Friday, April 28, 2:30 pm
Carleton University, 4359 ME (Mackenzie Building) —
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Dr. Osama Aboul-Magd
Huawei Canada Research Centre
Chair, 802.11ax Task Group

Osama Aboul-Magd is a Distinguished Engineer at Huawei Technologies, Canada Research Center where he is responsible for WLAN research and standards. He graduated from Cairo University with a degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications. He obtained his M.A.Sc and Ph.D degrees from the University of Toronto, both in Electrical Engineering. After graduation he joined Bell-Northern Research, the research arm of Northern Telecom where he worked on the planning and development of a number of networking technologies including Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Carrier Ethernet, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), and Wireless LAN (WLAN). During his career Dr. Aboul-Magd participated in many standards development organizations. Most recently he led the effort at the IEEE 802.11 working group developing the first WLAN standard achieving data rates in the gigabit range, a.k.a. 802.11ac. He is now the chair of the 802.11ax task group working on the development of the next generation WLAN with emphasis on improved efficiency in dense deployment scenarios.

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