Fog-Aided Wireless Networks: An Information-Theoretic View

Fog-Aided Wireless Networks: An Information-Theoretic View
December, 21, 2017
in Room 1061 Electrical Eng. Building Technion City

Communication and Information Theory

Speaker:     Professor Osvaldo Simeone

Affiliation:     Professor of Information Engineering
King’s College London


Fog-Aided Wireless Networks: An Information-Theoretic View

Fog-aided wireless networks are an emerging class of wireless systems that leverage the synergy and complementarity of cloudification and edge processing. The operation of fog-aided wireless networks requires the management of the communication, caching and computing resources at the cloud and at the edge, as well as to the transmission on the fronthaul network connecting cloud and edge. In this talk, this problem will be discussed in the context of content delivery from the point of view of information theory. Considering both offline and online caching, fundamental theoretical insights and algorithmic guidelines will be discussed.

This work has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 725731).

Speaker’s Bio:
Osvaldo Simeone is a Professor of Information Engineering with the Centre for Telecommunications Research at the Department of Informatics of King’s College London. He received an M.Sc. degree (with honors) and a Ph.D. degree in information engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2006 to 2017, he was a faculty with the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where he was affiliated with the Center for Wireless Information Processing (CWiP). His research interests include wireless communications, information theory, optimization and machine learning. Dr Simeone is a co-recipient of the 2017 JCN Best Paper Award, the 2015 IEEE Communication Society Best Tutorial Paper Award and of the Best Paper Awards of IEEE SPAWC 2007 and IEEE WRECOM 2007. He was awarded a Consolidator grant by the European Research Council (ERC) in 2016. His research has been supported by the U.S. NSF, the ERC, the Vienna Science and Technology Fund, as well by a number of industrial collaborations. He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society. Dr Simeone is a co-author of a monograph, an edited book published by Cambridge University Press and more than one hundred research journal papers. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.