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Erik Leitinger

Room number
IDEG006
Telephone number
  • office: +43 (316) 873 - 4339
Position
Senior Researcher
Email
erik.leitinger@tugraz.at
Research interests

His research interests are in ultrawideband wireless communication, indoor positioning, estimation/detection theory, Bayesian inference, factor graphs, message passing algorithms, and cognitive control. 

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All publication can also be found on www.researchgate.net/profile/Erik_Leitinger.

Press Release MINT

Erik Leitinger received his Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) and Ph.D. degrees (with highest honors) in electrical engineering from Graz University of Technology, Austria in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He was postdoctoral researcher at the department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University from 2016 to 2018. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Graz University of Technology. His research interests include localization and navigation, stochastic modeling and estimation of radio channels, factor graphs and iterative message passing algorithms, and estimation/detection theory. He is an Erwin Schrödinger Fellow. He received an Award of Excellence from the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) for his Ph.D. Thesis. Dr. Leitinger served as a TPC member of several IEEE conferences.


Student Projects
PhD Theses
Publications
  • Conference contribution Hu S. & Leitinger E. (2019) Joint Modulus Zero-Forcing MIMO Detector. in 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. [more info]
  • Article Leitinger E., Meyer F., Hlawatsch F., Witrisal K., Tufvesson F. & Win M. (2019) A Belief Propagation Algorithm for Multipath-Based SLAM. in IEEE transactions on wireless communications, 18(11). [more info] [doi]
  • Article Kulmer J., Grebien S., Leitinger E. & Witrisal K. (2019) Delay Estimation in Presence of Dense Multipath. in IEEE wireless communications letters. [more info] [doi]
  • Article Li X., Leitinger E., Oskarsson M., Åström K. & Tufvesson F. (2019) Massive MIMO-based Localization and Mapping Exploiting Phase Information of Multipath Components. in IEEE transactions on wireless communications, 18(9), p. 4254-4267. [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Grebien S. & Witrisal K. (2019) Multipath-based SLAM Exploiting AoA and Amplitude Information. in 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Wilding T., Grebien S., Leitinger E., Mühlmann U. & Witrisal K. (2018) Single-Anchor, Multipath-Assisted Indoor Positioning with Aliased Antenna Arrays. in 2018 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (pp. 525-531). [more info] [doi]
  • Article Li X., Leitinger E., Oskarsson M., Åström K. & Tufvesson F. (2018) Massive MIMO-based Localization and Mapping Exploiting Phase Information of Multipath Components. in arXiv.org e-Print archive. [more info]
  • Article Kulmer J., Leitinger E., Grebien S. & Witrisal K. (2018) Anchorless Cooperative Tracking Using Multipath Channel Information. in IEEE transactions on wireless communications, 17(4), p. 2262-2275. [more info] [doi]
  • Article Leitinger E., Meyer F., Hlawatsch F., Witrisal K., Tufvesson F. & Win M. (2018) A Belief Propagation Algorithm for Multipath-Based SLAM. in arXiv.org e-Print archive. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Grebien S., Li X., Tufvesson F. & Witrisal K. (2018) On the Use of MPC Amplitude Information in Radio Signal Based SLAM. in Proc. IEEE SSP-18 (pp. 633-637). [more info] [doi]
  • Article Vieira J., Leitinger E., Sarajlic M., Li X. & Tufvesson F. (2017) Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Massive MIMO Fingerprint-Based Positioning. in arXiv.org e-Print archive. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Vieira J., Leitinger E., Sarajlic M., Li X. & Tufvesson F. (2017) Deep Convoluational Neural Network for Massive MIMO Fringerprint-Based Positioning. in Proc. IEEE PIMRIC-17 (pp. 1-6). [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Meyer F., Tufvesson F. & Witrisal K. (2017) Factor graph based simultaneous localization and mapping using multipath channel information. in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2017 (pp. 652-658). [more info] [doi]
  • Article Grebien S., Kulmer J., Galler F., Goller M., Leitinger E., Arthaber H. & Witrisal K. (2017) Range Estimation and Performance Limits for UHF-RFID Backscatter Channels. in IEEE Journal of Radio Frequency Identification, PP(99), p. 1-1. [more info] [doi]
