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SOFTT 2019 | Symposium Of Future Telecommunication Technologies

Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Brian Michael Kurkoski Ph.D

Biography

Brian M. Kurkoski is an Associate Professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in Nomi, Japan. Born in Portland, Oregon, he received the B.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1993, and then worked at two California startups. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California San Diego in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He received a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2004 to 2006, while at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan, where he continued as Associate Professor from 2007 to 2012. He has been at JAIST since 2012. He was an associate editor for IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences from 2010 to 2014. From 2013 to 2016, he was secretary of the Data Storage Technical Committee, a technical committee of the IEEE Communications Society. He is active in the organization of conferences and workshops on information theory and coding theory.

Topic

From Classification to Quantization: Machine Learning for Communications

Abstract

LMachine learning techniques can be applied to problems in communications. This presentation reviews three recent successes in this area. Nachmani et al. showed that a deep neural network is an effective soft-input decoding algorithm for BCH codes. Then, two results showing the connection between classification and channel quantization are given. Near-optimal quantization, in the sense of maximizing mutual information, can be obtained by modifying the K-means algorithm to use the Kullback-Leiber divergence. In addition, this can be used to implement a finite-alphabet decoder for LDPC codes. It uses only 4 bits/message to achieve BP-like performance, compared to 6-7 bits/message for conventional approaches. Remarkably, machine learning finds the "majority vote" decoding rule without a priori knowledge.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mardeni

Biography

Associate Professor Dr.Mardeni is an academician under Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya. He is a registered Chartered Engineer with Engineering Council United Kingdom, and Member with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK. As a Chartered Engineer, he bring a diversified range of engineering experience in design & development and engineering management. His experiences include the consultation, professional institution and academic sectors. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. His current research interests are 5G/6G telecommunication, satellite, IoT and radar. He serves as a Chair of IEEE Comsoc/VTS, Malaysia which is for recognized and selected members in professional organization, networking and interaction with like-minded multidisciplinary professionals from public and private sectors as well as the international platforms in the 21st century. In Multimedia University, he has been appointed as a President of Multimedia University Mesra and Chairman of Centre for Wireless Technology. He is the principle investigator for projects under the local and international funding bodies namely Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), TMNRD, Hadhari Cattle, etc for 27 research grants. At national and international level, he has been involved in industry consultation with some companies such as TM, Celcom, Webe Digital, TM, FCE Nigeria, Tashmanbet Bagdat Erlanuly, Kazakhstan, Mimos Bhd, Sony EMCS, Plexus Sdn Bhd, Aexio Sdn Bhd, MDec, Innocrest Enterprise, Ministry of Housing & Local Government, MAMPU, WCC Telco, etc. He has published over 76 indexed international journals and conference papers. He has 32 completed Phd and Masters and 8 on-going postgraduate students and was being 16 postgraduate thesis examiner. He is very active in his own engineering professional bodies and societies both at the International and national levels to promote engineering. He has representing Malaysia for IEEE Comsoc/VTS and presented at IEEE 86th VTC2017-fall on 24 Sep 2017, Toronto, Canada. He has conducted some workshops as a speaker/trainer and has been invited by IEEE international conference such as in Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, Turkey. His contributions to academic and the engineering professional over the years have earned him recognitions nationally and international, he has awarded 24 international/local awards including the University Excellent Researcher Award for 2016 and 2018, respectively and Prestigious European Award for year 2018.

Topic

The Future Trend of Telecommunication Technology: Device-to-Device Communication in 5G/6G Networks

Abstract

Lately, there has been a lot of interest in the future trend of telecommunication technology which is the fifth generation (5G) and sixth generation (6G) on this series of wireless communication. As everyone know, in a conventional cellular system, devices are not allowed to directly communicate with each other in the licensed cellular bandwidth and all communications take place through the base stations. This aim of this talk is to introduce the concepts of 5G/6G wireless network which is Device-to-Device (D2D) communication in cellular networks, which is defined as direct communication between two mobile users without traversing the Base Station (BS) or core network. D2D communication is generally non-transparent to the cellular network and it can occur on the cellular frequencies such as inband or unlicensed spectrum such as outband.

Invited Speakers

Anwar Faizd Osman

Biography

Anwar Faizd Osman was born in Georgetown, Penang. He received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, USA in 2003, and MSc degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2015. His master thesis is on wideband Low Noise Amplifier design. He has published multiple technical papers on LNA, RF switches and and RF filter designs. He is current role is Regional System and Application Engineer with Rohde & Schwarz. His expertise include wireless testing for mobile operators and interference hunting. He has been a committee members of IEEE ED/MTT/SSC Penang Chapter since 2015, currently serves as the chapter auditor. He is also a former deputy chair of IEEE Microwave, Electron Devices and Solid-state symposium IMESS 2018. He is part of National 5G taskforce member, Chairman of the 5G Ecosystem and Timeline sub-working group, under the Spectrum Working group of the task force. He is also leading the study on the 5G and FSS co-existence in the 5G taskforce, as well as one of the authors of the Taskforce 5G C-band report and 5G mmWave report.

Topic

The study of Electromagnetic compatibility between 5G and Fixed Satellite Services operating in C-Band in Malaysia
File : CO-EXISTING THE 5G NETWORK WITH THE FSS IN C-BAND

Abstract

For decades, the 3.4 – 4.2 GHz band, commonly known as the C-Band, has been allocated to fixed satellite services (FSS) in Malaysia. In addressing the growing demand for public mobile communication services, the National 5G Taskforce is recommending part of the C-Band spectrum to be utilized for the provision of 5G services. The co-existence study of the 5G and FSS had been initiated by the Taskforce, with reference to the previous findings from other countries such as Hong Kong. The findings from the co-existence study proposed of a guard band between the 5G and FSS, as well as mitigation measures based on the analysis of Spurious Interference calculation, FSS Receiver Blocking and the intermodulation from the multiple 5G channels in the C-Band.

Dr. Hazilah Mad Kaidi

Biography

Hazilah Mad Kaidi received the B.Eng (Horns) in Electrical Engineering in Teleommunication, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2006), the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication and Information Engineering at Universiti Teknologi MARA and the Ph.D. degree in 2015 from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is currently a senior lecturer at Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. Her research interests include mobile and wireless communications, error control coding, relay networks, cooperative communications, Hybrid ARQ Cross Layer Design and iterative receiver, Internet of Things. Some of active IoT projects is in agriculture application, which provide services to industry, and also IoT based on health monitoring application. She is part of National 5G working group member, under the IMT & Future Networks working group in The Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTFSB).

Topic

Smart community: The Impact of Internet of Thing (IoT) Applications

Abstract

A smart community aim is at how districts use ICT to solve challenges, provide new opportunities and to improve lives and their business. They should utilize the technologies by improved service delivery, a better quality of life and enjoy the cost and energy saving. The rapid growth in IoT applications recently gives a significant impact to the society and community. Agriculture is one of the examples that farmers are ready to use IoT to improve their business by reducing workers and enjoy the same quality of the product. Besides that, IoT allows an individual interested in managing small scale farming by monitoring and controlling remotely. Another interesting example in IoT application is in health monitoring. In Malaysia, most stroke patients return to their home once they are discharged from hospitals after a short stay in hospital. Generally, instructions will be given to patients and caregivers on how to continue rehabilitation at home. With the aid of IoT in helping patients and caregivers understanding the correct way of improvement at home, it can motivate them to follow the instruction consistently. These two scenarios show that the implementation of IoT has a significant potential to simplify problems in the community.