Jianlin Guo

Jianlin Guo
  • Biography

    Jianlin worked at Waterloo Maple as a software developer before joining MERL in 1998. His primary research interests include reliable wireless networks, SmartGrid systems, vehicular communications, broadband wireless communications, and embedded systems.

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  • Awards

    •  AWARD    MERL receives 33rd ARIB Radio Achievement Award
      Date: June 28, 2022
      Awarded to: Yukimasa Nagai, Jianlin Guo, Shoichi Kitazawa, Kazuto Yano.
      MERL Contacts: Jianlin Guo; Philip V. Orlik
      Research Areas: Communications, Electric Systems
      Brief
      • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Yukimasa Nagai), MERL (Jianlin Guo), Muroran Institute of Technology (Shoichi Kitazawa) and Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (Kazuto Yano) jointly won the 33rd ARIB Radio Achievement Award with "IEEE 802.19.3 Standardization and Development for Sub-1 GHz Wireless Frequency Coexistence". The ARIB is an organization similar to the FCC in the U.S. It is responsible for setting standards for all radio communications in Japan at the request of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). In order to promote the effective use of radio waves, the "Radio Achievement Award" is given annually to an individual or organization that has made a special achievement in the effective use of radio waves. This award is the most prestigious award in the field of wireless communications in Japan.
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    •  AWARD    Japan Telecommunications Advancement Foundation Award
      Date: March 15, 2022
      Awarded to: Yukimasa Nagai, Jianlin Guo, Philip Orlik, Takenori Sumi, Benjamin A. Rolfe and Hiroshi Mineno
      MERL Contacts: Jianlin Guo; Philip V. Orlik
      Research Areas: Communications, Machine Learning
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      • MELCO/MERL research paper “Sub-1 GHz Frequency Band Wireless Coexistence for the Internet of Things” has won the 37th Telecommunications Advancement Foundation Award (Telecom System Technology Award) in Japan. This award started in 1984, and is given to research papers and works related to information and telecommunications that have made significant contributions and achievements to the advancement, development, and standardization of information and telecommunications from technical and engineering perspectives. The award recognizes both the IEEE 802.19.3 standardization efforts and the technological advancements using reinforcement learning and robust access methodologies for wireless communication system. This year, there were 43 entries with 5 winning awards and 3 winning encouragement awards. This is the first time MELCO/MERL has received this award. Our paper has been published by IEEE Access in 2021 and authors are Yukimasa Nagai, Jianlin Guo, Philip Orlik, Takenori Sumi, Benjamin A. Rolfe and Hiroshi Mineno.
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    •  AWARD    Excellent Presentation Award
      Date: January 25, 2021
      Awarded to: Takenori Sumi, Yukimasa Nagai, Jianlin Guo, Philip Orlik, Tatsuya Yokoyama, Hiroshi Mineno
      MERL Contacts: Jianlin Guo; Philip V. Orlik
      Research Areas: Communications, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
      Brief
      • MELCO and MERL researchers have won "Excellent Presentation Award" at the IPSJ/CDS30 (Information Processing Society of Japan/Consumer Devices and Systems 30th conferences) held on January 25, 2021. The paper titled "Sub-1 GHz Coexistence Using Reinforcement Learning Based IEEE 802.11ah RAW Scheduling" addresses coexistence between IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.15.4g systems in the Sub-1 GHz frequency bands. This paper proposes a novel method to allocate IEEE 802.11 RAW time slots using a Q-Learning technique. MERL and MELCO have been leading IEEE 802.19.3 coexistence standard development and this paper is a good candidate for future standard enhancement. The authors are Takenori Sumi, Yukimasa Nagai, Jianlin Guo, Philip Orlik, Tatsuya Yokoyama and Hiroshi Mineno.
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    •  AWARD    Outstanding Presentation Award at the 28th Conference of Information Processing Society of Japan/Consumer Device & Systems
      Date: October 20, 2020
      Awarded to: Yukimasa Nagai, Takenori Sumi, Jianlin Guo, Philip Orlik, Hiroshi Mineno
      MERL Contacts: Jianlin Guo; Philip V. Orlik
      Research Areas: Communications, Optimization, Signal Processing
      Brief
      • MELCO and MERL researchers have won "Outstanding Presentation Award" at 28th Conference of Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)/Consumer Device & Systems held on September 29-30, 2020. The paper titled "IEEE 802.19.3 Standardization for Coexistence of IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.15.4g Systems in Sub-1 GHz Frequency Bands" reports IEEE 802.19.3 standard development on coexistence between IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.15.4g systems in the Sub-1 GHz frequency bands. MERL and MELCO have been leading this standard development and made major technical contributions, which propose methods to mitigate interference in smart meter systems. The authors are Yukimasa Nagai, Takenori Sumi, Jianlin Guo, Philip Orlik and Hiroshi Mineno.
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    •  AWARD    Best Paper AWARD at International Workshop on Informatics (IWIN) 2020
      Date: September 11, 2020
      Awarded to: Yukimasa Nagai, Jianlin Guo, Takenori Sumi, Philip Orlik, Hiroshi Mineno
      MERL Contact: Jianlin Guo
      Research Areas: Communications, Signal Processing
      Brief
      • MELCO and MERL researchers have won one of two Best Paper Awards at International Workshop on Informatics (IWIN) 2020. The paper titled 'Hybrid CSMA/CA for Sub-1 GHz Frequency Band Coexistence of IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.15.4g', reports research on the severity of interference between IEEE 802.11ah and IEEE 802.15.4g based networks and also proposes methods to mitigate this interference in smart meter systems. This research reported in this paper has also informed several of MELCO/MERL's contributions to the IEEE P802.19.3 task group which is developing standards to allow for improved coexistence in outdoor metering systems. Authors are Yukimasa Nagai, Jianlin Guo, Takenori Sumi, Philip Orlik and Hiroshi Mineno.
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    •  AWARD    ITS 2010 Outstanding Paper Award
      Date: October 29, 2010
      Awarded to: Jianlin Guo and Jinyun Zhang
      Awarded for: "Safety Message Transmission in Vehicular Communication Networks"
      Awarded by: ITS World Congress (ITS)
      MERL Contact: Jianlin Guo
      Research Area: Communications
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  • Research Highlights

