Guest Talk by Prof. Khalida Ghanem: “Communication and sensing in current wireless systems”

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Communication and sensing in current wireless systems
Guest Talk by Prof. Khalida Ghanem
Khalida Ghanem is a guest professor visiting the MaD Lab at the moment. For her outstanding scientific achievements, she received one of the Humboldt Foundation’s coveted Georg Forster Awards. She will introduce her research in the MaD colloquium.
Time: July 12, 12:30-14:00 
Place: MaD Seminar Room, Carl-Thiersch-Str. 2b, 91052 Erlangen
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Requirements of current and future wireless communications are continuously upgraded to support the users new needs and services, requiring the data rate to increase to the terabit per second order, while imposing that the systems become smarter and more secure. 

The variety of emerging large scale applications shows that the communication KPIs (latency, reliability and data rate) of these applications are clearly more than what existing 5G systems can offer.  Autonomous services will be favored along with intelligent devices capable of decision making with minimum human intervention, which will ask for the widespread adoption of Intelligent Things (IoIT) consolidated by the artificial intelligence (AI) capability. As a result, communication and sensing techniques need to see the same research and development efforts, whether they are incorporated separately or jointly.

The presentation will depict some of the research activities of the team in the scope of 5G-and-beyond communication systems and sensor-based applications.

Khalida Ghanem (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in electronics from the École Nationale Polytechnique (ENP), Algiers, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications from the INRS-EMT, University of Quebec, Canada, in 2004 and 2008, respectively, and the Habilitation (HDR) degree from the ENP, in 2012. From 1999 to 2000, she was with the Department of Mathematics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada, where she worked as a Research Assistant on practical smart antenna systems. From 2008 to 2009, she joined the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham, U.K., as a Research Associate, and the University of Southampton, as a Research Visitor. From 2009 to 2010 she worked in the University of Sheffield, UK as a Research Fellow. From 2010 to 2011, she was a Professor with PMU in KSA. Since 2011, she has been with the Center for Development of Advanced Technologies (CDTA), Algeria, where she became a Research Director in 2016. In 2012, she founded the Wireless Communication Group and has acted as its leader since then. She is also a member of doctoral schools at different Algerian universities, advising master an PhD students. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Quebec at Abitibi-Temiscamingue in Canada since 2019.

She was a member of funded projects in U.K., Canada and Middle East. From 2012 to 2020, she was a Principal Investigator of multiple projects funded by the General Direction of Scientific Research and Technological Development (DGRSDT) in Algeria, conducting research in ultrawideband communications, resource allocation in cognitive radios, 4G and then 5G wireless systems, and body area networks. Her research interests include wireless communications, channel characterization and modeling, and wearable systems. She is the recipient of international fellowships and awards, and has acted at the TPCs of various international conferences and as an expert and a national evaluator at different committees.