We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. —Albert Einstein

I am currently a postdoctoral associate at the Bradley department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech under the supervision of Prof. Dhillon. I received my B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shiraz University of Technology, Iran, in 2011 and my Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2016. During my Ph.D., I was a recipient of the SINGA Fellowship. Since January 2015, I have been a visiting student and later a research scholar at Virginia Tech. I was selected as a top 60 world’s brightest women for Rising Stars program in 2016. My research interests include communications theory, stochastic geometry, device-to-device networks, and wireless ad hoc and heterogeneous cellular networks.

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Recent journal publications

[J12]C. Saha, M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, “Bandwidth Partitioning and Downlink Analysis in mmWave Integrated Access and Backhaul for 5G”, submitted, 2018. (arXiv)


[J11] M. Afshang, C. Saha, H. S. Dhillon, “Equi-coverage Contours in Cellular Networks”, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters”, to appear. (arXiv)


[J10] C. Saha, M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, “3GPP-inspired HetNet Model using Poisson Cluster Process: Sum-product Functionals and Downlink Coverage”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, to appear. (arXiv)


[J9] M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, “Poisson Cluster Process Based Analysis of HetNets with Correlated User and Base Station Locations”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 2417-2431, Apr. 2018. (arXiv)


[J8] M. Afshang, C. Saha, H. S. Dhillon, “Nearest-Neighbor and Contact Distance Distributions for Matern Cluster Process”, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 2686-2689, Dec. 2017. (arXiv)


[J7] S. Krishnan, M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon,“Effect of Retransmissions on Optimal Caching in Cache-enabled Small Cell Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 11383-11387, Dec. 2017. (arXiv)


[J6] M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, “Fundamentals of Modeling Finite Wireless Networks using Binomial Point Process”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 3355-3370, May 2017. (arXiv)


[J5] C. Saha, M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, “Enriched K-Tier HetNet Model to Enable the Analysis of User-Centric Small Cell Deployments”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 1593-1608, Mar. 2017. (arXiv)


[J4] M. Afshang, C. Saha, H. S. Dhillon, “Nearest-Neighbor and Contact Distance Distributions for Thomas Cluster Process”, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 130-133, Feb. 2017. (arXiv)


[J3] Z. Yazdanshenasan, H. S. Dhillon, M. Afshang, and P. H. J. Chong, “Poisson Hole Process: Theory and Applications to Wireless Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 11, pp. 7531-7546, Nov. 2016. (arXiv)


[J2] M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, and P. H. J. Chong, “Fundamentals of Cluster-Centric Content Placement in Cache-Enabled Device-to-Device Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 2511-2526, Jun. 2016. (arXiv)


[J1] M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, and P. H. J. Chong, “Modeling and Performance Analysis of Clustered Device-to-Device Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 4957-4972, Jul. 2016. (arXiv)


    Conference publications

    [C15]M. Naslcheraghi, M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, “Modeling and Performance Analysis of Full-Duplex Communications in Cache-Enabled D2D Networks”, in Proc. IEEE ICC, Kansas City, MO, May 2018.


    [C14]C.Saha, M. Afshang and H. S. Dhillon, “Integrated mmWave Access and Backhaul in 5G: Bandwidth Partitioning and Downlink Analysis”, in Proc. IEEE ICC, Kansas City, MO, May 2018. (arXiv)


    [C13]C.Saha, M. Afshang and H. S. Dhillon, “Poisson Cluster Process: Bridging the Gap Between PPP and 3GPP HetNet Models”, in Proc. ITA, San Diego, CA, Feb. 2017. (invited) (ITA Website)


    [C12] M. Afshang and H. S. Dhillon, “k-Coverage Probability in a Finite Wireless Network”, in Proc. IEEE WCNC, Mar., 2017.


    [C11] M. Afshang and H. S. Dhillon, “A New Clustered HetNet Model to Accurately Characterize User-Centric Small Cell Deployments”, in Proc. IEEE WCNC, Mar., 2017.


    [C10] M. Afshang and H. S. Dhillon, “Optimal Geographic Caching in Finite Wireless Networks”, in Proc., IEEE SPAWC, Jun., 2016. (invited) (arXiv)


    [C9] M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, and P. H. J. Chong, “k-Closest Coverage Probability and Area Spectral Efficiency in Clustered D2D Networks”, in Proc., IEEE ICC, May, 2016.


    [C8] Z. Yazdanshenasan, H. S. Dhillon, M. Afshang, and P. H. J. Chong, “Tight Bounds on the Laplace Transform of Interference in a Poisson Hole Process”, in Proc., IEEE ICC, May, 2016.


    [C7] M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, and P. H. J. Chong, “Fundamentals of Cluster-Centric Content Placement in Device-to-Device Networks”, in Proc. IEEE Globecom workshops, San Deigo, Dec 2015.


    [C6] M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, and P. H. J. Chong, “Coverage and Area Spectral Efficiency of Clustered Device- to-Device Networks”, in Proc. IEEE Globecom, San Deigo, Dec 2015.


    [C5] M. Afshang, H. S. Dhillon, “Spatial Modeling of Device-to-Device Networks:Poisson Cluster Process Meets Poisson Hole Process”, in Proc. Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov 2015. (invited)


    [C4] M. Afshang, Z. Yazdanshenasan, S. Mukherjee, and P. H. J. Chong, “Hybrid Division Duplex for HetNets: Coordinated Interference Management with Uplink Power Control,” in Proc., IEEE ICC, 2015.


    [C3] M. Afshang, M. S. Tavallali, P. H. J. Chong , H. C. Chan “Effect of Time Frame Duration and Collision on the Performance of OFDMA-based Cognitive Radio Network” in Proc. ICCC, 2014.


    [C2] Z. Yazdanshenasan, M. Afshang and P. H. J. Chong “Dynamic Interference Mitigation in Two tier HetNets: Modeling and Analysis” in Proc. VTC, 2014.


    [C1] M. Afshang, M. S. Helfroush, A. Zahernia, “Gabor Filter Parameters Optimization for Texture Classification Based on Genetic Algorithm”, in Proc. ICMV, 2009.


Contact

  • Address

    Mehrnaz Afshang, Ph.D.
    Bradley Department of ECE
    470 Durham Hall, Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA 24061.
  • Email

    mehrnaz@vt.edu