iCore seminar by Dr. Chih-Lin I
(Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute, China)
12 January 2016 (Tuesday) - from 11:00 to 12:00
Dennis Gabor Seminar Room, 611, level 6, EEE Dept. @ Imperial College

Chih-Lin I received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She has been working at multiple world-class companies and research institutes leading the R&D, including AT&T Bell Labs; Director of AT&T HQ, Director of ITRI Taiwan, and VPGD of ASTRI Hong Kong. She received the IEEE Trans. COM Stephen Rice Best Paper Award and is a winner of the CCCP National 1000 Talent Program. In 2011, she joined China Mobile as its Chief Scientist of wireless technologies, established the Green Communications Research Center, and launched the 5G Key Technologies R&D. She is spearheading major initiatives including 5G, C-RAN, high energy efficiency system architectures, technologies and devices; and green energy. She was an elected Board Member of IEEE ComSoc, Chair of the ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and Founding Chair of the IEEE WCNC Steering Committee. She is currently an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch, a Network Operator Council Member of ETSI NFV, a Steering Board Member of WWRF, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member of Singapore NRF. Her current research interests center around "Green, Soft, and Open".

Seminar Title: "Rethink [5G] Fundamentals"

Abstract: The campaign on 5G standards is officially launched in 2016. Characterized by a mixed set of KPIs like data rates, latency, mobility, energy efficiency, and traffic density, 5G services demand a fundamental rethinking on the end to end network architecture and technologies.
CMCC's 5G R&D activities since late 2011 revolved around the theme of "Green and Soft", which led to seven lines of rethinking: 1) Rethinking Shannon to start a green journey on wireless systems; 2) Rethinking Ring & Young for no more "cells"; 3) Rethinking signaling & control to be applications and load aware; 4) Rethinking antennas to make base stations "invisible"; 5) Rethinking spectrum & air interface to enable wireless signals to "dress for the occasion"; 6) Rethinking fronthaul to enable Soft RAN; and 7) Rethinking protocol stack for diversified access points and architecture.
Our recent progress on the E2E design, composed of UCN & SDAI, as well as corresponding enabling technologies will be presented.

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