IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Tour (DLT): 5G and Future Wireless Internet: Challenges and Emerging Technologies

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: Saurabh Sureka

Speaker: Dr. Anthony Chan

Bio: H. Anthony Chan received his PhD in physics at University of Maryland, College Park in 1982 and

then continued post-doctorate research there in basic science. After joining the former AT&T Bell Labs in

1986, his work moved to industry-oriented research in areas of interconnection, electronic packaging,

reliability, and assembly in manufacturing, and then moved again to network management, network

architecture and standards for both wireless and wireline networks. He moved to academia as professor

at University of Cape Town in 2004, and moved again to industry research as he joined Huawei

Technologies in Dallas USA in 2007. His current research in the Wireless Research and Standards

organization of Huawei Technologies is in 5G Wireless core network with software defined network and

network virtualization.

Anthony is a Fellow of IEEE, a honorary professor at The University of Hong Kong, and an adjunct

professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He contributes to IETF and IEEE802.21 standards and

had chaired IEEE Standard 802.21c Task Group on Single Radio Handover Optimization. He has

authored/co-authored over 200 conference and journal papers, a research handbook, several book

chapters, and over 20 US patents. He is a Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker of IEEE Communication

Society and of IEEE Reliability Society. He had delivered 8 conference keynotes and 40 conference

tutorials / short courses. His talks attempt to bring in practical issues from the industry while also offering

conceptual clarity to be of broader interest to the audience.

Abstract: Wireless devices are becoming more diverse with not just over 6 billion wireless phones but also

possibly a much larger number of sensors, machines contributing to machine to machine communication,

and practical everything in the so called Internet of Things (IoT). With an anticipated growth in several

orders of magnitude of the number of these devices by year 2020, more dense radio networks are

emerging. Both data and signaling from mobile devices are expected to grow exponentially over the next

five or more years. The cellular networks serving cellular phones and mobile devices globally have

employed centralized control with different network functions arranged in a hierarchy. On the other hand,

the Internet which is originally built for fixed users is making perhaps the biggest changes to serve the

wireless users. Meanwhile networks are being transformed with software defined networking as well as

network function virtualization and cloudification as the technologies in communication technologies and

information technologies are merging. Standards to define 5G technologies are underway.