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MICL Seminar

Future Trends in Wireless Communications: 5G and Beyond

Jeffrey FoersterPrincipal EngineerIntel

Wireless Communications research has been evolving over the years
and moving from "speeds and feeds' focused on maximizing point-to-point
throughput towards maximizing spatial capacity, enabling new applications
where latency and power consumption are critical, and optimizing end-to-end
systems which requires cross-disciplinary expertise and collaboration from the
applications layer to the network layer to the radio layer. In addition, new emerging
technologies outside of wireless, including machine learning and compressive
sensing, have significant opportunities to improve wireless systems. Finally,
as the proliferation of multiple types of computing platforms become available in
different environments, including cloud, edge, and devices, how to best partition
workloads across these devices which meet latency and reliability requirements
for various applications will become critical and requires a deep understanding
of the applications. In this talk, I will give a brief status update of 5G and some
technologies beyond 5G, an overview of future next gen Wi-Fi technologies, and
some emerging applications in the IoT space, including industrial IoT and ultralow
power IoT applications.
Jeffrey R. Foerster joined Intel in 2000 and is currently a Principal Engineer
and Director of Emerging Connectivity Solutions in the Wireless Communications
Research Lab in Intel Labs. He currently leads a team focused on emerging WBAN,
WPAN, and WLAN technologies for wearables, IoT, and mobile connectivity. Previously,
he led an internal research team and a multi-year university research
consortium, co-funded by Cisco and Verizon, on Video Aware Wireless Networks,
which included topics on joint source-channel coding, video quality estimation,
adaptive streaming, and end-to-end video network optimizations. His past research
has included Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and related regulations,
60 GHz system design, and wireless displays. Jeff has published over 30 papers
including journals, magazine, and conferences, and has been an invited panelist
and presenter at several conferences. Jeff is also a member of the FCC Technical
Advisory Committee, and sits on an internal Intel Corporate Research Council
which manages university research funding. Prior to joining Intel, he worked on
Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) systems and standards. He received his BS, MS,
and PhD degrees from the University of California, San Diego, where his thesis
focused on adaptive interference suppression and coding techniques for CDMA
systems. Jeff is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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Hun Seok Kim