Chance Tarver

PhD Candidate

Rice University


I am a graduate student at Rice University studying under Dr. Joseph Cavallaro.


  • Digital Predistortion
  • Massive MIMO
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • VLSI for Digital Signal Processing


  • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016

    Rice University

  • BS in Mathematics, 2014

    Louisiana Tech

  • BSEE in Electrical Engineering, 2014

    Louisiana Tech

Recent Posts

Chairing Technical Session T2 at SIPS2019

Visit with NCTU

I am visiting National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan for the next two weeks. We are collaborating with the free5GC …

New Version of my DPD Matlab Library Available

I released a new verison of my DPD library for Matlab yesterday. You can find the source code here. This software can enable you to …

Two Papers Accepted for Asilomar 2019

The two papers I was involved with and submitted to Asilomar this year were accepted. The first paper is “Neural Network DPD via …

New Preprint Available. Neural Networks are taking over DPD!

I have a new preprint available for my submission to the 2019 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems in Nanjing, …



Wireless Systems Engineer

Samsung Research America

May 2019 – Aug 2019 Plano, TX
Developed CUDA accelerated PHY functions for 5G NR testbed.

Wireless Systems Engineer

Samsung Research America

May 2017 – Dec 2017 Plano, TX
Developed PoC testbed for wireless, spectrum sharing research.

Senior Graduate Research Intern

Lockheed Martin

May 2016 – Aug 2016 Hanover, MD
Used GNURadio to develop custom tools for wireless security research.


ELEC 220 – Fundamentals of Computer Architecture

While at Rice, I helped develop a new curriculum for the ELEC 220, Fundamentals of Computer Architecture course. We focused on making a course that would enforce learning through hands on activities in a lab environment. Check out this link for more info.

VIP – Vertically Integrated Projects

Rice offers a program that allows for gradstudents to work with undergraduates and professors for a project. This is called Vertically Integrated Projects or (VIP). I have been working with a VIP team for since 2016. See more info on our group, Parallel Hardware Applications in Science and Technology (PHAST), here.

Recent Publications

Method and apparatus for improving coexistence performance by measurements in wireless communication systems

A method of operating a base station (BS) for a coexistence operation in a wireless communication system is provided. The method …

Application-Specific Accelerators for Communications

For computation-intensive digital signal processing algorithms, complexity is exceeding the processing capabilities of general-purpose …

Enabling a “Use-or-Share” Framework for PAL--GAA Sharing in CBRS Networks via Reinforcement Learning

By implementing reinforcement learning-aided listen-before-talk (LBT) schemes over a citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) network, …

Low-complexity, Multi Sub-band Digital Predistortion

The nonlinearities of power amplifiers combined with non-contiguous transmissions found in modern, frequency-agile, wireless standards …