Paper Accepted: Characterization of Cooperators in Quorum Sensing with 2D Molecular Signal Analysis
Our paper "Characterization of Cooperators in Quorum Sensing with 2D Molecular Signal Analysis" (link to arXiv version; here is the DOI) was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications. This paper models quorum sensing by a community of bacteria. Each bacterium makes a single decision whether to cooperate based on the quorum sensing signal observed due to the aggregate bacterial population. We apply stochastic geometry to derive the quorum sensing channel statistics and the distribution of the number of bacteria that choose to cooperate. Derivations are verified with particle-based simulations. The paper was co-authored with Yuting Fang (Melbourne, Australia), Andrew W. Eckford (York, Canada), Nan Yang (Australian National University), and Jing Guo (Beijing Institute of Technology). An early version was presented at IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 under the title "Expected Density of Cooperative Bacteria in a 2D Quorum Sensing Based Molecular Communication System".