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Events - 2018
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Seminar on Next Generation Wireless Networks: 5G and beyond
Organized by: IEEE CAS Bangalore Chapter, in cooperation with Texas Instruments and IEEE Bangalore Section


Speakers: Dr. Naveen M.B. and Dr. Bharath B.N. (Dept of EE, IIT Dharwad)
Date: 13 December 2018
Time: 1.00 PM - 2.00 PM
Venue: LC2, TI India BTP Campus, CV Raman Nagar, Bangalore 560093

Registration: The seminar is open to IEEE members to attend in person. There is no fee to attend, but prior registration is needed. Register no later than 11 December 2018 by writing to with your:
Name, Organization, Mobile Phone number, IEEE membership number (applicable for attending in person), and your intention to participate.
Confirmation will be sent to you.

The seminar is also available on WebEx for remote participation (open to all):

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Abstract: The Internet is evolving to an Internet of Things (IoT), whose applications are diverse, ranging from highly complex human-to-human (H2H) applications like videoconferencing to low-complexity Machine-to-Machine (M2M) or Machine Type Communications (MTC) applications like sensing and measurement reporting. As wireless communication technologies step into the fifth generation (5G), one of the major challenges faced by them is to effectively support the diverse requirements of the IoT MTC as well as the enhanced H2H applications. New technologies like massive multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems and non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) are being considered to improve the 5G performance. From a network perspective, data caching and machine learning are being explored to improve user experience.

The talk will begin with an introduction to IoT, followed by a description of how the current fourth generation (4G) systems, specially the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard has evolved to support IoT. Then, an overview of 5G will be provided, covering the aspects related to IoT and the enhanced mobile broadband. Novel technologies for 5G and beyond, i.e., massive MIMO, mmWave communication, NOMA, data caching and machine learning, will be briefly discussed. The talk will be concluded with a summary of possible research avenues in next generation wireless networks.

Dr. Naveen M.B.About the Speakers: Dr. Naveen M.B. is an assistant professor in the department of Electrical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in 2017 and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K.

He has around six years of research and development industry experience, as a Senior Design Engineer for the ADSL, WiMAX, and LTE Systems in leading communication industries, such as Lantiq Communications India Pvt. Ltd., Broadcom Communications India Pvt. Ltd., and Tata Elxsi Ltd., Bangalore, India.

His research interests are broadly in theory and practical aspects of wireless communications, with focus on machine-to-machine communication and energy efficient Internet of Things.

Dr. Bharath B.N.Dr. Bharath B.N. is an assistant professor in the department of Electrical Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad. He completed his B.E. degree in Electrical and electronics from B. M. S. college of engineering in 2005. After a short stint in the industry, he joined as a direct Ph.D student in the ECE Dept. of IISc, Bangalore in 2007. The main focus of his Ph.D thesis was on channel estimation for reciprocal MIMO point-to-point and cellular communication systems.

After completion of his Ph.D in 2013, he worked at Qualcomm Inc, Bangalore from 2013 July to 2014 August as a senior engineer. At Qualcomm, he helped in the design and development of 3G and 4G modem systems. He joined PESIT BSC as a professor in Sep. 2014 where he taught graduate and undergraduate students as well as conducted research in the broad area of next generation wireless networks.

His research interests are in the broad area of signal processing and machine learning for communication problems.