Austin-IEEE Joint Chapters bring VIRTUAL Distinguished Lecture event on “Digital Twin for 6G and Internet of Things”



Sponsored by

- IEEE Austin ComSoc & Signal Processing and Consumer Elec. Society Chapters (CH05005)

- IEEE Austin Computer & EMBS Joint Chapters (CH05006)


Supported by IEEE Communications Society NA Regional Board


The IEEE Austin Joint Societies' Chapters of ComSoc, Signal Processing, Consumer Electronics and EMBS and Computer are pleased to bring a Virtual Distinguished Lecture event on


“Digital Twin for 6G and Internet of Things”



May 19, 2021


9:00 am Central Time        



WebEx (Dial-in information will be provided shortly)



Prof. Yan Zhang, IEEE Fellow

Professor, Department of InformaticsUniversity of Oslo, Norway


In this talk, we mainly introduce our recent studies on Digital Twin (DT) for 6G, Edge Computing, air-ground networks, and IoT. We will first introduce the main concepts and challenges related to Digital Twin. Then, we present a new scenario DITEN (Digital Twin Edge Networks) and the research challenges related to offloading, edge association and resource optimization. Throughout the talk, we join DT and machine learning to add intelligence and present our ideas on utilizing machine learning (e.g., deep reinforcement learning, federated learning) for low-latency, privacy-preservation, and energy-efficiency in 6G and IoT networks.


Yan Zhang is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway. He received the Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received M.S. and B.S from Beihang University and Nanjing University of Post and Telecommunications, respectively. His research interests include next-generation wireless networks leading to 6G, green and secure cyber-physical systems (e.g., smart grid and transport). Dr. Zhang is an Editor (or Area Editor, Senior Editor, Associate Editor) for several IEEE transactions/magazine, including IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, IEEE Communications Survey and Tutorials, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs. He is a symposium/track chair in a number of conferences, including IEEE ICC 2021, IEEE SmartGridComm 2021, and IEEE Globecom 2017. He is the Chair of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC). He is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Speaker. He was an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer during 2016-2020. Since 2018, Prof. Zhang was a recipient of the global “Highly Cited Researcher” Award (Web of Science top 1% most cited worldwide). He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IET, elected member of Academia Europaea (MAE), elected member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS), and elected member of Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA).





If you have any question, please connect with Fawzi Behmann at, IEEE Chair of Joint Austin Chapters (ComSoc/SP/CESoc & Computer/EMBS)





  Date and Time




  • Date: 19 May 2021
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
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  • Virtual Event
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78729

  • Starts 18 April 2021 09:00 PM
  • Ends 18 May 2021 09:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) US/Central
  • No Admission Charge