Profession Development Series – Road Beyond 5G: Architectures, Applications, and Trends

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Road Beyond 5G: Architectures, Applications, and Trends

Sunday, February 26, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours (PDH) from the convenience of your home!

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Meeting ID: 251 231 7040 ; Passcode: 2023

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Presenter: Vijay K. Shah, PhD
Assistant Professor
George Mason University

Abstract: Beyond 5G wireless networks are envisioned to undergo an unprecedented transformation to revolutionize the wireless evolution from connected things to connected intelligence that supports a wide variety of heterogeneous quality of service (QoS) provisioning, such as, mobile broadband, ultra-reliable low-latency communications, and massive machine connectivity etc. These multidimensional QoS requirements stem from the exponential data traffic growth due to massive internet of things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, unmanned aeronautical systems (UAS), telehealth, high-definition holographic videos, AR/VR applications, and many other, yet unknown use cases, such as, internet of everything (IoE). Artificial Intelligence (AI), or more specifically machine learning algorithms, stand as promising tools to intelligently deploy, operate and manage such highly complex, dynamic wireless networks. In this talk, we briefly present an overview of 5G (and beyond 5G) networks, and key enabling architectures and applications. Following this, we discuss recent research in the nexus of AI and O-RAN coming from our NextG Wireless Lab at George Mason University. Finally, we conclude the talk with future outlook of this exciting area in 6G networks.

Presenter’s Bio: Vijay K. Shah is an Assistant Professor with Cybersecurity Engineering Department in the College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University, Virginia, USA. He holds Adjunct faculty position with Virginia Tech, and is a faculty member of Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), a Virginia state-wide initiative to foster 5G wireless, autonomous systems, data and cybersecurity research. He focuses on the experimental research and prototyping of next-generation wireless communications and networking, particularly, 5G/6G cellular networks, Open radio access network (O-RAN), AI/ML and spectrum sharing. His research is generously by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Commonwealth Cyber Initiative. He serves on the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of several international conferences such as MobiHoc and ICNP, and is the organizing co-chair of the IEEE workshop on Next-generation Radio Access Networks (co-located with IEEE GLOBECOM 2022).