About the seminar

The aims of the seminar series are to provide a platform and a framework for the development of concepts and applications relevant to the ever-changing nature of future communications.

The scope of the seminars encompasses a wide range of interlocking areas that contribute pivotally to providing an efficient and effective attained of future communication needs. In general, the areas addressed include a broad spectrum of research activities such as:  

  • Core areas: Optical, Microwave, RF, Flexible Optimal combination, Satellite-based Systems etc
  • Network structures: Fixed, Adaptive, Optimal Combination etc
  • Algorithms: Signal Processing, Network Operation (Fixed, Adaptive and Optimal Combination), Security and Vulnerability (Network Structure and Signals)
  • Applications:

Seminar series

First seminar

1st seminar - 6G vision and research challenges

Title: 6G vision and research challenges

Time: 2:00pm on 15th Nov. 2022    Location: 909b, EEE Building

Abstract: The talk will present an overview of 5G roadmap and present a distinct vision for 6G that is expected to be available in market in 2030+. A number of important technologies will be presented that require new thinking and solutions such as; Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces, Internet of Senses, Integrated communication and sensing, THz imaging and positioning, high quality time synchronisation, AI/ML , Massive MIMO and important role of Satellite communications in 6G era. The talk will also present how combination of these technologies will enable teleportation which open up completely new type of applications and use cases.

Short bio: Rahim Tafazolli is Regius Professor of Electronic Engineering, a Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications, the Director of Institute of Communication Systems (ICS) and Director and founder of 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) and 6GIC at the University of Surrey. He has been active in research for over 30 years and published more than 1000 technical articles and editor of two books and Chief editor of Wiley’s 5G Ref. book.  Regius Tafazolli has been a technical and strategic advisor to many mobile companies and recently served as a member of UK Government DCMS Task Force on “Diversification of Telecom equipment providers ecosystem” and now member of DCMS Council of advisors on Diversification He is expert representative of UKSA (UK Space Agency) to ESA (European Space Agency) on 5G over Satellite. In 2014, He was technical advisor to Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, on “London Infrastructure investment 2050 Plan”.

He is a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), Fellow of IET (FIET) and Fellow of WWRF (Wireless World Research Forum).

Slides for this talk - 6G Vision & Research Challenges