OhioStateECE Seminar: AI for Wireless and Wireless for AI: A Tale of Two AIs

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Dreese Labs, Room 260
United States

AI for Wireless and Wireless for AI: A Tale of Two AIs


Francesco Restuccia, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Northeastern University

September 28, 2023 10:00am EST



Next-generation mobile systems such as the Metaverse will require ultra-reliable low-latency edge connectivity to offload the computation of energy-hungry AR/VR-related computer vision tasks. At the same time, existing consumer-level wireless networks simply cannot provide such stringent latency and data rate requirements. While moving to the upper bands is certainly an option, the mid-bands are still expected to play a fundamental role in the next few years. As mid-bands become more and more congested, we will need to fundamentally rethink wireless communications and computing and approach problems with a “do more with less” mentality.

To this end, AI-driven approaches will become essential – not only a computer vision perspective, but also from a network and spectrum optimization perspective. In this talk, we are going to introduce and discuss our recent research toward designing AI algorithms to optimize spectrum and network utilization (“AI for wireless”) as well as the design of wireless networks that can better support the execution of edge-assisted AI algorithms (“wireless for AI”).


Francesco Restuccia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. Francesco’s research focuses on addressing the fundamental research challenges related to computing and communication in next-generation mobile systems. Francesco’s research is being funded by several grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. He has received the 2023 ONR Young Investigator Award, the 2023 AFOSR Young Investigator Award and the 2019 Mario Gerla Award for Young Investigators in Computer Science, as well as best paper awards at IEEE INFOCOM and IEEE WOWMOM. Francesco has published over 60 papers in top-tier venues in computer networking, as well as co-authoring 16 U.S. patents and three book chapters. Francesco serves the research community as a TPC member and reviewer for several top-tier ACM and IEEE conferences and journals. He is an Area Editor of the Computer Networks journal and currently chairs the 6G Working Group at the National Spectrum Consortium.

Category: Research