Tom Luo

Professor Tom Luo

Tom Luo

Emeritus faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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

Professional Background

Optimization, signal processing for communications

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

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.