Khoa D. Nguyen

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Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer, is an emerging environmental bacterium in Australia and West Africa. The primary risk factor associated with Buruli ulcer is proximity to slow moving water. Environmental constraints for disease are shown by the absence of infection in arid regions of infected countries. A particularly mysterious(More)
In this correspondence, a tight lower bound to the outage probability of discrete-input Nakagami-m block-fading channels is proposed. The approach permits an efficient method for numerical evaluation of the bound, providing an additional tool for system design. The optimal rate-diversity tradeoff for the Nakagami-m block-fading channel is also derived and a(More)
We study the hybrid free-space optical (FSO) and radio-frequency (RF) channel from an information theoretic perspective. Since both links operate at vastly different carrier frequencies, we model the hybrid channel as a pair of parallel channels. Moreover, since the FSO channel signals at a higher rate than the RF channel, we incorporate this key feature in(More)
The enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) is widely used to investigate cell type specific gene expression and protein localization in the filamentous streptomycetes. To broaden the scope of cell biological investigation in these organisms, we have adapted shuttle vectors for the construction of gene fusions to the monomeric red fluorescent protein(More)
This paper studies the asymptotic outage performance of incremental redundancy automatic-repeat-request (INR-ARQ) transmission over multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) block-fading channels with discrete input constellations. We first show that transmission with random codes using a discrete signal constellation across all transmit antennas achieves the(More)
We consider power allocation algorithms for fixed-rate transmission over Nakagami-m nonergodic block-fading channels with perfect transmitter and receiver channel state information and discrete input signal constellations, under both shortand long-term power constraints. Optimal power allocation schemes are shown to be direct applications of previous(More)
Power allocation is studied for fixed-rate transmission over block-fading channels with arbitrary continuous fading distributions and perfect transmitter and receiver channel state information. Both short- and long-term power constraints for arbitrary input distributions are considered. Optimal power allocation schemes are shown to be direct applications of(More)
Reliable communication over delay-constrained multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) block-fading channels with discrete inputs and mismatched (imperfect) channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT) is studied. The CSIT mismatch is modeled as Gaussian random variables, whose variances decay as a power of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). A special(More)
We consider power allocation strategies for arbitrary input channels with peak, average and peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) constraints. We are focusing on systems with a fixed and finite input constellation, as encountered in most practical systems. Generalizing previous results, we derive the optimal power allocation scheme that minimizes the outage(More)
We consider improving the outage performance of incremental-redundancy automatic repeat request (INR-ARQ) transmission over the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) block-fading channel by allowing multi-bit receiver feedback. We show that multi-bit feedback offers significant gain in outage diversity when power adaptation is employed. A suboptimal(More)