Full Duplex Networking: A solution for 5G or not yet?

Full Duplex Networking: A solution for 5G or not yet?
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Packard 204
Dr. Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei
Abstract / Description: 

Full duplex communication technology is maturing thanks to recent advances in reducing self interference to very small levels. This potentially paves the way for deploying this technology in sub 6 GHz bands in 5G networks. However, there are still major challenges in attaining this goal; 5G ecosystems are expected to incorporate dense networks, and such networks can increase the level of multiuser interference in full duplex regime. This problem can be more serious in mobile full duplex communication. This talk will go through the challenges ahead for deploying FD technology in 5G and tries to discuss about some of the solutions.


Dr. Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei has been engaged in research in the area of wireless communications and signal processing for twenty years both in academic and industrial organizations. He has worked for two start-up companies (1998-2000), and for National Semiconductor Corp. (NSC), CA, USA, (2000-2002), on the design of 3rd generation mobile handsets, for which he has been awarded three US patents as inventor and co-inventor, respectively. In 2002 he joined King?s College London (KCL) as Lecturer, and is now a Reader at the center for telecommunications research, Department of Informatics.
He has since worked and published numerous journal and conference articles on a number of topics including signal processing for interference suppression, analysis and design of adaptive transmitters, resource allocation techniques in wireless communications, and modeling efficient adaptive cross-layer techniques in order to improve QoS of multimedia applications over wireless and IP networks. His recent research also encompasses applications in healthcare and in-band full duplex communication.

He is a senior fellow of higher education academy and a senior member of IEEE, and is the founder and organiser of the annual international conference ?Wireless Advanced? (formerly SPWC) hosted by King?s College London between 2003-2012.
He has served as expert consultant to the high-tech companies.

He has won the overall King?s College London ?Excellence in Supervisory Award? as well as the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences? Excellence in Supervisory Award in 2014.
At present he is the consortium lead and King's Principal Investigator in EPSRC-funded projects: SENSE (Scalable Full Duplex Dense Wireless Networks) and IoSiRE (Internet of Silicon Retinas: Machine to machine communications for neuromorphic vision sensing data).