Time: Monday, 06 May 2019, 11:00-12:00 noon
Place: Carleton University, Systems and Computer Engineering
The Maker Lab, 4463 Mackenzie Building,


Speaker: Dr. Soumaya Cherkaoui

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Université de Sherbrooke

ABSTRACT: Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), for which standards such as IEEE 802.11p have been developed, have opened the door for a plethora of interesting services and applications. Vehicular communications is indeed an excellent enabling technology for both intelligent transportation systems and advanced in-vehicle safety and infotainment services. However, as mobility scenarios evolve towards fully autonomous vehicles, the need for ultra-reliable, ultra-low latency communications in very dense environments becomes severe, while the shortcomings of current communication standards become accentuated. In this talk we discuss recent advances in 5G to support vehicular communications and V2X services and to pave the way for a promising new unified communication fabric for autonomous vehicles in the future.

BIO: Dr. Soumaya Cherkaoui is a Full Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, and the Director of INTERLAB, a research Laboratory which conducts research funded both by government and industry. In 2005, she was also appointed Adjunct Full Professor at Lulea University, Sweden. Before joining U. Sherbrooke as a faculty member, Pr. Cherkaoui worked for industry as a project leader on projects targeted at the Aerospace Industry. Pr. Cherkaoui was an invited visiting professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Toronto, a visiting professor at the Centre of Distributed Systems and Software at Monash University, Australia, and an invited visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. She was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence Auto21, Canada and as a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of Precarn, Canada. Since 2017, she has been a member of MITACS Research Council. Pr. Cherkaoui has more than 200 publications in reputable journals, conferences and workshops in the area of communication networks. She has participated as a General Chair, Editor, and Program Committee Chair or Member of numerous conferences or referenced journals. Her research and teaching interests are in Wireless Networks. Particularly, she works on Cyberphysical systems, including Vehicular Networks and Smartgrids, Machine-to-Machine Communications, and Internet of Things (IoT).

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