1 July 2021 9.30am – 4pm Workshop Online

This University of Surrey led workshop, supported by DCMS and UK SPF, will focus on energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency and coverage.

Workshop lead:

Professor Rahim Tafazolli FREng, Head of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), Regius, FREng, FIET, WWRF Fellow, University of Surrey

Speakers timings TBC:

Self-Organised Radio and Core Networks: Achieving end-to-end optimal resource utilisation.
Professor Muhammad Imran, University of Glasgow

The optical spectrum and Tb/s wireless systems in the 6G era
Prof. Jaafar M.H. Elmirghani, Chair in Communication Networks and Systems, Director of Institute of Communication and Power Networks, School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds

6G Technologies; Radio Waves and Health
Dr Azadeh Peyman, Public Health England

Non-orthogonal signals for spectral and energy efficient transmission; are these the ideal candidates for 6G?
Professor Izzat Darwazeh, Director of UCL ICCS and Chair of Communications Engineering, Head of Information and Communication andEngineering (ICE) Group, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University College London

Spectrum allocation from a propagation perspective
Sana Salous, Director of the Centre for Communication Systems, Professor of Communications Engineering, Department of Engineering, Durham University

Rate Splitting Multiple Access for 6G Communications and Sensing
Bruno Clerckx, Professor of Wireless Communications and Signal Processing, Imperial College

Green and Secure Networks; Will 6G deliver the Duo?
Dr Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei, Kings College London

RF Sampling and Software Defined Radio – Working with a 4GHz BaseBand using the Multichannel RFSoC
Professor Robert Stewart, University of Strathclyde 

On the energy efficiency, spectral efficiency and coverage of cell-free massive MIMO
Dr Hien Quoc Ngo, Queens University Belfast

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) and DCMS are supporting a series of University-run workshops to showcase the current research projects having the best potential to address 6G wireless research priorities. Bristol, Surrey and Strathclyde have been selected to run the workshops but the intention is for these workshops to be a platform for all UK universities having relevant wireless research. Each hosting University has been entrusted by the SPF and DCMS to identify outstanding research projects from other Universities to showcase at their workshops. The output from this series of workshops will be a White Paper for the UK SPF to present to government that validates the research projects as relevant to UK 6G research priorities, identifies gaps, suggests opportunities for collaboration, looks at the adequacy of research funding streams and flag potential implications for 6G spectrum policy.

This event will be recorded. By registering you consent with your name, job title and organisation being included on the delegate list. The agenda is subject to change without notice.

Jo O'Riordan

Jo O'Riordan

Head of Spectrum Policy and Telecoms, techUK

Jo leads the work of the UK SPF, the sounding board to government and Ofcom on medium to long-term spectrum issues in the UK and supports the delivery of the Communication Infrastructure Programme.

Prior to her appointment in 2018 Jo held positions at Islington Council, the Industry and Parliament Trust, Inside Government, and most recently at Smart Energy GB in policy and public affairs role. Here Jo predominately oversaw the organisations engagement with MPs and local government alongside external speaking opportunities.

Outside of work Jo likes spending as much time as possible with her dog Fudge, as well as cooking, watching live comedy, and running (but not that far or that fast). 

[email protected]
020 7331 2191

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Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, BSG, Central Government, Financial Services Team, Comms Infrastructure, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo supports the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Central Government, Financial Services and Communications Infrastructure with administrative and event support, research and communication.

Julia is bilingual – German and English native. Prior to joining techUK, Julia worked as an IT Team Administrator at Interxion Ltd (data center) supporting and coordinating teams with the Incident Management Protocols (IMP), auditing and reporting procedures and processes and assisting senior management with various secretarial/administrative duties. She has exceptional experience in handling and updating in-house database systems and a proven track record of demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.

Julia is a graduate at the University of Kent with a BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration. In her personal time, she enjoys current affairs discussions, going to the gym and travelling.

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