The 39th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium


2016 Sarnoff Meeting

This year's symposium will feature current hot topics such as Edge Computing, 5G, application of Machine Learning in Networks and Cloud, Data Science, aspects of Orchestrating Cloud Native workloads, Service Orchestration, IoT, Optical Transport for 5G and much more. Speakers will include top researchers from universities such as Princeton, MIT, Cornell, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Northeastern. Leading industry experts from companies such as AT&T, Comcast, Ericsson, Nokia, Verizon, IBM, Qualcomm, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, InterDigital, Koopid will also present and provide their perspectives allowing for a rich discussion between researchers, practitioners and user community, on leading edge research, implementation experiences and challenges.

Since 1978 the IEEE Sarnoff Symposium has been bringing together leading researchers, subject matter experts and practitioners from academia, industry and government on a common platform and continues to grow as the premier forum in the North East drawing an attendance from all over the world. 

The program is structured as a series of keynote talks, invited talks, peer reviewed technical paper presentations, panel sessions with Q&A, allowing a unique opportunity for cross discipline dialogue.

Despite a PACKED AGENDA, the symposium will have time for networking during coffee breaks and lunch.

Available to receive CEU/PDH for attending this conference (extra charge $10 for the Certificate is requested).

Registration Rates

  • IEEE Member: $200
  • Non-Member: $250
  • IEEE Student: $125
  • IEEE Life Member: $125
  • IEEE Member Day Pass: $125
  • Non-Member Day Pass: $150
  • IEEE Student Day Pass: $75
  • Optional CEU/PDH Certificate for attending the 2-day conference: $10 

  Date and Time




  • 150 Bleeker St
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • United States 07103
  • Building: NJIT Campus Center

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  • Deepak Kataria
    IEEE Princeton Central Jersey Section


  • Starts 12 August 2018 07:00 AM
  • Ends 25 September 2018 05:35 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • Admission fee ?
  • Register


The technical program can be found by clicking this link!



  • Gulrukh Ahanger, Comcast Cable: Building a Large Scale Network around Automation!
  • Marina Thottan, Nokia Bell Labs: Network Automation - the Next Big Innovation
  • Sree Koratala, Ericsson North America: 5G and Edge Cloud evolution drive Industrial Innovation
  • Edward W. Felten, Princeton University: Arbitrum: Scalable, Private Smart Contracts


  • Ken Birman, Cornell University: Building Smart Memories and Responsive Edge Services with Derecho
  • Ruchir Puri, IBM Watson
  • Mark T Watts, Verizon: mmWave Deployment Challenges, a Carrier’s Perspective
  • Mohammad Alizadeh, MIT: Towards Network Systems that Improve with Experience
  • Maria Gorlatova, Princeton University: Towards Intelligence on the Edge: Restructuring Computing to Enable the Next Generation of the IoT
  • Abhimanyu Gosain, Northeastern University: Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research : Helping Define a New Edge Computing Paradigm
  • Ivan Seskar, WINLAB, Rutgers University: Next Generation of Advanced Wireless Networking Testbeds
  • Gil Zussman, Columbia University: Hybrid scheduling in heterogeneous half-and full-duplex wireless networks
  • Yao Wang, New York University: 360 degree on-demand video streaming
  • Carlee Joe-Wong, Carnegie Mellon University: Towards Automated Network Management: Learning Optimal Network Policies
  • Chuanyi Ji, Georgia Tech: Learning and large-scale data analytics for resilience of energy infrastructure at edge
  • Sameer Sharma, Nokia Bell Labs: A Cloud Native Approach to Network Slicing
  • Venkatesh Krishnaswamy, Koopid Inc: Business-to-Consumer Communications in the era of AI
  • Nazmul Islam, Qualcomm: Multi-beam aspects of 5G standard
  • Robert (Bob) Gazda, InterDigital: Edge Computing in Emerging 5G Networks
  • Ayon Chakraborty, NEC Labs: SkyLiTE: End-to-End Design of Low-altitude UAV Networks for Providing LTE Connectivity
  • Padmanabhan S Pillai, Intel Labs: A Race to the Edge
  • Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Microsoft Research: Live Video Analytics – the "killer app" for edge computing!
  • Hongqiang Liu, Alibaba Group: High Speed Overlay Networking for Containers

2016 Sarnoff Meeting