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Over three days in September, the University of Bristol's Smart Internet Lab welcomes you to its inegaural SMART:2021 Future Networks Research Conference.
We would like to encourage you to sign up, engage, learn and enjoy free sessions which we have prepared for you.
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The team which has helped us to create and shape this year's event
Professor Mark Beach
The core focus of his research is the application of multi-element antenna systems (also known as Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) or Smart Antennas) to enhance the performance of wireless systems in terms of higher data rates, whilst conserving both bandwidth and power. Fundamental to the successful design and deployment of such systems is an in-depth understanding of the multi-dimensional wireless channel necessitating joint characterisation of both the antenna elements and the propagation medium. He has established a world-leading multi-channel spatial-temporal measurement and analysis facility at Bristol, with an operational capability only matched by a few research centres across the global, with the outputs driving the channel models associated with the wireless standards for next generation WLANs, WiMax and 4G (3G LTE, ITU Advanced).
Mr Anderson Bravalheri
Anderson Bravalheri is a Senior Research Associate at the High Performance Networks Research Group and a member of the Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol, currently working on network and edge computing orchestration under the Zero Downtime Edge Application Mobility (ZeroDEAM) project funded by Samsung Electronics. Previously, he worked at CPqD, a Brazilian Research and Development Center in Telecommunications, with a variety of technical projects covering from control of optical components and firmware development up to SDN applications for optical networks. His research interests include Distributed Systems, Type Theory, Fuzzy Inference, AI, MEC and NFV orchestration.
Ms Zoe Davidson
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Bristol in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering department. I am working on Green Photonics specialising in novel semiconductor compounds with respect to absorption and emission in the near- to mid-infrared spectrum. I am a teaching assistant within the department where I develop and deliver synchronous and asynchronous content for undergraduate and masters students. I also work in science communication and outreach within the local community to promote the next generation of STEM, in particular Women in STEM and Women in Engineering.
Dr Edmund Harbord
Edmund Harbord is currently a Lecturer in Quantum Communication Technologies in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol. He works on quantum devices for the physical layer of the quantum networks, particularly quantum dots, nanoscale inclusions of one semiconductor embedded in another. They are not only ideal sources for single photons, but strong candidates for quantum memories. His research focusses on new materials to make quantum dots compatible with existing telecommunications infrastructure.
Ms Maria Korea
Maria Korea is the Manager of the Smart Internet Lab, a £100M Research Centre on Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICT) and the Programme Manager of the 5GUK Test Network, a £10M 5G experimentation facility at the University of Bristol, that delivered the world’s first end-to-end 5G systems trials. MBA and PRINCE2 qualified, Maria is a Knowledge Exchange expert, with 14 years' experience in management, research governance, policy and partnership development across industry, academia, government and third sector organisations.
Dr Manish Nair
My current research is in RF and Wireless Communications Security. I am currently exploring RF-Cyber Physical Security Techniques based on Supervised Machine Learning (ML), Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and Demodulation Free Random Access (DFRA) for secure RF transmission and more importantly (i) localisation, (ii) identification, and (iii) classification of RF attacks and threats, for the SWAN project.
Professor Reza Nejabati
Reza Nejabati is currently a chair professor of intelligent networks and head of the High-Performance Network Research Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the University of Bristol, UK. He is also a visiting professor and Cisco chair in the Cisco center for Intent Based Networking in the Curtin University, Australia. He has established successful and internationally recognised research activities in “Autonomous and Intent Based Networks,” as well as “Quantum Networks.” His research received the prestigious IEEE Charles Kao Award in 2016 and has done important contributions in 5G, Smart City, Quantum Communication, and Future Internet Experimentation. Building on his research, he co-founded a successful start-up company (Zeetta Networks Ltd). It has currently 25 employees and £6m VC and external funding.
Ms Aneta Wisniewska
Aneta is a Project Coordinator at the Smart Internet Lab, a £100M Research Centre on Information and Telecommunication Technologies. She supports industry funded project, ZeroDEAM and she is the main coordinator of the inaugural SMART:2021 Future Networks Research Conference.