IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
22-25 October 2018 // Seoul // South Korea


Edward Knightly - The Sheafor-Lindsay Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

Bio : Edward Knightly is the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor and Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.S. from Auburn University. He is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and a Sloan Fellow. He received the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Award for Research on New Opportunities for Dynamic Spectrum Access and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He received best paper awards from ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE Communications and Network Security (CNS), IEEE SECON (twice), and the IEEE Workshop on Cognitive Radio Architectures for Broadband. He served as general chair or technical chair for ACM MobiHoc, ACM MobiSys, IEEE INFOCOM, and IEEE SECON. He serves as an editor-at-large for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and serves on the IMDEA Networks Scientific Council.

Talk :  Scaling and Securing Spectrum Access up to THz

Abstract: New spectrum bands are emerging spanning from millimeter wave to THz. Such bands provide an opportunity to develop systems with previously impossible capabilities spanning from communication to sensing and security.  In this talk, I will highlight three aspects of such systems: First,  what are the technical hurdles in accessing spectrum as we approach THz bands? Second, how can diverse bands be fused together to provide features that no band can independently provide? And finally, what new security features and threats do emerging bands introduce? Throughout, I will draw on recent experiences from experimental systems to highlight early results and open challenges. 


Wonil Roh - Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy Group at Networks Business Division, Samsung Electronics

Bio : Dr. Roh is currently a Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy Group at Networks Business Division of Samsung Electronics in Korea, responsible for R&D strategy for mobile infrastructure products and solutions. He started working at Samsung Electronics in 2003 in research and development of CDMA and Mobile WiMAX base-stations with the main focus on multi-antenna algorithms and system analysis. Then he led overall WiMAX standard activities and strategy in Samsung including IEEE, the WiMAX Forum and ITU-R, and served as Chair of Technical Working Group (TWG) of the WiMAX Forum from 2006 to 2011.  Since 2011, he has been leading research efforts for the next generation cellular (Beyond 4G or 5G) technologies at Samsung with a focus on development of disruptive technologies, feasibility studies and related standardization including 3GPP.  As a result, Samsung becomes one of the largest contributors to 3GPP 5G NR (New Radio) standards.  Starting December 2017 he leads R&D strategy and technology innovation for Samsung Networks 4G/5G mobile infrastructure products and solutions. Dr. Roh holds a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in USA.

Talk : 5G Technology and Realization for Unlicensed Spectrum

First 5G standard for cellular communication is released at June 2018. The feature of 5G is identified by the key technologies including mmWave for the higher capacity which is targeted to IMT-2020 requirement. It also supports various deployments, services in licensed spectrums. It can be extended to support shared/unlicensed spectrums easily thanks to the technical features such as coexistence mechanism with legacy technologies, multiple numerologies support, asynchronous HARQ/scheduling mechanism, robustness support including packet duplication, and so on. In addition to existing 5 GHz unlicensed band, 60 GHz and 3.5 GHz CBRS bands are expected to be serviced based on the common 5G technologies across spectrums


Dae Su Park - Senior Vice President, KT

Bio: Dae Su Park is currently a Senior Vice President at KT’s Corporate Relations Office and is responsible for overall regulatory policies on telecommunications/broadcasting and ICT sectors. He has diverse experiences in regulation, research and field as a Senior Vice President at Corporate Relations Office, Economics & Management Research Institute, Public Consulting Unit, and Jeonbuk Customer Sales Headquarter.  He also served as a board member of “Next Generation Mobile Communication Forum,” Vice President of “The Korean Operations Research and Management Science Society,” “Korean Association for Broadcasting & Telecommunication Studies,” committee member of “The Chief Regulatory Officer Group  in GSMA,” and moderator at “World Knowledge Forum ‘Wearable 2.0’.” Throughout his career as a Vice President of Economics & Management Research Institute, Mr. Park was in charge of responding to major issues including the response to competitor’s M&A, establishment of spectrum auction bid strategy. He also supervised proactive detection of key tasks (Media, M&A, Next Big Thing, etc) for future development of KT. Mr. Park is a graduate of the Seoul National University earning a BS/MS in Statistics and a PhD in Operation Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.  

