Data-Driven Symbol Detection Via Model-Based Machine Learning

Nariman Farsad, Nir Shlezinger, Andrea J. Goldsmith, Yonina C. Eldar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

15 Scopus citations


We present a data-driven framework to symbol detection design that combines machine learning (ML) and model-based algorithms. The resulting data-driven receivers are most suitable for systems where the underlying channel models are poorly understood, highly complex, or do not well-capture the underlying physics. Our approach is unique in that it only replaces the channel-model-based computations with dedicated neural networks that can be trained from a small amount of data, while keeping the general algorithm intact. Our results demonstrate that these techniques can yield performance close to that of model-based algorithms with perfect model knowledge without knowing the exact channel model or state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop, SSP 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728157672
StatePublished - Jul 11 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event21st IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop, SSP 2021 - Virtual, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Jul 11 2021Jul 14 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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