Computer Science Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz on a Roadmap to Wireless Ultimate XR 4/29

Ian F. Akyildiz

Computer Science Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz on…

The University of Miami Department of Computer Science is pleased to host Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz as a Distinguished Lecturer. Founder and President of Truva, Inc., Dr. Akyildiz will give a talk based on his paper “Wireless Communication Research Challenges for Extended Reality (XR),” published in the Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies.

TALK TITLE: Wireless Communication Challenges for Extended (Augmented and Virtual) Reality in GG Systems*

Extended Reality (XR) is the umbrella term that includes Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Virtual Reality (VR). XR has tremendous market size and will profoundly transform our lives by changing the way we interact with the physical world. However, existing XR devices are mainly tethered by cables that limit user mobility and Quality-of-Experience (QoE). Wireless XR leverages existing and future wireless technologies, such as 5G, 6G, and Wi-Fi, to remove cables that are tethered to the Head-Mounted Devices. Such changes can free users and enable a plethora of applications. High-quality ultimate XR requires an uncompressed data rate up to 2.3 Tbps with a latency lower than 1 ms. Although 5G has significantly improved data rates and reduced latency, it still cannot meet such high requirements. In this talk, a roadmap towards wireless ultimate XR is presented. The basics, existing products, and use cases of AR, MR, and VR are reviewed, upon which technical requirements and bottlenecks of realizing ultimate XR using wireless technologies are identified. Challenges of utilizing 6G wireless systems and the next-generation Wi-Fi systems and future research directions are provided.

Friday, April 29 | 3:30-5:00 PM  Zoom Link (Call opens early at 2:30 for conversation.)

About Dr. Akyildiz

Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz (Life Fellow, IEEE) received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, in 1978, 1981, and 1984, respectively. He is also Founder and President of the Truva Inc., a consulting company based in Georgia, USA, since 1989. He is an Advisory Board member at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, since June 2020. He is the Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the newly established of International Telecommunication Union Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies (ITU J-FET) since August 2020.

He served as the Ken Byers Chair Professor in Telecommunications, the Past Chair of the Telecom Group at the ECE, and the Director of the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, from 1985 to 2020.

Dr. Akyildiz has had many international affiliations during his career and established research centers in Spain, South Africa, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, India, and Cyprus. Dr. Akyildiz is an IEEE Fellow since 1996, and ACM Fellow since 1997. He received numerous awards from IEEE, ACM, and other professional organizations, including Humboldt Award from Germany and Tubitak Award from Turkey.

In March 2022, according to Google Scholar his h-index is 132 and the total number of citations to his articles is more than 133+K. His current research interests include 6G/7G wireless systems, Terahertz Communication, Hologram communication, Extended Reality Wireless Communication, reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, Internet of Space Things/CUBESATs, Internet of Bio-Nano Things, molecular communication, and underwater and underground communication.


*I.F. Akyildiz and H. Guo, “Wireless Communication Research Challenges for Extended Reality (XR)“, ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies, ITU-JFET, Vol., 3, Issue 1, pp. 1-16, April 2022.