Laurie L. Joiner, Ph.D.


Laurie JoinerAssociate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Education

1998
1994
1992

     Ph.D.
     M.S.
     B.S.

     Electrical Engineering, Clemson University
     Electrical Engineering, Clemson University
     Electrical Engineering, Clemson University

Biography

 Dr. Joiner has performed research on modulation and coding schemes for wireless mobile networks for the military. This work developed efficient soft decision decoding algorithms for nonbinary cyclic codes including Reed-Solomon codes. She also considered modulation and coding schemes that provide good error protection for Raleigh fading channels and are bandwidth efficient. Currently she is researching adaptive rate coding schemes for direct-sequence spread-spectrum systems.  She worked for Dynetics, Inc., as a Principal Engineer on Division Staff (emphasis on radar) while on sabbatical form UAH during the 2008/2009 academic year.

Research Expertise

  • Ultra Wideband Radar
  • Signals and systems processing

Honors & Awards

  • IEEE Huntsville Section Outstanding Educator Award, 2008
  • UAH College of Engineering Outstanding Assistant Professor Awar, 2003

Recent Publications

DeVirgilio, M., W. D. Pan, L. L. Joiner, and D. Wu, “Internet Delay Statistics: Measuring Internet Feel Using a Dichotomous Hurst Parameter,” Proc. IEEE SoutheastCon 2012, March 2012, peer reviewed.

Rhonda Gaede, David Moody, Michael Adderley, Charles Fulks, Laurie Joiner, Jeffrey Kulick, “A Model-Based Design Approach to Hardware/Software Co-Design at UAHuntsville”, Extended Abstract Submitted to the Workshop on Infrastructures for Software Hardware Co-Design, at the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization, Toronto Canada April 24-28, 2010.

Jenkins, R., B. Dewberry, and L. Joiner. “Wavelet analysis of impulse ultra-wideband radar waveforms for limited-visibility altimetry,” Proc. IEEE SoutheastCon 2010, March 2010, peer reviewed.

Sandstrom, L., K. Schneider, and L. Joiner. “Correlation of alien crosstalk in MIMO DSL systems,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 8, Aug. 2009.

Bhaskar, V. and L. L. Joiner. “Performance of convolutional codes in asynchronous CDMA communications under imperfect phase-tracking conditions,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 7, July 2009.

Kheiri, F., B. Dewberry, A. Jackson, and L. Joiner. “Impulse ultrawideband ad-hoc tracking and communication network,” IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2008, November 2008.

Kheiri, F., B. Dewberry, L. Joiner, and D. Wu. “Capacity Analysis of an Ultrawideband Active RFID System,” Proc. IEEE SoutheastCon 2008, Huntsville, AL, April 2008.

Zhang, P. and L. L. Joiner. "STF Coding for MIMO-OFDM with Four or Three Transmit Antennas," International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 29, no. 3 pp. 405-413, May 2006.

Zhang, P. and L. Joiner. "Linear decoding of QOSTBC in MIMO-OFDM systems with three or four transmit antennas," 9th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC2006), pp. 403-407, 2006.

Komo, J. J. and L. L. Joiner. "Upper and lower bounds on the binary input AWGN channel capacity," Communications in Applied Analysis, vol. 10, no. 1, January 2006.

Burst, K., L. Joiner and G. Grimes. "Delay based congestion detection and admission control for voice quality in enterprise or carrier controlled IP networks," IEEE eTransactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 2, no. 1, November 2005.

Bhaskar, V. and L. L. Joiner. "Variable energy adaptation for asynchronous CDMA communications over slowly fading channels," Elsevier Journal on Computers and Electrical Engineering, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 33-55, January 2005.

Bhaskar, V. and L. L. Joiner. "Modeling scheduled data flow architecture - an open queuing network model approach," International Journal on Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 271-283, 2005.

Bhaskar, V. and L. L. Joiner. "Performance of punctured convolutional codes in asynchronous code division multiple access communications under perfect phase tracking conditions," Elsevier Journal on Computers and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 573-592, November 2004.

Ashrafi, A., R. Adhami, L. Joiner, and P. Kaveh. "Arbitrary waveform DDFS utilizing Chebyshev polynomials interpolation," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 51, no. 8, pp. 1468-1475, August 2004.

Komo, J. J. and L. L. Joiner. "Upper and lower bounds on the binary input AWGN channel capacity," International Journal on Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 31-38, 2004.

