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IEEE COMSOC Distinguished Lecture | AI Based Ultra-Reliable Wireless Networked Control Systems in 6G by Professor Sinem Coleri, Koc University

Unlike previous generation networks that were mainly designed to meet the requirements of human-type communications, 5G networks enable the collection of data from the machines with the total number of devices expected to be around 26 billion in 2026 according to Ericsson Mobility Report.

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The next step in 6G systems is to enable a new spectrum of control applications based on these data, such as extended reality, remote surgery, autonomous vehicle platoons.

The design of communication systems for control applications requires meeting the strict delay and reliability requirements of communication systems, addressing the semantics of the control systems and achieving robustness in resource management.

In the first part of this talk, ultra-reliable channel modelling and communication techniques are presented for the joint design of control and communication systems based on extreme value theory and artificial intelligence (AI). AI enables predicting the channel parameters with higher accuracy while incorporating various system inputs and providing adaptivity to time-varying scenarios at high frequency bands, including THz, optical and mmwave communication.

In the second part of the talk, the importance and means of achieving explainability and robustness are presented for AI based radio resource management in 6G networks. The usage of explainable and robust AI techniques for feature attribution, model simplification, model compression and sensitivity analysis in radio resource management is demonstrated.

About the Speaker

Sinem Coleri is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University. She is also the founding director of Wireless Networks Laboratory (WNL) and director of Ford Otosan Automotive Technologies Laboratory.

Sinem Coleri received the BS degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University in 2000, the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from University of California Berkeley in 2002 and 2005. She worked as a research scientist in Wireless Sensor Networks Berkeley Lab under sponsorship of Pirelli and Telecom Italia from 2006 to 2009.

Since September 2009, she has been a faculty member in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koc University. Her research interests are in 6G wireless communications and networking, machine learning for wireless networks, machine-to-machine communications, wireless networked control systems and vehicular networks.

Dr Coleri has more than 150 publications with citations over 10180 (Google scholar profile). She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications in 2022; TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Incentive Award and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award in 2020.

Dr Coleri has been Interim Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society since 2023, Executive Editor of IEEE Communications Letters since 2023, Editor-at-Large of IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2023, Senior Editor of IEEE Access since 2022, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2016 and Editor of IEEE Transactions on Machine Learning in Communications and Networking since 2022.  Dr Coleri is an IEEE Fellow and IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer.

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