IEEE Global Communications Conference
8–10 December 2020 // In-person (Taipei, Taiwan)
7-11 December 2020 // Virtual
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All times in local Taipei time.


11:00-12:30, 16:00-17:30
Industry Forum 1 (Live): 4G/5G Edge Computing Platform, 5G Network Technology in Agricultural Internet of Things and Smart Monitoring, and 5G Wireless Technology & Testing


11:00-12:30, 16:00-17:30
Industry Forum 2 (Live): 6G Vision, Requirements and Technology Trend


09:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30
Industry Forum 3 (Live): Fighting Misinformation on Social Network

Industry Forum 4 (Live): Intelligence at Radio Access Network

Industry Forum 1 (Live): 4G/5G Edge Computing Platform, 5G Network Technology in Agricultural Internet of Things and Smart Monitoring, and 5G Wireless Technology & Testing

Date/Time: 8 December 2020, Tuesday: 14:00-16:30
Room: 201A + 201F


  1. Chi-Yu Li, Assistant Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  2. Yu-Chee Tseng, Life Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  3. Kin-Lu Wong, Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Chair: Alice Chou (on-site)

Time Speaker / Presenter Presentation Topic
14:00-14:10 Alice Chou Opening Remarks
14:10-14:40 Prof. Chi-Yu Li A Transparent Deployment Solution for 4G/5G Edge Computing Platform
14:40-15:10 Prof. Yu-Chee Tseng Application and Prospect of 5G Network Technology in Agricultural Internet of Things and Smart Monitoring
15:10-15:40 Prof. Kin-Lu Wong Research Project Report on 5G Wireless Technology & Testing (2014-2016) and 5G mm-wave Technology & Testing (2017-2019)
15:40-16:10 Prof. Chi-Yu Li
Prof. Yu-Chee Tseng
Prof. Kin-Lu Wong
Visit to demonstration machine in the fields of Open 5G、IoT and mmWave
16:10-16:30   Communication Time

Alice ChouAlice Chou

Prof. Chi-Yu LiProf. Chi-Yu Li

Prof. Yu-Chee TsengProf. Yu-Chee Tseng

Prof. Kin-Lu WongProf. Kin-Lu Wong


Topic 1:A Transparent Deployment Solution for 4G/5G Edge Computing Platform

  • MEC deployment in 4G LTE networks
  • MEC deployment in 5G NSA/SA networks
  • MEC virtualization and application deployment
  • MEC security

Topic 2:Application and Prospect of 5G Network Technology in Agricultural Internet of Things and Smart Monitoring

  • Massive connectivity technology to support 5G IoT
  • 5G dedicated network and technologies for intelligent agriculture
  • 5G network slicing and intruder detecion technologies for agricultural Internet-of-Things
  • Egde computing for UAV flight planning and agricultural image collection
  • Smart surveillance in 5G networks

Topic 3:5G Wireless Technology & Testing and 5G mm-wave Technology & Testing

  • 5G wireless technology & testing
  • 5G mm-wave technology & testing
  • ITRI and industrial collaborations
  • 5G MIMO and mm-wave system throughput testbed development
  • New concepts for 5G/6G MIMO antennas


Industry Forum 2 (Live): 6G Vision, Requirements and Technology Trend

Date/Time: 9 December 2020, Wednesday: 11:00-12:30 and 16:00-17:30
Room: R102

I-Kang Fu, MediaTek Inc., Taiwan

Chair: Dr. I-Kang Fu, MediaTek Inc., Taiwan (on-site)

Dr. I-Kang FuDr. I-Kang Fu

Time Speaker / Presenter Presentation Topic
11:00-11:30 Prof. Andreas Molisch, University of Southern California Sub-THz Wireless Propagation Channels and Their Impact on System Design
11:30-12:00 Dr. Guanyin Liu, Fellow, China Mobile Research Institute ICDT Convergence Driven 6G Network
12:00-12:30 Dr. Ho-Chi Hwang, General Manager, Communication System Design, MediaTek Opportunity and Challenge to 6th Generation Mobile Communications
16:00-16:30 Mikael Höök, Director, Ericsson Research 6G at the Horizon
16:30-17:00 Dr. Volker Ziegler, 6G Leadership, Nokia Bell Labs & CTO 6G Technology and Architecture to Connect the Worlds and Unify Human Experience
17:00-17:30 Dr. Juho Lee, Fellow (technical SVP), Samsung Electronics Evolution of mobile communications towards 6G

