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2019 IEEE ComSoc Autumn School
2019 IEEE ComSoc Autumn School Group

On 5-8 November, 34 students from 20 different countries participated in the IEEE ComSoc Autumn School hosted at Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions in Barcelona, Spain. The program included presentations from seven university professors and industry experts, which focused on 5G cellular wireless networks, network slicing, data analytics, data-driven communication, Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and vertical applications.

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List of speakers and topics:

  • Algorithmic Nuggets in Network Slicing and Resource Allocation - Professor Stefan Schmid, University of Vienna, Austria
  • The Road to 5G: An Overview of Challenges and Emerging AI Technologies in Telecommunications Industry - Dr. Saman Feghhi, Ericcsson, Ireland
  • Leveraging Machine Learning in Telecommunications Network - Dr. Saman Feghhi, Ericcsson, Ireland
  • Evolving Management in Network Operators: SDN and Telemetry - Dr. Victor Lopez, Telefonica, Spain
  • Applying Artificial Intelligence in Network Operators - Dr. Victor Lopez,     Telefonica, Spain
  • Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization: Theory and Practice - Professor Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy
  • An Intelligent End-to-End Network Slicing Orchestration for Verticals Industries - Dr. Vincenzo Sciancalepore, NEC, Germany
  • Wireless Solutions for Industry Verticals- Dr. Diomidis Michalopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
  • Network Slicing in Theory and Practice: Takeaways from the 5G Monarch Project - Dr. Diomidis Michalopoulos, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
  • Network Slicing in the Era of 5G and Beyond - Professor Adlen Ksentini, EURECOM, France
2019 IEEE ComSoc Summer School

The IEEE ComSoc Summer School was designed to help kick-start the careers of new professionals, Ph.D. candidates, and researchers in wireless communications. The 5th Edition was held on 16th-19th July 2019 at National Instruments Corporation, Austin, Texas. It consisted of lectures by world leading professors, industry leaders and executives. The event featured a highly interactive classroom environment with an intense focus on learning the cutting-edge trends in communications technology, as well as laboratory tours, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, poster presentations and networking activities.

The program focused on applications in specific industries including commercial cellular wireless service, automotive V2x and autonomy, and defense funded research. Workshop featured Massive MIMO and mmWave technologies to create real-world wireless testbeds using Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) techniques.

List of speakers and topics:

  • IEEE Comsoc Research, Dr. Ian Wong
  • RF and Microwave System Design, Introduction to the Dark Art, Erik Luther
  • Digital and hardware solutions to mitigate the high PAPR problem of OFDM signals signals in RF power amplifiers, Dr Tommaso Cappello
  • My Ten Favorite USRP Experiments and Implementation of Overlay Cognitive Radios, Dr. Murat Torlak
  • Evolving 5G and the Challenges Ahead - 5G 2.0, James Kimery
  • Software Defined Radio Adaptive Arrays, Dr Payam Nayeri
  • 360◦ and 4K Video Streaming for Mobile Devices, Dr Lili Qiu
  • Universal Software Defined Radio Open Platform: 5G, 4G, WiFi and Advanced Research, Dr  Brian Kelley
  • Deep Learning Based Security Solutions for the Internet of Medical Things, Dr Heena Rathore
  • Unlocking efficiencies in supply chain & distribution using Industrial IoT, Dr. N. R. Vijay
  • Leveraging Machine Learning in the Wireless Physical Layer, Dr. Tim O'shea
  • Using FPGAs and SDRs to create real-time testbeds, Sarah Yost
  • Open Source Software Defined Radio Hands On Seminar, Neel Pandeya
  • Collaborative IoT, 5G and AI empower building smart solutions towards Smart Cities,  Fawzi Behmann