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Monday 19 May 2014, 18:00–20:00 (Ballroom)

5G Wireless

Moderator:   Nak Myeong Kim, Vice President for Information and Communications, Ewha Womans University
Panelists:
 Youngnam Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
 Ed Tiedemann, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm, USA
 Gerhard P. Fettweis, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
 Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute
 Akira Matsunaga, Vice leader of the 20B AH), KDDI Corporation
 Maziar Nekovee, Head of European 5G Research, Samsung UK

 

5G Wireless

Monday 19 May 2014, 18:00–20:00 (Ballroom)

While LTE-Advanced is still being deployed, lots of interest from standards bodies and industries are moving toward a fifth generation (5G) wireless technology. This panel will provide its audience with the views of academia, main industry players, and regional bodies in the Asia, Europe, and the US. The panel discussion will take place on Monday, 19th of May, 2014, 18:00-20:00 and will be led by Prof. Nak Myeong Kim. The panel will be part of the IEEE 79th Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC 2014 Spring), 18–21 May 2014, Seoul, Korea.

Nak Myeong Kim, Vice President for Information and Communications, Ewha Womans University (Moderator)

Nak Myeong Kim received his BS degree in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, and the MS degree in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1980 and 1982, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree under T. Berger’s supervision from Cornell University in 1990. From 1990 to 1996, he was a Principal Researcher at the Central Research Institute in LG Information and Communications, Ltd. Since 1996 he is currently a Professor at the Department of Electronics Engineering in Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. From July 2003 to June 2004, and from Oct. 2010 to Aug. 2011 he was on leave at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Kiheung, Korea, as a visiting scholar. His research interests include wireless information networking, wireless applications in medical systems, and hybrid access technologies. He is Chairman of Board of Governors of IEEE Asia Pacific Wireless Communication Symposium (APWCS). He is a member of IEEE, KICS, and IEIE.

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Youngnam Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea

Professor Youngnam Han (ynhan@kaist.ac.kr) received his B.S and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University in 1978 and 1980, respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1992. He had been working as a principal engineer at ETRI during 1992 to 1997 managing the project of design and performance analysis of radio transmission technology for DCN, PCS and IMT2000. He was actively engaged in R&D for IS95 digital cellular system in Korea deployed nationwide in 1995 and as a member for IMT2000 standards activities as a delegate at ITU-R representing Korea. He joined ICU as a faculty since 1998, and was a principal engineer at Qualcomm, Inc. San Diego during 2001~2001, where he worked on the standards cdma20001xEV. He had been served many conferences as a TPC member and organizing chairs. And TPC chair for VTC2003 Spring. He had been a Chairman of BoG, IEEE VTS APWCS (Asia Pacific Wireless Communication Symposium) during 2009~2010. He will serve as a general chair for VTC2014 Spring in Seoul. He is currently with the Department of Electrical Engineering at KAIST as a Professor. His research interests include performance evaluation of mobile communication systems, radio resource management, optimization of mobile systems operations and cognitive radio systems. He is a recipient of a best paper Award in IEEE VTC2000, Tokyo. He is a life-long member of KICS, and a senior member of IEEE. Since June 2013, He has been working as Chair, Steering Committee, 5G Forum in Korea.

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Ed Tiedemann, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm, USA

Dr. Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is a QUALCOMM Fellow and a Senior Vice President of Engineering at QUALCOMM. He leads QUALCOMM’s worldwide standardization activities. Dr. Tiedemann was instrumental in the design and development of the TIA/EIA/IS-95 CDMA system, also called cdmaOne™. He led QUALCOMM's and much of the industry’s efforts in the design and development of the third-generation cdma2000® system. He was instrumental in getting QUALCOMM involved in WCDMA and in embedded modules. Recently he led the industry group on M2M convergence, which resulted in oneM2M. Dr. Tiedemann chairs 3GPP2 TSG-AC, which is responsible for the cdma2000® (1x and 1xEV-DO) air interface. Dr. Tiedemann holds over 200 US patents and has participated in many papers, conference lectures, and industry panels. Prior to becoming involved with wireless communications, Dr. Tiedemann was involved with numerous commercial and military satellite programs. From 1977 to 1988, Dr. Tiedemann was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Dr. Tiedemann holds the Ph.D. degree from MIT. He holds the Master of Science degree from Purdue University. Dr. Tiedemann currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is on the Board of Directors of the Open Mobile Alliance.

