The IEEE 5G Summit Silicon Valley

Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 8.00AM

Santa Clara University Paul L. Locatelli S.J. Student Activities Center Santa Clara, CA 95053


8AM - Registration
9AM - KeyNotes + Invited Speakers
12PM - Lunch
1PM - KeyNotes + Invited Speakers
5:30PM - Networking and Reception (Snacks and Drinks)



Session Abstract:IEEE ComSoc SCV has partnered with IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Standards Association to bring the IEEE 5G Summit to Silicon Valley.

This one day summit will provide a platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from the industry and academic community to collaborate and exchange ideas in this emerging technology that may help in driving the 5G standards and rapid deployment.

Day Sessions and Agenda will be available on summit website:

Early Registration Ends: October 31st 2015

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

Abstract: Mobile communications is evolving quickly with significant increases in the number of connected devices and applications demanding higher levels of performance. To support these expanded connectivity needs, the industry is actively engaging in 5G research, development, and standardization. This presentation summarizes key 5G design approaches for supporting diverse requirements across licensed, unlicensed and shared licensed spectrum in both sub-6GHz and above-6GHz bands including mmWave.​ We describe several key PHY/MAC techniques, including Massive MIMO, self-contained subframes, device-centric MAC, and low latency and high-reliability design, as well as network architecture improvements. The combination of advanced techniques is focused on providing not only the flexibility to support growing use cases and spectrum bands but also the performance, capacity, and scalability required for cost effective 5G services.

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

Abstract: I will review several 5G scenarios that lead to information theoretic problems, and will then focus on two of them.

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.

Wong, who holds six patents, has co-authored the Springer book Resource Allocation for Multiuser Multicarrier Wireless Systems, written over 25 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, and made over 40 standards contributions. He was awarded the Texas Telecommunications Engineering Consortium Fellowship in 2003, and he received the Wireless Networking and Communications Group student leadership award in 2007. He holds masters and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelors degree in electronics and communications engineering (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines.

Title: The Future of Wireless: 5G and the Impact on Society

Abstract: Wireless data increasingly plays a key role in every aspect of our lives, and there is growing industry consensus that by 2020, networks can expect a 1,000-fold increase in mobile data traffic. What is beyond 4G? New and innovative approaches to solve these challenges include 5G waveforms, network densification, massive MIMO, and mmWave communications. Find how wireless researchers in academia, and industry are framing the future of wireless communication with 5G technologies. This session includes an overview some of the latest candidate 5G technologies, their progress and their potential to address the 5G requirements.

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

Abstract: 5G is shaping up to be the solution to the explosive demand for mobile broadband in the next decade. From technology perspective, the change of carrier frequency from <3 GHz to mmWave frequencies is nothing short of a paradigm shift, which requires new RF systems with antenna arrays, power amplifiers, and RFICs that are completely different from 1/2/3/4G cellular systems. In addition, the economics of mobile broadband dictates that 5G networks must achieve wide area coverage with similar level of total cost of ownership as previous generation networks. In this talk, we explain how this mandate translates into key performance and cost metrics for 5G network architecture and radio air interface design, and how these requirements impact the design of key building blocks. In some cases, these new building blocks do not align well with the current cellular transceiver architecture and how the current mobile communication ecosystem is structured. On the one hand this misalignment presents exciting new business opportunities. On the other hand it may threaten some of the current businesses. We identify these areas where disruptions may occur and suggest strategies for incumbents and new entrants in these areas. In addition, 5G will also enable disruptive innovations beyond smartphones. We discuss a few possibilities that have the potential to leverage the power of wide area Gbps mobile broadband enabled by 5G.

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

Abstract: To accommodate continued rapid growth (60+% annually) in demand for wireless data, future 5G networks must provide orders of magnitude increases in both data rate and capacity. Given the limited prospects for new spectrum or efficiencies below 6 GHz, network operators are compelled to look to higher frequency bands (millimeter waves) to meet these needs. Many potentially suitable millimeter-wave (mmW) bands have been identified, and their associated bandwidths are typically significantly larger than what is available below 6-GHz. However, a simple extrapolation of todays wireless technologies to mmW bands will not be sufficient. Millimeter wave signals, for example, suffer from much higher path losses that must be mitigated with new technologies and approaches, e.g. massive MIMO. Furthermore, fundamental physics suggests that the properties of mmW channels are dramatically different than those of todays sub-6 GHz channels. Accurate channel sounding of real-life mmW channels is a pre-requisite for understanding the impact of these differences and for the design of robust mmW networks. In this presentation, I will discuss the concept of channel sounding and describe existing methods for doing soincluding the benefits and challenges of each approach. Ill then highlight an approach developed in Keysights central research laboratories for MIMO mmW channel sounding and describe its realization using mmW test instrumentation. Finally, Ill discuss actual measurement results and show how these results can be translated, using SW tools, into channel models to support the design of future 5G mmW networks.

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