Dr. Tang Jianhua Invited to Give a Talk

April 25, 2016

Talk by Dr. Tang Jianhua (hosted by Dr.Li Dong).

Date: Monday, 25-Apr-2016

Time: 11:30 am 12:30 pm

Venue: A411


Title:Elastic Service Scaling in Cloud Radio Access Network


Abstract:Cloud radio access network (C-RAN) is emerging as a potential alternative for the next generation RAN by merging RAN and cloud computing. Differing from the intensive study on C-RAN from the aspect of wireless transmission, in this talk, we describe two recent works on C-RAN from the aspect of cloud computing. Specifically, cloud computing brings the feature of elastic service scaling into the RAN, which means the amount of computation resources in C-RAN baseband unit (BBU) pool can be dynamically adjusted. Therefore, effectively managing and dispatching those computation resources in C-RAN becomes a critical problem.

In this talk, we consider the joint computation resource allocation and sparse beamforming problems, under two different C-RAN scenarios, i.e., idealized scenario and practical scenario,  respectively. We also discuss some potential future research topics in the end of this talk.


Bio-sketch:Jianhua Tang received his B.E. degree in Communication Engineering from Northeastern University, China, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2015. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He was a visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, from Oct. 2014 to Dec. 2014. His research interests include cloud computing, content-centric network and cloud radio access network (C-RAN).