Time Title of Tutorial Presenter Affiliation

9 July 2018
Room: San Tomas 

11:00 5G, IoT, and Energy Harvesting: The Perfect Storm Brian Zahnstecher PowerRox
12:00 Critical Issues of IoT Empowered by 5G: A Case Study on Self-Driving Vehicles Amruthur Narasimhan
2:00 LTE-NR Dual Connectivity Osman N. C. Yilmaz Ericsson, Finland
3:00 Deterministic Networking for Tactile Internet Petar Djukic,
Paul Littlewood
Lyndon Ong
4:30 5G RAN – Use of Millimetric Waves and Technology Impacts Krishnamurthy Raghunandan NY Transit
5:30 Software Defined Networking for 5G Wireless Networks: Research and Standardization Directions Abhay Karandikar
Pranav Jha
IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay
IIT Bombay

10 July 2018
Room: Bayshore West

11:00 5G Technologies, Standards, and Commercialization Liangping Ma
Dr. Byung K. Yi

10 July 2018
Room: Bayshore East

4:30 Accelerating Design Validation for 5G New Radio Sheri DeTomasi
Will Sitch
Daren McClearnon
5G NR Solutions Lead
Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies
5:30 ITU-T’s Joint Collaboration Activity on IMT-2020 Scott Mansfield Ericsson, Canada

11 July 2018
Room: Bayshore West

11:00 Interference Management in Wireless Networks


Venugopal V. Veeravalli
Aly El Gamal
University of Illinois
Purdue University

11 July 2018
Room: Bayshore East

11:00 New Directions in Technology Innovations for 5G and Beyond Sudhir Dixit Wireless World Research Forum & Basic Internet Foundation
12:00 Antenna-in-Package Design and Module Integration for Millimeter-Wave Communications and 5G Xiaoxiong Gu  IBM, USA


Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of the IEEE, Chair of the IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS) awarded 2017 Best Chapter awards at the local/national/worldwide levels concurrently (an unprecedented achievement), sits on the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Board of Directors, and is the Principal of PowerRox, where he focuses on power design, integration, system applications, OEM market penetration, market research/analysis, and private seminars for power electronics.  He leads Power for the IEEE 5G Roadmap Applications & Services Working Group, authored the Group’s position paper, and has lectured on this topic at major industry conferences.  He has successfully handled assignments in system design/architecting, AC/DC front-end power, EMC/EMI design/debug, embedded solutions, processor power, and digital power solutions for a variety of clients.  He previously held positions in power electronics with industry leaders Emerson Network Power (now Artesyn), Cisco, and Hewlett-Packard, where he advised on best practices, oversaw product development, managed international teams, created/enhanced optimal workflows and test procedures, and designed and optimized voltage regulators.  He has been a regular contributor to the industry as an invited keynote speaker, author, workshop participant, session host, roundtable moderator, and volunteer.  He has over 14 years of industry experience and holds Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Amruthur Narasimhan is a consultant in Information Security, Cyber Security and privacy areas. He has over 25 years of experience in System Engineering, Architecture, Technical Leadership and Management, Software Development, Communication Protocols, and Project Management. He has held various positions in multinational companies: Software Engineer Manager Chief at SAIC, Security Consultant at Northrop Grumman, President of Amrutek Services, Technical Manager at Avaya, Principal Technical Staff Member at AT&T, and Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Narasimhan was chair of the IEEE conference on Mobile Security/Cyber Security and Privacy held in 2014 and 2015. He received IEEE third Millennium Medal for contributions in Electronic Commerce and Multimedia Technology in May 2000. He also received IEEE Region 1 award for technical achievement in 2002, and for eBusiness and Internet Technologies and technical achievements for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence Technology in 1997. He has been coordinator and speaker for various IEEE conferences on VoIP security, WLAN security and Multimedia security. He was chair of IEEE NJ coast section consultant’s network, chair of IEEE NJ Coast Section PACE, Chair of IEEE NJ Coast Section (1996-2002) and Chair of IEEE NJ Computer Chapter (1993-1996).

Narasimhan has good communication skills being a coach for Dale Carnegie courses on Human relations. He has graduated as Competent Toast Master in Public Speaking from Toast Masters International. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, one of the prestigious institutions in India.

Osman N. C. Yilmaz is a Team Leader and Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research in Finland, mainly focusing on 5G control plane and architecture. He has worked in global radio access system research and standardization projects since 2008. Osman is the inventor/co-inventor of 70+ patent families, and the author/co-author of 30+ international publications and numerous standardization contributions. Previous positions include NSN Research and Nokia Research Center, where he received the Nokia Top Inventor Award in 2013. Osman N. C. Yilmaz pursued MSc and PhD degrees at Aalto University, Finland.

