Federico Clazzer received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 2012 and 2017, respectively.
His main research interests include satellite communication systems, random access techniques, and signal processing algorithms.
Since 2012, he has been with the Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center (DLR). During the past years, he has been involved in several national and international projects on advanced medium access and random access techniques. From 2014 to 2016, he was a frequent Visitor at the Institute of Network Coding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2017 he visited the University of Sydney and University of Newcastle, New South Wales Australia. In the same year, Dr. Clazzer was appointed as an Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Communications.
From 5G to 6G: Has the Time for Modern Random Access Come?
This short paper proposes the use of modern random access for IoT applications in 6G. A short overview of recent advances in uncoordinated medium access is provided, highlighting the gains that can be achieved by leveraging smart protocol design intertwined with advanced signal processing techniques at the receiver. The authors’ vision on the benefits such schemes can yield for beyond-5G systems is presented, with the aim to trigger further discussion.