Talk : An Efficient Policy Plan to Commercialize 5G Service

5G technology, the core of the 4th Industrial Revolution era, is expected to provide differentiated services through the high-capacity data transmission, ultra connectivity, and ultra-low latency. KT, who successfully demonstrated 5G network operation and 5G pilot service at PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February this year, is now preparing for the world’s first commercialization of 5G service in March, 2019. In order to commercialize 5G service, government must put in place the necessary policies for the efficient utilization of limited resources. 
In this speech, Mr. Park concentrates on KT’s continuous effort to lead the global 5G network, plans to commercialize world first 5G service, government policies related to commercialization of 5G services such as joint development/use of infrastructure, spectrum sharing, and etc. 


Matti Latva-aho - Professor of Digital Transmission Techniques, the University of Oulu

Bio: Matti Latva-aho received the M.Sc., Lic.Tech. and Dr. Tech (Hons.) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oulu, Finland in 1992, 1996 and 1998, respectively. From 1992 to 1993, he was a Research Engineer at Nokia Mobile Phones, Oulu, Finland after which he joined Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu. Prof. Latva-aho was Director of CWC during the years 1998-2006 and Head of Department for Communication Engineering until August 2014. Currently he is Professor of Digital Transmission Techniques at the University of Oulu. He serves as Academy of Finland Professor in 2017 – 2022. His research interests are related to mobile communication systems and currently his group focuses on 5G and beyond systems research. Prof. Latva-aho is Director for 6G Wireless Flagship in Finland ( in 2018 – 2026. Prof. Latva-aho has published 350+ conference or journal papers in the field of wireless communications. He received Nokia Foundation Award in 2015 for his achievements in mobile communications research.

Talk : Could local micro-operators be a key driver towards 6G? 

Our future society is data-driven, enabled by near-instant, unlimited wireless connectivity. 6G will emerge around 2030 to satisfy the expectations not met with 5G, as well as, the new ones fusing AI inspired applications in every field of society with ubiquitous wireless connectivity. The future wireless systems are driven by network densification, spectrum sharing and the increasing amounts and diversifying nature of data will be calling for fundamentally new and innovative network operator and ownership models. The needs of various different verticals cannot be easily satisfied by the same MNO centric models. The solutions to these challenges require changes in telecommunications legislation, mobile communications market structures and network technologies. The micro operator (uOP) concept with local spectrum micro licensing model has recently been introduced for local network deployments serving both its own restricted customer set and acting as a neutral host for the customers of the overlying MNOs. It could significantly speed up digitalization of society through different verticals operating both in public and private spaces.


Paul Tilghman - Program Manager,  DARPA

Bio: Mr. Paul Tilghman joined DARPA in December 2014 as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office. His research interests include intelligent and adaptive RF systems, digital signal processing, machine learning, wireless communications and electronic warfare. Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Tilghman was a senior research engineer at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories where he led programs in adaptive electronic warfare, signals intelligence and non-cooperative geolocation. While at Lockheed Martin, Tilghman led the development of a real-time cognitive electronic warfare system, which used machine learning techniques to characterize and counter previously unknown radio emitters on the battlefield. He is a recipient of Lockheed Martin’s highest award, the NOVA award, and was also previously honored as the company’s Engineer of the Year. Mr. Tilghman received a bachelor of science in computer engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master of science in electrical engineering from Drexel University.

Talk : DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

The DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) is the first-of-its-kind collaborative machine-learning prize competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. Today, spectrum is managed by manually dividing it into rigid, exclusively licensed bands. This slow, human-driven process is not adaptive to the dynamics of supply and demand, and thus cannot exploit the full potential capacity of the spectrum.  In SC2, competitors are reimagining spectrum access strategies to develop a new wireless paradigm in which radio networks autonomously collaborate and reason at machine speed.  To achieve these breakthroughs in efficiently sharing the RF spectrum, SC2 competitors are taking advantage of recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and the expanding capacities of software-defined radios.  In this talk, I'll give an overview of SC2 and the technical challenges that competitors face this competition.