Advanced Network Colloquium: Bo Ai, Beijing Jiaotong University, "Future Railway Communications"

Friday, September 18, 2015
2:00 p.m.
2328 A.V. Williams
Sennur Ulukus

Advanced Network Colloquium

Future Railway Communications

Professor Bo Ai
State Key Lab of Rail Traffic Control and Safety
Beijing Jiaotong University

High-speed railway (HSR) has brought much convenience for peoples’ travelling. To ensure safe and reliable operation of HSR, the train operation control system acts as a nerve center. To make such nerve center work well with less time delay, maintaining a reliable bidirectional communication link between the train and the ground, dedicated mobile communication systems such as GSM for railway (GSM-R) and LTE for railway (LTE-R) play key roles. Moreover, rapid growth of future railway services and applications such as real-time high-definition (HD) video surveillance has aroused 1 Gbps data transmission rate with 100 MHz bandwidth at least. Thus, higher frequency band such as mm-wave technique, the fifth generation (5G) technique and corresponding mobile communication network should be designed accordingly to provide high capacity and high data transmission rate for newly developed railway services and applications.

Prof. Bo Ai received his Master degree and Ph. D. degree from Xidian University in China. He graduated from Tsinghua University with the honor of Excellent Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Tsinghua University in 2007. He is now working in State Key Lab of Rail Traffic Control and Safety at Beijing Jiaotong University as a full professor and Ph. D. candidate advisor. He is the Deputy Director of State Key Lab of Rail Traffic Control and Safety and the Deputy Director of Modern Telecommunication Institute.He is now working at E&E Dept. Stanford University as a visiting professor.  He is one of the main responsible people for Beijing “Urban rail operation control system” International Science and Technology Cooperation Base, and the backbone member of the Innovative Engineering Based jointly granted by Chinese Ministry of Education and the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. He has authored/co-authored 6 books and published over 230 academic research papers in his research area. He has hold 26 invention patents and has submitted 11 international standard/specification proposals. He has been the research team leader for 25 national projects. Prof. Bo Ai has also been Feature Interviewed by IET Electronics Letters. His interests include the research and applications of channel measurement and channel modeling, dedicated mobile communications for rail traffic. Prof. Bo Ai is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET Fellow). He was as a Co-chair or a Session/Track/Convened Chair for many international conferences such as EuCAP2016, HSRCom2016,  ICWWMN2015, ICNC 2015, VTC-Spring 2015, APEC 2014, BMSB2014,  IEEE Green HetNet 2013, VTC 2014, ICWWMN2013,ISCE 2012,  ICIRT2011, HSRCom2011, etc. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Electronics and an Editorial Committee Member of the Wireless Personal Communications journal. He has received many awards such as the Qiushi Outstanding Youth Award by HongKong Qiushi Foundation, the New Century Talents by the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Zhan Tianyou Railway Science and Technology Award by the Chinese Ministry of Railways, and the Science and Technology New Star by the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission.

Audience: Graduate  Undergraduate  Faculty  Post-Docs  Alumni 

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