Distinguished Speaker: Abbas Jamalipour

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Abbas Jamalipour
Distinguished Lecturer
IEEE Communications Society

Current and Future Wireless Communications Networks

Abbas Jamalipour, Distinguished Lecturer
IEEE Communications Society

Abbas Jamalipour spoke on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 1:00PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1021

Wireless communications networks have evolved through multiple technologies over a period of several decades, to a stage that they have become very complicated in the context of resource control and management. At the same time the diversity of available mobile devices and their ease of use have played a great role in making wireless technology become a main part of many people's lives. This phenomenon would make traffic control in mobile domain even more complicated. The heterogeneous next generation mobile network now includes a variety of network technologies and topologies cooperating with one another to provide a wide range of services; operate in a variety of channel conditions and environments; and within a single universal end user device. New communications systems such as wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, wireless mesh networks, etc. are joining the long list of heterogeneous networks within the context of the next generation mobile networks.

In this talk, the state of the art progress in mobile communications networking area will be reviewed and some new challenges will be revealed. In response, some new techniques that would come from other fields of the science will be introduced to handle the traffic and resource management challenges in future mobile networks.

Abbas Jamalipour holds a PhD from Nagoya University, Japan. He is the author five books, nine book chapters, and over 250 technical papers, in the field of mobile communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IEICE, and IEAust, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a Technical Editor of several scholarly journals including IEEE Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, ETRI Journal, as well as a Division Editor for JCN. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Wireless Communications 2006-2008. He disseminated fundamental concepts of the next generation mobile networks and broadband convergence networks; some are being gradually deployed by industry and adopted by ITU-T. He is currently the Professor of Wireless Networking and leading the Wireless Networking Group (WiNG) at the University of Sydney, Australia and has an Adjunct Professorship at three other universities. He was the General Chair of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC2010). He is the Chair of Communications Switching and Routing Technical Committee and a voting member of Conference Boards, Education Board, and Online Contents of the IEEE Communications Society. He has been a reviewer for several international research bodies including the Australian Research Council, NSERC (Canada), NSF (USA), European Science Foundation, Science Foundation (Ireland), and the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation's R&D Excellence Program (USA).