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Haris Gacanin - VTC2021-Fall

Haris Gacanin

Professor and IEEE Fellow

Keynote Speaker

Title: 6GEM – 6G Wireless with Connected Intelligence: Open, Efficient and Secure

Abstract: This talk is about a holistic vision of open, efficient/resilient, and secure 6G wireless networks as a foundation of novel experience-rich services. The 6GEM project recently approved by BMBF created a research area to reach this goal. 6GEM is supported by the four large universities of Aachen (RWTH), Bochum (RUB), Dortmund (TUD), and Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and non-university research institutions such as Fraunhofer (FhI IML, FhI IMS, FhI FHR) and Max Plank Institute (MPI SP). The talk will outline 6GEM technological vision and highlight some of the relevant technologies.

Bio: Haris Gačanin received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical engineering from the University of Sarajevo in 2000. In 2005 and 2008, respectively, he received MSc and Ph.D. from Tohoku University in Japan. He was with Tohoku University from 2008 until 2010 first as Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow and later, as an Assistant Professor. He joined Alcatel-Lucent Bell (now Nokia Bell) in 2010 as a Physical-layer Expert and later as Department Head at Nokia Bell Labs. Since April 2020, he joined RWTH Aachen University. He is a head of the Chair for Distributed Signal Processing and co-director of the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems. His professional interests are related to broad areas of digital signal processing and artificial intelligence with applications in wireless communications. He has 200+ scientific publications (journals, conferences and patent applications) and invited/tutorial talks. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, while he served as the editor of IEICE Transactions on Communications and IET Communications. He is a fellow of IEEE and a senior member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering (IEICE). He acted as a general chair and technical program committee member of various IEEE conferences. He is a recipient of several Nokia innovation awards, IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award in 2021, IEICE Communication System Study Group Best Paper Award (joint 2014, 2015, 2017), The 2013 Alcatel-Lucent Award of Excellence, the 2012 KDDI Foundation Research Award, the 2009 KDDI Foundation Research Grant Award, the 2008 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, the 2005 Active Research Award in Radio Communications, 2005 Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2005-Fall) Student Paper Award from IEEE VTS Japan Chapter and the 2004 Institute of IEICE Society Young Researcher Award.