2015 Agenda

Day 1:


  • 12:30 – 12:45 ​
    • Sujit Dey, Director, Center for Wireless Communications, UC San Diego
    • Al Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
    • Truong Nguyen, ECE Department Chair, UC San Diego


  • 12:45 – 1:35 ​
    • Moderator: Roberto Padovani, Executive Vice President, Fellow, Qualcomm; Affiliate Professor, UC San Diego
    • Keynote 1 - Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson in Silicon Valley and Head of Ericsson Group Technology Strategy: The 5G Challenge
    • Keynote 2 - Mark Pierpoint, Vice President and General Manager, Keysight Technologies: 5G and Implied Measurement Challenges
SESSION 1: Future Alternative Networks for IoT
Organized by: The Silent Intelligence
  • 1:35 – 2:50
    • Moderator: Daniel Obodovski, Founder, The Silent Intelligence
    • Francis Costello, Senior Vice President, Product and Ecosystem Management,  OnRamp Wireless
    • Adam Gould, Vice President, Growth Partnerships, ARM
    • Francis daCosta, Founder/Chief Technology Officer, MeshDynamics
    • Jeremy Johnson, Director, Silver Spring Networks
    • Sanjeev Athalye, Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm
    • PANEL

BREAK (15 minutes)

SESSION 2:  mHealth Revolution: How 5G can impact future care delivery
Organized by:  SomaSens Insight and Health Technology Forum
  • 3:05 – 4:25
    • Moderator: Dimitri Arges, SomaSens Insight
    • Yan Chow, Chief Innovation Officer, LongView International Technology Solutions: Impact of 5G on Health Care
    • Jun Huang, PhD, Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture, Kaiser Permanente Information Technology:Mobile Healthcare Use Cases and Network Challenges
    • Charles Boicey, RN, PhD Candidate, Enterprise Analytics Architect, Stony Brook Medicine: A Healthcare Analytic Platform to Support mHealth
    • Gavin Stone, Senior Director, Marketing, Edico Genome: Genomic Medicine At The Point Of Care
    • PANEL
SESSION 3: Mobile Analytics and User Experience
  • 4:25 – 5:45
    • Moderator: Barry Sandrew, Ph.D., Founder, Legend3D
    • Benoit Schillings, Vice President, Tech Yahoo, Architect, Fellow, Yahoo!Tricks of the Trade in Mobile Performance
    • Haohong Wang, General Manager, TCL Research America: The Future of Mobile Experiences
    • Gert Lanckriet, Professor, UC San Diego: Machine Learning for Mobile Recommendations & Mobile Health
    • Alka Roy, Director, New Technologies & Product Development, AT&T: Interactive Mobile User Experiences
    • PANEL


  • 5:45 – 7:00


  • 7:00 – 9:00 PM
    • Ramesh Rao, Director, Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego: A San Diego Alliance for a Model City
    • Greg Horowitt, Co-Founder, Managing Director, T2 Venture Capital: Architecting the Invisible - Creating a Culture of Innovation
    • Music by East West Jazz

Day 2:


  • 8:00 - 8:30


  • 8:30 - 8:35 Sujit Dey, Director, Center for Wireless Communications, UC San Diego
  • 8:35 - 9:00 - Keynote 3 – Ed Tiedemann, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Fellow, Qualcomm: The Next Wave in Wireless: 5G
SESSION 4: Smart Cities, Wearables, Government - What Drives Technology Requirements in IoT
Organized by: The Silent Intelligence
  • 9:00-10:05
    • Moderator: Daniel Obodovski, Founder, The Silent Intelligence
    • Kyle Ellicott, Chief Technology Officer, Founder, Wearable World San Francisco
    • Almis Udrys, Director, Performance and Analytics, City of San Diego
    • Boris Karsch, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Cubic Transportation Systems
    • Petros Efstathopoulos, Technical Director, Symantec Research Labs
    • PANEL

BREAK (15 minutes)

SESSION 5: 5G Radio Architectures: Innovations and Challenges
  • 10:20 – 12:00
    • Moderator: Koon Hoo Teo, Mistubishi Electric Research Laboratories
    • Amitava Ghosh, Head, North American Radio Systems Research, Nokia Networks: Massive MIMO for LTE-A and 5G Systems
    • Ali Khayrallah, Director of Research, Ericsson: Opportunities and Challenges in Massive MIMO for 5G
    • Young-Han Nam, Senior Staff Engineer, Samsung Research America: Introduction and Evolution of Massive MIMO in 3GPP – Elevation Beamforming and Full-Dimension MIMO
    • Jong-Kae Fwu, Director, Next Generation Technologies and Standards, Intel: 5G Air Interface Design
    • Bhaskar Rao, Professor, UC San Diego: Massive MIMO: Channel Modeling and Estimation
    • PANEL


  • 12:00 – 1:00pm 
SESSION 6: Addressing Power Challenges in 5G
  • 1:00 – 2:15
    • Moderator: Ramesh Rao, Director, Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego
    • Joseph Soriaga, Senior Staff/Manager, R&D, Qualcomm: 5G System Design for Network and Device Energy Efficiency
    • Varada Gopalakrishnan, Senior Principal Engineer, Amazon Lab126: Power Challenges in Wireless Device Design
    • Sujit Dey, Director, Center for Wireless Communications, UC San Diego: Towards Green and Sustainable Wireless Communications
    • Patrick Mercier, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego: Ultra-low-power Radios and Sensors for Next-Generation Wearable and IoT Applications
    • PANEL
SESSION 7: mmWave Circuits and Systems
  • 2:15 – 3:35
    • Moderator: Peter Asbeck, Professor, UC San Diego
    • Khurram Sheikh, President, SiBeam/Silicon Image: 5G – Enabling Gigabit Interactivity Everywhere
    • Greg VanWiggeren, Department Manager, Keysight Labs, Keysight TechnologiesChannel Sounding - A Comparison of Methods and Insights for the Future
    • Gabriel Rebeiz, Professor, UC San Diego: Phased Arrays and Transceivers for 5G Systems
    • Ian Galton, Professor, UC San Diego: Highly-Digital Analog Circuit Blocks for 5G Systems
    • PANEL

BREAK (15 Minutes)

PLANNING SESSION: Charting the Future, Role of Center for Wireless Communication in 5G R&D with Industry Collaboration

  • 3:55 - 5:00 Invited session - CWC faculty and board members, and invited industry colleagues


  • 5 - 6pm


  • 6:30 – 8pm