Topic: Sub-THz Wireless Propagation Channels and Their Impact on System Design


Andreas F. Molisch

Speaker Biography: Andreas F. Molisch received his PhD and habilitation from TU Vienna in 1994 and 1999, respectively. After 10 years in industry he joined the University of Southern California, where he is now the Solomon Golomb – Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair Professor. His research interest is wireless communications, with emphasis on wireless propagation channels, multi-antenna systems, ultrawideband signaling and localization, novel modulation methods, caching for wireless content distribution, and edge computing. He is the author of four books, 21 book chapters, more than 260 journal papers, 360 conference papers, as well as 70 granted patents; his work has been cited more than 50,000 times. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, IEEE, AAAS, and IET, as well as Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and recipient of numerous awards.

Topic: ICDT Convergence Driven 6G Network

Abstract: 5G has been commercialized globally in large scale since 2019. The new era of 'Internet of Everything' has been started, which will stimulate the new demand for improved capabilities of mobile network from the perspective of data rate, efficiency and reliability, etc. These demands will drive the mobile communication evolve towards 6G. Now the research of 6G is still in the stage of vision requirements definition and technical exploration, and the 6G key technical directions are still divergent and far from consensus. With the deep integration of ICDT, 6G will fully support the digitization of the world to realize the vision of “digital twin, ubiquitous intelligences”. The drivers of 6G network architecture innovation comes from three aspects: new usage scenarios and new requirements, new technology trend of ICDT convergence, lessons and challenges faced by 5G network. Taken all these aspects into account, 6G network tends to have several basic features: on-demand fulfillment, lite network, soft network, native AI, native security and digital twin, which will bring innovations to the wireless communication network and realize more efficient and intelligent network development. Network architecture is the cornerstone and framework of the 6G mobile system. We need to further explore it and wish to reach consensus with the industry. So that the future network can be deeply integrated into people's daily life, work and entertainment, empower thousands of industries, and achieve the grand goal of '6G rebuild a new world'.

Dr. Guangyi Liu

Speaker Biography: Dr. Guangyi Liu, received his Ph.D. degrees in circuits and systems from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2006. Since 2006, he has joined in China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI). Now he is the leading specialist of wireless network in China Mobile communication Corporation (CMCC) and 6G director of CMRI. He has been the 5G director of CMRI and lead the 5G’s standardization, industrialization and commercialization from 2014 to 2019. He has also acted as the Spectrum Working Group Chair, 5G eMBB Program coordinator and LTE Evolution Program coordinator of GTI (Global TD-LTE Initiative) and led the industrialization of TD-LTE evolution and 5G eMBB there from 2013 to 2020. Before he joined CMRI, he had worked in Siemens and Shanghai Bell (Now Nokia) for 4 years on 3G R&D.

Topic: Opportunity and Challenge to 6th Generation Mobile Communications


Dr. Ho-Chi Hwang

Speaker Biography: Dr. Ho-Chi Hwang received a Ph.D. degree in 1999 from Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan. From 1998 to 2000, he served as a researcher to study advanced receiver architecture for WCDMA communication system at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan. He joined Mediatek after leaving ITRI, and he is now the General Manager of Communication System Design. He leads the team in the technology research and product development for the wireless communication systems, including cellular (2/3/4/5G) and connectivity (Wi-Fi and BT) systems. His research area consists of DSP algorithm development and digital baseband design for transmitter and receiver, like channel estimation and equalization. Digital signal processing for handling RF impairments and antenna issues is also within the scope of his research interest.

Topic: 6G at the Horizon

Abstract: 5G is now strongly expanded on global scale creating networks having capabilities that are set to transform society. Even with the built-in flexibility in 5G that supports not only mobile broadband but also a wide-range of emerging use-cases, we are beginning to see the horizon where further capabilities are needed. As networks are becoming a fundamental component for industrial applications as well as in society, this calls for a continued technology evolution and a common vision for a 6G era around 2030. In this presentation we will discuss drivers for 6G, what 6G should deliver and some potential enabling technology components.

