Department seminar: Confluence of Wireless Networks and Artificial Intelligence 08/21 11am BRG213

Professor Saeedeh Parsaeefard

Iran Telecommunication Research Center and University of Toronto

Confluence of Wireless Networks and Artificial Intelligence

Date: Wednesday August 21st 11am-12pm

Location: BRG 213

Refreshments will be provided.


Recently, we have been witnessing the convergence of two parallel  technologies: wireless networks and  artificial intelligence (AI). During past decade, AI influences all industrial verticals with the aim to provide autonomous/cognitive system behavior using diverse approaches from big data analytics and machine learning (ML). On the other hand, 5G wireless networks aim to offer the real time, secure, and reliable connectivity on all parts of industry from enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) to new services such as ultra-reliable low latency service (URLLC) and massive machine-type communications (mMTC).  Now the question is how these two pillar of technologies will mutually improve each other and make them more popular. In this talk, we will investigate how AI can help network management in future wireless networks and how wireless networks should be changed to handle all the new AI-based services in the society. We will shortly review the recent industrial and standardization activities as well as enablers to develop AI in wireless networks.


Saeedeh Parsaeefard (IEEE senior member) is currently a Faculty Member with the Iran Telecommunication Research Center, Tehran, Iran and visiting faculty member in University of Toronto. She received the IEEE Iran Section Women in Engineering awards in 2018. Her research interests span the overall systems architecture of wireless networks, including the physical, medium access, and networking layers, and applications of optimization theory and game theory in system designs. Now, she has more attention on applications of AI and ML on networking and designing networking for future AI applications.  She has more  than 50 journal and conference papers all in the bets venue of IEEE transactions and comsoc flag conferences. She is a co-author of two books in wireless network virtualization and robust resource allocation in future wireless networks, published by Springer. She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, in 2012. From November 2010 to October 2011, she was a visiting Ph.D. student with the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.