Next D3 Seminar will take place on Friday, March 8th at 1.30 pm in room A008.
David Gutierrez Estevez (Samsung) will give a presentation entitled “5G Architecture and Elastic Network Slicing: A View from the 5G-MoNarch Project”.
Abstract: Vertical markets and industries are addressing a large diversity of heterogeneous services, use cases, and applications in 5G. It is currently common understanding that for networks to be able to satisfy those needs, a flexible, adaptable, and programmable architecture based on network slicing is required. Moreover, a softwarization and cloudification of the networks is already underway, where network functions (NFs) are transformed from monolithic pieces of equipment to programs running over a shared pool of computational and communication resources. In this talk, an overview will be given on the topic of 5G architecture with a special emphasis on network slicing. Furthermore, the talk will encompass the view on the topic from the 5G-PPP research project 5G-MoNArch (5G MobileNetwork Architecture for diverse services, use cases, and applications in 5G and beyond), which has been working for the last 18 months on designing an architecture that will combine today’s consolidated concepts (such as virtualization, slicing and orchestration of access and core functions) with several novel innovations targeted at optimizing the envisioned architecture. In particular, the talk will look at the network resource elasticity innovation, a key means to make an efficient use of the computational resources in 5G systems aided by artificial intelligence and data analytics.
Bio: Dr. David M. Gutierrez Estevez obtained his Engineering Degree in Telecommunications (Hons.) from the Universidad de Granada, Spain, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He developed his Ph.D. thesis at the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz, obtaining the Researcher of the Year Award in 2013. From Sept. 2014 to Sept. 2015, David worked for Huawei Technologies as Principal Research Engineer in Silicon Valley in the area of cloud computing. Previous to that, David had held an internship position at the Corporate R&D Division of Qualcomm, as well as research assistant and intern positions at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, both in Germany. Since January 2016, David is with the 5G Research and Standards team of the Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK, currently holding a Principal Engineer position where he leads several research projects and participates in different standardization activities related to network architecture.