Since the first commercial launch in 2019, 5G has grown to be the core infrastructure for a wide range of industries. It is used to support everything from high-quality communication to smart factories, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, and a whole raft of other new services.
Future communication networks will require not only more powerful network equipment with vast amounts of information processing but also softwarization of communication technologies to make equipment flexible with lower costs.
To overcome current technical challenges, strengthening the function of software and developing AI will be a top priority, and furthermore research activities are essential to build 6G, the next-generation communication system, in both academia and industry.
In this talk, I will discuss various aspects such as megatrends, services, requirements, candidate technologies towards 6G as a next-generation coㅡmunication system along with the current developments status within Samsung.
Sunghyun Choi is an Executive Vice President and Head of the Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung Research, Samsung Electronics, Seoul, Korea.
He was a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea from Sept. 2002 to Aug. 2019, and served as a Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering during the last two years at SNU.
He received his B.S. (summa cum laude) and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and received Ph.D. at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1999. He is currently heading researches and standardization for 6G, 5G-Advanced, and IoT connectivity at Samsung Research.
He co-authored over 250 technical papers and held over 160 patents, and numerous patents pending. He has served as a Program Committee Co-Chair of IEEE WCNC 2020, IEEE DySPAN 2018, ACM Multimedia 2007, and IEEE WoWMoM 2007. He has served as an editor of numerous publications including IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. He was named IEEE fellow in 2014.