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.

  • Recent News & Events

    •  NEWS   Mitsubishi Electric and MERL Help Develop IEEE Smart Meter Coexistence Standards
      Date: April 23, 2021
      MERL Contacts: Jianlin Guo; Philip V. Orlik
      Research Areas: Communications, Electric Systems
      Brief
      • IoT applications such as smart metering system are rapidly increasing. A broad range of low power wide area communication technologies have been developed. These systems all operate in frequencies below 1 GHz, commonly called Sub-1 GHz frequency bands, to meet various application requirements. Several communication standards and proprietary technologies already use the Sub-1 GHz bands: IEEE 802.15.4g (Wi-SUN), IEEE 802.11ah (Wi-Fi HaLow), LoRa, SigFox and RFID. Due to limited spectrum in the Sub-1 GHz frequency bands, it is likely that applications will compete for the same resources and interfere with one another. This is a particular issue in Japan where the amount of license-exempt Sub-1 GHz frequencies is more limited than in other regulatory regions. Therefore, the coexistence becomes an issue to be addressed. Accordingly, IEEE New Standards Committee and Standard Board formed IEEE 802.19.3 Task Group in 2018 to develop guidelines and best practices for the coexistence of IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15.4 based systems and to guide product deployment. MERL member Jianlin Guo took a lead role as Task Group Technical Editor, and was supported by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation researchers Yukimasa Nagai, Takenori Sumi and consultant Benjamin A. Rolfe (Task Group Chair) in the development of this standard. As of April 2021 a new standard recommended practice document, IEEE Recommended Practice for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Part 19: Coexistence Methods for IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15.4 Based Systems Operating in the Sub‐1 GHz Frequency Bands, was published. This will help guide future IoT/smart metering system deployment. The standard is widely available for download from the IEEE Standards Association at https://standards.ieee.org/standard/802_19_3-2021.html.
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    •  NEWS   MERL Scientists Presenting 11 Papers at IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2019
      Date: December 9, 2019 - December 13, 2019
      Where: Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
      MERL Contacts: Jianlin Guo; Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim; Toshiaki Koike-Akino; Rui Ma; Philip V. Orlik; Pu (Perry) Wang
      Research Areas: Communications, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Information Security
      Brief
      • MERL Signal Processing scientists and collaborators will be presenting 11 papers at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2019, which is being held in Waikoloa, Hawaii from December 9-13, 2019. Topics to be presented include recent advances in power amplifier, MIMO algorithms, WiFi sensing, video casting, visible light communications, user authentication, vehicular communications, secrecy, and relay systems, including sophisticated machine learning applications. A number of these papers are a result of successful collaboration between MERL and world-leading Universities including: Osaka University, University of New South Wales, Oxford University, Princeton University, South China University of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Aalborg University.

        GLOBECOM is one of the IEEE Communications Society’s two flagship conferences dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications. Each year, more than 3000 scientific researchers and their management submit proposals for program sessions to be held at the annual conference. Themed “Revolutionizing Communications,” GLOBECOM2019 will feature a comprehensive high-quality technical program including 13 symposia and a variety of tutorials and workshops to share visions and ideas, obtain updates on latest technologies and expand professional and social networking.
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  • Awards

    •  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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  • MERL Publications

    •  Jurdi, R., Guo, J., Kim, K.J., Orlik, P.V., Nagai, Y., "Queueing Delay Analysis of Mixed Traffic in Time Sensitive Networks", International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation Engineering (ICIMA), October 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-122 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Jurdi2021oct,
      • author = {Jurdi, Rebal and Guo, Jianlin and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Orlik, Philip V. and Nagai, Yukimasa},
      • title = {Queueing Delay Analysis of Mixed Traffic in Time Sensitive Networks},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation Engineering (ICIMA)},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-122}
      • }
    •  Liu, B., Guo, J., Koike-Akino, T., Wang, Y., Kim, K.J., Parsons, K., Orlik, P.V., Hashimoto, S., Yuan, J., "Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis Using Pre-Processing and Time-Delay Autoencoder", IEEE International conference on emerging technologies and factory automation, September 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-107 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Liu2021sep,
      • author = {Liu, Bryan and Guo, Jianlin and Koike-Akino, Toshiaki and Wang, Ye and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Parsons, Kieran and Orlik, Philip V. and Hashimoto, Shigeru and Yuan, Jinhong},
      • title = {Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis Using Pre-Processing and Time-Delay Autoencoder},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International conference on emerging technologies and factory automation},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-107}
      • }
    •  Wang, S., Sun, H., Kim, K.J., Guo, J., Nikovski, D.N., "Solving Bernoulli Bandit Problems for Weather-relative Overhead Distribution Line Failures Forecasting", IEEE PES GM, July 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-087 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Wang2021jul2,
      • author = {Wang, Shengyi and Sun, Hongbo and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Guo, Jianlin and Nikovski, Daniel N.},
      • title = {Solving Bernoulli Bandit Problems for Weather-relative Overhead Distribution Line Failures Forecasting},
      • booktitle = {IEEE PES GM},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = jul,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-087}
      • }
    •  Zeng, T., Guo, J., Kim, K.J., Parsons, K., Orlik, P.V., Di Cairano, S., Saad, W., "Multi-Task Federated Learning for Traffic Prediction and Its Application to Route Planning", IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, July 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-083 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Zeng2021jul,
      • author = {Zeng, Tengchan and Guo, Jianlin and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Parsons, Kieran and Orlik, Philip V. and Di Cairano, Stefano and Saad, Walid},
      • title = {Multi-Task Federated Learning for Traffic Prediction and Its Application to Route Planning},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = jul,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-083}
      • }
    •  Kim, K.J., Guo, J., Orlik, P.V., Nagai, Y., Poor, H.V., "A Cluster-Based Transmit Diversity Scheme for Asynchronous Joint Transmissions in Private Networks", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), DOI: 10.1109/​ICC42927.2021.9500522, June 2021, pp. 1-6.
      BibTeX TR2021-075 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Kim2021jun,
      • author = {Kim, Kyeong Jin and Guo, Jianlin and Orlik, Philip V. and Nagai, Yukimasa and Poor, H. Vincent},
      • title = {A Cluster-Based Transmit Diversity Scheme for Asynchronous Joint Transmissions in Private Networks},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)},
      • year = 2021,
      • pages = {1--6},
      • month = jun,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ICC42927.2021.9500522},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-075}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • 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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