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Mariya Zheleva, assistant professor of computer science from the University at Albany–State University of New York, talks about spectrum measurement and management in this invited talk hosted by Adam Doupé.

Friday, November 16, 2018
2 p.m.
Brickyard (BYENG) 210, Tempe campus [map]


Mobile wireless networks are at a tipping point. While traditionally they have been a key enabler of distributed internet applications, in recent years they have become throttled by heterogeneous and bandwidth-hungry applications such as immersive virtual reality and the internet of things. The rapid growth of the number of connected devices and the volume and diversity of traffic they generate calls for a fundamental rethink in wireless network design and operation. In addition, future wireless networks have to be conceived with an outlook toward inclusiveness to equally cater to infrastructure-challenged environments such as rural and post-disaster areas.

In this talk, Mariya Zheleva will introduce her team’s work on future networks with Dynamic Spectrum Access. She will begin by discussing the speed and latency requirements of future applications. Then she will talk about her work on automating the measurement and management of the radio spectrum for future spectrum-sharing applications. In the second part of the talk, she will discuss challenges that inhibit mobile wireless network advances in infrastructure-challenged areas and discuss the advantages of shared spectrum access for such environments. Zheleva will talk about several of the systems she and her team have developed to bridge the connectivity gap including Kwiizya for rural area communications and HybridCell for displaced persons scenarios. She will conclude by briefly introducing her team’s new project on rural emergency preparedness and response.

About the speaker

Mariya Zheleva is an assistant professor in computer science at University at Albany–SUNY. She graduated with her doctorate in computer science from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2014. She holds a master’s of engineering and a bachelor’s of engineering in radio communications from Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria. She leads the UbiNET Lab, which conducts research at the intersection of wireless communications and information and communication technology for development.


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