Evolution of Wireless Channel Models from 1G to 6G
By: Prof. Cheng-Xiang Wang
Southeast University, Nanjing, China
For the design, performance evaluation, and test of wireless communication systems, realistic wireless channel models with good accuracy-complexity-generality trade-off are indispensable. This talk starts with introducing the history of wireless channel models from 1G to 4G. Then, various 5G channel models will be discussed, followed by analyzing their capabilities and drawbacks. More general three-dimensional (3D) non-stationary channel models are proposed for 5G and 6G towards multiple frequency bands and multiple scenarios. This talk will end with discussing trends and challenges of future wireless channel models.
About the Speaker:
Prof. Cheng-Xiang Wang received the BSc and MEng degrees in Communication and Information Systems from Shandong University, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the PhD degree in Wireless Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2004.
He was a Research Assistant with the Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany, from 2000 to 2001, a Research Fellow with the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway, from 2001 to 2005, and a Visiting Researcher with Siemens AG-Mobile Phones, Munich, Germany, in 2004. He has been with Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K., since 2005, where he became a Professor in wireless communications in 2011. In 2018, he joined Southeast University and Purple Mountain Laboratories, Nanjing, China, as a Professor. He has co-authored three books, one book chapter, more than 350 journal and conference papers, including over 120 papers published in various IEEE journals/magazines and 23 ESI Highly Cited Papers. He has also delivered 17 invited Keynote Speeches/Talks and 7 tutorials in international conferences. His work has been cited more than 11000 times with h-index of 52. His current research interests include wireless channel measurements/modeling, B5G wireless communication networks, and applying artificial intelligence to wireless communication networks.
Dr. Wang is a Fellow of the IEEE and IET, an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2019 and 2020, and a Highly Cited Researcher recognized by Clarivate Analytics in 2017 and 2018. He was a recipient of ten Best Paper Awards from the IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, IEEE ICCT 2011, ITST 2012, IEEE VTC 2013-Spring, IWCMC 2015, IWCMC 2016, IEEE/CIC ICCC 2016, WPMC 2016, and WOCC 2019. He has served as a technical program committee (TPC) member, the TPC chair, and the general chair for over 80 international conferences. He is currently an Executive Editorial Committee (EEC) Member for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. He has served as an Editor for nine international journals including the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS from 2007 to 2009, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY from 2011 to 2017, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS from 2015 to 2017. He was a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, Special Issue on Vehicular Communications and Networks (Lead Guest Editor), Special Issue on Spectrum and Energy Efficient Design of Wireless Communication Networks, and Special Issue on Airborne Communication Networks. He was also a Guest Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIG DATA, Special Issue on Wireless Big Data, and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING, Special Issue on Intelligent Resource Management for 5G and Beyond.