Dr. Amir Esmailpour

"Evolution of the 4G Wireless Network Technologies"
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Marvin K. Peterson Library


The evolution of wireless network technologies has gone through an exponential era of improvements and adjustments in the past decade or two. The quantity and quality of research in wireless technologies we have witnessed in the past two decades could easily surpass those during the century prior to that. In this presentation, we cover the natural evolution of wireless technologies, including standards progression in various releases of WiMAX and LTE within the ITU, 3GPP, IEEE, and other wireless standard bodies.

Emphasis will be given to Physical, MAC, Network, and Application layer enhancements in the latest 3G and 4G technologies, including topics such as Network Architecture, Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning, Radio Resource Management (RRM) techniques, Security protocols, and wireless network integration technologies.

Biographical Information

Dr. Amir Esmailpour is currently an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS) at the University of New Haven (University of New Haven), where he is teaching computer and networking courses, while conducting research in the 4th Generation (4G) wireless networks such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX). Before coming to University of New Haven, Amir was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.

He received his Ph.D. at the faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Canada. Prior to returning to academia, he also had several years of experience in the industry, working for companies such as Nortel Networks, Daimler Chrysler, and has strong industrial affiliations with Ericsson, Cisco, RIM and so on.

Amir has several published papers in the internationally reputable publications such as IEEE journals, magazines, and conferences, and acts a TPC and editorial member for the same publications. Amir’s research interests are focused in various areas of networking and wireless communication, such as next generation of wireless networks, LTE, and WiMAX radio resource management, quality of service, security, and so on.

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