summer school tutorial speakers

ONDM 2019

23rd Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling
May 13-16, 2019
Athens, Greece

Markos Anastasopoulos, University of Bristol, UK

Markos Anastasopoulos is a researcher at the High Performance Networks Group of the University of Bristol, UK. He holds a Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, an MBA degree in financial engineering and a Dr. Eng. degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens. Previously, he was research engineer at ICCS-NTUA (2004-2010) and senior researcher at the Network Design and Services Group of the Athens Information Technology (2010-2014). His main research interests lie in the areas of optical and wireless communications networks, mobile and distributed computing, network design and management. He is an author/co-author of more than 84 papers in peer reviewed international journal and conference proceedings. For his academic achievements he has awarded scholarships by the Kyprianides, Eugenides, Thomaides and Propondis foundations. He is also the recipient of the best doctoral dissertation award across all engineering schools of NTUA (2009) and the best paper award at the 17th IEEE/IFIP Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM) conference (2013). Dr. Anastasopoulos is a member of the IEEE and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).

Title: “Network Modeling”

Navid Nikaein, Eurecom, france

Navid Nikaein is an associate professor in communication systems department at Eurecom. He received his Ph.D. degree in communication systems from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL in 2003. He is leading a group on experimental 4G-5G system research related to radio access and core networks with a blend of communication, computing, and data analysis in divers settings such as cellular, mesh, and cloud with practical use-cases. He is coordinating the Mosaic-5G.io initiative, whose goal is to provide a software-based 4G/5G service delivery platform as well as leading the development of the 4G and 5G radio access networks of OpenAirInterface wireless technology platform. 

Title: “Technologies, Challenges, and Tools”

Abstract: Fifth generation (5G) mobile network is a paradigm shift beyond the new radio and wider spectrum with the objective of improving the overall efficiency, flexibility, and control of mobile networks. It is about the evolution of computing for wireless networks (e.g., central offices become data centers) and enabling the service-oriented architecture to deliver networks on an as-a-service basis and support the network requirements of vertical markets. This tutorial will shed light on the architecture, technologies, challenges, and tools to realize a carrier grade operational 5G network. It provides an overview of 5G networks with a well-balanced self-contained research and development topics, and elaborate the benefits and implications of 5G network slicing for verticals.

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