Keynote Speakers

Andrea Goldsmith

5G and beyond: What lies ahead for wireless system design

Abstract: Wireless technology has enormous potential to change the way we live, work, and play. Future wireless networks will support Gigabit per second multimedia communication between people, devices, and the “Internet of Things” with high reliability and uniform coverage indoors and out. Software will create a virtual wireless network cloud, enabling resource management, seamless connectivity, and roaming across heterogeneous access networks. The shortage of spectrum will be alleviated by advances in massive MIMO and mmW technology as well as cognitive radios, and breakthrough energy-efficiency algorithms and hardware will be employed to make wireless systems “green”. There are many technical challenges that must be overcome in order to make this vision a reality. This talk will describe the challenges of “5G and beyond” wireless system design, along with recent technology innovations that address some of these challenges.

Picture of Andrea GoldsmithSpeaker Biography: Andrea Goldsmith is the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. She was previously on the faculty of Electrical Engineering at Caltech. Dr. Goldsmith co-founded and served as CTO for two wireless companies: Wildfire.Exchange., which develops software-defined wireless network technology for cloud-based management of WiFi access points, and Quantenna Communications, Inc., which develops high-performance WiFi chipsets. She has previously held industry positions at Maxim Technologies, Memorylink Corporation, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and has received several awards for her work, including the IEEE ComSoc Edwin H. Armstrong Achievement Award as well as Technical Achievement Awards in Communications Theory and in Wireless Communications, the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecture Award, the IEEE ComSoc and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. She is author of the book ``Wireless Communications'' and co-author of the books ``MIMO Wireless Communications'' and “Principles of Cognitive Radio,” all published by Cambridge University Press, as well as an inventor on 28 patents. She received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.

Dr. Goldsmith has served as editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the Journal on Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory and in Networks, the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine as well as on the Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. She participates actively in committees and conference organization for the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies and has served on the Board of Governors for both societies. She has also been a Distinguished Lecturer for both societies, served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2009, founded and chaired the Student Committee of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and chaired the Emerging Technology Committee of the IEEE Communications Society. At Stanford she received the inaugural University Postdoc Mentoring Award, served as Chair of Stanford’s Faculty Senate in 2009, and currently serves on its Faculty Senate, Budget Group, and Task Force on Women and Leadership.

Javier Gozalvez

Device-centric wireless networks

Dr. Javier Gozalvez, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain

Abstract: Future cellular and wireless networks should be able to handle significant growth in data usage, and efficiently support very large numbers of connected devices with different requirements and characteristics, including IoT devices and connected vehicles. To address these challenges, 5G networks will rely on a variety of advancements at the network, access and physical levels. Device-centric wireless technologies (Device to Device - D2D - communications and Multi-Hop Cellular Networks - MCN) are also expected to be a fundamental component of future wireless networks. Device-centric wireless networks will transform mobile devices into prosumers of wireless connectivity in an underlay network that if efficiently coordinated with the cellular network has the potential for significant capacity and energy?efficiency benefits, as well as lower EMF exposure levels, and higher and more homogeneous QoS and QoE levels.

This talk will discuss the opportunities and challenges behind device-centric wireless technologies, and illustrate their potential to improve energy efficiency, quality of service and capacity compared to base station-centric cellular communications. Particular attention will be paid to the potential of multi-hop cellular networks, and the opportunities that the integration of opportunistic networking and device-centric wireless networks offer to achieve the 5G goals. The talk will also discuss the potential for device-centric wireless technologies to play a relevant role in connected vehicles by helping overcome some of the challenges (e.g. reliability and scalability) that vehicular IEEE802.11p/ITSG5 technologies face.

Picture of Javier GozalvezSpeaker Biography: Javier Gozalvez received an electronics engineering degree from the French Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. Since October 2002, he is with the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain, where he is currently an Associate Professor and served as Deputy Vice-Rector for International Relations (2011-2015). He is the Director of the UWICORE laboratory at UMH where he leads research activities in the areas of vehicular networks, device-centric wireless networks, heterogeneous wireless networks, and wireless industrial communications. He received the best research paper award from the Journal of Network and Computer Applications, the young researcher award from UMH, as well as several paper awards at international and national conferences.

He is an elected member to the Board of Governors (2011-2017) of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and has been elected President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for 2016. He is a Distinguished Speaker for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and previously served as Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2015). He is also the Chair for the IEEE Connected Vehicles Initiative funded by VTS. He currently serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine and on the Editorial Board of the Computer Networks journal. He was previously Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters. He was the General Co-Chair for the IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 conference in Glasgow (UK), and General Co-Chair of the ACM VANET 2013, ACM VANET 2012, URSI’s national conference in 2012, and 3rd ISWCS 2006. He also was TPC Co-Chair for 2011 IEEE VTC-Fall and 2009 IEEE VTC-Spring. He was the founder and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular communications (WiVeC) in its 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions.