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Virtual Event || Friday 23 October 2020
Time: 8:00am - 4:30 pm EDT 

 

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Register for Free at this LINK.
NOTE: The broadcast will convert to on-demand after 23 October. You can still register up until 23 November to access sessions.

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Overview 

5G is not just the next evolution of 4G technology; it's a paradigm shift. It is expected to enable fundamentally new applications — with much more stringent requirements in latency and bandwidth — and provide resiliency and flexibility to the underlying network. Several standards organizations and forums, namely IEEE, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project, and the International Telecommunication Union, are working on defining the architecture and standardizing aspects of 5G technologies. However, few organizations are focusing on how such technologies can be useful to tactical and first responder networks.

IEEE is hosting the third workshop in this series on October 23, 2020. It is the result of partnership and collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL). This workshop will explore the applicability of 5G technologies for tactical and first responder networks, offer solutions, share use cases, and investigate research opportunities and challenges. The event will also provide an opportunity for 5G experts from industry and academia, as well as the standards, regulatory, homeland security, public safety and defense communities, to collaborate.

 

Call for Participation

Registration is Free and is now open for the 3rd Annual Workshop on 5G Technologies for Tactical and First Responder Networks," hosted by IEEE, in collaboration with APL and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. See the agenda and register here

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Russell Becker, director of the Office for Interoperability and Compatibility Technology Center, in the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, and Joseph Evans, the principal director for 5G in the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Modernization) within the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

The event will include three plenary talks by Chris Baker, a senior public safety advisor for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), and a national expert for fire and aviation; Monisha Ghosh, the first woman Chief Technology Officer at the US government's Federal Communications Commission; and Alex Sprintson, director of the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Network Systems Core program, which deals with all aspects of computer and network systems. Ruth Vogel, the Emergency Response Systems Program Manager at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHAPL), will moderate a panel in the afternoon.

The workshop will also include four tracks consisting of talks from open calls, vendor talks, and invited talks.

  • Technology: Covering 5G and beyond technologies currently available to solve challenges associated with first-responder and tactical networks.
  • First Responder Networks: Covering use cases and solutions applicable to First Responder community, including case studies that illustrate the gaps in current technologies and how 5G can augment operational capabilities.
  • Tactical Networks: Covering use cases and solutions applicable to Tactical Networks, including case studies of real-life scenarios that illustrate the gaps in current technologies and how 5G can augment the capabilities.
  • Research: Covering new development in technologies, novel solutions, ongoing research, and prototypes that look well beyond three-, five- and 10-year horizons.

All the speakers for the event will be presenting remotely. 

 

Past Conferences 

2019 Workshop on 5G Technologies for Tactical and First Responder Networks 
2018 Workshop on 5G Technologies for Tactical and First Responder Networks 

 

Register for Free at this LINK.
NOTE: The broadcast will convert to on-demand after 23 October. You can still register up until 23 November to access sessions.

 

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Organizers

 

andrusenko sizedMs. Julia Andrusenko received her bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering in 2002 from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. She is a senior communications engineer at APL and is the Chief Engineer of the Tactical Wireless Systems group of APL. Ms. Andrusenko has an extensive background in communications theory, wireless networking, satellite communications, Radio Frequency (RF) propagation prediction, communications systems vulnerability, computer simulation of communications systems, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms/programming, MIMO, and millimeter wave technologies. She also has a substantial experience developing electronic warfare methodologies for various advanced commercial communications systems and military data links. Ms. Andrusenko is a published author of many technical papers and has recently co-authored a book titled “Wireless Internetworking: Understanding Internetworking Challenges” through Wiley/IEEE Press. Ms. Andrusenko is a member of the IEEE Communications Society.

 

Sean Brassard ProfileSean Brassard is a section supervisor in the Wireless Cyber Capabilities group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab where he serves as a project lead for various 5G and Cognitive Radio projects for the DoD. He has over 20 years of experience working in telecom and DoD tactical radio industries with a focus on systems engineering, software defined radios, anti-jam/signal cancellation techniques, and geo-location systems. He holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

 

