Octavia Dobre

Title: An Evolution Toward 6G: Intelligent Self-Interference Cancellation and Nonlinearity Compensation

Abstract: With the evolution of 5G reaching the “Advanced” stage through the 3GPP Release 18 and the continuing efforts for Release 19 to build the bridge toward 6G, we are witnessing several paradigms shifts like connecting people, machines, things, and environment through intelligence; integrating space-air-ground-sea networks; harmonizing various frequency bands with different propagation characteristics; and integrating communication, computing, sensing, positioning, and intelligence. While there is still work to be done for 5G-Advanced, researchers across the world are looking further for groundbreaking technologies and new services for 6G and beyond.

This talk will first provide an overview of potential use cases and enabling technologies for future networks. Then, it will specifically discuss intelligent methods for self-interference cancelation to facilitate full duplex communications, along with such techniques to compensate for the nonlinearity in the optical fiber. Finally, directions of investigation to bring innovation for the evolution of the next generation networks will be highlighted.

Biography: Octavia A. Dobre is a Professor and Canada Research Chair Tier 1 at Memorial University, Canada. Her research interests include technologies for future wireless networks, as well as optical and underwater communications, on which topics she published over 500 papers.

Dr. Dobre is the Vice-President Publications of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and served as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society, EiC of the IEEE Communications Letters, and IEEE ComSoc Director of Journals.

Dr. Dobre was a Fulbright Scholar, a Royal Society Scholar, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. She is an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the IEEE.