8AM - Registration
Speaker: Gerhand P Fettweis (Keynote)
Bio: Vodafone Chair Professor, TU Dresden, Germany
Speaker: Prof. Arogyaswami Paulraj (Keynote)
Bio: Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Title: Multiuser MIMO for MM Band
Speaker: John Smee
Bio: Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He joined Qualcomm in 2000, holds 54 US Patents, and has been involved in the system design for a variety of projects focused on the innovation of wireless communications systems such as CDMA EVDO, IEEE 802.11, and 3GPP LTE. John is a recipient of the Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership and participated in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and also holds an M.A. from Princeton and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Queen's University.
Title: 5G Vision and Design
Speaker: Ivana Maric
Bio: Ivana Maric is a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research, San Jose, CA. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She received her M.S and Ph.D. at the Wireless Network Information Laboratory (WINLAB), Rutgers University in 2000 and 2006, respectively. From 2006 to 2010 she was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. Prior to joining Ericsson Research in 2013, she worked at Aviat Networks, Santa Clara, CA.
Title: Information Theoretic Concepts of 5G
In the first scenario, I will consider communications in wireless networks with relays. These networks will find applications in 5G systems to enable mesh networking, e.g. in wireless backhaul at high frequencies and massive machine-type-communications. For such networks, noisy network coding (NNC) achieves the best known performance that is within a constant gap from the network capacity. In 5G multihop applications, however, this gap may not be negligible. Furthermore, the implementation of NNC is challenging. I will present a low complexity NNC scheme that overcomes these problems and can lead to practical solutions for 5G mesh networking.
I will then discuss channel coding problems arising in 5G. Recent breakthroughs in polar codes have posed them as a promising candidate for 5G. While polar codes can achieve the capacity of large class of channels, previous constructions of rate-compatible polar codes that can be used for HARQ-IR have a gap to capacity. I will present a novel design of rate-compatible polar codes that are capacity-achieving.
Speaker: Ian Wong
Bio: Dr. Ian C. Wong manages the Advanced Wireless Research group at National Instruments, where he oversees the companys 3GPP and 802.11 wireless standards strategy and platforms for wireless system design, simulation, prototyping, and implementation. From 2007 to 2009, he was a systems research and standards engineer with Freescale Semiconductor, where he represented Freescale in 3GPP LTE standardization efforts.
Title: The Future of Wireless: 5G and the Impact on Society
Speaker: Jerry Pi
Bio: Jerry Pi is the Chief Technology Officer of Straight Path Communications Inc., a leading communication asset company with one of the largest 39 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum portfolios in the United States. He leads the mobile communication technology strategy and R&D that maximize the value of these assets. Prior to joining Straight Path, Jerry was a Senior Director at Samsung Research America in Dallas, Texas, where he led system research, standardization, and prototyping activities in 4G and 5G. Jerry pioneered the development of millimeter-wave technologies for 5G. He authored the world's first invention and first journal article on millimeter-wave mobile broadband. He also led the development of the worlds first 5G baseband and RF system prototype that successfully demonstrated the feasibility of 5G mobile communication at 28 GHz. He has authored more than 30 technical journal and conference papers and is the inventor of more than 100 patents. He holds a B.E. degree from Tsinghua University (with honor), a M.S. degree from the Ohio State University, and an MBA degree from Cornell University (with distinction). He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
Title: Riding the mobile traffic tsunami: Opportunities and threats in the making of 5G mobile broadband
Speaker: Gregory Van Wiggeren
Bio: Greg VanWiggeren manages the physical measurements group in Keysight's central research laboratories. In that role, he oversees a diverse portfolio of research spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from RF to photonics. 5G and its related measurement challenges are an important research focus for Greg and his group. Prior to joining Keysight Technologies (then Agilent Technologies) in 2000, Greg earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from Georgia Tech. He also earned a B.S. in physics (summa cum laude) from the Univ. of Illinois in 1995.
Title: Characterizing mmWave Channels for 5G
Speaker: Ming Lei
Bio: Ming Lei received the B.Eng. degree from the Southeast University in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree from BUPT (Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications) in 2003, all in Electrical Engineering. From April 2003 to February 2008, he was a research scientist with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan, where he contributed to Japans national projects on 4G mobile communications (MIRAI projects) and IEEE standardization of 60-GHz multi-gigabit WPAN (IEEE 802.15.3c). From March 2008 to May 2009, he was a project lead of Intel Corporation, where he contributed to the standardization of WiGig (60-GHz WPAN), IEEE 802.11ad (60-GHz WLAN) and IEEE 802.16m (mobile WiMAX). From May 2009 to January 2014, he was with NEC Laboratories China, NEC Corporation, as the department head managing the wireless research & standardization projects on 4G cellular mobile communications (LTE and LTE-Advanced), 60-GHz and mobile backhaul. From February to September, 2013, he was with Stanford University as a distinguished visiting scholar. From February 2014 to February 2015, he was with Samsung Electronics as a research manager. In March 2015, he joined Huawei Technologies as the technical lead of 5G standards. In April 2015, he was appointed by WWRF as the vice chair. Dr. Ming Lei was elected to IEEE Senior Member in 2009.
Title: Vertical Industry Accelerator for 5G