Mikael Höök

Speaker Biography: Mikael Höök joined Ericsson in 1994 and has held various positions targeting the research and standardization of 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. He is currently Research Area Director for Radio-research within Ericsson Research and based in Kista, Stockholm. The responsibility covers research on air-interface design, advanced signal processing, multi-antenna systems, radio network performance and propagation. Results are fed into standardization, regulation and product development. The work addresses 5G and 6G technologies and wireless backhaul. He was born 1968 and received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm 1995.

Topic: 6G Technology and Architecture to Connect the Worlds and Unify Human Experience

Abstract: The post-pandemic future will offer tremendous opportunity and challenge from transformation of the human experience, this is the time for a 6G vision to expand and unify human experience. Our vision is about physical world and the digital worlds deeply intertwined; human biological systems seamlessly coupled and new human sensory and cognitive dimension for 2030 and beyond. We will need to rethink experience: 6G for creating and consuming new digital worlds, augmenting our intelligence and controlling our automatons. At Nokia Bell Labs we have successfully started our 6G research, since we will need to rethink technology: to customize the air-interface framework, expand the use of spectrum to higher bands beyond 5G and to co-design systems for communication and sensing. We will need to rethink architecture: novel architecture concepts for the 6G era will be driven by a decomposition of the architecture into platform, functions, orchestration and specialization aspects. With 6G, we associate an open, scalable, elastic, and platform agnostic het-cloud, with converged applications and services decomposed into micro-services and serverless functions, specialized architecture for extreme attributes, as well as open service orchestration architecture.

Dr. Volker Ziegler

Speaker Biography: Volker is an energetic leader with 25+ years of broad and international experience in the telecommunications industry. He is known for his strong commitment to customer and team achievements. Throughout his career he has demonstrated an ability to meet and exceed targets through strong intellectual grasp, excellent leadership skills, and a strong focus on creating new opportunities and business development impact. In his current role of 6G leadership with Nokia Bell Labs, the industrial research and scientific development arm of Nokia, he leads Nokia digital transformation initiatives aimed at exploring and leveraging innovations with customers and partners in the fledgling ecosystem for the 6G era. In his previous role as Head of 5G Leadership and Chief Architect of Nokia Mobile Networks, Volker played a key role in defining Nokia e2e 5G offering and positioning Nokia strongly in 5G and associated innovation, technologies and architecture. Prior to this, Volker served in Head of Strategy roles of the company and as Head of the North East region, helping gain market share in many key markets, including Scandinavia, Russia and Turkey.

Topic: Evolution of mobile communications towards 6G

Abstract: While the mobile industry is mainly focusing on the realization of what 5G technologies promised since the start of commercial deployments of 5G communication systems in 2019, we can see that initial consideration about the next generation of mobile communications, i.e., 6G, is already happening. This presentation will discuss technical and social trends that would motivate evolution of mobile communications towards 6G and initial views about vision, requirements, and technologies for 6G. The expected timeline for standardization of 6G will also be discussed.

Juho Lee

Speaker Biography: Juho Lee is currently a Fellow (technical SVP) with Samsung Electronics, where he is leading research and standardization for mobile communications. He has worked on 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies and is leading research on future technologies for 5G evolution and 6G. He was a vice chairman of 3GPP RAN WG1 from February 2003 to August 2009 and chaired LTE/LTE-Advanced MIMO sessions. He joined Samsung Electronics in 2000 and received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 1993, 1995, and 2000, respectively. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE.


