SPAWC 2014

Toronto - June 2014

Keynote Address


Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 2:00-3:00pm
Adaptive and Software Defined 5G Air Interface
Jianglei Ma
Principal Engineer
Wireless Technology Laboratory
Huawei Canada R&D Centre
Kanata, Ontario, Canada


Abstract: 5G is targeted to support a diverse set of applications with extremely diverse requirements, such as very low data rate M2M to extremely high rate immersive multimedia application, very low latency real time control to latency insensitive applications. In addition, 5G should utilize a set of fragmented spectrums in an efficient manner both in spectrum efficiency and cost. Given these requirements, A one size fit all approach for air interface design will be no longer effective. In this talk, we will discuss an software defined air interface design which dynamically adapts to service delivered in order to maximize system. We will discuss the following aspects such as new waveform candidates and their application scenarios, new multiple access schemes and new RAN architecture. The above discussion shall give the justifications for software defined air interface and possible a framework to move forward.


Jianglei Ma is a principal engineer in the Wireless Technology Lab at Huawei Canada R&D center. Her research area is next generation wireless access technologies. She is currently leading 5G air interface research in Huawei. Prior to joining Huawei in 2009, Jianglei was a manager in the Wireless Technology Lab at Nortel. She was involved in the research of 4th generation of wireless system with more than 100 granted US patents.

Jianglei Ma was a visiting Associate Professor of Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Professor of National Laboratory of Millimeter Waves & Dept. of Electronic Engineering in Southeast University. 

Jianglei Ma received her Ph.D. degree from Southeast University in China.