Prof. Kaibin Huang
The University of Hong Kong
29th November 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (GST)
How does Edge Intelligence Shift the Paradigm of Wireless Communications?
Data have replaced oil to become the world’s most valuable resource. An enormous amount of data is being generated 24/7 by tens-of-billions of edge devices at the network edge. Their distillation into AI using machine learning algorithms promises to automate practically unlimited IoT applications ranging from autonomous driving to virtual reality. This gives rise to a hot area, known as edge intelligence, which is a distinctive feature of 6G mobile networks. To understand the induced paradigm shift in communications, three questions will be asked: 1) Is reliable communication always needed? 2) Is interference always a foe? 3) Is analog computing (1G) outdated? To find negative answers to these questions, I will introduce some 6G edge-intelligence technologies that feature the communication-computing fusion. They include channel-noise protected/accelerated edge AI, over-the-air federated learning, and neuromorphic computing empowered ultra-fast baseband processing.
Kaibin Huang received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the National University of Singapore and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin, all in electrical engineering. He is a Professor and an Associate Head at the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. He received the IEEE Communication Society’s 2021 Best Survey Paper, 2019 Best Tutorial Paper, 2019 Asia–Pacific Outstanding Paper, 2015 Asia–Pacific Best Paper Award, and the best paper awards at IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 and IEEE/CIC ICCC 2018. He received the Outstanding Teaching Award from Yonsei University, South Korea, in 2011. He has been named as a Highly Cited Researcher by the Clarivate Analytics in 2019-2021 and awarded a Research Fellowship by Hong Kong Research Grants Council. He served as the Lead Chair for the Wireless Communications Symposium of IEEE Globecom 2017 and the Communication Theory Symposium of IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, and the TPC Co-chair for IEEE PIMRC 2017 and IEEE CTW 2023 and 2013. He is also an Executive Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, an Associate Editor of IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, and an Area Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and a Fellow of IEEE.