Industry Forum 3 (Live): Fighting Misinformation on Social network

Date/Time: 10 December 2020, Thursday: 09:00-10:30 and 11:00-12:30
Room: North Lounge


  1. Charalampos Z. Patrikakis, University of West Attica, Greece
  2. Willie Yang, eLand Technologies, Taiwan
  3. Maria R. Lee, Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan
  4. Neeli Prasad, Chair, IEEE Social Networks Technical Committee

Program: (Leaflet is available here):
Chair: Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis (virtual), Prof. Maria R. Lee (on-site)


Time Speaker / Presenter Presentation Topic
09:00-09:10 Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis and Prof. Maria R. Lee Opening and Introduction
09:10-09:40 Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis EUNOMIA project: A decentralized approach on fighting fake news
09:40-10:10 Prof. Neeli Prasad Empathic Intelligence in Social Networks
10:10-10:30   Q&A and Discussion
10:30-11:00   Break
11:00-11:30 Dr. Willie Yang Social Listening for Risk reduction and Market prediction
11:30-12:20 Prof. Maria R. Lee From Neurofeedback and AI To Social Network
12:20-12:30   Discussion and Closing

Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis

Speaker Biography: Charalampos (Babis) Z. Patrikakis is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of West Attica, and Director of the Computer Networks and Services Research lab (CONSERT) (Greece). He has 20+ years of experience in international research projects, having participated in more than 32 national, European, and international programs, in 16 of which he has been involved as a technical/scientific coordinator or principal researcher. He has more than 100 publications in book chapters, international journals, and conferences, and has two contributions to national legislation. He is a senior member of IEEE and a counselor of the IEEE student department at the University of West Attica.

Dr. Willie Yang

Speaker Biography: William Yang is the Managing Director, eLand Technologies, Taiwan. Dr. Liwei Yang's research interests focus in information retrieval, natural language processing, and social media analytics. He devoted himself to the development of large-scale full-text search engine and has been providing leading technology solutions for enterprise since year 2000. He has obtained more than 20 patents for natural language processing and web mining in Greater China. He leads his team to provide OpView, the largest social listening platform in Taiwan. OpView scans more than millions of posts every day, including popular social media sites, news websites, forums, blogs, etc. With the advanced semantic analysis technologies, OpView offer comprehensive functions to monitor and analyze online conversations, which can help companies to know more about public opinions and the trend of the markets.

Prof. Maria R. Lee

Speaker Biography: Maria R. Lee is a full professor in the Department of Information Technology and Management at Shih Chien University, Taiwan. She is a Director of Neuro Feedback Technology & AI Project, RSC, Ministry of Education, Taiwan. She is also an Editor of IEEE Computer Society, IT Professional (SCI). Her research interests include big data analytics, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, and knowledge management. Lee received a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. For further details, see

Prof. Neeli Prasad

Speaker Biography: Dr.Neeli R. Prasad, CTO of SmartAvatar B.V. Netherlands and VehicleAvatar Inc. USA, IEEE VTS Board of Governor Elected Member & VP Membership. She is also full Professor at Professor at Department of Business Development and Technology (BTech), Aarhus University. She is a cybersecurity, networking and IoT strategist. She has throughout her career been driving business and technology innovation, from incubation to prototyping to validation and is currently an entrepreneur and consultant in Silicon Valley. She has made her way up the “waves of secure communication technology by contributing to the most groundbreaking and commercial inventions. She has general management, leadership and technology skills, having worked for service providers and technology companies in various key leadership roles. She is the advisory board member for the European Commission H2020 projects. She is also a vice chair and patronage chair of IEEE Communication Society Globecom/ICC Management & Strategy Committee (COMSOC GIMS) and Chair of the Marketing, Strategy and IEEE Staff Liaison Group.  Dr. Prasad has led global teams of researchers across multiple technical areas and projects in Japan, India, throughout Europe and USA. She has been involved in numerous research and development projects. She also led multiple EU projects such as CRUISE, LIFE 2.0, ASPIRE, etc. as project coordinator and PI. She has played key roles from concept to implementation to standardization. Her strong commitment to operational excellence, innovative approach to business and technological problems and aptitude for partnering cross-functionally across the industry have reshaped and elevated her role as project coordinator making her a preferred partner in multinational and European Commission project consortiums.

Dr. Prasad received her Master’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Netherland’s renowned Delft University of Technology, with a focus on personal mobile and radar communications. She was awarded her Ph.D. degree from Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy, on Adaptive Security for Wireless Heterogeneous Networks.

Abstract: Social Media have become a dominant, direct and highly effective form of news generation and sharing at a global scale, in a manner that influences, enhances, but also challenges and often antagonizes traditional media corporations. However, paradoxically, it has led to the further accumulation of power to a relatively short list of central intermediaries. As news passes to users, the news passes through the hands of actors whose credibility and goals are unknown, with even less is known about the information cascades they trigger.

