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TWS 2018: AI and the Mobile Device

The 16th Texas Wireless Summit, “AI and the Mobile Device,” will focus on how machine learning, artificial intelligence, and some key applications will interact with wireless technology. The Summit will examine how AI/ML will simultaneously enhance connectivity as well as place demands on both devices and bandwidth.

Please join us for this installment of the Texas Wireless Summit on November 6, 2018.

We have an exciting list of high-profile industry and academia speakers! Please stay tuned for more information.

Our past Summits have been typically attended by more than 350 leading members of industry and academia (roughly evenly split between the two) every year.

The faculty organizers for TWS 2018 are WNCG Professors Constantine Caramanis and Sujay Sanghavi.

 

2018 Summit Agenda

AI and the Mobile Device

Morning Session
  • 7:30 am - Breakfast

  • 8:45 am - Introduction - Constantine Caramanis and Sujay Sanghavi

  • 9:00 am - Keynote - Rajiv Laroia | Co-Founder & CTO, Light; Founder, Flarion Technologies

  • 9:45 am - Erik Stauffer: From Shannon to Machine Learning

  • 10:10 am - Coffee Break

  • 10:25 am - Tim O'Shea: Physical Layer Deep Learning in Next Generation Wireless Baseband Processing

  • 10:50 am - Nageen Himayat: Machine Learning for Context Aware Wireless

  • 11:15 am - Panel - Can ML/AI Help Build Better Wireless Systems?

    Panelists:
    Arun Ghosh  |  Director of Wireless Comm., AT&T Labs, Inc.
    Klaus Doppler  |  Head of Connectivity Lab, Nokia Bell Labs
    Vikram Chandrasekhar |  Senior Staff Research Engineer, Samsung Research America
    Gustavo de Veciana  |  Professor, WNCG, UT Austin

Afternoon Session
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch

  • 1:30 pm - Keynote - Thad Starner: Symbiotic AI: Using Wearable Computers to Teach Computers How to Live in a Human World

  • 2:15 pm - Li Erran Li: On the Role of Wireless Communication and Networking in Autonomous Driving

  • 2:40 pm - Xiaoqing Zhu | Research Scientist, Cisco

  • 3:05 pm - Coffee Break

  • 3:20 pm - Sachin Katti | Professor, Stanford Univ.

  • 3:45 pm - Panel - Edge vs. Cloud: Where Should AI be Done?

    Panelists:
    Ariela Zeira  |  Head of Technology Planning and Strategy, Intel
    Jin Yang  | Senior Director, Applied Machine Learning in Network and Services, Huawei
    Sujay Sanghavi  |  Associate Professor, WNCG, UT Austin<

  • 5:00 pm - Reception

2018 Speakers & Panelists

Speaker
Dr. Rajiv Laroia is the Co-Founder and CTO of Light, a digital photography company that has developed a multi-lens and multi-sensor camera designed for embedding in smartphones and mobile devices. He previously founded and served as CTO of Flarion Technologies (acquired by Qualcomm in 2006), which developed the base technology for LTE. Prior to Flarion, Laroia held R&D leadership roles in Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. Laroia holds a Ph.D. and Master’s degree from the Univ. of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor’s degree from IIT, Delhi, all in electrical engineering. He is recipient of the 2013 IEEE Industrial Innovation Award.
Rajiv Laroia

Keynote: Co-Founder & CTO, Light; Founder, Flarion Technologies

Speaker
Dr. Thad Starner has been wearing a computer with a head-up display as part of his daily life since 1993. He is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Technical Lead on Google's Glass. Starner is a founder of the annual ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, and has produced over 450 papers and presentations on his work. He is an inventor on over 90 United States utility patents awarded or in process. For over two decades, Starner's work has appeared in many national and international public forums.
Thad Starner

Keynote: Tech Lead, Google Glass; Professor, Georgia Tech

Speaker

Dr. Klaus Doppler is heading the Indoor Networks Research in Nokia Bell Labs developing enabling technologies for multi-gigabit indoor networks with a 6th sense. In the past, he has been responsible for the wireless research and standardization in Nokia Technologies, incubated a new business line and pioneered research on Device-to-Device Communications underlaying LTE networks. Doppler received his Ph.D. from Aalto University, Finland in 2010 and his M.S. from Graz University of Technology, Austria in 2003.

Klaus Doppler

Head of Connectivity Lab, Nokia Bell Labs

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Arunabha Ghosh is Director of Wireless Communications at AT&T Labs Inc. He leads a team of researchers responsible for developing new technology related to 5G, such as massive MIMO, self-backhauling ultra-dense network, mmWave technology. He received his B.S. with highest distinction from Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur in 1992 and his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998.
Arunabha Ghosh

Director of Wireless Comm., AT&T Labs, Inc.