"Errors and Erasures Decoding of BCH and Reed-Solomon Codes for Reduced M-ary Orthogonal Signaling," L. L. Joiner and J. J. Komo, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 57-62, January (2003).

"Application of Horizon Sensor Measurements in Kalman Filtering Techniques for On-board Orbit Navigation During Aerobraking," P. Calhoun, R. Adhami, and L. L. Joiner, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing: CSSP, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 399-413, August (2002).

"Adaptive Reed-Solomon Decoding using Gao's Algorithm," J. J. Komo and L.L. Joiner, Proc. MILCOM 2002, October (2002).

"Performance Comparison of Various Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," DC. everapalli, L. Joiner, and S. M. Yoo, Proc. International Conference on Wireless Networks 2002 (ICWN'02), Las Vegas, June (2002).

"Improved Performance of Space-time Block Codes on Rayleigh Fading Channel," N. Patel and L. L. Joiner, Proc. Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, pp.128-132, March (2002).

"Adaptive Rate Coding for Image Data Transmission," V. Bhaskar and L. L. Joiner, Proc. Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, pp.251-255, March (2002).

"Soft-decision decoding of nonbinary codes," L. L. Joiner and J. J. Komo, Proc. MILCOM 2001, November (2001).

"QPSK Maximal Length Sequences for Spread Spectrum Multiple Access," J. J. Komo and L.L. Joiner, Proc. 2001IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, p.95, June (2001).

"Soft Decision Decoding of Reed-Solomon Codes Using the Extended Erasure Magnitude Matrix," L. L. Joiner and J. J. Komo, Proc. IEEE 2000 Military Communications Conference, October (2000).

"Quick Simulation of Concatenated Coding Systems," T. Mester and L. Joiner, 2000 International Symposium on Information Theory and Application, November (2000).

Joiner, L. L. and J. J. Komo. "Nonbinary Shortened Cyclic Codes," L. L. Joiner and J. J. Komo, 2000 International Symposium on Information Theory and Applications, November (2000).

Bhaskar, V. and L. Joiner. "Adaptive Rate Coding for Wideband CDMA Wireless Networks," Proc. IEEE Southeastcon '00, April 2000. 

Pandiarajan, V. and L. Joiner. "Undedicated HAAP based Mobile Switching Center-Architecture to Improve Cellular Bandwidth," Proc. IEEE Southeastcon '00, April 2000. 

Joiner, L. L. and J. J. Komo. "Improved Performance of Reduced M-ary Orthogonal Signaling Using Reed-Solomon Codes," Proc. MILCOM '99, November, 1999. 

Joiner, L. L. and J. J. Komo. "Errors and Erasures Decoding of Reed-Solomon Codes for Reduced M-ary Orthogonal Signaling," Proc. 1999 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, August, 1999. 

Joiner, L. L. and J. J. Komo. "QPSK Communications Using Short 4-ary Codes," Proc. IEEE Southeastcon '99, March 1999. 

Reid, W.J., J.J. Komo, and L.L. Joiner, "Maximum Error Magnitude Decoding of the Golay [23,12,7] Code," Proc. 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, p. 219, Aug. 1998. 

Joiner, L.L. and J.J. Komo, "Sequential Decoding of Reed-Solomon Codes in an Incremental Redundancy System," Proc. of the IEEE 1997 Military Communications Conference, pp. 1-4, Nov. 1997. 

Reid, W.J., L.L. Joiner, and J.J. Komo, "Soft Decision Decoding of BCH Codes Using Error Magnitudes, " Proc. 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, p. 303, June 1997. 

Komo, J.J. and L.L. Joiner, "Fast Error Magnitude Evaluations for Reed-Solomon Codes," Proc. 1995 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, p. 416, Sep. 1996. 

Joiner, L.L. and J.J. Komo, "Decoding Binary BCH Codes," IEEE Southeastcon '95 Proceedings, pp. 67-73, April 1995. 

Other Publications

Soft-Decision Decoding of Nonbinary Cyclic and Modified Cyclic Codes, Ph.D. Dissertation, Clemson University, 1998. 

Joiner, L.L. and V. Pandiarajan, "Undedicated HAAP Based Architecture for Cellular Data Transfers," 2000 Young Faculty Research Proceedings, University of Alabama in Huntsville, December 2000.