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Spectrum Measurement and Management for Future Spectrum-Sharing Networks

October 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm

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Mariya Zheleva, Assistant Professor

Computer Science

University at Albany – SUNY


Abstract: Mobile wireless networks are at a tipping point. While traditionally they have been a key enabler of distributed Internet applications, in recent years they have become throttled by heterogeneous and bandwidth-hungry applications such as immersive virtual reality and the Internet of Things. The rapid growth of the number of connected devices and the volume and diversity of traffic they generate calls for a fundamental rethink in wireless network design and operation. In addition, future wireless networks have to be conceived with an outlook towards inclusiveness to equally cater to infrastructure-challenged environments such as rural and post-disaster areas.

This talk will introduce our work on future networks with Dynamic Spectrum Access. We will begin by discussing the speed and latency requirements of future applications. We will then talk about our work on automating the measurement and management of the radio spectrum for future spectrum-sharing applications. In the second part of the talk, we will discuss challenges that inhibit mobile wireless network advances in infrastructure-challenged areas and discuss the advantages of shared spectrum access for such environments. We will talk about several of the systems we have developed to bridge the connectivity gap in rural areas and discuss their applicability in rural emergency preparedness and response.

Biography: Mariya Zheleva is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at University at Albany – SUNY. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California Santa Barbara in 2014. She holds an M.Eng. and B.Eng. in radio communications from the Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria. She leads the UbiNET Lab, which conducts research at the intersection of wireless communications and Information and Communication Technology for Development. Mariya is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance 2019 Award for University Research on New Opportunities for Dynamic Spectrum Access, and the University at Albany 2019 President’s Award for Exemplary Public Engagement.

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