"Metropolitan-Scale Optimization of Wireless Access Networks"

Dongning Guo, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University

September 18th (Monday), 2:00pm
Harold Frank Hall (HFH), Rm 4164
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To support a massive number of devices, a large number of access points need to be deployed in a future-generation cellular network. A key challenge then is how to allocate frequency spectrum and other radio resources to the mutually interfering links to serve highly dynamic data traffic. In this talk we debate whether to centralize or not to centralize radio resource management. In particular, we will highlight some recent work that pushes centralized resource allocation to the unprecedented scale of thousands of cells.

About Dongning Guo:

photo of dongning guoDongning Guo joined the faculty of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, in 2004, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He received the B.Eng. degree from the University of Science & Technology of China, the M.Eng. degree from the National University of Singapore, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. Dr. Guo received the NSF CAREER Award in 2007, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2010, and the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference in 2017. He has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, an Editor of Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory, and a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. His research interests are in information theory, communications, networking, and signal processing, with applications to the Internet of Things and next-generation cellular networks. He is also leading a team in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

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