Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research
Kings College, London
Seminar: 5G & 6G mobile networks and how they are changing the way we live, work and play
Abstract: Emergence of mobile broadband transformed our lives by enabling always-on connectivity. Since then, all efforts have been on increasing the speed of connectivity either by higher data rate or lower delay on each instances of communication. The race for speed reached its pinnacle in 5G, pushing against the speed of light. On the less spoken side, the main innovation in 4G has been connection of machines and sensors, which brought a new dimension to the mobile communication protocols. However, it was not until 5G that mobile network was seen as a way to connect far beyond consumers and their devices. The combination of extremely low delay, and high level of resilience promised by 5G, and continued to be researched for 6G, enabled the transfer of actions. This additional capability sparked innovations in all industry sectors.
In this talk, I will share some of our works on Internet of Skills, an interconnected world in which we are not only bounded to exchange knowledge, but to exchange physical skills, along with few examples where we have exhibited our work together with artists, medical professionals, and industry experts. I will then follow with talking about our underlying research in communication, networking, and artificial intelligence technologies that allow us to achieve the perception of zero-delay and the high level of resilience required for exchanging skills.
About the speaker: Dr Toktam Mahmoodi is Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTR) in Department of Engineering at King’s College London, where she has been member of the academic faculty since 2011. Previously, she was visiting research scientist at F5 Networks, research associate in Imperial College London, Mobile VCE researcher, and telecom R&D engineer. Her current research focuses on the areas of mobile and cloud networking, and includes autonomous network management, edge-intelligence, and ultra-low latency networking. She also works on applications of mobile communications in healthcare, smart cities, emergency services, industrial networks and intelligent transportation.
Host: Mona Zebarjadi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and materials science and engineering