Associate Professor at University of Oulu, Finland
Title: Ultra-Reliable and Low-latency communication: Theory and Applications
Abstract: Fundamentals of ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC), one of the major catalysts of the 5G revolution, are yet to be fully understood. At its core, URLLC mandates a departure from expected utility-based network design approaches, relying on average quantities (e.g., average throughput, average delay). Instead, a clean-slate design taking into account delay, reliability, packet size, network architecture, and decision making under uncertainty is lacking. This talk will break down URLLC in terms of key enablers, methodologies and selected use cases while providing a fresh look and crisp insights on this far-reaching topic. The talk will also highlight several recent trends in beyond 5G, namely mobile AI and blockchain-empowered wireless applications.
Biography: Mehdi Bennis (Senior Member, IEEE) is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, and an Academy of Finland Research Fellow. He received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering jointly from the EPFL, Switzerland and the Eurecom Institute, France in 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he worked as a research engineer at IMRA-EUROPE investigating adaptive equalization algorithms for mobile digital TV. In 2004, he joined the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu, Finland as a research scientist. In 2008, he was a visiting researcher at the Alcatel-Lucent chair on fexible radio, SUPELEC. He obtained his Ph.D. in December 2009 on spectrum sharing for future mobile cellular systems. His main research interests include: 5G, 6G,Ultra-reliable and low latency communication (URLLC), Virtual reality, edge/fog computing, Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), 5G-V2X, smart cities, Machine learning, AI for wireless and Blockchain.
He has co-authored one book and published more than 200 research papers in international conferences, journals and book chapters. He was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, the 2016 Best Tutorial Prize from the IEEE Communications Society and the 2017 EURASIP Best paper Award for the Journal of wireless communications and networks and the 2017 Oulu University research award.