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EE Seminar: Physical Layer Security for 5G Wireless Networks and Challenges

Start Date: July 29, 2018
End Date: July 29, 2018

By Professor Chengshan Xiao, CAE Fellow and IEEE Fellow Chandler Weave Professor and ECE Chair, Lehigh University
Physical layer security which safeguards data confidentiality based on the information-theoretic approaches has received significant research interest recently. The key idea behind physical layer security is to utilize the intrinsic randomness of the transmission channel to guarantee the security in physical layer. The evolution towards 5G wireless communications poses new challenges for physical layer security research. This talk provides a latest survey of the physical layer security research on various promising 5G technologies, including physical layer security coding, massive multiple-input multiple-output, millimeter wave communications, heterogeneous networks, non-orthogonal multiple access, full duplex technology, etc. Technical challenges which remain unresolved at the time of this talk are summarized and the future trends of physical layer security in 5G and beyond are discussed.
Biography: Chengshan Xiao is Chandler Weaver Professor and Chair of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Previously, he served as a Program Director with USA National Science Foundation. He was a senior engineer with Nortel Networks, Canada, a faculty member at Tsinghua University, University of Alberta, University of Missouri - Columbia, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. His research interests include wireless communications, signal processing, and underwater acoustic communications. He is the holder of several patents granted in USA, Canada, China and Europe. His invented algorithms have been implemented into Nortel's base station radio products after successful technical field trials and network integration. Prof. Xiao has served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, elected Board of Governor, Director of Conference Publications, Fellow Evaluation Committee, and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He was the founding Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Wireless Communications, and the Technical Program Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Cape Town, South Africa. He received several distinguished awards including 2014 Humboldt Research Award.

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Date: Sunday 29th Jul 2018
Time:02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Building 1, Level 3, Room 3119