Date: Monday, 14th December 2020
Time: 14:00h CET
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Chief Technologist and Director
WINLAB, Rutgers University,
New Jersey, USA
Programmable Testbeds for Experimentation with Advanced Wireless and Edge-computing Concepts
Softwarization and virtualization are two disruptive paradigms that are becoming the basis of the design process of modern wireless networks. These new approaches to building end-to-end systems are often based on open interfaces that allow for vendor diversity and support greater innovation but introduce complexities that are quite difficult to analyze using traditional (theoretical and/or simulation based) approaches. These shortcomings are quite often addressed by the introduction of testbeds as platforms for both development and performance evaluation. This talk will briefly introduce innovative and leading-edge, academic and industry wireless testbeds in US and Europe and go into some details on urban wireless testbed being developed jointly by Rutgers, Columbia, and NYU. The COSMOS testbed is currently being deployed in West Harlem (New York City) as part of the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. Key testbed technologies including SDR base stations, mmWave radio, optical wavelength division switching, next-generation mobile core network and distributed edge cloud will be introduced. The talk will conclude with several suggestions for further research related to the next generation of the wireless system and testbeds.
Ivan Seskar is the Chief Technologist and Director at WINLAB, Rutgers University responsible for experimental systems and prototyping projects. He is currently the program director for the COSMOS project responsible for the New York City NSF PAWR deployment, the PI for the NSF GENI Wireless project, which resulted in campus deployments of LTE/WiMAX base stations at several US universities, and the PI for the NSF CloudLab deployment at Rutgers. He has also been the co-PI and project manager for all three phases of the NSF-supported ORBIT mid-scale testbed project at WINLAB, successfully leading technology development and operations since the testbed was released as a community resource in 2005 and for which the team received the 2008 NSF Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation. Ivan is a co-chair of the IEEE Future Networks Testbed Working Group, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of ACM and the co-founder and CTO of Upside Wireless Inc.