The 5G Revolution 🗓

Sponsor: IEEE OC Section Computer Society / ACM
Speaker: Lola Awoniyi-Oteri Ph.D.
Systems Research & Development Engineer @Qualcomm Research
Meeting Date: Jan 20, 2021 07:00 PM in Pacific Time

Reservations: IEEE ACM

5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology, is revolutionizing the wireless industry. 5G networks are envisioned to be faster and more robust than their predecessors, offering fiber-like mobile speeds and ultra-reliable communications to support the massive proliferation in mobile data traffic. In addition to supporting the insatiable demand for mobile applications, 5G is expected to transform industries by wirelessly connecting together devices in emerging verticals such as industrial automation, smart cities, smart agriculture, smart grids, smart manufacturing, autonomous driving, logistics and public safety. Consequently, new enabling technologies are required to harness the opportunities and address the challenges presented by existing and emerging 5G wireless applications. The key enabling technologies include a scalable Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)-based air interface, Dynamic Time Division Duplex (TDD), Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna configurations, advanced channel coding, and beamforming techniques.
This talk will present the major 5G services and uses cases, and the key technologies enabling them. The speaker will also provide insights from practical deployments and some of the 5G enhancements being discussed in the wireless industry.

Bio: Dr. Lola Awoniyi-Oteri currently works as a Systems Research & Development engineer within the Qualcomm Research organization. In her current role, she is involved in standardization, research and development of 5G mmWave devices. Her focus is on improving connectivity performance, enhancing the mobile user experience, enabling network mobility support and reducing network and device power consumption. Her research interests span multiple Wide Area Network technologies, such as Cellular and Satellite networks; and a myriad of wireless Local Area Network technologies such as WiFi and Bluetooth networks. Prior to joining Qualcomm, she worked at Texas Instruments developing 3G mobile handsets. She received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Lola has authored/co-authored over 150 approved worldwide patents. She has held many volunteer leadership roles within the IEEE.

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