Abolfazl Mehbodniya

TNGelDSN: Towards Next Generation Extra-Large, Distributed and Sustainable Networks

Next generation wireless networks, i.e., 5G, is considered to be a revolution rather than an evolution. This is mainly because precedent generations have focused on increasing the system capacity. However, 5G needs not just to improve the capacity but it has to enhance the system from several other aspects, as well, e.g., energy-efficiency. Another challenge for 5G is to accommodate a large number of connected devices due to emergence of novel technologies and scenarios such as internet of things (IoT) or machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. 5G is planned to launch in 2020.

In this fellowship I am going to address several design challenges for 5G. Specifically, I will design intelligent radio resource management (RRM) modules for 5G, with emphasis on improving both spectral- and energy-efficiency of the system. Such RRM modules should be able to take into account and adapt to different traffic types and scenarios, e.g, IoT, M2M, vehicular-to-infrastructure (V2I), etc.