Rath Vannithamby received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in EE from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is a senior research scientist in Intel Labs, USA responsible for 5G research. He is a recipient of Top Inventor award at Intel in 2015. Previously, he was a researcher at Ericsson, USA. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2014-2017. He has published over 50 journal/conference papers and has over 200 patents granted/pending. He is an editor of a couple of books: (i) "Towards 5G: Applications, Requirements and Candidate Technologies" by Wiley and (ii) "Design and Deployment of Small Cell Networks" by Cambridge Press. He has also authored chapters of 3 books on 4G. He has given keynote speeches in IEEE GC’10 BWA workshop, IEEE APWiMob’14, IEEE IAICT’14, IEEE ISTT’14, IEEE ICIIS’15, ANDICOM'16 and WIoT'17.
Dr. Vannithamby has been an associate editor for Journal of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials since 2012, and he was an editor for IEEE Internet of Things Journal in the past. He was the lead-chair for workshops on (i) "5G Technologies" and (ii) "M2M Communications for IoT" in IEEE ICC 2014; and co-chair for "5G HetNets" workshop in GC'16, and "Main Trends in 5G Networks" workshop in ICC'17. He has given tutorials and hosted panels on 3G/4G/5G topics in numerous venues in IEEE conferences. He was a Guest Editor for EURASIP JWCN SI on RRM for 3G+ Systems. He was a TPC symposium co-chair for PIMRC'11. He is a member and the Standards Liaison for IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics Technical Committee (SPCE-TC). He has also served on TPC for IEEE ICC, GC, VTC, WCNC, and PIMRC. His research interests are in the area of 5G RAN, 5G IoT, ultra-dense networking, Autonomous Driving, and ICN.
- 5G Evolution and Candidate Technologies
- M2M Communications for Internet of Things