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, …



Senior Systems Design/Architecture Engineer

Samsung Research America

May 2019 – Present Plano, TX
Devloping proof-of-concept testbeds for beyond 5G.

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.