Public Research Seminar

Planning and Optimization of Cellular Networks: More Important than Ever

Presenter       :  Dr. David González G.
Date                 :  15 September 2022 (Thursday)
Time                 :  10:00am to 11:00am
Venue              :  NTU, School of EEE, S2-B3b-10 (COSMO lab meeting room) or via Microsoft Teams
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After the success of 4G, 5G deployment continues worldwide, and currently, the discussion about 6G becomes ubiquitous. While people target several forms of efficiency (e.g., energy and/or cost), system complexity continues increasing, that’s for sure, as new features and capabilities are introduced in order to satisfy the very diverse demands (and expectations) of the market, industry verticals, and society in general.
A fundamental goal of network operators is to provide the required wireless connectivity, which includes coverage, availability, reliability, security, Quality of Service (QoS), etc. This task begins with the so-called network planning and continues during network exploitation with several forms of optimizations.
Nevertheless, the aforementioned scenario heterogeneity and system complexity pose significant challenges and make network topology planning and optimization difficult.
The talk remarks the importance of network topology planning and optimization as well as the need for new ideas and methods, today more than ever. It covers fundamental aspects, selected ideas and approaches, trends, challenges, and potential research directions.

David González G. has 20 years of combined experience in basic- and applied-research and engineering in the telecommunications and automotive industry, usually in projects with multi-disciplinary teams in 5 different countries. David holds a Master and a Ph.D. degree, both focused on (2G-4G) mobile communications, from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, has 3-years post-doctoral experience in Aalto University, Finland, and over 5 years of experience in standardization of mobile broadband (3GPP), mainly focusing on physical layer aspects (RAN1) and vehicular communications. Currently, David is with Continental and serves as Wireless Communications Researcher and his duties also include project management and in-house R&D, in fields related but not limited to vehicular communications. David has written and co-authored more than 50 scientific publications, holds several patents, is inventor or co-inventor of dozens of patents applications under examination, collaborates regularly with the academy (e.g., in research projects or giving lectures and talks), and has represented Continental is several Automotive-Telecomm committees, forums, and panels.