Dr. Petar Djukic is Senior Advisor, Network Analytics at Ciena Corporation. Dr. Djukic received his B. A. Sc, M. A. Sc and PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1999, 2003, and 2007, respectively. Dr. Djukic was a visiting postdoc at the University of California, Davis 2008-2009, working on wireless networks. He has worked at Huawei Canada on advanced wireless research for 5G networks, before joining the Chief Techonology Office at Ciena. Dr. Djukic has 20 granted patents and over 30 conference and journal publications in 5G, optical networks, and optimization algorithms for software-defined networking.

Paul Littlewood is a Principal Engineer in the office of the Chief Technology Officer. His current main areas of study are the impact of open systems on network architecture, data center networking, and the evolution of optical networking for next generation wireless convergence. Previously Paul has researched network architecture evolution, and has led product management and engineering teams in building optical transport and digital cross connect systems. He has also led in the definition and development of multiple network technologies including Carrier Ethernet, Resilient Packet Rings and multi-layer control. Paul has seven patents granted and has written a number of papers on optical networking. He has an Honours Degree in Pure Physics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in Great Britain.

Lyndon Ong is Principal, Advanced Architecture in the Office of the CTO at Ciena Corporation, where he is focused on extending SDN to carrier networks and defining Ciena’s architecture to support 5G.

Since joining Ciena in 2001, he has headed numerous projects in the areas of optical network control and SDN and received the Ciena Technical Fellow award in 2014 in recognition of his efforts. Dr. Ong is currently Project Leader for the Open Networking Forum’s Open Transport Configuration and Control (OTCC) Project and co-chairs the Market Awareness Committee of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF).  Dr. Ong received his doctoral degree from Columbia University in 1991.

Krishnamurthy Raghunandan (RAGHU) is an Administrative Manager in MTA / New York City Transit. His team is responsible for bringing latest wireless technologies into Transit, including piloting new products / systems. Prior to joining MTA, he worked on cellular technology for over a decade in Bell labs, developing products, field trials methods and standards for cellular handsets and infrastructure. Earlier he worked on satellite and launch vehicle systems that provide him with a strong background in systems reliability and test methods.

5G cellular is an area that has a lot of expectations from the public and from engineers within the wireless profession. Raghu was a team leader for Radio Access Network (RAN) in 3GPP standards; he will provide an overview of how new services are being planned with intimate interaction over the radio physical and MAC layers. The presentation covers both the technology and practical aspects of bringing millimetric waves into homes and offices.

Raghu has bachelors, Masters and Research degrees in Electrical engineering and has several publications and a US Patent. There are practical limitations that set limits on what can be delivered and when. These will be touched upon during the presentation; the audience get a better view of what to expect.

Prof Abhay Karandikar is currently the Director, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Dr Karandikar is also a Member (part-time) of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Before joining IIT Kanpur as the Director in April 2018, he served as Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He also served as Dean (Faculty Affairs) at IIT Bombay from February 2017 to April 2018 and Head of the Electrical Engineering Department from January 2012 to January 2015. He spearheaded a national effort in setting up Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI), India’s standards body for telecom with participation of all stakeholders. Prof Karandikar is the founding member and Chairman of TSDSI. Currently, he is working as a consultant to provide technical expertise in design and implementation of BharatNet, Government of India’s flagship initiative under Digital India program. Dr Karandikar has several patents issued and pending, contributions to IEEE, 3GPP standards, contributed chapters in books and large number of papers in international journals and conferences to his credit. Dr. Karandikar was awarded with IEEE SA’s Standards Medallion in December 2016 in New Jersey. His team also won Mozilla Open Innovation challenge prize in March 2017. He is a two time recipient of award for excellence in teaching at IIT Bombay- in 2006 and 2011. He is co-author of papers which won the Best paper awards in ACM MobiHoc 2009, Workshop on Indoor and Outdoor Small Cells WiOpt2014 and finalist for the best paper award in IEEE LCN 2012 and IEEE NCC 2014 conferences.

Pranav Jha has 20+ years of research and development experience in communication and networking technologies with expertise in system architecture and design, network architectures, communication protocols and resource management algorithms. He is an active participant in the development of technical standards in the areas of fifth generation wireless communication networks and Software Defined Networking (SDN) and is currently the chair of the IEEE working groups SDN-MCM, “SDN based Middleware for Control and Management of Networks” and Frugal-5G, “Frugal 5G Networks.”

He works with IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India as a Senior Consultant. He focusses on research programmes under the broad umbrella of wireless communication and networking, with emphasis on SDN based architectures for communication networks, public safety communication and rural broadband communication. Pranav has multiple patents issued and pending in these areas.

Pranav holds a Master’s degree (1995) in Computer Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and is also a member of the IEEE and ACM.