  • Paper Grebien S., Leitinger E. & Witrisal K. (2017) Bayesian Multipath Channel Estimation Considering Dense Multipath.. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Kulmer J., Grebien S., Großwindhager B., Rath M., Bakr M., Leitinger E. & Witrisal K. (2017) Using DecaWave UWB transceivers for high-accuracy multipath-assisted indoor positioning. in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops) (pp. 1239-1245). [more info] [doi]
  • Article Steinböck G., Gan M., Meissner P., Leitinger E., Witrisal K., Zemen T. & Pedersen T. (2016) Hybrid Model for Reverberant Indoor Radio Channels Using Rays and Graphs. in IEEE transactions on antennas and propagation, 64(9), p. 4036-4048. [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Grebien S., Leitinger E., Meissner P., Kulmer J. & Witrisal K. (2016) Bandwidth dependence of the ranging error variance in dense multipath. in 2016 24th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) (pp. 733-737). [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Nguyen A., Rath M., Leitinger E., Grebien S. & Witrisal K. (2016) Channel Capacity Analysis of Indoor Environments for Location-aware Communications. in 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference: Second IEEE International Workshop on Localization and Tracking: Indoors, Outdoors, and Emerging Networks (GC16 Workshops LION). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Kulmer J., Leitinger E., Meissner P., Grebien S. & Witrisal K. (2016) Cooperative Localization and Tracking using Multipath Channel Information. in Localization and GNSS (ICL-GNSS), 2016 International Conference on. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Grebien S., Leitinger E., Meissner P., Kulmer J. & Witrisal K. (2016) Bandwidth Dependence of the Ranging Error Variance in Dense Multipath. in COST Action CA15104 2nd Technical Meeting. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Grebien S., Leitinger E., Meissner P. & Witrisal K. (2016) MIMO Gain and Bandwidth Scaling for RFID Positioning in Dense Multipath Channels. in COST Action CA15104 2nd Technical Meeting. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Witrisal K., Grebien S., Kulmer J., Leitinger E. & Meissner P. (2016) High-accuracy positioning for indoor applications: RFID, UWB, 5G, and beyond. in 2016 IEEE International Conference on RFID (RFID) (pp. 1-7). [more info] [doi]
  • Article Witrisal K., Leitinger E., Grebien S. & Meissner P. (2016) Bandwidth Scaling and Diversity Gain for Ranging and Positioning in Dense Multipath Channels. in IEEE wireless communications letters, PP(99). [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Grebien S., Leitinger E., Meissner P. & Witrisal K. (2016) MIMO gain and bandwidth scaling for RFID positioning in dense multipath channels. in 2016 IEEE International Conference on RFID (RFID) (pp. 1-6). [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Meissner P., Witrisal K., Hlawatsch F. & Meyer F. (2016) Belief Propagation based Joint Probabilistic Data Association for Multipath-Assisted Indoor Navigation and Tracking. in Localization and GNSS (ICL-GNSS), 2016 International Conference on. [more info]
  • Doctoral Thesis Leitinger E. (2016) Cognitive Indoor Positioning and Tracking using Multipath Channel Information.. [more info]
  • Article Witrisal K., Meissner P., Leitinger E., Shen Y., Gustafson C., Tufvesson F., Haneda K., Dardari D., Molisch A., Conti A. & Win M. (2016) High-Accuracy Localization for Assisted Living. in IEEE signal processing magazine, p. 59. [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Meissner P., Lafer M. & Witrisal K. (2015) Simultaneous Localization and Mapping using Multipath Channel Information. in IEEE ICC 2014 Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN) (pp. 754-760). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Meissner P., Lafer M. & Witrisal K. (2015) Multipath-assisted Indoor Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. in COST Action IC1004 Management Committee Meeting (pp. 1-1). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Dumphart G., Leitinger E., Meissner P. & Witrisal K. (2015) Monostatic Indoor Localization: Bounds and Limits. in IEEE ICC 2014 Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN) (pp. 865-870). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Steinböck G., Gan M., Meissner P., Leitinger E., Witrisal K., Zemen T. & Pedersen T. (2015) Hybrid Model for Reverberant Indoor Radio Channels using Rays and Graphs. in COST Action IC1004 Management Committee Meeting (pp. 1-1). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Meissner P., Leitinger E. & Witrisal K. (2015) Robust and Accurate Indoor Localization using Channel Information. in COST Action IC1004 Management Committee Meeting (pp. 1-1). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Kulmer J., Leitinger E., Meissner P. & Witrisal K. (2015) Cooperative Multipath-assisted Navigation and Tracking: A Low-Complexity Approach. in EAI International Conference on Future access enablers of ubiquitous and intelligent infrastructures (pp. 1-7). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Kmiecik J., Meissner P., Leitinger E., Witrisal K. & Kulakowski P. (2015) Experimental Validation of Passive Indoor Localization and Tracking Using UWB Systems. in COST Action IC1004 Management Committee Meeting (pp. 1-1). [more info]