  • Internships with Jianlin

    • CI1952: IoT Network Configuration Design

      MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to carry out research on communications network design methodology. The candidate is expected to develop innovative network technologies to support dynamic IoT networks with heterogenous nodes. The candidates should have knowledge of network technologies such as routing and path planning and network simulation tools such as ns3. Knowledge of communication standards such as IEEE 802 and 3GPP is a plus. Candidates in their junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. Start date for this internship is flexible and the duration is 3 months.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Ma, Y., Wang, Y., Di Cairano, S., Koike-Akino, T., Guo, J., Orlik, P.V., Guan, X., Lu, C., "Smart Actuation for End-Edge Industrial Control Systems", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/​TASE.2022.3216217, October 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-138 PDF
      • @article{Ma2022oct,
      • author = {Ma, Yehan and Wang, Yebin and Di Cairano, Stefano and Koike-Akino, Toshiaki and Guo, Jianlin and Orlik, Philip V. and Guan, Xinping and Lu, Chenyang},
      • title = {Smart Actuation for End-Edge Industrial Control Systems},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = oct,
      • doi = {10.1109/TASE.2022.3216217},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-138}
      • }
    •  Sumi, T., Nagai, Y., Guo, J., Mineno, H., "IEEE Wireless Standards for Internet of Things", IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WFIoT), October 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-136 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Sumi2022oct,
      • author = {Sumi, Takenori and Nagai, Yukimasa and Guo, Jianlin and Mineno, Hiroshi},
      • title = {IEEE Wireless Standards for Internet of Things},
      • booktitle = {IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WFIoT)},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-136}
      • }
    •  Wang, S., Guo, J., Wang, P., Parsons, K., Orlik, P.V., Nagai, Y., Sumi, T., Pathak, P., ,, "X-Disco: Cross-technology Neighbor Discovery", IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking, September 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-119 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Wang2022sep2,
      • author = {Wang, Shuai and Guo, Jianlin and Wang, Pu and Parsons, Kieran and Orlik, Philip V. and Nagai, Yukimasa and Sumi, Takenori and Pathak, Parth and},
      • title = {X-Disco: Cross-technology Neighbor Discovery},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-119}
      • }
    •  Shirsat, A., Sun, H., Kim, K.J., Guo, J., Nikovski, D.N., "ConvEDNet: A Convolutional Energy Disaggregation Network Using Continuous Point-On-Wave Measurements", IEEE PES General Meeting, DOI: 10.1109/​PESGM48719.2022.9916802, July 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-101 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Shirsat2022jul,
      • author = {Shirsat, Ashwin and Sun, Hongbo and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Guo, Jianlin and Nikovski, Daniel N.},
      • title = {ConvEDNet: A Convolutional Energy Disaggregation Network Using Continuous Point-On-Wave Measurements},
      • booktitle = {2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = jul,
      • doi = {10.1109/PESGM48719.2022.9916802},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-101}
      • }
    •  Pervej, M.F., Guo, J., Kim, K.J., Parsons, K., Orlik, P.V., Di Cairano, S., Menner, M., Berntorp, K., Nagai, Y., Dai, H., "Mobility, Communication and Computation Aware Federated Learning for Internet of Vehicles", IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), June 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-079 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Pervej2022jun,
      • author = {Pervej, Md Ferdous and Guo, Jianlin and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Parsons, Kieran and Orlik, Philip V. and Di Cairano, Stefano and Menner, Marcel and Berntorp, Karl and Nagai, Yukimasa and Dai, Huaiyu},
