Full-Duplex Communications for Future Wireless Networks
Alves, Hirley, Riihonen, Taneli, Suraweera, Himal A.
Assist. Prof. Hirley Alves received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Federal University of Technology-Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil, in 2010 and 2011, respectively, both in electrical engineering, and the dual D.Sc. degree from the University of Oulu and UTFPR, in 2015. In 2017, he was an Adjunct Professor in machine-type wireless communications with the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. In 2019, he joined CWC as an Assistant Professor and is currently the Head of the Machine-type Wireless Communications Group. He is actively working on massive connectivity and ultra-reliable low latency communications for future wireless networks, 5GB and 6G, full-duplex communications, and physical-layer security. He leads the URLLC activities for the 6G Flagship Program. He is a co-recipient of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communications and Systems (ISWCS) Best Student Paper Award, and 2019 IEEE European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) Best Student Paper Award and a co-recipient of the 2016 Research Award from the Cuban Academy of Sciences. He has been the organizer, chair, and TPC and tutorial lecturer for several renowned international conferences. He is the General Chair of the ISWCS'2019 and the General Co-Chair of the 1st 6G Summit, Levi 2019, and ISWCS 2020.
Assist. Prof. Taneli Riihonen received the D.Sc. (tech.) degree in electrical engineering (with distinction) from Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland in August 2014, and his doctoral thesis was nominated as the best engineering dissertation of the year in Finland. Since August 2017, Dr. Riihonen is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) at Tampere University, Finland. He has been serving as an Editor of IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. His research activity is focused on physical-layer multi-carrier, multi-antenna, multi-relay and full-duplex wireless techniques with current interest in the evolution of beyond 5G radio systems.
Dr. Himal A. Suraweera received the B.Sc. Engineering (First Class Honors) degree from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree from Monash University, Australia in 2007. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya. His academic achievements include receiving the Mollie Holman medal and the Kenneth Hunt medal upon graduating from the Monash University, IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2011, Best Paper Awards in WCSP 2013 and SigTelCom 2017 and the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize. Dr. Suraweera currently serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. He was an editor for Series on Green Communications and Networking of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (2015-2016), IEEE Communications Letters (2010-2015) and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2014-2019). His research interests are in relay networks, full-duplex communications, energy harvesting communications, cognitive radio, and massive MIMO systems.