Friday, March 4, 2022
4:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Tommaso Melodia
William L. Smith Professor, Northeastern University
– Open, Programmable, and Virtualized Wireless Architectures
– O-RAN architecture: Research Challenges
– Deep Reinforcement Learning for sequential decision making in the Open RAN
– Resources available for at scale prototyping, testing, data collection: PAWR, Colosseum
“Toward AI-based Control and Orchestration in the Open RAN: Architectures, Algorithms, Testbeds”
This talk will present an overview of our work on laying the basic principles to design open, programmable, AI-driven, and virtualized next-generation wireless networks. We will cover in detail challenges and opportunities associated with the evolution of cellular systems into cloud-native softwarized architectures enabling fine grained AI-based control of end-to-end functionalities on mobile devices, in the radio access network, and at the edge. We will also discuss existing testbeds and platforms available to the community for prototyping, experimentation, and data collection in virtualized and softwarized wireless systems.
Tommaso Melodia is the William Lincoln Smith Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. He is also the Founding Director of the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things and the Director of Research for the PAWR Project Office. He received his Laurea (integrated BS and MS) from the University of Rome – La Sapienza and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow and recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award. Prof. Melodia is serving as Editor in Chief for Computer Networks, and has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, among others. He was the Technical Program Committee Chair for IEEE Infocom 2018, and General Chair for ACM MobiHoc 2020, IEEE SECON 2019, ACM Nanocom 2019, and ACM WUWNet 2014. Prof. Melodia’s research on modeling, optimization, and experimental evaluation of wireless networked systems has been funded by US federal agencies and industry.
Dr. Melodia: https://ece.northeastern.edu/wineslab/tmelodia.php
On Zoom @ 4:10 p.m. on Friday, 3/4/22
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Meeting ID: 963 4348 1647