University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Dr. Gang Feng (M’01, SM’06) received his BEng. and MEng degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. degrees in Information Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998. He joined the School of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University in December 2000 as an assistant professor and was promoted as an associate professor in October 2005. At present he is a professor with the National Laboratory of Communications, UESTC. Dr. Feng has extensive research experience and has published widely in computer networking and wireless networking research. Three of his papers have been listed as ESI highly cited papers. His research interests include next generation mobile networks, mobile cloud computing, big data analytics for wireless networking, etc. Dr. Feng is a senior member of IEEE.
AI Enabled Access Control and Handoff Policy for Wireless Networks
The next-generation cellular network (5G) is assumed to be the key enabler and infrastructure provider in the ICT era, by catering diverse services including enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) with bandwidth-consuming and throughput-driving requirements, new services like ultra-reliable low latency service (URLLC) and massive machine-type communications (mMTC).The ever-increasingly complicated configuration issues and blossoming new service requirements will pose great challenges to 5G and beyond. Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and the availability of powerful computing platforms provide us with technologies to address these challenges by performing tasks once seemed impossible. Therefore, we expect that AI can provide many new and unprecedented opportunities in designing network architectures, optimizing network operations, and managing different user services and content, etc. In this talk, I will first introduce some fundamental concepts in AI and discuss the opportunities and challenges to exploit AI in wireless networks. Specifically, I will elaborate AI based intelligent access control and handoff policy in 5G networks. Case studies with numerical results will be provided to demonstrate the effectiveness and advantages of AI based technologies for improving network performance with reasonable signaling overhead in future wireless networks.
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