Sat, 7 May, 15:00 - 17:00 France Time (UTC +2)
Sat, 7 May, 13:00 - 15:00 UTC
Sat, 7 May, 09:00 - 11:00 New York Time (UTC -4)
Moderator: Peiying Zhu, Huawei SVP, Huawei in Canada
- Geoffrey Ye Li, Imperial College London, U.K.
- Javan Erfanian, Bell Lab, Canada.
- Andreas Mueller, Bosch/5G-ACIA, Germany
- Sumei Sun, Institute for Infocomm Research/Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
- Zhisheng Niu, Tsinghua University, China
As society moves towards the Intelligence of Everything, artificial intelligence (AI) is the key to proliferating the intelligence of future mobile communications, delivering intelligence to every person, home, car, and business. We predict that 5.5G will provide basic AI functions to improve network performance and automate network management, while 6G will not only provide advanced AI functions, more importantly, 6G will be the platform for networked learning and interference and offer AI as a service. Through AI and integrated sensing, we will be able to build a real-time connection between the physical and digital worlds, enabling new usage scenarios such as digital twins, smart cities, environment reconstruction etc.., and transforming the connected world to the connected intelligence.
This panel is to bring together researchers from industry and academia to present and discuss the latest researches on the AI for 6G&5.5G including standard status, use cases, technical progress and challenges, and research directions associated with challenges.
Panel form: Moderator will give an introduction with 10 minutes, followed by 4-5 speeches from each panelist, each speech has 15 minutes, and the final Q&A phase (30-40 minutes) is for open issue discussion between panelists and audiences.
Peiying Zhu, Huawei SVP, Huawei in Canada
Dr. Peiying Zhu is a Huawei Fellow and IEEE Fellow. She is currently leading 5G wireless system research in Huawei. The focus of her research is advanced wireless access technologies with more than 150 granted patents. She has been regularly giving talks and panel discussions on 5G vision and enabling technologies. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Peiying was a Nortel Fellow and Director of Advanced Wireless Access Technology in the Nortel Wireless Technology Lab. She led the team and pioneered research and prototyping on MIMO-OFDM and Multi-Hop Relays. Many of these technologies developed by the team have been adopted into LTE standards and 4G products. Peiying Zhu received the Master of Science degree and Doctorate Degree from Southeast University and Concordia University in 1985 and 1993, respectively.
Prof. Geoffrey Ye Li
Prof. Geoffrey Ye Li [F'06] is a Chair Professor with Imperial College London. His general research is in signal processing and machine learning for wireless communications. In related areas, he has published over 600 articles with over 50,000 citations, and has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters. He received the IEEE ComSoc S. O. Rice Prize Paper Award, the Award for Advances in Communication, the Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, the IEEE VTS James Evans Avant Garde Award and Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, the IEEE SPS Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award, and the Distinguished ECE Faculty Achievement Award from Georgia Tech.
Dr. Andreas Mueller
Dr. Andreas Mueller is Co-Head of the competence cluster Distributed Systems in the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany and at the same time the Bosch Chief Expert for Communication Technologies for the IoT. In addition to that, he is coordinating the Industrial 5G / 6G activities of Bosch across the different business units and plants. He also serves as General Chair of the “5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation” (5G-ACIA), the globally leading initiative for driving and shaping Industrial 5G. Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he was contributing to the further development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution towards LTE-Advanced. Besides, he was working as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software-defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and a M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Prof. Sumei Sun
Prof. Sumei Sun (F’16) is a Principal Scientist, Acting Deputy Executive Director (Research), and Head of the Communications and Networks Dept at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. She is also holding a joint appointment with the Singapore Institute of Technology, and an adjunct appointment with the National University of Singapore, both as a full professor. Her current research interests are in next-generation wireless communications, joint sensing-communication-computing-control design, and industrial internet of things. She’s currently Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology, a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2018-2024, a member at large (MAL) with the IEEE Communications Society (2021-2023), and a member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Board of Governors (2022-2024).
Javan Erfanian is the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Canada. He primes wireless technology strategic direction. He has worked with global industry and research community towards vision and formulation of new technologies and service enablers, including NGMN, ETSI, ATIS, IEEE, among others. In particular, Javan was co-lead and chief editor of NGMN 5G initiative, published in early 2015. Recently, he was editor of NGMN’s 6G Drivers and Vision, and co-editor of NGMN’s Green Future Networks, both published in 2021. In his IEEE role, Javan has been an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker for many years, and a recipient of Millennium medal in 2000. Javan has also taught at the University of Toronto, with IEEE publications and many citations.
Prof. Zhisheng Niu
Prof. Zhisheng Niu (F’12) received the B.E. degree from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 1985, and the M.E. and D.E. degrees from the Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. From 1992 to 1994, he was with Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan. In 1994, he joined Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of Electronic Engineering. His major research interests include queuing theory, traffic engineering, mobile Internet, radio resource management of wireless networks, and green communication and networks. He was also selected as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communication Society from 2012 to 2015 and the IEEE Vehicular Technologies Society from 2014 to 2018. He is currently serving as an Area Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. He is a fellow of IEICE and IEEE.