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Pavel Mach

Senior researcher

Research areas: Radio resource management, D2D communication, Flying base stations, Edge computing, C-RAN

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+420 2 2435 5994
EMAIL ADDRESS
machp2@fel.cvut.cz

Career in numbers

Biography

Pavel Mach received M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic in 2006 and 2010, respectively. During 2006 and 2007, he joined Sitronics R&D center in Prague focusing on emerging mobile technologies and he was involved in research activities of Vodafone R&D center at Czech Technical University in Prague between 2005 and 2008. Now, he is senior researcher in 5G mobile lab founded in 2015 at CTU in Prague focusing on 5G and beyond mobile networks. He was involved in several European projects such as FP6 FIREWORKS, FP7 ROCKET, FP7 FREEDOM, and FP7 TROPIC. He was/is principal investigator in national research projects focused on allocation of radio resources to cognitive small cells and combination of device-to-device communication with visible light communication. He has published 3 book chapters, more than 70 conference or journal papers, and he is co-inventor of three U.S. patents. He was on internship in EURECOM, France in 2019. His current research areas include radio resource management for device-to-device communication specifically focused on relaying techniques and incentive mechanisms given to the relaying users; new techniques for dynamic functional split for C-RAN based network architectures, positioning of flying mobile base stations, and mobile edge computing.

Publications, patents, and demos

Pavel is author of more than 60 papers at international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals and four patents.
Selected publications

Patents

Research projects
  • Cooperation with the International Research Centre in Area of Digital Communication Systems(03/2020 – 12/2024)
    • funded by The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sportssupports membership of CTU in EURECOM and international collaboration in the area of communication systems
    • main roles: Machine learning for network optimization
  • Precise positioning for autonomous train operation with secure communications on new 5G+ mobile networks(01/2020 – 12/2023)
    • Research project no. FW01010187 funded by Technology Agency of Czech Republic
    • main roles: Performance analysis of 5G for communication of autonomous trains
  • Communication in Self-optimizing Mobile Networks with Drones (01/2018 – 06/2021)
    • funded by Czech Science Foundation
    • main roles: Positioning of the flying base station and users’ association based considering limited backhaul
  • Cooperation with the International Research Centre in Area of Digital Communication Systems(01/2018 – 12/2019)
    • funded by The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sportssupports membership of CTU in EURECOM and international collaboration in the area of communication systems
    • main roles: Machine learning for communication networks
  • Combined Radio Frequency and Visible Light Bands for Device-to-Device communication(01/2017 – 12/2019)
    • funded by Czech Science Foundation
    • main roles: Principal investigator, mode selection, reuse of radio resources by multiple devices
  • Mobile Edge Computing and Functional Splitting for Scheduling of Radio Resources(10/2016-09/2019)
    • Research project funded by FOXCONN, Taiwan
    • main roles: Design and analysis of dynamic MAC functions splitting between BBUs and RRHs
  • Game theoretic aspects of wireless spectrum access(07/2016 – 06/2018)
    • funded by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic
    • main roles: Resource allocation, spectrum sharing
  • New methods for capacity improvement of heterogeneous wireless networks based on hybrid cognitive approach and small cells (01/2013 – 12/2015)
    • postdoc project funded by Czech Science Foundation
    • main roles: Principal researcher, allocation of radio resources to small cells, selection between overlay and underlay modes
  • FP7 TROPIC(09/2012 – 04/2015)
    • funded by European Commission
    • main roles: Radio resource management, power control
  • FP7 FREEDOM (01/2010 – 12/2011)
    • FP7 project no. ICT-248891 funded by European Commission
    • main roles: Device-to-device communication for small cells
  • FP7 ROCKET(01/2009 – 12/2010)
    • FP7 project no. ICT-215282 funded by European Commission
    • main roles: mobility management for OFDMA networks towards IMT Advanced requirements
  • Feasibility study of national radio access network based on WiMAX(09/2007 – 12/2007)
    • National project funded by Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
  • FP7 FIREWORKS(01/2006 – 12/2007)
    • FP6 project no. IST-027675 funded by European Commission.
    • main roles: PhD student focused on relay stations association in OFDM systems
Awards

Conferences

PhD theses

  • Dean’s award for prestigious PhD thesis to Mehyar Najla (2021)
Standardization bodies
  • 3GPP – Contributor to RAN1 and RAN2 regarding device-to-device communication
Journal reviews
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • IEEE Access
  • ACM Computing Surveys
  • Computer Networks
  • Journal of Cloud Computing
  • Wireless Networks
  • … and many others
Conference committees
  • IEEE Globecom 2021
  • IEEE ICC 2021
  • IEEE PIMRC 2020
  • IEEE ICC 2020
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2019 – NI WKSH
  • Cloudnet 2019
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2019 – NI WKSH
  • Cloudnet 2018
  • Cloudnet 2017
  • IEEE WCNC 2014 – CLEEN WKSH
Supervised postdocs

Supervised PhD students
Teaching and academic activities

Supervisor of master and bachelor students

  • Three master students
  • Five bachelor students
Currently taught courses
  • Mobile Networks  (B2M32MKSA)
Past courses
  • Mobile Communication Networks  (A2M32MKS)
  • Telecommunication systems (X32TSS)