Wireless Networks for Future Applications: from Networks of Drones to Adaptive Control of Integrated Circuits

Igor Kadota
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University
ECSE Topical Seminar
JEC 3117; https://rensselaer.webex.com/rensselaer/j.php?MTID=md2d381f25a7e3ea9628b91056e34bc14
Tue, January 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Emerging applications such as the Internet-of-Things and Smart-City Intersections have in common: (i) the potential to greatly benefit society, and (ii) the need for an underlying communication network that can satisfy stringent performance requirements in terms of data rates, latency, information freshness, scalability, and resiliency, which are unachievable by traditional networks, including current 5G deployments. Developing the next-generation communication networks is a challenging endeavor that requires interdisciplinary research combining rigorous theory, data-driven solutions, and experimentation with advanced wireless systems. In this talk, I will discuss selected interdisciplinary projects, including: (i) A network control algorithm with provable performance guarantees in terms of information freshness, and its implementation in a network of drones. (ii) A predictive weather-aware routing and admission control algorithm for a city-scale millimeter-wave backhaul network in Sweden. (iii) A system that adaptively reconfigures a highly complex state-of-the-art integrated circuit to enable full-duplex wireless communication. Finally, I will discuss my research vision on developing cross-layer networking solutions that can dynamically adapt the wireless systems and, at the same time, intelligently allocate the available communication and computation resources aiming to meet the stringent performance requirements of emerging and future applications.
Igor Kadota is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT in 2020. His research is on modeling, analysis, optimization, and implementation of next-generation communication networks, with the emphasis on advanced wireless systems and time-sensitive applications. Igor was a recipient of several research, teaching, and mentoring awards, including the 2018 Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM, the 2020 MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award, and he was selected as a 2022 LATinE Trailblazer in Engineering Fellow by Purdue’s College of Engineering.