Story By: Laura Kelly-Hunter
Photos By: Lindsay Ralph
This week, the Ericsson-Carleton University Partnership for Research and Leadership in Wireless Networks gathered at the second annual TechTalks Ericsson-Carleton Symposium to highlight research achievements in the fourth year of the partnership.
The TechTalks, held in person for the first time at Ericsson Site in Ottawa, included live demonstrations and presentations from Carleton faculty members and graduate students who are conducting research in collaboration with staff at the Ericsson Ottawa Site.
With opening remarks from Carleton's Associate Vice-President (Strategic Initiative & Operations, Sandra, Crocker, and Ericsson's Senior Advisor and Head of Ottawa Site, Marcos Cavaletti, the TechTalks welcomed Carleton and Ericsson research teams and staff.
Now in its fourth year, the Ericsson-Carleton partnership has much to celebrate, said Crocker. Together, experts in the field are conducting leading-edge research to build more reliable, secure technology for the future of 5G wireless communications.
Moderated by Ericsson Ottawa Digital Design Manager, Aroosh Elahi, and Ericsson Chair in 5G Wireless Research, Chancellor’s Professor Ioannis Lambadaris, more than 12 research presentations covered key wireless communications themes:
At this stage of the partnership, more than 10 innovative research projects are currently underway. Researchers are working to modernize applications in a range of industries – including healthcare, agriculture, transportation, robotics, and autonomous vehicles. Projects have engaged 23 Carleton faculty members, seven Ericsson Fellows, and more than 500 co-op work terms at Ericsson Ottawa to date.
Our 5G network deployments continue to progress very fast, said Cavaletti. And this partnership is a key pillar for our research and talent development to assist other industries in building sustainable networks.
A major entity of the partnership is the Ericsson Fellowship Program. This new program is a prestigious research opportunity for graduate students. Currently there are seven Ericsson Fellows who are financially supported by Ericsson to focus on their 5G research area. All seven fellows presented at the TechTalks.
Since the previous TechTalks, the state-of-the-art Wireless 5G ARISE Laboratory opened in the Advanced Research and Innovation in Smart Environments (ARISE) building. This is the first lab in Canada with a private standalone 5G network. The laboratory is available to academic researchers and provides hands-on research and training for the next generation of experts in wireless communications.
With closing remarks by Ericsson Canada’s Program Manager, Saurav Bhatia, and Carleton’s Director of the School of Computer Science, Professor Michel Barbeau, it is evident that this collaboration will continue to transform the future of 5G technology and its impact across industries.
See all of the ongoing Ericsson-Carleton University Partnership projects.
The Ericsson-Carleton University Partnership Starting the fourth year of a multimillion-dollar program, the goal of the Ericsson-Carleton University Partnership is to attract and retain talented individuals, promote and enhance research synergy, and establish training in an energetic industry and academic environment. The Carleton University partnership is a key pillar of Ericsson Ottawa Research and Talent Development programs for creating wireless technology leaders.
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