Prof. Mahamod Ismail, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia



Towards 5G System: Issues and Challenges in Interferences Mitigation and Capacity Enhancement

In the next generation Fifth Generation (5G), the deployment of small cells with different classes of base stations; macro-cell, pico-cell, and femto-cell known as heterogeneous network (HetNets) over multiple Radio Access Technologies (multi-RATs) is essential. In such multi-tier configuration, the conventional methods for interference management such as spectrum assignment, cell associations, power control and load balancing probably no more efficient. Besides, there will be more challenging task in interference management, particularly to enhance user capacity using massive MIMO and beamforming techniques. Major research challenges and comparative analysis of the existing approaches in 4G in mitigating the interference are then emphasized.


About Keynote Speaker

Mahamod Ismail ( joined the Department of Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1985. He is a Professor in Communication Engineering and served as the Head of Department from April 2012 until April 2015.

He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics from University of Strathclyde, U.K. in 1985, the M.Sc. degree in Communication Engineering and Digital Electronics from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester U.K. in 1987, and the Ph.D. from University of Bradford, U.K. in 1996.

He was with the first Malaysia Microsatellite TiungSat Team Engineers in Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. U.K. from June 1997 until March 1998. In the summer semester 2003, he served as a Guest Professor in Computer Engineering in the University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg Germany funded by the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD).

His research interests include mobile and satellite communication, and wireless networking particularly on the radio resource management for the next generation wireless communication network.

He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE), USA and served as Chair of IEEE, Malaysia Section from 2011 to 2012. He also served as Chair and committee member in IEEE Malaysia Joint Communication Society and Vehicular Technology Society (COM-VT) until today and actively involved in organizing conferences among others MICC, APCC, ISTT, ICONSPACE and ICC2016.