It is already evident that deliberate misinformation, as exemplified by fake news, is not being tackled effectively. Relying on large-scale detection of disinformation on third party professional would effectively introduce a new type of intermediary, while relying solely on static machine learning, is unsuitable for the dynamic and extremely fast-paced information cascades of social media, especially as fake news adapts and spreads much faster than real news. Voices advocating for the need for an intermediary-free and democratic approach, where what is true and what is false is not left to third party experts or entirely on computer algorithms are sounding louder and louder. The successful paradigm of Mastodon is an excellent example of this, while the announcement by Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey of the Bluesky project in 2019 is characteristic of the trend towards decentralization of social networks.

In this Forum, a discussion on the ways misinformation on social networks can be battled will be hosted, featuring presentations by academics and industry representatives, and an open discussion.


Industry Forum 4 (Live): Intelligence at Radio Access Network

Date/Time: 10 December 2020, Thursday: 09:00-12:30
Room: South Lounge


  1. Leifeng Ruan, Intel Corporation, PRC
  2. Fanjing Meng, IBM, PRC


Time Speaker/presenter Presentation Topic
09:00-09:05 Leifeng Ruan Opening and Introduction
09:05-09:50 Dr. Chih-Lin I Keynote
09:50-10:20 Dr. Wenting Sun Presentation: AI/ML LCM in ORAN
10:20-10:50 Dr. Chung-Keun Lee Presentation: SLA (Service level agreement) assurance with intelligent RAN controller
10:50-11:20 Rittwik Jana Presentation: RAN AI/ML Open source introduction(TBC)
11:20-11:50 Dr. Rajarajan Sivaraj Presentation: Unraveling RAN mysteries through open-RAN architecture and programmable intelligence
11:50-12:30 Moderator: Fanjing Meng

Hiroyuki Atarashi
Dr. Peter McCann
Tong Li
Qing Wang
Tong Zhang
Panel Discussion
12:30 Leifeng Ruan Closing

Abstract: RAN (Radio Access Networks) become increasingly complex with the advent of 5G by flexible network architecture, discrete frequencies, densification and richer demanding applications. To tame this complexity, traditional human designed ways of deploying, optimizing and operating a network lead to pretty high TCO (Total Cost Of Owners) and gets very low ROI (Return of Investment).

The fast development of AI/ML technologies obviously influenced and changed the world (including traditional telecom industry) a lot in the recent years, leveraging AI/ML based technologies to build self-driving networks to reduce OPEX and increase network gains becomes possible and essentially the expanded eco-system may bring to new business model as well. The expanded RAN eco-system with AI/ML, IT (Information Technology), CT (Communication Technology) and DT (Data Technology) industry players have worked closely to leverage emerging deep learning techniques to enable intelligence in every layer of the RAN architecture.

In this Industry forum, we will bring industry leaders and experts who are driving and leading the RAN intelligence development to share their key findings, challenges and future directions with the Globecom 2020 audience, these experts’ companies play diverse roles in the RAN intelligence eco-system thus we expect they will share lots of useful information to form an overall technical picture of RAN intelligence. It is also expected to leverage this interactive communication chance to gather feedback from Globecom 2020 audience and also broaden the RAN intelligence eco-system.

Dr. Chih-Lin IDr. Chih-Lin I

China Mobile Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute

Keynote Speaker Biography: Chih-Lin I is CMCC Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies. She received Ph.D. EE from Stanford University. She has won 2005 IEEE ComSoc Stephen Rice Prize, 2018 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 7th IEEE Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, and 2015 IEEE Industrial Innovation Award for Leadership and Innovation in Next-Generation Cellular Wireless Networks.

She is the Chair of O-RAN Technical Steering Committee and an O-RAN Executive Committee Member, the Chair of FuTURE 5G/6G SIG, the Chair of WAIA (Wireless AI Alliance) Executive Committee, an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Founding Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member and Vice Chair of WWRF, a Steering Committee member and the Publication Chair of IEEE 5G and Future Networks Initiatives, a member of IEEE ComSoc SDB, SPC, and CSCN-SC, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF.

