Keynote Speaker

Prof. Syed Ali Hassan

SEECS, NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan

Talk Title:

The 6G Wireless Networks: What to Expect and How to Incept?


The demand for wireless capacity is continuously growing with the advent of the Internet-of-Everything system, connecting millions of people and billions of machines. To date, the fifth generation (5G) wireless networks are being rolled out in the world, providing a new vision to mobile communication. While 5G is still in its commercialization phase, the research on Beyond 5G (B5G) and sixth generation (6G) communication has already started ground work on innovative technologies that support the capacity growth of future networks with lower cost, energy consumption, and hardware complexity. In order to meet the stringent demands on spectral and energy efficiency, B5G and 6G will rely on new and advanced technologies ranging from cell-free massive MIMO, Terahertz band communication, pervasive artificial intelligence, ambient backscatter communications, to smart radio environments. In this talk, we discuss the basic concept of these technologies, covering the "expectations" part, and then overview the research challenges that are seen to address their "inception".


Syed Ali Hassan (Senior Member, IEEE) received the M.S. degree in mathematics and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His broader area of research is signal processing for communications. He was a Research Associate with Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, USA. He is currently a Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), NUST, where he is also the Director of the Information Processing and Transmission Research Group, which focuses on various aspects of theoretical communications. He has (co)authored more than 250 publications in international conferences and journals and has organized several special issues/sessions as editor/chair in leading journals/conferences. He is also the CTO of Adept Tech Solutions, a US-based start up having its R&D office in Pakistan, providing efficient solutions to engineering businesses.