  • Article Leitinger E., Meissner P., Rüdisser C., Dumphart G. & Witrisal K. (2015) Evaluation of Position-related Information in Multipath Components for Indoor Positioning. in IEEE journal on selected areas in communications, p. 2313-2328. [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Froehle M., Meissner P. & Witrisal K. (2014) Multipath-Assisted Maximum-Likelihood Indoor Positioning using UWB Signals. in COST Action IC1004 Management Committee Meeting (pp. 1-1). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Gan M., Meissner P., Mani F., Leitinger E., Froehle M., Oestges C., Witrisal K. & Zemen T. (2014) Low-Complexity Sub-band Divided Ray Tracing for UWB Indoor Channels. in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Meissner P., Leitinger E., Lafer M. & Witrisal K. (2014) Real-Time Demonstration of Multipath-Assisted Indoor Navigation and Tracking (MINT). in COST Action IC1004 Management Committee Meeting (pp. 1-1). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Froehle M., Meissner P. & Witrisal K. (2014) Multipath-Assisted Maximum-Likelihood Indoor Positioning using UWB Signals. in IEEE ICC 2014 Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Meissner P., Leitinger E., Lafer M. & Witrisal K. (2014) Real-Time Demonstration of Multipath-Assisted Indoor Navigation and Tracking (MINT). in IEEE ICC 2014 Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Steinboeck G., Gan M., Meissner P., Leitinger E., Zemen T., Witrisal K. & Pedersen T. (2014) Preliminary Hybrid Model For Reverberant Indoor Radio Channels. in COST Action IC1004 Management Committee Meeting (pp. 1-1). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Gan M., Meissner P., Mani F., Leitinger E., Froehle M., Oestges C., Witrisal K. & Zemen T. (2014) Calibration of Indoor UWB Sub-band Divided Ray Tracing Using Multiobjective Simulated Annealing. in IEEE International Conference on Communications. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Meissner P., Froehle M. & Witrisal K. (2014) Performance Bounds for Multipath-assisted Indoor Localization on Backscatter Channels. in IEEE Radar Conference. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Fröhle M., Meissner P. & Witrisal K. (2014) Multipath-Assisted Maximum-Likelihood Indoor Positioning using UWB Signals. in Communications Workshops (ICC), 2014 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 170-175). [more info] [doi]
  • Article Meissner P., Leitinger E. & Witrisal K. (2014) UWB for Robust Indoor Tracking: Weighting of Multipath Components for Efficient Estimation. in IEEE wireless communications letters, 3(5), p. 501-504. [more info] [doi]
  • Conference contribution Fröhle M., Leitinger E., Meissner P. & Witrisal K. (2013) Cooperative Multipath-Assisted Indoor Navigation and Tracking (Co-MINT) Using UWB Signals. in IEEE ICC 2013 Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Witrisal K., Leitinger E., Meissner P. & Arnitz D. (2013) Cognitive Radar for the Localizaiton of RFID Transponders in Dense Multipath Environments. in COST IC1004 Management and SCientific Meeting (pp. 1-6). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Witrisal K., Leitinger E., Meissner P. & Arnitz D. (2013) Cognitive Radar for the Localizaiton of RFID Transponders in Dense Multipath Environments. in IEEE Radar Conference (pp. 1-6). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Meissner P., Gan M., Mani F., Leitinger E., Fröhle M., Oestges C., Zemen T. & Witrisal K. (2013) On the Use of Ray Tracing for Performance Prediction of UWB Indoor Localization Systems. in ICC 2013 Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN). [more info]
  • Conference contribution Meissner P., Leitinger E., Fröhle M. & Witrisal K. (2013) Accurate and Robust Indoor Localization Systems Using Ultra-wideband Signals. in European Navigation Conference. [more info]
  • Conference contribution Leitinger E., Geiger B. & Witrisal K. (2012) Capacity and capacity-achieving input distribution of the energy detector. in Proc. of the International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (pp. 57-61). [more info] [doi]