Mohammad Patwary is currently a Full Professor of Telecommunication Networks and Digital Productivity and the Head of the Intelligent Systems and Networks (ISN) research group at School of Computing and Digital Technology, Birmingham City University, UK.
He is also Principal Data Architect for a multicity 5G testbed in the UK that aims at accelerating digital productivity & develop urban connected community within the UK. He received the B.Eng. degree (Hons). in electrical and electronic engineering from the Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunication engineering from The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 2005.
He was with General Electric Company of Bangladesh from 1998 to 2000 and with Southern-Poro Communications, Sydney, from 2001 to 2002, as Research and Development Engineer. He was a Lecturer with The University of New South Wales from 2005 to 2006, and then a Senior Lecturer with Staffordshire University, UK, from 2006 to 2010. He was a Full Professor of Wireless Systems and Digital Productivity and the Chair of the Centre of Excellence on Digital Productivity with Connected Services, Staffordshire University, until 2016.
His current research interests include – wireless communication systems design and optimization, signal processing and energy-efficient systems, future generation of cellular network architecture and business modelling for Data-economy.
WM5G-Urban Connected Communities (UCC): Digital productivity acceleration programme with multicity 5G Testbed in the UK
With the intent of being globally competitive with technology & service development, UK government is investing towards paving the way for the innovators and entrepreneurs to consider UK to be an ideal location to test & validate attainable productivity enhancement with 5G wireless connectivity. West Midland has been chosen to be the preferred location to facilitate a multicity testbed to connect 3 million people, aiming at least 0.5 million people to be directly benefited from the initiative. It is aimed to provide the opportunity to use developing technologies in the innovative delivery of both public and commercial services to individuals and businesses, to improve the quality of urban living and working. It is also expected that it will open the potential for economic development by stimulating the development of a 5G ecosystem involving multiple industry sectors. The initiative is open to national and international private or public investors to engage in collaborative approach.
The talk will elaborate the vision, technical & non-technical overview of the testbed & trail plans as well as partnership opportunities and their nature.