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Wei Zhang

Title: Millimeter Communications for UAV Systems 



Wei Zhang is a Professor at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His current research interests include UAV communications, mmWave communications, space information networks, and massive MIMO. Currently, he serves as a TPC Co-Chair of IEEE/CIC ICCC 2019, Changchun, China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and Associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Communications and Information Networks. He also serves as Vice Chair for IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee and Vice Director of IEEE Communications Society Asia Pacific Board. He is a member of Board of Governors of IEEE Communications Society. He is an IEEE Fellow.


With the growing demand of real-time communications in anywhere for anyone, UAV communications has been developed, as the UAV can be simply deployed in cities, remote areas, over the seas, etc. To support the high bandwidth requests for UAV communications, millimeter wave band is considered as a promising candidate. This talk will overview some research challenges and opportunities in developing mmWave communications for UAVs, including channel modeling, beam training and tracking, dynamic routing and mmWave cellular technology.



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