IEEE ComSoc Technical/Social: Innovations in Communications

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The IEEE Toronto Section and University of Toronto – ECE are inviting all interested IEEE and other engineers, technologists and students to our FIRST technical/social event themed "Innovations in Communications", and featuring the following speakers:

Ahmed Alsohaily,

Technology Strategy,
Telus

Alberto Leon-Garcia,
Professor,
University of Toronto

Nebu Mathai,
Director, Strategic Initiatives + Advanced Engineering

Cognitive Systems Corp

 

Low Power Wireless Access for Internet of Things Connectivity

Enabling Smart Infrastructures with Multitier Cloud Computing on Software-Defined Infrastructure

Cognitive Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations: Emerging Trends and Technologies

 

 

 

DATE: Thursday Jan. 26th , 2017. Seminar Time: 5:00 p.m. –7:00+ p.m.

PLACE: University of Toronto -St. George Campus, 10 King's College Rd, Toronto, ON M5S 3G8, Stanford Fleming building, Room SF 2202.

 

Schedule:

 

5:00-5:05pm   Opening remarks

5:05-5:30        Talk#1: Low Power Wireless Access for Internet of Things Connectivity

5:30-5:40        Coffee Break  

5:45-6:15        Talk#2: Enabling Smart Infrastructures with Multitier Cloud Computing on Software-Defined Infrastructure

6:15-6:45        Talk#3: Cognitive Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations: Emerging Trends and Technologies

6:45-8:00        Dinner and networking

 

Kindly RSVP for event and dinner.

 

 

For info, please contact Eman Hammad at eman.hammad.ca@ieee.org

Note: Slides from our previous talk by Ivo Maljevic on Dec. 14, 2016 "5G RAN - Standards Developments " are available on the following link

http://toronto.ieee.ca/files/2016/12/5G-Standards-Update-December.pdf

 

We are also extending the invitation to interested volunteers to join our team, and for interested speakers to contact us.

 

Talk Abstracts and speakers biography is listed below.

Talk#1: Low Power Wireless Access for Internet of Things Connectivity.

Ahmed Alsohaily, Technology Strategy, Telus.

 

Abstract:

 

This talk will discuss the emergence of Low Power Wireless Access (LPWA) connectivity to cater to many Internet of Things (IoT) applications. After providing an overview of LPWA challenges, potential solutions and innovations, 3GPP Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) solution will be detailed as prime candidate technology for providing LPWA connectivity.

 

Speaker Bio:

 

Ahmed Alsohaily (S’13–M’15) received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2015 and is currently the Assistant Director of the Wireless Lab at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in University of Toronto, where he holds a MITACS Elevate postdoctoral fellowship. He is also a member of the Technology Strategy team at Telus responsible for standardization at 3GPP RAN. He actively contributes to the IEEE ComSoc Standards Development and serves as an advisor to the NGMN Alliance.

Talk#2: Enabling Smart Infrastructures with Multitier Cloud Computing on Software-Defined Infrastructure

Alberto Leon-Garcia, Professor, University of Toronto

Abstract:

In this project we discuss the SAVI approach to integrate IoT, SDN, and cloud computing technologies into a platform that can support smart applications. From 2011 to 2016 the NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures (SAVI) investigated the convergence of computing, networking, and sensing to create an agile platform for smart applications. We introduce SAVI’s multitier computing cloud that converges computing, SDN and sensing, and we describe the testbed that was deployed across Canada and federated with the U.S. We discuss use cases that are operational on SAVI including: service chaining, testbed-wide orchestration, intrusion-detection and protection using NFV, multilayer monitoring and modeling using machine learning, and a live intelligent transportation dashboard for the Greater Toronto Area.



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  • University of Toronto -St. George Campus, 10 King's College Rd
  • Toronto , Ontario
  • Canada M5S 3G8
  • Building: Stanford Fleming building
  • Room Number: SF 2202
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Agenda

5:00-5:05pm   Opening remarks

5:05-5:30        Talk#1: Low Power Wireless Access for Internet of Things Connectivity

5:30-5:40        Coffee Break  

5:45-6:15        Talk#2: Enabling Smart Infrastructures with Multitier Cloud Computing on Software-Defined Infrastructure

6:15-6:45        Talk#3: Cognitive Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations: Emerging Trends and Technologies

6:45-8:00        Dinner and networking