Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo, Canada
Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (IEEE M’97-SM’02-F09) received the B.Sc.(1982) degree from Dalian Maritime University (China) and the M.Sc. (1987) and Ph.D. degrees (1990) from Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA), all in electrical engineering. He is a Professor and University Research Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. Dr. Shen’s research focuses on resource management in interconnected wireless/wired networks, wireless network security, social networks, smart grid, and vehicular ad hoc and sensor networks. He is an elected member of IEEE ComSoc Board of Governor, and the Chair of Distinguished Lecturers Selection Committee. Dr. Shen served as the Technical Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom’16, Infocom’14, IEEE VTC’10 Fall, and Globecom’07, the Symposia Chair for IEEE ICC’10, the Tutorial Chair for IEEE VTC'11 Spring and IEEE ICC’08, the General Co-Chair for ACM Mobihoc’15, Chinacom’07 and QShine’06, the Chair for IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Wireless Communications, and P2P Communications and Networking. He also serves/served as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Network, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Application, and IET Communications; an Associate Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Internet of Things Journal, a Founding Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications; an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Computer Networks, and ACM/Wireless Networks, etc.; and the Guest Editor for IEEE JSAC, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine, and ACM Mobile Networks and Applications, etc. Dr. Shen received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006, and the Outstanding Performance Award in 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2014 from the University of Waterloo, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada, and the Distinguished Performance Award in 2002 and 2007 from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo. Dr. Shen is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada, an IEEE Fellow, an Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow, a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, a Royal Society of Canada Fellow, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Communications Society.
Tohoku University, Japan
On Removing Routing Protocol from Future Wireless Networks: A Real-time Deep Learning Approach for Intelligent Traffic Control
Recently, deep learning, an emerging machine learning technique, is garnering a lot of research attention in several computer science areas. However, to the best of our knowledge, its application to improve heterogeneous network traffic control which is an important and challenging area for IoT by its own merit has yet to appear because of the difficult challenge in characterizing the appropriate input and output patterns for a deep learning system to correctly reflect the highly dynamic nature of large-scale heterogeneous networks. In this talk, an appropriate input and output characterizations of heterogeneous network traffic will be introduced and a supervised deep neural network system will be proposed. I will describe how our proposed system works and how it differs from traditional neural networks. Also, preliminary results will be discussed and I will demonstrate the encouraging performance of our proposed deep learning system compared to a benchmark routing strategy (Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)) in terms of significantly better signaling overhead, throughput, and delay. In addition, can a new intelligent traffic control system be designed without any benchmark training data, and can learn by itself to replace existing non-intelligent routing protocols? I will also address this issueby some of our preliminary results and look toward the future.
Nei Kato is a full professor and the Director of Research Organization of Electrical Communication (ROEC), Tohoku University, Japan. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, satellite communications, ad hoc & sensor & mesh networks, smart grid, IoT, Big Data, and pattern recognition. He has published more than 400 papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is the Vice-President (Member & Global Activities) of IEEE Communications Society (2018-2019), the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2017-), the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network Magazine (2015-2017), and the Chair of IEEE Communications Society Sendai Chapter. He served as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, IEEE Communications Society (2014-2016), a Vice Chair of Fellow Committee of IEEE Computer Society(2016), and IEEE Communications Society Award Committee (2015-2017). He has also served as the Chair of Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee (2010-2012) and Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee (2014-2015) of IEEE Communications Society. His awards include Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize (2003), Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award from the IEEE Communications Society, Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee (2005), the FUNAI information Science Award (2007), the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion (2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award (2009), the IEICE Satellite Communications Research Award (2011), the KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award (2012), IEICE Communications Society Distinguished Service Award (2012), IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award (2012), Distinguished Contributions to Disaster-resilient Networks R&D Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (2014), Outstanding Service and Leadership Recognition Award 2016 from IEEE Communications Society Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee, Radio Achievements Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (2016), IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award (2017) and Best Paper Awards from IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM/WCNC/VTC. Nei Kato is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and Vehicular Technology Society. He is a fellow of IEEE and IEICE.