Waveform Candidates For 6G

Start date: Wed, May 25th 2022 2:45 PM CET

One of the arguments radio purists have made against 5G being ‘not really a new G’ is that for the first time there was no new waveform; 5G and 4G both use OFDM. While OFDM is undoubtedly going to remain in use, this session explores other technologies that could, and arguably should, be used alongside OFDM as we move beyond 5G.


  • Dr Ronny Hadani Phd
    Dr Ronny Hadani Phd
    Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Cohere Technologies

    Dr. Ronny Hadani is a mathematical visionary who, together with Shlomo Rakib, created Cohere’s ground-breaking Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space (OTFS) wireless modulation scheme and Delay Doppler channel model — and co-founded the company. Dr. Hadani leads Cohere’s science research into the capabilities of advanced wireless technologies, and how they can enable the next generation of wireless services. In addition to being Cohere’s chief science officer, Dr. Hadani continues to serve as an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Texas in Austin (Texas), a position he held prior to co-founding Cohere. Dr. Hadani’s expertise is in representation theory and harmonic analysis with applications to signal processing. Prior to the University of Texas, Dr. Hadani held the renowned L.E. Dickson Postdoctoral Fellowship in mathematics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Hadani holds an MSc degree in Computer Science from The Weizmann Institute of Science and a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University.

  • Pei Xiao
    Pei Xiao
    Professor, University of Surrey

    Pei Xiao is a professor of Wireless Communications at the Institute for Communication Systems, home of 5GIC and 6GIC at the University of Surrey. He is the technical manager of 5GIC/6GIC, leading the research team in the new physical layer work area, and coordinating/supervising research activities across all the work areas (https://www.surrey.ac.uk/institute-communication-systems/5g-6g-innovation-centre). Prior to this, he worked at Newcastle University and Queen’s University Belfast. He also held positions at Nokia Networks in Finland. He has published extensively in the fields of communication theory, RF and antenna design, signal processing for wireless communications, and is an inventor on over 10 recent 5GIC patents addressing bottleneck problems in 5G systems.

  • Dani Korpi
    Dani Korpi
    Senior Researcher, Nokia Bell Labs

    Dani Korpi is a Senior Specialist with Nokia Bell Labs, Espoo, Finland. He received the M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees (Hons.) in communications engineering and electrical engineering from the Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland, in 2014 and 2017, respectively. His Ph.D. thesis received the Best Dissertation of the Year Award from TUT, as well as the Finnish Technical Sector’s Award for the best doctoral dissertation in 2017. His current research focuses on applying machine learning to wireless communications, especially on the physical layer. In particular, he is working on building a native foundation for machine learning in beyond 5G and 6G radio networks.

  • Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati
    Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati
    New-6G Program Director, CEA-LETI

    Dr. Emilio Calvanese Strinati obtained his Engineering Master degree in 2001 from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D in Engineering Science in 2005. He then started working at Motorola Labs in Paris in 2002. Then in 2006 he joint CEA/LETI as a research engineer. From 2007, he becomes a PhD supervisor. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Calvanese Strinati has been the co-chair of the wireless working group in GreenTouch Initiative which deals with design of future energy efficient communication networks. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications European collaborative strategic programs Director. Between December 2016 and January 2020 is was the Smart Devices & Telecommunications Scientific and Innovation Director. Since February 2020 he is the Nanotechnologies and Wireless for 6G (New-6G) Program Director focusing on future 6G technologies. In December 2013 he has been elected as one of the five representative of academia and research center in the Net!Works 5G PPP ETP. From 2017 to 2018 he was one of the three moderators of the 5G future network expert group. Between 2016 and 2018 he was the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5GCHAMPION project that showcased at the 2018 winter Olympic Games, 5G technologies in realistic operational environments. Since July 2018 he is the coordinator of the H2020 joint Europe and South Korea 5G-AllStar project. Since 2018 he holds the French Research Director Habilitation (HDR). In 2021 he started the coordination of the H2020 European project RISE-6G, focusing on the design and operation of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces in future high frequency 6G networks. Since February 2021 he is also the director of the New-6G (Nano Electronic & Wireless for 6G) initiative , dedicated to the required convergence between microelectronic & telecom, hardware & software, network & equipment for upcoming 6G technologies. E. Calvanese Strinati has published around 140 papers in international conferences, journals and books chapters, given more than 200 international invited talks, keynotes and tutorials. He is the main inventor or co-inventor of more than 65 patents. He has organized more than 100 international conferences, workshops, panels and special sessions on green communications, heterogeneous networks and cloud computing hosted in international conferences as IEEE GLOBCOM, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE ICC, IEEE VTC, EuCnC, IFIP, EUCnC and European Wireless.

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