NeTS-VO Virtual Coffee Chat

Sponsored by the NeTS-VO

August 12, 2022

9:00AM – 10:30AM Pacific Time, 12:00PM – 1:30PM Eastern Time

Would you like to know more about 6G and Beyond? Come to the Coffee Chat and talk informally with experts in 6G and beyond.

The Next Generation Research Group (O-RAN) has 5 Research Streams: Use Cases, Architecture, Native AI, Native Security and Next Generation Research Platform.

Come to the Coffee Chat and hear Ravi Sinha, Co Chairman O-RAN nGRG and one of the experts in this area, lay out a 10 minute overview. Stay for informal discussions with experts in the field. 

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About the Speakers
Ana García Armada

Ana García Armada is currently a Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. She is leading the Communications Research Group at this university. She has participated in more than 30 national and 10 international research projects as well as 20 contracts with the industry. Her research has resulted in 9 book chapters, and more than 150 publications in prestigious international journals and conferences, as well as 5 patents. She has also contributed to standardization organizations (ITU, ETSI) and is a member of the European 5G PPP Group of Experts, as well as the Spanish representative in the committee of the ESA Joint Board on Communication Satellite Programs 5G Advisory Committee (5JAC). She has been Editor (2016–2019, Exemplary Editor Award 2017 and 2018) and Area Editor (2019-2020, Exemplary Editor Award 2020) of IEEE Communication Letters. She is Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2019, Area Editor of IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society since 2019, Editor of the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies and is a regular member of the technical program committees of the most relevant international conferences in his field. She has formed / is part of the organizing committee of the IEEE Globecom 2019 and 2021 (General Chair), IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring 2018, 2019 and Fall 2018, IEEE 5G Summit 2017, among others. She is Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Committee, has been Secretary and Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee. Since January 2020 she is Director of Online Content of the IEEE Communications Society. She has received the Award of Excellence from the Social Council and the Award for Best Teaching Practices from Universidad Carlos II de Madrid, as well as the third place Bell Labs Prize 2014, the Outstanding Service Award 2019 from the SPCE committee of the IEEE Communications Society and the Outstanding Service Award 2020 from the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) standing committee.

John Cioffi

Illinois-BSEE: 1978, Stanford-PhDEE: 1984; Prof. EE, Stanford, 1986-present, now recalled emeritus.   Founder Amati 1991 (1997 purchased by TI); Chairman and CEO ASSIA Inc.  Cioffi’s specific interests are in the area of high-performance digital transmission. Awards include IEEE AG Bell (2010), Kirchmayer (2014) and Millennium Medals; Member Internet (2014) and Consumer-Electronics (2018) Halls of Fame; Marconi Fellow (2006); Member, US National (2001) and UK Royal (2009) Engineering Academies.  Has served over a dozen boards of directors, presently PhyTunes (Chairman), Marconi Society (Vice-Chairman), Tinoq. 800+ papers and 150+ heavily licensed patents.

Mischa Dohler

Mischa Dohler is now Chief Architect in Ericsson Inc. in Silicon Valley, US.

He was Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence. He is a serial entrepreneur with 5 companies; composer & pianist with 5 albums on Spotify/iTunes; and fluent in several languages. He sits on the Spectrum Advisory Board of Ofcom, and acts as policy advisor on issues related to digital, skills and education. He has had ample coverage by national and international press and media. He is featured on Amazon Prime.

He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker, and has received numerous awards. He has pioneered several research fields, contributed to numerous wireless broadband, IoT/M2M and cyber security standards, holds a dozen patents, organized and chaired numerous conferences, was the Editor-in-Chief of two journals, has more than 300 highly-cited publications, and authored several books. He is a Top-1% Cited Scientist across all science fields globally.

He was Professor at King’s from 2013-2021, and the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research from 2014-2018. He is the Cofounder of the Smart Cities pioneering company Worldsensing, where he was the CTO from 2008-2014. He also worked as a Senior Researcher at Orange/France Telecom from 2005-2008.

Monisha Ghosh

Monisha Ghosh joined the University of Notre Dame as a Professor in the Electrical Engineering department in January 2022. She was a Research Professor at the University of Chicago where she conductsedresearch on wireless networks, with an emphasis on spectrum sharing and coexistence. She was on a leave of absence from January 2020 – June 2021, serving as the CTO of the FCC where she helped craft the rules for the 6 GHz unlicensed band and was instrumental in the design and execution of the broadband mapping pilot with the USPS, and from September 2017 – December 2019 at NSF where she helped manage the wireless research portfolio and create the joint NSF/Intel Machine Learning for Wireless Networks Program. Prior to joining academia in 2015, she spent 24 years in industry, at Philips Research, Bell Labs and Interdigital. She obtained her B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur and Ph.D. from USC. She is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Muriel Médard

Muriel Médard (Fellow, IEEE) received three B.S. degrees, a M.S. degree and a Sc.D., all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds a doctorate honoris causa degree from the Technical University of Munich. She is currently Cecil H. Green Professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department, MIT, and she leads the Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group, Research Laboratory for Electronics.

