A Holistic Vision of Sustainable Smart Cities

#SmartCities #iot #5g #communication

Join the IEEE Toronto ComSoc Chapter for this in-person talk by Dr. Lina Bariah, from the Technology Innovation Institute, on "A Holistic Vision of Sustainable Smart Cities" !

Since the evolution of the smart city concept, the way we are living our everyday life has been revolving toward integrating intelligence in every aspect of our lives, spanning from automated systems, smart homes, smart buildings and factories, to intelligent transportation systems and intelligent retail. While this paradigm has motivated the emergence of novel technological trends, in order to meet its demanding requirements, several technologies have played a fundamental role in enabling the smart city concept, such as internet-of-things (IoT), sensing, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud and edge computing, to name a few. Along the way, wireless network generations have fundamentally participated in maturing the paradigm of smart city, which will continue to grow with the aim to realize pervasive user-centric applications supported by ubiquitous intelligence. This means, AI is anticipated to be the fuel for every aspect in smart cities.

This talk will explore the opportunities offered by wireless networks in smart city applications, and the role of AI as the main orchestrator. 

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  • Date: 11 Aug 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 40 St George St
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Canada ON M5S2E4
  • Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology, University of Toronto
  • Room Number: 4th Floor- BA 4164

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  • Starts 05 August 2022 04:00 PM
  • Ends 11 August 2022 11:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Lina Bariah Lina Bariah


Lina Bariah received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in communications engineering from Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2015 and 2018, respectively. She was a Visiting Researcher with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 2019, and an affiliate research fellow, James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. She is currently a Senior Researcher at the Technology Innovation institute, a visiting research scientist at Khalifa University, and an affiliate researcher in the University at Albany, USA. Dr. Bariah is a senior member of the IEEE, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and IEEE Women in Engineering. She is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Communication Letters, an Associate Editor for the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, and an Area Editor for Physical Communication (Elsevier). She is a Guest Editor in IEEE Network Magazine, and the RS Open Journal on Innovative Communication Technologies (RS-OJICT). Dr. Bariah was a member of the technical program committee of a number of IEEE conferences, such as ICC and Globecom. She is currently organizing/chairing a number of workshops. She serves as a session chair and an active reviewer for numerous IEEE conferences and journals. Her research interests include advanced digital signal processing techniques for communications, AI and machine learning, next generation multiple access, cognitive radio, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, aerial networks, and visible light communications.