SPEAKER: Dr. H. Anthony Chan, IEEE Fellow Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong, Huawei Technologies, Dallas, USA
TOPIC: 5G and Future Wireless Internet: Challenges and Emerging Technologies
DATE: Thursday, June 28, 2018
INVITED BY: Professor Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
Synopsis: Wireless devices are becoming more diverse with not just over 7 billion wireless phone sbut also a much larger number of sensors, machines contributing to machine to machine communication, and practical everything in the Internet of Things (IoT). With an anticipated growth to 100 billion IoT devices by year 2025, 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 standards which is originally built for fixed network users is working on numerous new and disruptive technologies such as QUIC transport, low-latency communication, TLS1.3, and streams in HTTP/2 to better serve both wireline and 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. Whether 5G Wireless is able to provide the infrastructure to harness many communication technologies with very diverse requirements in different network slices will be a key factor tod eployment. Many technologies are being harnessed with numerous opportunities.
Presenter: H. Anthony Chan received his PhD in physics at University of Maryland, College Park in 1982 an dthen continued post-doctorate research there in basic science. After joining the former AT&T Bell Labs i n1986, 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 Technologiesin 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 a visiting 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 240 conference and journal papers, a research handbook, several book chapters, and 30 US patents. He is a Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker of IEEE Communication Society and of IEEE Reliability Society. His talks attempt to bring in practical issues from the industry while also offering conceptual clarity to be of broader interest to the audience.