Petar Popovski is a Professor of Wireless Communications with Aalborg University.
He received his Dipl. Ing and Magister Ing. degrees in communication engineering from the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 2005.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, a holder of a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC), recipient of the Danish Elite Researcher Award, and a member of the Danish Academy for technical sciences (ATV). He is currently an Area Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, General Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 and General Chair for IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2019.
He was featured in the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2018, compiled by Web of Science.
His research interests are in the area of communication theory, with focus on wireless communication and networks.
IEEE Future Networks Tutorial 24 March, 2019
Future IoT connectivity
The future wireless landscape, often associated with 5G, envisions three types of connectivity: enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC), and massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC). The latter two are seen as two generic types that support the future Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, putting forward new types of requirements and research challenges, such as: protocols that operate with short packets, access for massive number of devices, techniques to achieve and assess extremely high reliability, etc. This set of challenges is radically enriched by the advent of blockchain systems and smart contracts that allow autonomous interaction among IoT devices. The consensus protocols that set the basis for blockchain systems are critically reliant on communication, but they change the traffic pattern that has been envisioned for pre-blockchain IoT connectivity. This talk will give a perspective on the communication engineering challenges related to the future IoT connectivity, outline methods and architectures to solve them and provide communication-theoretic insights in some of the fundamental tradeoffs.