She was a Co-Winner of MIT 2004 Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award, received the 2013 EECS Graduate Student Association Mentor Award and served as Faculty in residence for undergraduates at MIT for seven years. SShe is a member of U.S. National Academy of Inventors, U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was the President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 2012, and serves on its Board of Governors. She serves and has served as a technical program committee co-chair for many of the major conferences in information theory, communications, and networking. She has served as an Editor or a Steering Committee Member for many publications of IEEE. She was the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS an is currently the EiC for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY. She received the 2009 IEEE Communication Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2009 William R. Bennett Prize in the Field of Communications Networking, the 2019 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Best Paper Award, the 2002 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award, the 2018 ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Paper Award, and several conference paper awards.

In 2007, she was named Gilbreth Lecturer by U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She also received the 2016 IEEE Vehicular Technology James Evans Avant Garde Award, the 2017 Aaron Wyner Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Information Theory Society, the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award and the 2022 IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award. She has co-founded Code On and Steinwurf to commercialize network coding. 

Sofie Pollin

Sofie Pollin is a professor at KU Leuven focusing on wireless communication systems. Before that, she worked at imec and UC Berkeley. Her research centers around wireless networks that require networks that are ever more dense, heterogeneous, battery powered, and spectrum constrained. She built a 5G testbed for distributed Massive MIMO at KU Leuven, is involved in a spectrum sensing open data initiative, and is now leading the way towards 6G tests in multiple large EU projects.

Petar Popovski

Petar Popovski is a Professor at Aalborg University, where he heads the section on Connectivity and a Visiting Excellence Chair at the University of Bremen. He received his Dipl.-Ing and M. Sc. degrees in communication engineering from the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received an ERC Consolidator Grant (2015), the Danish Elite Researcher award (2016), IEEE Fred W. Ellersick prize (2016), IEEE Stephen O. Rice prize (2018), Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications (2019), the Danish Telecommunication Prize (2020) and Villum Investigator Grant (2021). He is a Member at Large at the Board of Governors in IEEE Communication Society, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. He is currently an Area Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS and, from 2022, an Editor-in-Chief of IEEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. Prof. Popovski was the General Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 and IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2019. His research interests are in the area of wireless communication and communication theory. He authored the book “Wireless Connectivity: An Intuitive and Fundamental Guide”, published by Wiley in 2020.

Theodore Rappaport

Theodore S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor at New York University (NYU) and holds faculty appointments in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the Courant Computer Science Department, and the NYU Langone School of Medicine. He founded NYU WIRELESS, a multidisciplinary research center, and the wireless research centers at the University of Texas Austin (WNCG) and Virginia Tech (MPRG). His research has provided fundamental knowledge of wireless channels used to create the first Wi-Fi standard (IEEE 802.11), the first U.S. digital TDMA and CDMA standards, the first public Wi-Fi hotspots, and more recently proved the viability of millimeter-wave and sub-THz frequencies for 5G, 6G, and beyond. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and was elected to the Wireless History Foundation Hall of Fame in 2019. He founded TSR Technologies, Inc. and Wireless Valley Communications, Inc., which were both sold to publicly traded companies.

Jennifer Rexford

Jennifer Rexford is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering and the Chair of Computer Science at Princeton University. Before joining Princeton in 2005, she worked for eight years at AT&T Labs–Research. Jennifer received her BSE degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1991, and her PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan in 1996. Her research focuses on computer networking. She is co-author of the book “Web Protocols and Practice” (Addison-Wesley, 2001) and co-editor of the book “She’s an Engineer? Princeton Alumnae Reflect”
(Princeton University, 1993). Jennifer received the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computer professional, the ACM Athena Lecturer Award, the NCWIT Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award, the ACM SIGCOMM award for lifetime contributions, and the IEEE Internet Award. She is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences.

Ravi P. Sinha

Ravi Sinha is working with world’s fastest growing telco brand Reliance Jio as the Director of 5G Product and Technology Development.

He is a versatile R&D Executive serving leadership roles in wireless industry with expertise in product development and technology strategy, business analysis, M&A assessments, Strategy planning that enables Jio to achieve its long-term objectives. He brings over two decades of experience and working with some of the world’s largest telecom companies and service providers. In his previous role, he spearheaded efforts to innovate cutting edge projects around small cell solutions and Cloud Native Infra assets for Telco Consumptions.

Ravi Sinha is leading global SDOs in Open-Source Paradigm. He is   the Co Chairman of O-RAN Next Generation Research Group (6G and beyond) as well as the Chairman of Small Cell Forum (SCF) Emerging Technology Group. He is leading multiple teams from Telco and Service verticals in 6G, 5G and High Compute Edge Fabric related to Use cases, Architecture, Advance Radios, Native AI Automation and Native Security.

Reinaldo A. Valenzuela

Member National Academy of Engineering, Fellow IEEE.  IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award. Bell Labs Fellow. WWRF Fellow, 2014 IEEE CTTC Technical Achievement Award, 2015 IEEE VTS Avant Garde Award. B.Sc. U. of Chile, Ph.D. Imperial College. Director, Communication Theory Department, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories. Engaged in propagation measurements and models, MIMO/space time systems achieving high capacities using transmit and receive antenna arrays, HetNets, small cells and next generation air interface techniques and architectures. He has published 190 papers and 44 patents. He has over 32,540 Google Scholar citations and is a ‘Highly Cited Author’ In Thomson ISI and a Fulbright Senior Specialist. 

Recording Soon.