She has published over 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conferences and holds over 100 patents. She is co-author of the book “Green and Software-defined Wireless Networks – From Theory to Practice” and has also Co-edited two books: “Ultra-dense Networks – Principles and Applications” and “5G Networks – Fundamental Requirements, Enabling Technologies, and Operations Management”. Her current research interests center around ICDT Deep Convergence: “From Green & Soft to Open & Smart”.

Leifeng RuanLeifeng Ruan

Principal Engineer, Intel

Organizer Biography: Leifeng Ruan is Intel Principal Engineer, Co-chair of O-RAN WG2, Chairman of Technical Solution WG at Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC). He has over 14+ years of experiences in telecoms standardization and product development. Before joining Intel in 2011, he worked for 5 years on base station product development in the industry. His technical focuses include wireless system level technologies, end-to-end architecture from Device, Edge to RAN and Cloud infrastructure.

Dr. Fanjing MengDr. Fanjing Meng

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM

Organizer Biography: Dr. Fanjing Meng is a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) and senior manager from IBM Research and leading the AI-augmented Hybrid Multi-Cloud Management research areas to apply AI/ML, big data, and cloud computing techniques to address enterprise-scale complex hybrid multi cloud management. She is also leading the IBM O-RAN technical team and working together with other members to design and validate the AI/ML for Intelligent RAN. She has published 30+ papers in top international conferences and journals and received the “Best Paper Award” from IEEE CLOUD 2013. She has 40+ patents and patent applications in various innovation areas. She received numerous awards including “IBM Corporate Award”, “Outstanding Program Committee Chair Award”, “IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award”, “Distinguished Keynote Speaker Award” and etc.

Besides, she is an active volunteering community leader and contributor. She is serving as the General Chair, TPC chair and TPC member for a number of top international conferences and the reviewer of top international journals. She is also a founding member and project lead of IEEE WIE (Women-in-Engineering) Beijing Affinity and a member of IEEE Women in Services Computing (WISC). 

Dr. Wenting SunDr. Wenting Sun

Senior Data Science Manager, GAIA, Ericsson

Presenter Biography: Dr. Wenting Sun is a Senior Data Science Manager in Ericsson. She leads a team of data scientists and data engineers to develop cutting edge AI/ML applications in telecommunication domain and drives some of the AI related open sources initiatives for Ericsson.

Rittwik JanaRittwik Jana

Lead Inventive Scientist, AT&T

Presenter Biography: Rittwik Jana received the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, in 2000. He is currently a Lead Inventive Scientist with AT&T Labs Research. His research interests span disaggregated RAN network design in O-RAN, intelligent service composition of VNFs using TOSCA, model-driven control loop and automation in ONAP, networked video streaming, and wireless communications and systems. He is the recipient of 2016 AT&T Science and Technology medal and the 2017 IEEE Vehicular Technology society Jack Neubauer memorial paper award.

Dr. Rajarajan SivarajDr. Rajarajan Sivaraj

Principal Technical Architect (RIC, O-RAN), Mavenir

Presenter Biography: Dr. Rajarajan Sivaraj is a Principal Technical Architect at Mavenir, where he is responsible for the standardization and productization of the O-RAN-architected RIC components (non-RT RIC and near-RT RIC) and interfaces. His work focuses on disaggregating the RAN, optimizing the RAN using SDN/NFV principles and facilitating end-to-end intelligence in cellular networks using edge cloud APIs. He is also proficient in characterizing and evaluating the performance of various next-generation mobile streaming apps over cellular networks, such as AR/VR/360-degree video, etc. Dr. Sivaraj completed his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Davis in 2016 and has published his research works in highly-selective peer-reviewed conferences and journals. He has also had granted and pending patents. He has received best-paper nominations for his research works and has been in the editorial, peer reviewer and TPC committee for a number of international conferences and journals. Dr. Sivaraj also actively participates and makes contributions to standard bodies such as the O-RAN alliance. Prior to joining Mavenir, Dr. Sivaraj has had work experiences at AT&T labs Research, Microsoft Research, Intel Labs, NEC Labs America,, Broadcom, TCS Innovation Labs Bangalore, etc. He has also had a rich international experience having worked in 5 different countries (USA, UK, Australia, France and India). Dr. Sivaraj continues to work on exciting problems in the cellular telecommunications space and firmly believes that the blend of technology and telecom in 5G and beyond would be a major disruption in transforming the lives of billions of people towards enhanced connectivity and enriched services.

