Neharika Valecha is an early stage researcher at Lund University for the B5G MINTS Project. She is investigating methods for mmWave multipath-assisted positioning to achieve very high accuracy.
Neharika obtained her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication and a Master of Technology in Digital Communication from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal (RJPV). During, 2016-17 she was with the Multimedia Wireless Networks Lab at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur as a Project Associate working on the Project ACCEPT (https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=EP\%2FK036173\%2F1). This work was focused on the reliability of wireless communication for upcoming SmartGrids, which included the development of Algorithms for minimization of the decoding error of the PMU measurements transmitted over the wireless channel.
On her quest for knowledge, she then moved to Institut Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis where she obtained a Masters in Mobile Computing Systems awarded jointly by Institut Eurécom and Institut Mines-Télécom. She was awarded the Labex Masters Scholarship and Charpak Scholarship by Labex UCN@Sophia and Campus France, respectively. Her Master Thesis work was part of the ANR Duplex Project (https://anr.fr/Project-ANR-15-CE25-0011), which focused on making contributions to the state of art Full-Duplex In-Band MIMO technology. She worked on self-interference cancellation algorithms for Full-Duplex MIMO developed with the hardware platform for OpenAirInterface (www.openairinterface.org), which is an existing Software Defined Radio platform developed by Institut Eurécom. For the latter part of the project, real-time channel measurements and validation tests of the system were performed with the aim to promote the scientific results in academia and serve as reusable results for future industrialization.
Neharika’s interests lie in Signal Processing for digital communication systems, future mobile communication systems and radar communication with a keen focus on the emerging technologies for 5G systems such as massive MIMO, mmWave communication and radio-based positioning.
- Location: ULUND