Mehrdad Dianati





Prof. Mehrdad Dianati, University of Warwick, UK
Title: A Case for Connected Autonomy and Implications for 5G Systems
Abstract: An autonomous system by definitions computes decisions within its own boundaries. From this perspective, the notion of connected autonomous vehicles (CAV) may appear to be contradictory to the basic definition of autonomous systems. This presentation will firstly dissect this controversy and will try to clarify the role that connectivity can play in future driverless cars and its implications on 5G system requirements and design. Finally, a case study will be presented to highlight the importance of the trade-off between energy conservation in 5G systems and through their application in CAVs.
Short bio: Mehrdad Dianati received his BSc. and MSc. both in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and K.N.T University of Technology, Iran. He completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is currently a Professor of Connected Autonomous Systems at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) of the University of Warwick. He was previously a Professor at the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) home of 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC). He has been involved in a number of national and international projects as technical coordinator and work-package leader in recent years. Mehrdad has 9 years of industrial experience as senior software/hardware developer and Director of R&D. He has been an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IET Communications and Wiley's Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile.