Rahim Tafazolli


Prof. Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK
Title: 5G: Any Service, Any Cast (Not more of the same thing)
Abstract: In this keynote, Professor Tafazolli will explain why 5G will be fundamentally different to previous generations of mobile cellular networks. This is because 5G is more about the network than the air-interface. The talk will focus on the end-to-end changes that 5G will bring owing to the advanced network features included. The talk will also explore how 5G will make networking more energy efficient and hence more environmentally friendly.
Short bio: Rahim Tafazolli is a Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications, Director of Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), and the founder and Director of 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey, UK. He has over 25 years of experience in digital communications research and teaching. He has authored and co-authored more than 500 research publications. He is regularly invited to deliver keynote talks and distinguished lectures to International conferences and workshops. He is a co-inventor of more than 30 granted patents, all in the field of digital communications. He is regularly invited by many governments for advise on 5G technologies. He is a Fellow of Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) in recognition of his personal contributions to the wireless world as well as heading one of Europe's leading research groups.