IEEE 5G Learning Series - Trento Edition

IEEE Learning Series boxIEEE 5G Learning Series- Trento Edition
5 March 2018 08:30 AM - 06:15 PM CET
DISI - University of Trento, Via Sommarive 9, Trento, Italy




Agenda- March 5th 2018

Time Topic Speaker
8:30- 10:30  Introduction to 5G and network slicing Fabrizio Granelli
10:30-10:45  Coffee Break
10:45-12:45  Open-standards data centre architecture for 5G mobile platforms Nicola Arnoldi
12:45 - 2:00  Lunch Break  
2:00 - 4:00 Millimeter wave wireless cellular communications Stefano Buzzi
4:00 - 4:15 Coffee Break  
4:15 - 6:15 Tactile Internet with Humans in the loop Frank Fitzek



Frank H. P. Fitzek is a Professor and chair of the Deutsche Telekom chair of communication networks group at TU Dresden coordinating the 5G Lab Germany. He received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology - Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) - Aachen, Germany, in 1997 and his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 2002 and became Adjunct Professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy in the same year. In 2003 he joined Aalborg University as Associate Professor and later became Professor. He co-founded several start-up companies starting with acticom GmbH in Berlin in 1999. He has visited various research institutes including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), VTT, and Arizona State University. In 2005 he won the YRP award for the work on MIMO MDC and received the Young Elite Researcher Award of Denmark. He was selected to receive the NOKIA Champion Award several times in a row from 2007 to 2011. In 2008 he was awarded the Nokia Achievement Award for his work on cooperative networks. In 2011 he received the SAPERE AUDE research grant from the Danish government and in 2012 he received the Vodafone Innovation price. In 2015 he was awarded the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa from Budapest University of Technology and Economy (BUTE). His current research interests are in the areas of wireless and mobile 5G communication networks, mobile phone programming, network coding,cross layer as well as energy efficient protocol design and cooperative networking.

Nicola Arnoldi - He has been a technologist since Y2K when he started studying M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering. He soon started working in IT as a C# Developer for a firm whose main business was the development of Banking Information Systems. At the time backends were the colossal IBM AS/400 family, which basically were indestructible monoliths processing no-SQL data. A couple of years later he moved to networking, being an employee of a small regional ISP delivering Wi-Fi coverage in the Italian Dolomites. Whilst there he pursued some technical certifications (Cisco/Asterisk/Patton). Three years after, he moved to London (UK) where he started working for SKY (former BSkyB), the biggest European media corporation, which, in the UK, is an ISP with ~6M customers. In August 2017, he moved to his current position at Vodafone Group (UK) as Lead SDN Network Architect - Data Centre.

Stefano Buzzi (SM'07) received the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer science from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy, in 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy. He is the author or coauthor of about 60 journal papers and 90 conference papers. His research interests include statistical signal processing and resource allocation for communications, with emphasis on wireless communications, energy-efficient communications, and 5G cellular networks. He is a former Associate Editor for the IEEE Communications Letters and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, a former guest editor of two JSAC special issues on 5G networks, while he is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.