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Professor Abbas Jamalipour

Abbas Jamalipour; PhD Fellow IEEE Fellow IEICE Fellow IEA
Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking, The University of Sydney
President, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

Keynote title: Edge Computing and Aerial Support in 6G Wireless Networks

Abstract: Research on the Sixth Generation Cellular Networks (6G) has already been started while the deployment of the new Fifth Generation Cellular Networks (5G) has only got started around the world. It would take some time before we get the full picture of credibility of 5G, but researchers already know that it would suffer from a range of shortcomings with the introduction of new applications and thus; the need for work on its successor 6G. What we know and expect at this time is that we still need to make users closer to the network edges, thus the inclusion of edge computing; and that we need more autonomous and intelligent techniques in the form of advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence. At the same time, we know that terrestrial network components will have fundamentally physical limitations in providing coverage and accessibility needed in future networks. That would bring the involvement of more of aerial support including drones and low earth orbit satellites. This talk will provide some visionary concepts of the future mobile networks that contemplate edge computing and aerial support using results from some existing intelligent techniques.

Bio: Abbas Jamalipour is the chair Professor of Ubiquitous Mobile Networking at the University of Sydney, Australia, and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Electrical, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE), and the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEA), an ACM Professional Member, and an IEEE Distinguished Speaker. He has authored nine technical books, eleven book chapters, over 550 technical papers, and five patents, all in the field of wireless communications. Dr. Jamalipour is the President and an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He was the Editor-in-Chief IEEE Wireless Communications, Vice President-Conferences and a member of Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society. He serves as an Editor of IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and several other journals. He has been a General Chair or Technical Program Chair for a number of conferences, including IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, WCNC and PIMRC. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious IEEE technical achievement awards, as well as over fifteen Best Paper Awards.

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