6G@UT FORUM

The University of Texas at Austin

May 10, 2022, 9 AM

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Slide decks now available! See the Agenda section for download links.

Thank you for joining us for the first annual 6G@UT Forum!

Hosted by 6G@UT and the Wireless Networking and Communications Group, this thought-provoking event provided a unique and technical perspective on the approaching 6G era. Thought-leaders shared their ideas on topics including:

  • Open 6G Networks

  • The Disruptive Role of Machine Learning in 6G

  • Global 6G Coverage and the Sat-Com Renaissance

  • Immersive 6G Applications

Agenda

Check-in/Breakfast

8 AM

The University of Texas at Austin

Engineering Education & Research Center (EER)

Mulva Auditorium

Opening Remarks

9 AM

Welcome to 6G@UT Forum

Prof. Jeff Andrews

Director, 6G@UT

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Prof. Diana Marculescu

Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

AM Keynote

9:15 AM

Road to 6G: Radio Technology Evolution

Dr. Charlie Zhang

Senior VP, Samsung Research

Head of Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab

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Technical Talk

9:55 AM

Enabling Next Generation of Machine Intelligence with 6G

Dr. Ashish Kapoor

Partner Research Manager, Microsoft Research

slides

Coffee Break

10:20 AM

Technical Talk

10:45 AM

Self-Supervised Learning in RF Sensing

Dr. Joseph Soriaga

Senior Director of Technology, Qualcomm AI Research

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Panel

11:10 AM

Extraterrestrial 6G

Moderator

Prof. Todd Humphreys (Professor, The University of Texas at Austin & Director, Wireless Networking & Communications Group)

Panelists

  • Dr. Joonyoung Cho (Senior Director, Samsung Research) slides

  • Dr. Arun Ghosh (Senior Manager at Amazon Lab126 and Communication Systems Lead, Kuiper) slides

  • Mr. Nirmal Velayudhan (Senior Director for Advanced Projects, Viasat)

  • Dr. Amitava Ghosh (Head, Radio Interface Group, Nokia Strategy and Technology) slides

Lunch

12:20 PM

Student Poster Session

1 PM

6G@UT researchers will present their work on a broad array of topics

PM Keynote

2 PM

Wireless Innovations Towards 6G

Dr. Tingfang Ji

Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm

Head of the Flagship 5G Research Program at Qualcomm

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Coffee Break

2:45 PM

Panel

3:00 PM

Open Radio Access Networks and Their Impact on 6G Roadmaps

Organizer

Prof. Brian L. Evans (Professor, The University of Texas at Austin)

Moderator

Dr. Alan Gatherer (CTO & Co-Founder, Cirrus360 Corp.)

Panelists

  • Dr. Chris Dick (R&D Engineering at the Intersection of 5G and AI, NVIDIA) slides

  • Dr. Thomas Novlan (Principal Technical Staff, AT&T Labs) slides​​

  • Dr. Udayan Mukherjee (Senior Fellow, Network and Edge Group, Intel) slides

  • Dr. Venki Ramaswamy (Chief Technologist, MITRE Labs) slides

  • Dr. Ian Wong (Director of RF and Wireless Architecture, VIAVI Solutions) slides

Technical Talk

4:15 PM

Fundamental Questions on Co-Design of Communication and Computation in 6G

Dr. Kerstin Johnsson

Senior Research Scientist, Intel

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Closing Remarks

4:45 PM

Reception

5 PM

 
Speakers

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Jeff Andrews

Director, 6G@UT; Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Arun Ghosh

Sr. Manager, Wireless Systems and Hardware Design, Amazon

Kerstin Johnsson

Senior Research Scientist, Intel

Udayan Mukherjee

Senior Fellow, Network & Edge Group, Intel Corp.

Ian Wong

Director of RF and Wireless Architecture, VIAVI Solutions

Joonyoung Cho

Senior Director, Samsung


Amitava Ghosh

Head of Radio Interface Group, Nokia Strategy and Technology

Ashish Kapoor

Partner Research Manager, Microsoft Research

Venki Ramaswamy

Chief Technologist, MITRE Labs

Charlie Jianzhong Zhang

Sr. Vice President, Samsung


Chris Dick

R&D Engineering at the Intersection of 5G and AI, NVIDIA

Todd Humphreys

Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Milap Majmundar

Director, Advanced Wireless Technology Group, AT&T Labs

Joseph Soriaga

Sr. Director of Technology, Qualcomm

Alan Gatherer

CTO & Co-Founder, Cirrus360 Corp.

Tingfang Ji

VP of Engineering, Qualcomm

Diana Marculescu

Chair, ECE, The University of Texas at Austin

Nirmal Velayudhan

Sr. Director for Advanced Projects, ViaSat, Inc.