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Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs), which enable tunable anomalous reflection, have appeared as a promising method to enhance wireless systems. In this paper, we propose to use an RIS as a spatial equalizer to address the well-known multi-path fading phenomenon. By introducing some controllable paths artificially against the multi-path fading through the RIS, we can perform equalization during the transmission process instead of at the receiver, and thus all the users can share the same equalizer.

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Wireless edge caching is an important strategy to fulfill the demands in the next generation wireless systems. Recent studies have indicated that among a network of small base stations (SBSs), joint content placement improves the cache hit performance via reinforcement learning, since content requests are correlated across SBSs and files. In this paper, we investigate multi-agent reinforcement learning (MARL), and identify four scenarios for cooperation.

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Exchanging large amounts of floating-point data is common in distributed scientific computing applications. Data compression, when fast enough, can speed up such workloads by reducing the time spent waiting for data transfers. We propose ndzip, a high-throughput, lossless compression algorithm for multi-dimensional univariate regular grids of single- and double-precision floating point data.

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In this paper, we present a new coding approach to near-lossless compression for binary sparse sources by using a special class of low density generator matrix (LDGM) codes. On the theoretical side, we proved that such a class of block LDGM codes are universal in the sense that any source with an entropy less than the coding rate can be compressed and reconstructed with an arbitrarily low bit-error rate (BER). On the practical side, we employ spatially coupled LDGM codes to reduce the complexity of reconstruction by implementing an iterative sliding window decoding algorithm.

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In this paper, we propose a communication-efficient decentralized machine learning (ML) algorithm, coined quantized group ADMM (Q-GADMM). Every worker in Q-GADMM communicates only with two neighbors, and updates its model via the group alternating direct method of multiplier (GADMM), thereby ensuring fast convergence while reducing the number of communication rounds. Furthermore, each worker quantizes its model updates before transmissions, thereby decreasing the communication payload sizes.

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Use of low resolution analog to digital converters (ADCs) is an effective way to reduce the high power consumption of millimeter wave (mmWave) receivers. In this paper, a receiver with low resolution ADCs based on adaptive thresholds is considered in downlink mmWave communications in which the channel state information is not known a-priori and acquired through channel estimation. A performance comparison of low-complexity algorithms for power and ADC allocation among transmit and receive terminals, respectively, is provided.

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SC-Flip (SCF) decoding is a low-complexity polar code decoding algorithm alternative to SC-List (SCL) algorithm with small list sizes. To achieve the performance of the SCL algorithm with large list sizes, the Dynamic SC-Flip (DSCF) algorithm was proposed. However, DSCF involves logarithmic and exponential computations that are not suitable for practical hardware implementations. In this work, we propose a simple approximation that replaces the transcendental computations of DSCF decoding. Moreover, we show how to incorporate fast decoding techniques with the DSCF algorithm.

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