Software Defined Mobile Networks, Beyond LTE Architecture

Selina Korban Theatre, Byblos campus

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is hosting a seminar titled “Software Defined Mobile Networks: Beyond LTE Architecture”, presented by Andrei Gurtov, professor of Computer Science and a distinguished lecturer at IEEE Communications Society. 

Gurtov received his M.Sc (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) degrees in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is presently a Principal Scientist at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT. He is also adjunct professor at Aalto University, University of Helsinki and University of Oulu. He was a Professor at University of Oulu in the area of Wireless Internet in 2010-12. Previously, he worked at TeliaSonera, developing 2.5G and 3G systems and was a visiting scholar at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley in 2003, 2005 and 2013. Gurtov is a co-author of over 150 publications including three books, research papers, patents, and five IETF RFCs. His book on HIP was placed on IEEE “Best Readings” list in Communications and Information Systems Security (CIS). He is a senior member of IEEE, ACM Distinguished Scientist, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, Vice Chair of IEEE Finland Section, and an editor of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and IEEE Journal on Internet of Things.

Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are one of the hottest new technologies shaping the future Internet. NFV & SDN Summit 2015 attracted about 1500 attendees from 65 countries. SDN & NFV concepts are expected to play a key role in next-generation wireless networks (5G). During EU SIGMONA project “SDN Concept in Generalized Mobile Network Architectures”, leading telecom players as well as other experts in SDN have contributed chapters to a recent Wiley book on Software Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN). The goal of this lecture is to present topics from the book related to SDN origins, SDMN architecture, security, mobility, traffic management and deployment paths.