FedRec: Federated Learning of Universal Receivers over Fading Channels

Mahdi Boloursaz Mashhadi, Nir Shlezinger, Yonina C. Eldar, Deniz Gunduz

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Wireless communications is often subject to channel fading. Various statistical models have been proposed to capture the inherent randomness in fading, and conventional model-based receiver designs rely on accurate knowledge of this underlying distribution, which, in practice, may be complex and intractable. In this work, we propose a neural network-based symbol detection technique for down-link fading channels, which is based on the maximum a-posteriori probability (MAP) detector. To enable training on a diverse ensemble of fading realizations, we propose a federated training scheme, in which multiple users collaborate to jointly learn a universal data-driven detector, hence the name FedRec. The performance of the resulting receiver is shown to approach the MAP performance in diverse channel conditions without requiring knowledge of the fading statistics, while inducing a substantially reduced communication overhead in its training procedure compared to centralized training.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728157672
StatePublished - 11 Jul 2021
Event21st IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop, SSP 2021 - Virtual, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 11 Jul 202114 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing Proceedings


Conference21st IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop, SSP 2021
CityVirtual, Rio de Janeiro

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Science Applications


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