Dr. Hiroyuki AtarashiDr. Hiroyuki Atarashi

Senior Manager of Radio System Group, RAN Development Department, NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Panelist Biography: Dr. Atarashi got his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 1999.

He joined NTT DOCOMO, INC in 1999 and, since then, engaged in the research & development of mobile communication systems and spectrum-related international standardization.

Currently, his team is investigating realization of intelligent RAN systems towards their commercial implementation.

Dr. Peter McCannDr. Peter McCann

Senior Director of PLM, Mavenir

Panelist Biography: Dr. Peter McCann has over 20 years of professional experience in various research and standards roles in wireless networking.  He started his career at Lucent Technologies in the late 90s, where he was a contributor to the 3GPP2 TSG-P packet data architecture based on Mobile IP.  He was an active participant in IETF and for a time chaired the Mobile IPv4 working group.  At Motorola he researched various topics in real-time packet processing and security, and was a Principal Engineer at Futurewei, the US subsidiary of Huawei, where he worked on cloud-based RAN and core architecture and software prototyping, including the application of machine learning to the RAN layer-3 control plane.  Peter has recently represented Mavenir in 3GPP and is currently working in the O-RAN Alliance to clarify the internal workings of the RAN Intelligent Controller.

Dr. Tong LiDr. Tong Li

Executive Director and Distinguished Researcher, Lenovo

Panelist Biography: Dr. Tong Li leads Lenovo’s products and R&D in 5G, NFV, cloud, and related areas. Prior to Lenovo, he was a CPU architect at Intel for the Core and Xeon lines of microprocessor products (Haswell, Broadwell and beyond). He is the recipient of three best paper awards for his work on computer architecture and operating systems, and was on the selection committee of IEEE Micro Top Picks 2016. He is co-chair of the Cloudification and Orchestration Working Group in the O-RAN Alliance and member of the Software-defined Promotion Committee of Chinese Institute of Electronics. Tong holds a PhD in Computer Science from Duke University.

Dr. Qing WangDr. Qing Wang

Research Staff Member, IBM Research - China

Panelist Biography: Dr. Qing Wang is a Research Staff Member of IBM Research China. She joined IBM after obtaining Ph.D degree from School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2003. She worked on leading research projects, such as wireless network cloud, C-RAN, Internet of things, etc. From 2015, she focuses on visual recognition and data analysis using AI/ML methods. She is one of the key contributors of IBM POWERAI Vision Product. She is skillful on deep neural network, statistical analysis, wireless system optimization for Power, X86 and Cell Broadband Engine. On GTC2018, she was chosen as the Featured Speaker. Her research interests include computer vision with deep learning, data quality control using machine learning, statistical signal processing for wireless systems, etc.. She is an IEEE Senior Member, ACM Member and has published more than 30 papers.
Meanwhile, she has more than 30 patents.

Dr. Tong ZhangDr. Tong Zhang

Principal Engineer, Intel

Panelist Biography: Dr. Tong Zhang is a Principal Engineer and Lead Architect on AI and analytics in the Network Platform Group of Intel Corporation. She has been leading the architecture efforts for Machine Learning and Deep Learning solutions for network domain use cases. Before joining Intel, Dr. Zhang was a Principal Scientist in Hewlett-Packard Labs where she led over a dozen projects related to media analytics systems and products. She has over 50 granted US patents and more than 70 publications to her credit. She earned B.S. degree from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. degree from University of Southern California, both in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Chung-Keun Lee

Principal Engineer, Samsung

Speaker Biography: Chung-Keun Lee received B.S. (2000), M.S. (2002), and Ph.D (2007) in electrical engineering and computer science from Seoul National Univ. He joined Samsung in 2007, and is presently working as principal engineer on research and development of the mobile network communication systems.