      • title = {Mobility, Communication and Computation Aware Federated Learning for Internet of Vehicles},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV)},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-079}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Weather-related Overhead Distribution Line Failures Online Forecasting"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Wang, Shengyi; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Guo, Jianlin
      Patent No.: 11,474,279
      Issue Date: Oct 18, 2022
    • Title: "Adaptive Control of Vehicular Traffic"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.; Ahn, Heejin; Di Cairano, Stefano
      Patent No.: 11,328,589
      Issue Date: May 10, 2022
    • Title: "Communication System and Method for Asynchronous Joint Transmissions using a Cluster-Based Distributed Cyclic Delay Diversity Scheme"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 11,303,341
      Issue Date: Apr 12, 2022
    • Title: "Scheduling Data Traffic in Wireless Time Sensitive Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 11,228,942
      Issue Date: Jan 18, 2022
    • Title: "Hybrid Carrier Sense Multiple Access System with Collision Avoidance for IEEE 802.15.4 to Achieve Better Coexistence with IEEE 802.11"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Nagai, Yukimasa; Sumi, Takenori
      Patent No.: 11,166,315
      Issue Date: Nov 2, 2021
    • Title: "Joint Control of Vehicles Traveling on Different Intersecting Roads"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Ye, Fei; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.; Ahn, Heejin; Di Cairano, Stefano
      Patent No.: 11,145,197
      Issue Date: Oct 12, 2021
    • Title: "Network Adapted Control System"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Ma, Yehan; Wang, Yebin; Chakrabarty, Ankush; Ahn, Heejin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 10,969,767
      Issue Date: Apr 6, 2021
    • Title: "Clock Synchronization for Time Sensitive Networking in Vehicular Communication Environment"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 10,838,430
      Issue Date: Nov 17, 2020
    • Title: "Network Adapted Control System"
      Inventors: Wang, Yebin; Ma, Yehan; Orlik, Philip V.; Koike-Akino, Toshiaki; Guo, Jianlin
      Patent No.: 10,809,701
      Issue Date: Oct 20, 2020
    • Title: "Distributed Sleep Management for Battery Powered Multi-Hop Heterogeneous Wireless Network"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Paraskevas, Evripidis; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 10,716,064
      Issue Date: Jul 14, 2020
    • Title: "Interference Free Scheduling for Multi-Controller Multi-Control-Loop Control Systems over Wireless Communication Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Wang, Yebin
      Patent No.: 10,531,477
      Issue Date: Jan 7, 2020
    • Title: "System for Coexistence of Wi-Fi HaLow Network and Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Network (LR-WPAN)"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Liu, Ying; Orlik, Philip V.; Nagai, Yukimasa
      Patent No.: 10,361,835
      Issue Date: Jul 23, 2019
    • Title: "Scheduling of Delay Sensitive Convergecast Network"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Burghal, Daoud; Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 10,244,551
      Issue Date: Mar 26, 2019
    • Title: "Distributed Sleep Management for Battery Powered Multi-Hop Heterogeneous Wireless Network"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Paraskevas, Evripidis; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 9,986,502
      Issue Date: May 29, 2018
    • Title: "Resource Aware Routing in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Parsons, Kieran
      Patent No.: 9,900,824
      Issue Date: Feb 20, 2018
    • Title: "Resource Aware Multi-Task Routing in Multi-hop Heterogeneous Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 9,893,981
      Issue Date: Feb 13, 2018
    • Title: "Synchronized Multi-Sink Routing for Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Parsons, Kieran
      Patent No.: 9,826,493
      Issue Date: Nov 21, 2017
    • Title: "Energy Efficient Management of Heterogeneous Multi-Hop Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Liu, Kaikai; Orlik, Philip V.; Parsons, Kieran
      Patent No.: 9,736,771
      Issue Date: Aug 15, 2017
