Guest Lecture: Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)

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School of Engineering of Nazarbayev University is delighted to invite you to the Guest Lecture:

Delivered by:  Professor Theodoros Tsiftsis, School of Intelligent Systems Science & Engineering, Jinan University (Zhuhai Campus), Zhuhai, Guangdong Province (China).

Title: Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)


Abstract: Massive machine type and low-latency communications are already indispensable use cases of fifth Generation (5G) networks. Ultra-high reliability of even more than 99.9999%and low-latency in the order of less than 1ms represent two of the cornerstone prerequisites of the latter cases with applications ranging from remote surgery to virtual reality. Unlike conventional communication realized with large packets approaching Shannon’s infinite blocklength assumption, the 5G low-latency applications can only be realized in the finite blocklength regime (few hundreds of channel uses, e.g., 100-300 for vehicle-to-vehicle communication). The performance of short-packet communications has lately attracted significant research interest. However, most of the works assume only perfect channel-state information (CSI) conditions. Motivated by the lack of analytical investigation on the impact of practical CSI estimation schemes on the performance of finite blocklength communication, finite blocklength transmission under imperfect CSI will be presented. In this talk, we will highlight the impact of non-ideal CSI on point-to-point wireless data link transmisions and distributed multiple-input multiple outpur (MIMO) communication systems.


Short Bio: Theodoros Tsiftsis was born in Lamia, Greece, in 1970. He received the B.Sc. degree in physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1993, the M.Sc. degree in digital systems engineering from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., in 1995, the M.Sc. degree in decision sciences from the Athens University of Economics and Business, in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2006. He is currently a Professor in the School of Intelligent Systems Science & Engineering at Jinan University (Zhuhai Campus), Zhuhai, China. He has authored or co-authored over 180 technical papers in scientific journals and international conferences. His research interests include the broad areas of cognitive radio, wireless powered communication systems, physical layer security, IoT, MEC, and URLLC. Dr. Tsiftsis regularly acts as a Reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He has served as Senior or Associate Editor in the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters and IEICE transactions on Communications. He is currently an Area Editor for Wireless Communications II of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Prof. Tsiftsis has been appointed to a 2-year term as an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer (IEEE VTS DL), Class 2018.

Date and venue: April 11, 2019, at 13.30, Room 9.105.