Syed Ali Hassan


Title 5G: A New Paradigm in Wireless Communications

Fourth generation (4G) communication technology was introduced to accommodate the rising demands of mobile user equipments in terms of data rate and network reliability. However, a sharp rise in the number of mobile users is expected in the years to come, which prompted the need for a futuristic standard. Fifth generation (5G) communication technology is labeled as a platform for providing higher data rates with efficient utilization of resources. The techniques which would undergo development under 5G communication standard include heterogeneous networks (HetNets), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, device-to-device (D2D) networks, massive multiple-input multiple-output networks, millimeter wave communications and internet of things (IoT) among others. This talk will highlight the new opportunities and challenges we are going to face with the advent of 5G systems. The talk is divided into two main parts. The first portion of the talk will be around the 5G vision and applications whereas the second part will highlight the emerging techniques which will be used in the upcoming 5G systems. The challenges in employing those techniques will be also be discussed.


Syed Ali Hassan received Ph.D. Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, USA, in 2011, M.S. mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2011, M.S. Electrical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2007, and B.E. electrical engineering (highest honors) from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, in 2004. His broader area of research is signal processing for communications. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), NUST, where he is the director of Information Processing and Transmission (IPT) research group, which focuses on various aspects of theoretical communications. Prior to joining SEECS, he worked as a research associate at Cisco Systems Inc., CA, USA. Dr. Hassan has (co)authored more than 80 publications in international conferences and journals and served as a TPC member for IEEE WCSP 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2013–2014, IEEE VTC Spring 2013-16, MILCOM 2014–2016, among others.