Integrating Terrestrial and Non-terrestrial Networks: 3D Opportunities and Challenges

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Building 1, Level 3, Room 3119


In a quest for anything, anytime, anywhere connectivity, next-generation wireless networks are envisioned to break the boundaries of the current ground-focused paradigm and fully embrace aerial and spaceborne communications. In this talk, we will discuss the key opportunities and challenges arising from such a 3D (r)evolution by presenting some of its disruptive use-cases, reviewing recent results, and pointing to open research problems.

Brief Biography

Giovanni Geraci is an Assistant Professor at Univ. Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and the Head of Telecommunications Engineering. He was previously with Nokia Bell Labs, holds a Ph.D. from the UNSW Sydney, and is co-inventor of a dozen patents on wireless technologies. He serves as Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE ComSoc and IEEE VTS, is a co-Editor of the book “UAV Communications for 5G and Beyond” by Wiley—IEEE Press, and received the IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

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