Dear CSIM Members,

You are invited to attend next CSIM online seminar by Dr. Giovanni Geraci. Please mark your calendar, and we look forward to seeing you on 25 January 2022, at 10:00 CET in this interesting seminar.

Please find below content information of this most interesting seminar.


SpeakerDr. Giovanni Geraci

Assistant Professor | University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Seminar Title: Non-terrestrial networks: Connecting the Dots between Ground, Air, and Space

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Brief Abstract: Barely seen in action movies until a decade ago, the progressive blending of UAVs into our daily lives will greatly impact labor and leisure activities alike. Most stakeholders regard reliable connectivity as a must-have for the UAV ecosystem to thrive, and the wireless research community has been rolling up its sleeves to drive a native and long-lasting support for UAVs in 5G and beyond. Moving up, the recent introduction of more affordable insertions into low Earth orbit is luring new players to the space race, making a marriage between the satellite and cellular industries more likely than ever. This talk will connect the dots between ground, aerial, and spaceborne communications, navigate from 5G to 6G use cases, requirements, and enablers involving non-terrestrial networks, and also act as a catalyst for much-needed new research.


Short biography: Giovanni Geraci is an Assistant Professor at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and the coordinator of the Telecommunications Engineering program. He was previously a Research Scientist with Nokia Bell Labs and holds a Ph.D. from the UNSW Sydney. He serves as Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc and IEEE VTS and Editor for IEEE TWC and IEEE COMML. He is a co-Editor of the book “UAV Communications for 5G and Beyond” by Wiley—IEEE Press and received the IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.