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Prof. Merouane DEBBAH
Prof. Merouane DEBBAH
5G is now!

Abstract: Targeted for 2020, 5G will take the eco-system to a whole new level. New applications, new business models and even new industries will spring up around 5G.
With 5G, we can expect our high speed connections to extend into our vehicles, into our things, with fewer interruptions and new ways of working or remote working starting to take off. If we look at some of the goals of 5G versus where we are today, we can see the gap that has to be bridged over the next few years. The goal of 1ms latency is nearly 50x better than current LTE systems.
In order to go from 100Mbps per user to 10Gbps, we need 100x the throughput per connection. The current 10,000 connections per square kilometer needs to increase to 1Million connections which is a 100x increase in density. Reliable communications today with LTE top can sustain 350km/h and we expect to bring that up by 1.5x to 500km/h.
Finally the current core networks and backhaul/front-haul are inflexible with wasted pools of bandwidth. The introduction of SDN/NFV will allow much better ability to chop up and virtualize the network resources for lower operational costs and capital costs and much greater flexibility. In this talk, we will briefly describe the core 5G technologies and provide a look at the actual worldwide deployment agenda.

Bio: Merouane Debbah entered the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay (France) in 1996 where he received his M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees respectively. He worked for Motorola Labs (Saclay, France) from 1999-2002 and the Vienna Research Center for Telecommunications (Vienna, Austria) until 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he joined the Mobile Communications department of the Institut Eurecom (Sophia Antipolis, France) as an Assistant Professor.
Since 2007, he is a Full Professor at CentraleSupelec (Gif-sur-Yvette, France). From 2007 to 2014, he was the director of the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio. Since 2014, he is Vice-President of the Huawei France R&D center and director of the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab.
His research interests lie in fundamental mathematics, algorithms, statistics, information & communication sciences research. He is an Associate Editor in Chief of the journal Random Matrix: Theory and Applications and was an associate and senior area editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing respectively in 2011-2013 and 2013-2014.
Merouane Debbah is a recipient of the ERC grant MORE (Advanced Mathematical Tools for Complex Network Engineering). He is a IEEE Fellow, a WWRF Fellow and a Membre emerite SEE. He has managed 8 EU projects and more than 24 national and international projects.
He received 19 best paper awards, among which the 2007 IEEE GLOBECOM best paper award, the Wi-Opt 2009 best paper award, the 2010 Newcom++ best paper award, the WUN CogCom Best Paper 2012 and 2013 Award, the 2014 WCNC best paper award, the 2015 ICC best paper award, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize, the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial paper award, the 2016 European Wireless Best Paper Award, the 2017 Eurasip Best Paper Award and the 2018 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award as well as the Valuetools 2007, Valuetools 2008, CrownCom2009, Valuetools 2012, SAM 2014 and 2017 IEEE Sweden VT-COM-IT Joint Chapter Best Student paper awards. He is the recipient of the Mario Boella award in 2005, the IEEE Glavieux Prize Award in 2011 and the Qualcomm Innovation Prize Award in 2012
Prof. Manu HADDAD

Bio: Professor Manu Haddad, FIET, FLSW, obtained a first degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 from the Ecole National Polytechnique of Algiers, Algeria.
He obtained a Ph.D. degree in High Voltage Engineering in 1990 at Cardiff University. He then spent few years as a Postdoctoral Researcher working on National Grid and EPSRC funded projects. In 1995, he was appointed as a Lecturer in high voltage engineering at Cardiff University. In 2003, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer with responsibility for the high voltage and power research at Cardiff University.
In 2006, he was promoted to a personal chair in high voltage engineering and established the Advanced High Voltage Engineering Research Centre, growing to 5 academics, in addition to 6 externally-funded Research Associates and some 15 PhD students at any time. Since 2004, his high voltage research Centre was selected as one four University Centres funded by National Grid through a framework agreement to research into transmission networks and transients.

Professor Haddad has published an IET text book (power series 41) "Advances in High Voltage Engineering" and over 300 papers. Prof. Haddad, with colleagues and PhD students, has won 13 paper prizes, including prizes from IET/IEE (De Ferranti Premium) and international conferences. Over 30 researchers/PhD students have completed their research programmes under his supervision. His research interests in the power area are in lightning overvoltage protection, insulation systems, alternative gases to SF6, insulation coordination, earthing and safety of electrical systems. In 2011, he established a unique university research centre, the Morgan-Botti Lightning laboratory in collaboration with AIRBUS Group. The centre's research activities are currently focussed on protection of aircraft against lightning.

Professor Haddad is a member of several international technical working group (CIGRE), international conference committees, and Standards committees (BSI and IEC). He also sits on the technical / scientific advisory boards for two large industrial projects (National Grid and SuperGrid Institute in France). Professor Haddad has/had Visiting Professor positions in China, Malaysia and Japan.

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