Tom Luo


Research Area: Communications, Signal Processing, and Networking; Systems and Control

6-161 Keller Hall

Area of Expertise:

Optimization, Signal processing for communications

Faculty Affiliations:

Digital Technology Center; Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Ph.D., 1989, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
B.S., Applied Math, 1984, Beijing University, Beijing, China


ADC Chair in Digital Technology, Wireless Communications


My general research interests include the design and analysis of efficient optimization algorithms in data communication and signal processing. I am especially interested in computation/communication complexity issues arising from these problem areas. This includes both providing theoretical lower bounds on the complexity and designing efficient methods whose complexity closely match the lower bounds. My current research interest lies in the theory of multi-user communications and the application of optimization techniques to distributed signal processing.


He, S., Luo, Z.-Q., Nie, J.W., and Zhang, S. “Semidefinite Relaxation Bounds for Indefinite Homogeneous Quadratic Optimization”, SIAM Journal on Optimization, to appear.

Luo, Z.-Q. and Zhang, S., “Dynamic Spectrum Management: Complexity and Duality”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Signal Processing and Networking for Dynamic Spectrum Access, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 57-73, February, 2008.

Matskani, E., Sidiropoulos, N.D., Luo, Z.-Q. and Tassiulas, L., “Convex Approximation Techniques for Joint Multiuser Downlink Beamforming and Admission Control”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, Vol. 7, No. 7, pp.2682-2693, July, 2008.