qian Ma*, Lin Gao, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, A Game-Theoretic Analysis of User Behaviors in Crowdsourced Wireless Community Networks, International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2015), May 25–29, 2015, pp. 355–362. [link] [Best Student Paper Award]

[C9] Peng Liu, Ya-Feng Liu*, and Jiandong Li, An Iterative Reweighted Minimization Framework for Joint Channel and Power Allocation in the OFDMA System, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2015), April 19–24, 2015, pp. 3068–3072. [link]

[C8] Qian Ma*, Ya-Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang, Time and Location Aware Mobile Data Pricing, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 10-14, 2014, pp. 3235-3240. [link]

[C7] Ya-Feng Liu* and Enbin Song, Distributionally Robust Joint Power and Admission Control via SOCP Deflation, IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), June 16-19, 2013, pp. 11-15. [link]

[C6] Ya-Feng Liu* and Yu-Hong Dai, Joint Power and Admission Control via p Norm Minimization Deflation, IEEE ICASSP, May 26-31, 2013, pp. 4789-4793. [link]

[C5] Qiang Li*, Mingyi Hong, Hoi-To Wai, Wing-Kin Ma, Ya-Feng Liu, and Zhi-Quan Luo, An Alternating Optimization Algorithm for the MIMO Secrecy Capacity Problem under Sum Power and Per-Antenna Constraints, IEEE ICASSP, May 26-31, 2013, pp. 4359-4363. [link]

[C4] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Joint Power and Admission Control via Linear Programming Deflation, IEEE ICASSP, March 25-30, 2012, pp. 2873-2876. [link] [IEEE Signal Processing Society Travel Grant]

[C3] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, On the Complexity of Leakage Interference Minimization for Interference Alignment, IEEE SPAWC, June 26-29, 2011, pp. 471-475. [link]

[C2] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, Max-Min Fairness Linear Transceiver Design for a Multi-User MIMO Interference Channel, IEEE ICC, June 5-9, 2011, pp. 1-5. [link] [IEEE ICC 2011 Best Paper Award]

[C1] Ya-Feng Liu*, Yu-Hong Dai, and Zhi-Quan Luo, On the Complexity of Optimal Coordinated Downlink Beamforming, IEEE ICASSP, March 14-19, 2010, pp. 3274-3277. [link]