Speaker
Dr. Nageen Himayat is a Principal Engineer with Intel, where she researches next generation (5G/5G+) of mobile broadband systems and applications of machine learning for wireless. She has authored over 250 technical publications (peer-reviewed publications, 3GPP/IEEE standards contributions and patent filings), with contributions on multi-radio heterogeneous networks, mm-wave communication, cross layer design, and non-linear signal processing techniques. Prior to Intel, Himayat was with Lucent Technologies and General Instrument, where she developed systems for both wireline and wireless networks. Himayat received her BSEE degree from Rice University, MBA from University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Nageen Himayat

Principal Engineer, Intel

Speaker
Dr. Sachin Katti is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009. His research focuses on designing and building next generation high capacity wireless networks using techniques from information and coding theory. Katti has won the 2008 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award - Honorable Mention, the George Sprowls Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in EECS at MIT, an MIT Deshpande Center Innovation Grant, and the 2009 William Bennett Prize for Best Paper in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. His research interests are in networks, wireless communications, applied coding theory and security.
Sachin Katti

Professor, Stanford Univ.

Speaker
Dr. Li Erran Li is the chief scientist at Pony.ai and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Most recently, he was with the perception team at Uber ATG. Before that, he was at Bell Labs. Dr. Li’s current research interests are machine learning, computer vision and learning-based robotics. Dr. Li has a Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Cornell University. Dr. Li is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Fellow.
Li Erran Li

Chief Scientist, Pony.ai; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Univ.

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Tim O’Shea

Professor, Virginia Tech

Speaker
Erik Stauffer

Research Scientist, Google

Speaker
Dr. Jin Yang received his B.S. and M.S. from Tsinghua University and his Ph.D. from Imperial College. He is a veteran of the telecomm industry with 20 years at Lucent, Motorola, and Huawei, collectively. Yang leads research exploring and applying machine learning and AI technologies in wireless network operation, optimization, and design space, including network performance and user experience monitoring, anomaly detection, root-cause analysis, network optimization, and resource management. He also leads company-wide initiatives in establishing AI enabled intelligence for smart network operation and design. Yang’s current research interests include wireless systems (RAN and CN), IP-based communication, and multimedia applications.
Jin Yang

Senior Director, Applied Machine Learning in Network and Services, Huawei

Speaker
Dr. Ariela Zeira joined Intel in 2016 and now leads the Technology Planning and Strategy team at Intel Communication and Devices Group. Prior to joining Intel, Zeira served as Vice President, Engineering, at InterDigital Communications. Throughout her career, she has led technology and product teams primarily in wireless communication. On numerous occasions, she was the first to introduce new technologies into the market. Zeira obtained her undergraduate and graduate EE degrees from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and her Ph.D. in EE from Yale University. She holds 200 issued US patents.
Ariela Zeira

Head of Technology Planning and Strategy, Intel

Speaker
Dr. Charlie Jianzhong Zhang is Vice President and Head of the Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab with Samsung Research America, where he leads research and standards for 5G cellular systems and next generation multimedia networks. He received his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Zhang has served as the Vice Chairman of the 3GPP RAN1 working group and led development of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies such as 3D channel modeling, UL-MIMO and CoMP, and Carrier Aggregation for TD-LTE. Before Samsung, he worked on 3GPP HSPA standards, and IEEE 802.16e (WiMAX) standard and EDGE/CDMA receiver algorithms at Motorola and Nokia, respectively.
Charlie Jianzhong Zhang

Vice President, Samsung Research America

Speaker
Dr. Xiaoqing Zhu received her BE from Tsinghua University in 2001, and M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Zhu’s research interests include internet video delivery, real-time interactive multimedia communications, distributed resource optimization, and wireless networking. She is the author of over 20 granted/pending U.S. patent applications. Zhu serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and chairs the “Multimedia Content Distribution: Infrastructure and Algorithms” Interest Group within the IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee.
Xiaoqing Zhu

Research Scientist, Cisco

Speaker
Dr. Stephen W. Keckler is Vice President of Architecture Research at NVIDIA and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at UT Austin. At NVIDIA, Keckler focuses on architectures for massively parallel and energy-efficient systems, domain-specific accelerators, and memory systems. He is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, recipient of the NSF CAREER award, ACM Grace Murray Hopper award, the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award at UT Austin, and the Edith and Peter O’Donnell award for Engineering. Keckler earned his B.S. from Stanford University and M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Steve Keckler

Vice President of Architecture Research, NVIDIA

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