Prof. Wei Zhang

Vice President of IEEE Communications Society,IEEE Fellow, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer

Prof. Wei Zhang
The University of New South Wales, Australia

Wei Zhang is Vice President of IEEE Communications Society (2022-2023). He received the Ph.D. degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005. Currently, he is a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His current research interests include 5G and beyond.  He has been an IEEE Fellow since 2015 and was an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer in 2016-2017.

Within the IEEE ComSoc, he has taken many leadership positions including Chair of Wireless Communications Technical Committee (2019-2020), Vice Director of Asia Pacific Board (2016-2021), Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (2016-2019), Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors (2018-2020), Technical Program Committee Chair of APCC 2017 and ICCC 2019, Award Committee Chair of Asia Pacific Board and Award Committee Chair of Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks.

In addition, he has served as a member in various ComSoc boards/standing committees, including Journals Board, Technical Committee Recertification Committee, Finance Standing Committee, Information Technology Committee, Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking and Steering Committee of IEEE Networking Letters. Currently, he serves as an Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Communications and Information Networks. Previously, he served as Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Cognitive Radio Series.

Speech Title: Cybertwin – A Pathway to 6G Cloud Native Network

With the fast development of Internet-of-Everything and its applications, the ever increasing mobile Internet traffic and services bring unprecedented challenges, including scalability, mobility, availability, and security. In this talk, a cybertwin based 6G network architecture is proposed to accommodate the evolution from end-to-end connection to cloud-to-end connection in the future network. As a digital representation of humans or things in the cyberspace, cybertwin serves in multiple capacities, such as communications assistant, network behaviour logger, and digital asset owner. We advocate a new cloud network operating system which can work in a distributed way through a real-time multi-agent trading platform to allocate 3C (computing, caching, communication) resources. Finally, 6G use cases and future research topics of cybertwin based cloud native network are discussed.