CSIP Seminar

Speaker: Ai Bo (Beijing Jiaotong University)

Title: Next Generation Mobile Communications for High-Speed Railway

High-speed railway (HSR) has brought much convenience for peoples’ travelling. To ensure safe and reliable operation of HSR, the train operation control system acts as a nerve center. To make such nerve center work well with less time delay, maintaining a reliable bidirectional communication link between the train and the ground, dedicated mobile communication systems such as GSM for railway (GSM-R) and LTE for railway (LTE-R) play key roles. Moreover, rapid growth of future railway services and applications such as real-time high-definition (HD) video surveillance has aroused 1 Gbps data transmission rate with 100 MHz bandwidth at least. Thus, higher frequency band such as mm-wave technique, the fifth generation (5G) technique and corresponding mobile communication network should be designed accordingly to provide high capacity and high data transmission rate for newly developed railway services and applications. In this presentation, the key techniques and challenges for GSM-R, LTE-R and the fifth generation techniques implemented in HSR will be discussed in detail.

Speaker Bio:
Prof. Bo Ai is now working at Beijing Jiaotong University as a professor and Ph.D. advisor. He is now visiting David Packard Electrical Engineering Dept., Stanford University as a Visiting Professor. He is the Deputy Director of the State Key Lab of Rail Traffic Control and Safety and the Deputy Director of the Modern Telecommunication Institute at Beijing Jiaotong University. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Xidian University in China in 2002 and 2004, respectively. He was with Tsinghua University in China during 2005-2007, where he obtained the title of “Excellent Postdoctoral Research Fellow” in 2007. His research interests include radio propagation and channel modeling, physical layer key technologies, GSM for railway (GSM-R) system, LTE for railway (LTE-R) system and the fifth generation communication systems for railway. He has authored or co-authored six books and over one hundred and sixty scientific research papers, and holds twenty six invention patents in his research areas. He has been notified by Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) that, based on Scopus database, Prof. Ai Bo has been listed as one of the Top 1% authors in his field all over the world.

Prof. Ai Bo has also been Feature Interviewed by IET Electronics Letters. He is a senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET Fellow). He was as a co-chair or a Session/Track Chair for many international conferences such as the 9th International Heavy Haul Conference (2009); the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation; HSRCom2011; the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics; the 2013 International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia; IEEE Green HetNet 2013; and the IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference (2014). He is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Guest Editor for the special issue of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and an Editorial Committee Member of the Wireless Personal Communications journal. He has received many academic awards such as the Qiushi Outstanding Youth Award by Hong Kong Qiushi Foundation, the New Century Talents by the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Zhan Tianyou Railway Science and Technology Award by the Chinese Ministry of Railways, and the Science and Technology New Star by the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission.

Event Details


  • Friday, August 28, 2015
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Centergy One 5186 (CSIP Library)

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Andrew Massimino