    • Title: "Discovering Stable Routes in Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Parsons, Kieran; Yang, Xin
      Patent No.: 9,407,559
      Issue Date: Aug 2, 2016
    • Title: "Passive Synchronization in Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Parsons, Kieran
      Patent No.: 9,226,253
      Issue Date: Dec 29, 2015
    • Title: "Method for Clustering Devices in Machine-to-Machine Networks to Minimize Collisions"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Parsons, Kieran
      Patent No.: 9,225,606
      Issue Date: Dec 29, 2015
    • Title: "Method for Discovering Neighboring Nodes in Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Parsons, Kieran
      Patent No.: 9,148,845
      Issue Date: Sep 29, 2015
    • Title: "Location Based Data Delivery Schedulers"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Guo, Jianlin; Xu, Ke
      Patent No.: 9,118,600
      Issue Date: Aug 25, 2015
    • Title: "Broadcasting Messages in Multi-Channel Vehicular Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin
      Patent No.: 8,995,327
      Issue Date: Mar 31, 2015
    • Title: "Method for Discovering Multiple Routes in Sensor Networks"
      Inventors: Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Guo, Jianlin; Zhang, Jinyun; Teo, Koon Hoo
      Patent No.: 8,861,398
      Issue Date: Oct 14, 2014
    • Title: "Time Slot and Frequency Allocation in Wireless Communication Networks"
      Inventors: Igo Jr., Frederick J.; Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Guo, Jianlin; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 8,824,414
      Issue Date: Sep 2, 2014
    • Title: "Avoiding Broken Links in Smart Meter Networks for Loop-Free Routing of Packets"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Orlik, Philip V.; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 8,750,100
      Issue Date: Jun 10, 2014
    • Title: "Method of Selecting Antennas in a Wireless Communicating Network for High Reliability and Low Latency"
      Inventors: Yim, Man Hei Raymond; Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 8,737,455
      Issue Date: May 27, 2014
    • Title: "Channel Scan for Smart Meter Networks to Determine Operating Channels"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Zhang, Jinyun; Bhatti, Ghulam M.
      Patent No.: 8,654,711
      Issue Date: Feb 18, 2014
    • Title: "Timeslot Sharing Protocol for Wireless Communication Networks"
      Inventors: Zhang, Jinyun; Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Duan, Chunjie; Guo, Jianlin
      Patent No.: 8,571,003
      Issue Date: Oct 29, 2013
    • Title: "Method for Scheduling Data Transmission in Hybrid Communication Networks for Transportation Safety Systems"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Yim, Man Hei Raymond; Zhang, Jinyun; Orlik, Philip V.; Duan, Chunjie; Igo Jr., Frederick J.
      Patent No.: 8,565,214
      Issue Date: Oct 22, 2013
    • Title: "Method for Discovering and Maintaining Routes in Smart Meter Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Bhatti, Ghulam M.; Orlik, Philip V.; Zhang, Jinyun
      Patent No.: 8,509,109
      Issue Date: Aug 13, 2013
    • Title: "Method for Generating Coverage Maps for Wireless Networks with Mobile Devices"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Guo, Jianlin; Nagai, Yukimasa
      Patent No.: 8,452,310
      Issue Date: May 28, 2013
    • Title: "Wireless Communication Network for Transportation Safety Systems"
      Inventors: Yim, Man Hei Raymond; Orlik, Philip V.; Duan, Chunjie; Zhang, Jinyun; Guo, Jianlin; Igo Jr., Frederick J.
      Patent No.: 8,418,813
      Issue Date: Apr 16, 2013
    • Title: "Wireless Star Networks with Dual Adaptive Central Nodes"
      Inventors: Duan, Chunjie; Guo, Jianlin; Tao, Zhifeng
      Patent No.: 8,315,205
      Issue Date: Nov 20, 2012
    • Title: "Method for Broadcasting Alert Message in Mobile Multi-Hop Networks Using Inferred Distance Prioritization"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.; Yim, Man Hei Raymond
      Patent No.: 8,155,044
      Issue Date: Apr 10, 2012
    • Title: "Fast Handover Protocols for WiMax Networks"
      Inventors: Zhang, Jinyun; Guo, Jianlin; Yim, Man Hei Raymond
      Patent No.: 8,094,621
      Issue Date: Jan 10, 2012
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