Liangping Ma is with InterDigital, Inc., a mobile technology and research development company. His current research interests include 5G radio access networks, ultra-reliable and low-latency video communication, and cognitive radios. Previously, he led the research on Quality of Experience (QoE) based optimization for video streaming and interactive video communication. Prior to 2009, he was with San Diego Research Center and Argon ST (acquired by Boeing), where he led research on cognitive radios and wireless sensor networks and served as the principal investigators of two projects supported by the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. He is the co-inventor of more than 40 patents and the author/co-author of more than 50 journal and conference papers. He has been the Chair of the San Diego Chapter of the IEEE Communication Society since 2014. He received his PhD from University of Delaware in 2004 and his B.S. degree from Wuhan University, China, in 1998.

Daren McClearnon is a 5G Solution Marketing Manager for Internet Infrastructure products within Keysight Technologies. Daren was previously a product planner in the Keysight Design Software organization, and has held microwave engineering, product marketing, and management roles in both wireless and defense applications since 1985. He graduated with a BSEE from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) and has previously worked at TI, HP, and Agilent Technologies.

Scott Mansfield is a Standard Researcher at Ericsson focusing on wireline network standardization. Scott is Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13 and the Chairman of the Joint Coordination Activity on IMT-2020 (JCA-ITM2020). Also in the ITU-T, Scott is the Associate Rapporteur of Question 14 in Study Group 15 and the editor of the protocol neutral network management modeling recommendations for Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and OTN. Scott is the 2018-2019 Nomination Committee (nomcom) chair for the IETF. Scott is active in IETF serving as the IETF – ITU-T liaison coordinator. Scott is the editor of the YANG model for Link Layer Discovery in IEEE 802.1. Scott is a MEF Distinguished Fellow, serves on the MEF Board of the Directors, and is the board representative of the MEF’s Leadership Council.

Venugopal V. Veeravalli (M’92–SM’98–F’06) received the B.Tech. degree (Silver Medal Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in 1985, the M.S. degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 1992, all in electrical engineering.

He joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000, where he is currently the Henry Magnuski Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and where he is also affiliated with the Department of Statistics, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the Information Trust Institute. He served as a Program Director for communications research at the U.S. National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA from 2003 to 2005. He has previously held academic positions at Harvard University, Rice University, and Cornell University, and has been on sabbatical at MIT, IISc Bangalore, and Qualcomm, Inc. His research interests span the theoretical areas of statistical inference, machine learning, and information theory, with applications to data science, wireless communications, and cyberphysical systems.

Prof. Veeravalli was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society during 2010–2011. He has been on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He has been an Associate Editor for Detection and Estimation for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Among the awards he has received for research and teaching are the IEEE Browder J. Thompson Best Paper Award, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and the Wald Prize in Sequential Analysis.

Aly El Gamal is an assistant professor at Purdue Engineering, where he teaches Signals and Systems, Data Structures and Digital System Design. He is also leading the Purdue and Texas A&M team (BAM! Wireless) in the second DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) and a Co-PI for Purdue Engineering Initiative for Machine Learning Graduate Education. His current research interests are information theory for large networks, machine learning for wireless communications, and data science for sports applications. He received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Cairo University in 2007, the M.S. degree in Wireless Technology from Nile University in 2009, the M.S. degree in Mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Dr. Sudhir Dixit is a Senior Fellow and Evangelist of Basic Internet at the Basic Internet Foundation in Norway and heads its San Francisco office. From December 2013 to April 2015, he was a Distinguished Chief Technologist and CTO of the Communications and Media Services for the Americas Region of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services in Palo Alto, CA, and prior to this he was the Director of Hewlett-Packard Labs India from September 2009. Prior to joining HP Labs Palo Alto, Dixit held a joint appointment with the Centre for Internet Excellence (CiE) and the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu, Finland. From 1996 to 2008, he held various positions with leading companies, such as with BlackBerry as Senior Director (2008), with Nokia and Nokia Networks in the United States as Senior Research Manager, Nokia Research Fellow, Head of Nokia Research Centre (Boston), and Head of Network Technology (USA) (1996-2008). From 1987 to 1996, he was at NYNEX Science and Technology and GTE Laboratories (both now Verizon Communications) as a Staff Director and Principal Research Scientist.

Dixit has 21 patents granted by the US PTO and has published over 200 papers and edited, co-edited, or authored eight books published by Wiley, Artech House and Springer. He is presently on the editorial boards of IEEE Spectrum Magazine, Cambridge University Press Wireless Series and Springer’s Wireless Personal Communications Journal and Central European Journal of Computer Science (CEJS). He is Chairman of the Working Group C on new directions in networking and communications at the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), where he is also a Board Member. From 2010 to 2012, he was an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis, and, since 2010, he has been a Docent of Broadband Mobile Communications for Emerging Economies at the University of Oulu, Finland. A Life Fellow of the IEEE, IET, and IETE, Dixit received a Ph.D. degree in electronic science and telecommunications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. and an M.B.A. from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.