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CYSE Tenure-Track Faculty Candidate Seminar #3: Artificial Intelligence-Driven 5G and Beyond Radio Access Networks (RANs)

Speaker:   Vijay Shah, Virginia Tech
When:   March 31, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Where:   Zoom


On contrary to previous generation mobile wireless networks, 5G and Beyond (B5G) wireless networks are expected to undergo an unprecedented transformation and revolutionize wireless evolution to support a wide variety of heterogeneous quality of service (QoS) provisioning, such as, mobile broadband, ultra-reliable low-latency communications, and massive machine connectivity etc. These multi-dimensional QoS requirements stem from exponential data traffic growth due to massive internet of things, autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial systems, telehealth, AR/VR application, and many other, yet unknown use cases, such as, internet of everything. Consequently, B5G wireless networks, particularly, radio access networks (RANs) are becoming increasingly smart bringing in automation with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies. In this talk, we discuss a few recent works where we designed AI techniques to solve key challenges in B5G RANs (especially, PHY and MAC layers). Following this, we briefly present an emerging industry-driven open radio access network (O-RAN) architecture that provides sufficient openness, flexibility, and well-defined interfaces to incorporate intelligence in RANs. We conclude this talk with an overview on the future outlook of the exciting area of AI-driven B5G RANs. Zoom Link: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/93131934658

Speaker Bio

Vijay K. Shah is a Research Assistant Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, and affiliated with Wireless@Virginia Tech. He is also a faculty member of Commonwealth Cybersecurity Initiative (CCI), a state-wide initiative to foster 5G wireless, autonomous systems, and cybersecurity research. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Kentucky in 2019. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Wireless Networks, 5G and Beyond Cellular Networks, UAV Communications and Networking, mmWave Communications, Internet of Things (IoT), Age of Information (AoI), Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X), Networked Music Collaboration, Multi-band Spectrum Sharing and Cybersecurity. He leads the development efforts for 5G Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) enabled wireless network testbed at Wireless@Virginia Tech. His research has been supported by several federal, state and industry grants, including NSF, DoD, ARL, CCI, IAI, and AT&T Labs.