2018 5G and Beyond


Duane Roth Auditorium

Sanford Consortium


The Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) at UC San Diego is holding its sixth annual 5G Forum "5G and Beyond" on May 31-June 1, 2018. The Forum will discuss innovations and challenges in circuit, sensing, communication, networking and analytics techniques leading to next generations of networks and devices, and how they can enable new applications and user experiences like connected health, smart communities and immersive multimedia. As in our previous 5G Forums, industry leaders and experts from different industry segments, together with experts from academia, will participate as speakers and panelists. The Forum will conclude with a planning session to decide on new research projects which will help shape wireless innovations in CWC, member companies, and beyond. 


Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Time Description Who
8:15-8:45am BREAKFAST  
8:45-9:00am Welcome

Sujit Dey, Director, Center for Wireless Communications, UC San Diego

Miroslav Krstic, Sr. Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Research, UC San Diego

Truong Nguyen, Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC San Diego


Session 1: Keynotes

Moderator: Ramesh Rao, UC San Diego

Michael Sutten, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Kaiser Permanente

  • Healthcare Technology Trends and Impact of 5G

Oliver Ratzesberger, Chief Operating Officer, Teradata

  • Sentient Enterprise

Mark Pierpoint, Senior Vice President, Keysight Technologies Inc.; President, Ixia Solutions Group

  • Network Challenges in a High Bandwidth, Always Connected World
10:20-10:40am BREAK  

Session 2: Innovations in Radio Technologies and mmWave

Moderator:  Gabriel Rebeiz, UC San Diego

Amitava Ghosh, Head, Radio Interface Group, Nokia Bell Labs

  • 5G New Radio: Overview and Performance

Thomas Cameron, Director of Wireless Technology, Analog Devices

  • RF Technology for 5G mmWave Radio Systems

Peter A. Rabbeni, Vice President, RF Business Development and Product Line Management, GlobalFoundries

  • Mobile Radio Transformation in the Age of 5G: A Perspective on Technologies and Solutions
12:00-1:15pm LUNCH and Technology Showcase  


Session 3: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Moderator:  Naresh Soni, Tsunami AR/VR

Shailesh Patil, Principal Engineer/Manager, Qualcomm

  • Enhancing Autonomous Driving Using 5G NR V2X Communication

Sujit Dey, Director, Center for Wireless Communications, UC San Diego

  • Overview of CWC Connected/Autonomous Vehicles Project

Xinyu Zhang, Professor, UC San Diego

  • Experimental Platforms for Next Generation Wireless Systems

Dinesh Bharadia, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego

  • Cooperative Autonomous Sensing and Driving Using Unsupervised Learning

Bhaskar Rao, Professor, UC San Diego

  • Massive MIMO Channel Estimation:  Status Update and Challenges of Mobility

Session 4: Connected Health

Moderator:  Dimitri Arges, CWC

Sujit Dey, Professor, UC San Diego

  • Personalized Virtual Care Using IoMTs and Machine Learning

Alex Gao, Senior Director, Head of Digital Health Lab, Samsung Research America

Jun Huang, Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture, Kaiser Permanente

  • Remote Patient Monitoring at KP: Sensors, 5G and Analytics

Brian Clay, Chief Medical Information Officer, Inpatient and Hospital Affiliations; Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Health

  • Leveraging Patient-Engagement Tools/Building a Learning Health Care System
3:30-3:45pm BREAK  

Session 5: 5G Emerging Technologies
Moderator: Koon Teo, Mitsubishi Electric

Shirish Nagaraj, Director of Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology, SpiderCloud Wireless Inc.
  • The Evolution of Small-Cells in the 5G Era

Ronny Hadani, Chief Technology Officer, Cohere Technologies 

  • OTFS-A New Modulation Technique Addressing the Challenges of 5G

Bruce Duysen, Senior Director 5G Program Management, Keysight Technologies 

  • Capacity Growth for 5G: Spectral Efficiency and Bandwidth Expansion

Anthony Ng'Oma, Research Manager, Corning 

  • Massive MIMO & Energy Efficiency

Neel Sen, Senior Strategic Technology Partnerships Manager, Verizon Wireless 

  • Emerging Technologies and 5G Cellular
6:30-7:00pm RECEPTION, Technology Showcase   
7:00-9:00pm DINNER AL FRESCO  


Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time Description Who
8:00-8:30am BREAKFAST  
8:30-8:35am Welcome Al Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
8:35-9:00am Featured Talk

Mehmet Yavuz, Vice President, Engineering, Corporate Research and Development, Qualcomm

  • 5G for Industrial IoT Applications

Session 6: Beyond 5G

Moderator: Ramesh Rao, UC San Diego

Fujio Watanabe, Director, Mobile Network Technology Group, Docomo Innovations

  • How Machine Learning Will Help Beyond 5G

Monisha Ghosh, Program Director, National Science Foundation

  • Beyond 5G: A Perspective From NSF


Amitava Ghosh, Head, Radio Interface Group, Nokia Bell Labs

Monisha GhoshProgram Director, National Science Foundation

Fujio Watanabe, Director, Mobile Network Technology Group, Docomo Innovations

Alka Roy, Director, New Technologies & Product Development, AT&T

10:00-10:15am BREAK  

Session 7: Circuits and Techniques for 5G Mobile Communications and Low Power Sensors

Moderator: Drew Hall, UC San Diego


Drew Hall, Associate Professor, UC San Diego

  • Injectable Sensors for Continuous Health Monitoring

Patrick Mercier, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego

  • Low Power RF Circuits and IoT Sensors

Peter Asbeck, Professor, UC San Diego

  • Advances in Mm-wave Power Amplifiers for 5G

Gabriel Rebeiz, Professor, UC San Diego

  • Recent Advances in 5G Phased-arrays for Gbps Communications
12:00-1:00pm LUNCH  

Session 8: Wireless Immersive Multimedia


Chienchung Chang, Vice President Engineering, Head Multimedia R&D, Qualcomm 

  • Novel Multimedia Technologies for 5G

Sujit Dey, Professor, UC San Diego

  • Enabling Mobile Immersive Experiences: Challenges and Research Directions​​

Pierre de Lespinois, Founder and CEO Vision 3 Experiential LLC

Geoff Brim, Former Vice President, B2B Innovation Architecture, Deutche Telekom

  • AR/VR 5G Lessons Learned

Session 9: Mobile Edge Computing

Jason Hoffman, Chairman and CEO, MobiledgeX, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary

  • Giving Edge Meaning

Cole Crawford, CEO,  Vapor IO

Pete Peterson, Former Senior Director, Immersive and Real-time Experiences, Deutsche Telekom 

  • Edge Computing Lessons Learned
4:00-5:00pm CWC Board Meeting