Axel MÜLLER

E-Mail: 
axel.mueller@supelec.fr; axel.mueller@huawei.com
Biography: 

Axel Mueller is currently a research engineer in the mathematical and algorithmic sciences lab of Huawei Technologies’ France research center, where his main tasks center around 4.5G and 5G cellular technologies.
He received his B.Sc. from Napier University (Edinburgh, Scotland) as well as his Dipl.-Ing.(FH) from the University of Applied Sciences Ulm (Ulm, Germany), in 2008. In 2010, he graduated from Ulm University with a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering following a thesis "On the Information Content of Functionally Similar Amino Acids".
Dr. Müller obtained his Ph.D. degree from Centrale-Supélec (Gif-sûr-Yvette, France) in 2014, following a thesis in the Alcatel-Lucent chair on the topic of "Random Matrix Theory Framework for the Analysis of Future Heterogeneous Multicell MU-MIMO Networks". His thesis advisor was Prof. Mérouane Debbah and his co-advisor was Prof. Romain Couillet. During this time he received one best student paper award in the 2014 IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM).
His research interests include multi-antenna cellular communications, and massive MIMO techniques, especially in the context of applications to interference mitigation techniques in dense heterogeneous cellular networks, as well as low power communications, and the internet of things. Axel Müller’s research builds upon theoretical tools from large scale random matrix theory in particular and signal processing in general.

Research Topics: 

IEEE International Workshop on Emerging Energy Harvesting Solutions for 5G Networks (5GNRG)
I am currently co-organizing the IEEE International Workshop on Emerging Energy Harvesting Solutions for 5G Networks (5GNRG), which will take place in conjunction with IEEE ICCC 2017, Sunday 21st of May 2017, Paris, France.
If you are interested in submitting your paper, please visit our workshop webpage:
http://icc2017.ieee-icc.org/workshop/ieee-workshop-emerging-energy-harvesting-solutions-5g-networks-5g-nrg
CFP:
http://www.goo.gl/vjCMG3
Important Dates:
Extended Paper Submission: 2 December 2016
Notification Date: 17 February 2017
Final Paper: 10 March 2017

IEEE International Workshop on Low-Layer Implementation and Protocol Design for IoT Applications (IoT-LINK)
I co-organized the IEEE International Workshop on Low-Layer Implementation and Protocol Design for IoT Applications (IoT-LINK), which took place in conjunction with IEEE Globecom 2016, in Washington DC, USA.
If you are interested in details, please visit the workshop webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/ieeeiotlink/home

Publications: 

Conference Papers:

Hoydis, J., A. Müller, R. Couillet, and M. Debbah, "Analysis of Multicell Cooperation with Random User Locations Via Deterministic Equivalents", Eighth Workshop on Spatial Stochastic Models for Wireless Networks (SPASWIN). Held in conjunction with WiOpt 2012., Paderborn, Germany, 05/2012. [download]

Müller, A., J. Hoydis, R. Couillet, and M. Debbah, "Optimal 3D Cell Planning: A Random Matrix Approach", IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'12), Anaheim, California, USA, 2012. [download]

Kammoun, A., A. Müller, E. Björnson, and M. Debbah, "Low-Complexity Linear Precoding for Multi-Cell Massive MIMO Systems", European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 09/2014, Lisbon. [download]

Karadimitrakis, A., A. Moustakas, H. Hafermann, and A. Müller, "Optical Fiber MIMO Channel Model and its Analysis ", accepted at IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2016, Barcelona. [download]

Invited Conference Papers:

Müller, A., E. Björnson, R. Couillet, and M. Debbah, "Analysis and Management of Heterogeneous User Mobility in Large-scale Downlink Systems", ASILOMAR'13, California, USA, 2013. [download]

Müller, A., A. Kammoun, E. Björnson, and M. Debbah, "Efficient Linear Precoding for Massive MIMO Systems using Truncated Polynomial Expansion", IEEE 8th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM), Coruna, Spain, 2014, Best Student Paper Award - Second Prize. [download], [download extended version], [download poster]
(The Matlab® code for a minimal working example (MWE) to re-use the scheme can be found at the bottom of this page.)

Letters:

Girnyk, M., A. Müller, M. Vehkaperä, L. Rasmussen, and M. Debbah, "On the Asymptotic Sum Rate of Downlink Cellular Systems with Random User Locations", accepted at IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2015. [download]

National Journal Papers:

Müller, A., and M. Debbah, "Tutoriel sur les matrices aléatoires – Introduction aux équivalents déterministes", accepted in Lavoisier Traitement du Signal Numéro Spécial Grandes Matrices Aléatoires, June 2016. [download]
English version: Random Matrix Theory Tutorial – Introduction to Deterministic Equivalents. [download]

Journal Papers:

Müller, A., A. Kammoun, E. Björnson, and M. Debbah, "Linear Precoding Based on Polynomial Expansion: Reducing Complexity in Massive MIMO", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2016(1), 1-22, DOI: 10.1186/s13638-016-0546-z. [download]
(The Matlab® code for a minimal working example (MWE) to re-use the scheme can be found at the bottom of this page.)

Kammoun, A., A. Müller, E. Björnson, and M. Debbah, "Linear Precoding Based on Polynomial Expansion: Large-Scale Multi-Cell MIMO Systems", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, October 2014. [download]

Müller, A., R. Couillet, E. Björnson, S. Wagner, and M. Debbah, "Interference-Aware RZF Precoding for Multi-Cell Downlink Systems", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume 63, Issue 15, p.3959-3973, August 2015. [download]

PhD Thesis:

Müller, A., "Random Matrix Analysis of Future Multi Cell MU-MIMO Networks", PhD Thesis, Supélec, Paris, defended on the 13th of November 2014. [download]

Patents:

Müller, A., L. Rose, “Communication System and Communication Method with Targeted Interference Enhancement”, Filed Apr. 2017.

Rose, L., A. Müller, “Communication Device and Method for Efficiently Receiving MIMO Signals”, Filed Oct. 2015.

Müller, A., L. Rose, “Communication Protocol for Low Energy Communication Links”, Filed Sep. 2015.

Rose, L., A. Müller, G. He, “Method for Determining an Optimal Precoding Parameter and Precoding Device of Adjustable Complexity”, Filed Apr. 2015.