Carleton University – Systems and Computer Engineering
Online Wireless Seminars

Time: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 11:30 am EDT (Ottawa time) [Zoom capacity: 100 attendees]


Topic: Using Mobility for Agility: Enhancing Wireless Networks with Aerial Access Nodes and User Involvement

Speaker: Irem Bor-Yaliniz
Senior Research Engineer, Huawei Canada Research Center, Canada
PhD, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University

Abstract: Considering numerous futuristic applications that will be enabled by wireless networks, one may wonder the essence of the next evolution in wireless networks. Recently, concepts and technologies such as polar codes, wireless network virtualization, millimeter wave communications, and non-orthogonal multiple access have emerged as new enablers. They provide promising solutions for significant problems by enhancing capacity, flexibility, and spectrum usage. However, they cannot address precisely the most needed new capability to handle diverse applications without relying on to gross over-engineering: Agility.

In this talk, spatial network configuration (SNC) scheme, which utilizes drone-base-stations (drone-BSs) to re-configure topology of access points, and user-in-the-loop (UIL) to influence demand of users will be presented. From artificial intelligence-based integration of drone-BSs to air-to-ground channel models for modern metropolitans, key challenges and several solution methods will be discussed for drone-BSs and the SNC framework.

As the air- and space-born communication networks become an integral part of their terrestrial counterparts, the presentation will be finalized with a brief look on 3GPP standardization activities.

Bio: Irem Bor-Yaliniz received her PhD degree from the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in 2020, and her M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey, in 2012 and 2009, respectively. She has been with Huawei Ottawa Research Centre since 2017. She is the co-inventor of 15+ patent applications worldwide, and her PhD studies attracted over 900 citations so far. She is a Senior Member of IEEE. In 2019, she became the first Canadian to be chosen as a Rising Star in Computer Networking and Communications by Networking Networking Women (N2Women). She was an organizing committee member and the facilitator of the IntegratedGround-Air-Space Networks Workshop in the 7th IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WISEE 2019). She has been a reviewer for leading IEEE journals and conferences. She received the Teaching Excellence Award by Systems and Computer Engineering Department of Carleton University in 2016, and was in the organizing committee of the Women in Communications Engineering Workshop in IEEE ICC 2016.