What 5G Cannot Solve and the Need for 6G - Monday, November 11
The 5G revolution promises wireless connectivity solutions to enable emerging applications that do not exist today. However, 5G rollout is gradual and the standard is expected to evolve over the next decade. This panel will discuss what new wireless capabilities will be offered through 5G, and where gaps exist that need further research, investigation, and innovative solutions without strict standards-imposed rules. Additionally, this panel will touch upon the need and resources for advancing wireless technologies that go beyond 5G, ranging from community-scale experimental platforms provided through the PAWR program, FCC’s innovation zones, spectrum bands with permissible spectrum sharing, and forward-looking policy formulation. The panel has expert representatives from the government, industry, research labs, and academia.
Program Manager, NSF
Marcus Spectrum Solutions LLC
Program Director, DARPA
Associate Director, WINLAB, Rutgers
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Head, Radio Systems Research Group, Nokia Bell Labs
Trusting Machine Learning and AI in Wireless - Tuesday, November 12
Machine learning (ML) has a perception of being the “magic solution” for solving complex inference, actuation and classification problems in the context of wireless networking and communication. However, the question is: for mission-critical performance, how important is trust in the ML system? Are we content with a black box solution that works remarkably well on test data? Do we need a sandbox solution in a live system? Or, do we need proven theoretical formulations and bounds that capture the behavior of the ML system to start integration in the real world? The panelists, drawn from industry, academia and research labs will explore what it will take for us wireless engineers and researchers to give to the ML systems what we hold most dear - trust.
R. Chandramouli (Mouli)
Hattrick Chair Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
Chief Technologist, ENCSCO
Director of Networks and Security at Intelligent Automation Inc.
Principal Signal Processing Engineer, MITRE