In 2008, Dr. Tiedemann received the 3G-CDMA Industry Achievement Award for Industry Leadership from the CDMA Development Group (CDG) for his "long-running contribution to CDMA development and standardization." He received the Global IT Innovator and Leadership Award from Yonsei University in Korea in 2009 and the 2010 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Dr. Tiedemann is General Chair for GLOBECOM 2015, one of the IEEE Communications Society flagship conferences.

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Gerhard P. Fettweis, Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Gerhard P. Fettweis earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr’s supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. Thereafter he was at IBM Research and then at TCSI Inc., California.

Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany, with main research interest on wireless transmission and chip design. He is an IEEE Fellow and an honorary doctorate of TU Tampere. As repeat entrepreneur he has co-founded 11 startups so far.

He has setup funded projects in size of close to EUR 1/2 billion, notably he runs the German science foundation’s CRC HAEC and COE cfAED. He is actively involved in organizing IEEE conferences, e.g. TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and TTM 2012, General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014.

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Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute

Dr. Chih-Lin I is the China Mobile Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, in charge of advanced wireless communication R&D effort of China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI). She established the Green Communications Research Center of China Mobile, spearheading major initiatives including 5G Key Technologies R&D; high energy efficiency system architecture, technologies, and devices; green energy; C-RAN and soft base station.

Dr. I received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, has almost 30 years experience in wireless communication area. She has worked in various world-class companies and research institutes, including wireless communication fundamental research department of AT&T Bell Labs; Headquarter of AT&T, as Director of Wireless Communications Infrastructure and Access Technology; ITRI of Taiwan, as Director of Wireless Communication Technology; Hong Kong ASTRI, as VP and the Founding GD of Communications Technology Domain.

Dr. I received the Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award, and is a winner of CCCP “National 1000 talent” program. She was an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of ComSoc Meeting and Conference Board, and the Founding Chair of IEEE WCNC Steering Committee. She is currently an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, and a Network Operator Council Member of ETSI NFV.

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Akira Matsunaga, Vice leader of the 20B AH), KDDI Corporation

Mr. Akira Matsunaga was engaged in Strategic Technology planning, Development of RAN equipment and Standardization Activities in the Mobile Technology Sector of KDDI Corporation. He was the Vice Chair of TSG-S (Services and Systems Aspects) of 3GPP2 during 2001-2004. Currently, he is a Senior Director, R&D Strategy Division, Technology Sector, KDDI, Japan.

Since September 2013, he has been a vice-leader of 2020 and beyond Ad Hoc of AIRB, Japan He received B.S and M.S degrees from the University of Tokyo, both in Electrical Engineering.

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Maziar Nekovee, Head of European 5G Research, Samsung UK

Dr Maziar Nekovee is a Chief Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK (SRUK), where he leads Samsung’s European research and collaborations in the next generation of mobile communication networks (5G). Prior to joining Samsung he was with British Telecom (BT), where he pioneered and led research in cognitive radio/spectrum sharing technologies, as well as providing technical consultancy the company’s lines of business on mobile strategy, including UK’s 4G spectrum auction.

He has a PhD in theoretical and computational physics and a first degree and MSc. in electrical engineering (cum laude) both obtained in the Netherlands. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers, two books, and has several patents. His current focus is on research and development of disruptive wireless technologies and systems for 5G, including advanced mmWave communications for extremely high bandwidth 5G applications, and novel approaches to scalable and efficient resource sharing in ultra-dense small cell networks.

Samsung is at the forefront of global research and innovation effort on 5G technologies, and has supported Horizon 2020 Advanced 5G Network Infrastructure for Future Internet PPP (5G PPP), a 1.4 Billion Euro joint initiative between the ICT industry and the European Commission to research and create 5G’s communication networks and services. Dr Nekovee is responsible for Samsung’s overall involvement in 5G PPP research activities, and is elected representative for the device terminal and smart card sector in the 5G Infrastructure Association, http://5g-ppp.eu/.

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