 

corbett sizedDr. Cherita Corbett is the Chief Scientist for the Communication and Networking Systems Group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She guides research and development strategy and activities focused on resilient communications for military operations and critical infrastructure. Her current research interests include: secure mobile technologies, secure tactical communication systems, and insider threat protection.  Prior to joining APL, Dr. Corbett was a Senior Computer Scientist at SRI International where she performed research on self-healing cellular networks, vehicular security, and IoT security. She also provided programmatic support to the Cyber Security Division of DHS S&T in the area of mobile technology. She has published over 30 technical manuscripts and holds a U.S. patent in cyber security. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

ashutosh duttaDr. Ashutosh Dutta is currently senior scientist and 5G Chief Strategist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). He is also a JHU/APL Sabbatical Fellow and adjunct faculty at The Johns Hopkins University. Ashutosh also serves as the chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Engineering for Professional Program at Johns Hopkins University. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless for NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist and Project Manager in Telcordia Research, Director of the Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. He has more than 100 conference, journal publications, and standards specifications, three book chapters, and 31 issued patents. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design,Evaluation and Application,” published by IEEE and John & Wiley that has recently been translated into Chinese Language. Ashutosh is the founding co-chair for IEEE Future Networks initiative and serves as IEEE Communications Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2018 and Distinguised Speaker for ACM from 2020-2022. He was recipient of the prestigious 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award and 2010 IEEE-USA professional leadership award. Ashutosh obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from NIT Rourkela, India, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. Ashutosh is a Fellow of IEEE and senior member of ACM.

 

everett sized2Mr. Jared Everett is a senior wireless communications research engineer in the Wireless Cyber Capabilities group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (Johns Hopkins APL). Since joining APL in 2009, his research has focused broadly on the use of cellular technologies for defense and national security applications. He has a deep knowledge of LTE and emerging 5G standards, specializing in cellular air interfaces and end-to-end systems. He is a co-author of the book, “Wireless Networking: Understanding Internetworking Challenges,” published by Wiley/IEEE Press. His current research interests include innovative approaches to spectrum sharing in 5G networks. Jared holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. He also holds a B.A. degree in music.

 

holly sizedMr. Douglas Holly, Principle, Eagle Management Group

Doug brings a broad range of telecommunications, business leadership and management skills with a particular focus on project management, operational improvement and M&A. He currently heads up Eagle Management Group a consulting firm that provides general management, project management and strategic planning to improve operational performance. EMG also provides M&A selection, diligence support and integration services to businesses. He is a director of the Washington Section and chair its chapter of the Communications Society and also chair of the joint Washington/Northern Virginia chapter of the TEMS. He was finance chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 and 2016.

Doug holds a bachelor's and master's dress in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

stallings littleAmy Howard is the Branch Office Administrator for the Communications Systems Branch in the Asymmetric Operations Sector at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL).  Amy joined APL in May, 2015 and is in her 2nd year as co-chair for the 5G Workshop.  She has over 25 years of professional office and event coordination experience.

 

 

 

 

stallings littleCarolyn Stallings-Little is the Group Office Administrator for the Communication and Networking Systems Group at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). She joined APL in March, 2017.  She has over 25 years of professional administrative experience.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Narendra Mangra is a wireless mobility advisor at GlobeNet. His diverse experience extends across the wireless mobility ecosystem and mobile network deployment lifecycle within academia, government and industry. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Volgeneau School of Engineering at the George Mason University. Narendra is also the Applications and Services Co-Chair and Summer School Chair for IEEE  Networks. He leads the Smart Cities roadmap development initiative and recurring industry focused educational sessions for Young Professionals.

Narendra has extensive consulting experience in the mobile satellite and cellular communications, public safety communications, information technology, higher education, and federal & local government sectors. He holds an MSEE and BSEE from Polytechnic University, MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate. His current interests include the 5G ecosystem, Smart Cities and interconnected ecosystems.

 

Mithun MukherjeeDr. Mithun Mukherjee received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, India, in 2015. He is currently a Professor with the School of Artificial Intelligence, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China. He has (co)authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Dr. Mukherjee was a recipient of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS) Best Paper Award. He also served/will serve as the Publicity Co-Chair of IEEE 5G World 2018, 2019, and 2020. His current research interests center around fog computing and edge intelligence.

 

 

somerlockMr. Oscar Somerlock joined the Applied Physics Laboratory in 2014, where he is currently a member of the Senior Technical Staff. Prior to joining APL, he worked in the cellular industry for more than 20 years holding engineering and technical leadership positions at Samsung, Motorola, and Qualcomm. He also founded and served as President of Comware, Inc. He has been awarded patents in digital beamforming and wireless networking. Oscar holds an M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and MBA from the University of Maryland.

 

 

David Coleman ProfileDavid M. Coleman is the chief scientist for the Communications Branch in APL’s Asymmetric Operations Sector and also serves as the lead for the Spectrum Operations research portfolio in the Cyber Operations Mission Area. He earned a BS in computer engineering from Elizabethtown College, an MS in computer engineering from the University of Arkansas, and a PhD in electrical engineering from University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Coleman has presented at many conferences for tactical networks and has been published in journals and proceedings.