On Wireless Systems Modelling and Machine Learning-Based Optimization


Jacobs School of Engineering, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, California 92093

Sponsored By:
Stefanie Battaglia



According to the evaluation methodologies of ITU, the basic evaluation characteristics and assessment methods for wireless networks wireless systems can be studied based on system level simulations. In the first part of the talk, a heterogeneous Long Term Evolution (LTE) Advanced wireless system level simulator will be introduced. Machine learning based inter-cell interference coordination and offloading solutions will be presented together with results obtained from such a system level simulation environment.  In the second part, emerging future wireless systems, their key features, and novel requirements’ space will be introduced. As the fifth generation (5G) of wireless networks is expected to support various novel use cases and applications, such as autonomous driving, industrial automation, etc. initial studies to realize such applications will be highlighted. The talk will be concluded by thoughts on how 5G can be the enabler for inter-disciplinary research, open research questions, and potential tools for studying such wireless networks.

Speaker Bio:
DR. MERYEM SIMSEK received her Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany in 2008, holding a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation which is granted to the outstanding 0.5% of all students in Germany. She obtained her Ph.D. degree on reinforcement learning based inter-cell interference coordination in heterogeneous LTE-Advance networks from the same university in 2013. In 2013, she was a post-doctoral visiting scientist at Florida International University. Since 2014, she is a group leader at the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communication Systems at the Technical University Dresden, Germany. Her main research interests include resource management in heterogeneous wireless networks, 5G wireless systems, wireless network design and optimization, self-organizing networks, and the tactile internet. Dr. Simsek won the IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize 2015. Since June 2015, she is chairing the IEEE ComSoc Tactile Internet technical sub-committee and is co-chairing the IEEE Open Mobile Edge Cloud working group. She has initiated the IEEE P1918.1 working group and is serving as the secretary of this working group. In addition, she is leading the ETSI IP6 work item on IPv6 based Tactile Internet. In October 2016, she joined the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) Berkeley to start a new wireless research group.

Stefanie Battaglia
Executive Assistant to the Department Chair
sbattaglia@ucsd.edu | Ph: (858) 534-7013