Keynote Speakers

European Wireless 2022 is proud to host outstanding keynotes, covering hot topics such as AI-driven wireless networks and more. 

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KEYNOTE #1: AI-based Control and Orchestration in O-RAN: Architectures, Algorithms, Testbeds

Tommaso Melodia, William Lincoln Smith Professor at Northeastern University, USA

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 control of end-to-end functionalities.

Speaker’s bio: 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, and of a number of best paper awards including at IEEE Infocom 2022. 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, and ACM WoWMoM 2022

KEYNOTE #2: Private 5G networks built on open RAN and open source: achievements and challenges

Florian Kaltenberger, Associate Professor in the Communication Systems Department at EURECOM

In this keynote we will give an overview of the open RAN architecture and use the OpenAirInterface (OAI) open-source project as an example of the achievements and challenges involved in deploying a private open-RAN 5G network based on this solution.

Speaker’s bio: Florian Kaltenberger is an Associate Professor in the Communication Systems department at EURECOM (France). He received his Diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) and his PhD both in Technical Mathematics from the Vienna University of Technology 2002 and 2007 respectively.
He is part of the management team for the real-time open-source 5G platform and and the general secretary of the OAI software alliance. He is coordinating the developments of the OAI radio access network project group, which delivered support for 5G non-standalone access in 2020 and for 5G standalone access in 2021. He also manages several research projects (industrial and academic) around the platform and teaches a course on radio engineering. His research interests include 5G and beyond systems at large, software defined radio, open source software, massive and distributed multi-antenna systems, as well as non-terrestrial networks.

KEYNOTE #3: Towards Reliable AI: From Digital to Analog Hardware

Holger Bocher, Professor for Theoretical Information Technology

Despite the great success of Deep Learning (DL) over the last years, serious reliability issues such as its non-robustness persist. An often neglected aspect is, whether these problems arise due to fundamental limitations of DL or due to insufficient tools. We study this question from the computability perspective, i.e., we characterize the limits imposed by the applied hardware model. In particular, we show that computational barriers on digital hardware exist for solving inverse problems — a typical application area of DL. At the same time, these barriers potentially do not arise on analog hardware. Hence, the future of accurate and reliable DL may be closely connected to analog hardware.

Speaker’s bio: Holger Boche received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering, Graduate degree in mathematics, and the Dr.-Ing. Degree in electrical engineering from the Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, in 1990, 1992, and 1994, respectively, and the Dr. rer. nat. degree in pure mathematics from the Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 1998. From 1994 to 1997 he did postgraduate studies at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena. In 1997, he joined the Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI) für Nachrichtentechnik Berlin, Berlin. From 2002 to 2010, he was a Full Professor in mobile communication networks with the Institute for Communications Systems, Technische Universität Berlin. In 2003, he became the Director of the Fraunhofer German-Sino Laboratory for Mobile Communications, Berlin, and in 2004, he became the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications (HHI), Berlin, Germany. Since October 2010, he has been with the Institute of Theoretical Information Technology and a Full Professor with the Technische Universität München.