Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Sunny Zhang
Principle Engineer and Director of Communication Infrastructure Research Intel Labs China

As senior researcher and director of communication infrastructure research in Intel labs China, Sunny is a 15 years veteran on wireless communication system design and high performance computing for communication system, Sunny initialized and led Intel multi-radio coexistence, digital enhanced radio and cloud radio access network(CRAN) effort in Intel. Sunny led team developed the first highly optimized LTE stacks on general purpose CPU, the first scalable and high performance CRAN base band pool reference design. Sunny is also Intel delegate in Future Forum of China. Sunny leads Intel Lab China’s 5G research on software defined Radio Access Network architecture, 5G massive MIMO and low latency prototype and virtual reality over wireless network. Sunny and his team received 2 Intel China Awards on CRAN and 5G in 2010 and 2016, and was part of the Intel Achievement Award on vRAN in 2016. Sunny has 30+ patents filed.
Prior joined Intel, Sunny was as the physical layer architect, designed the first passive optical network in 2001. From 2002 to 2004, he was at startup companies in Silicon Valley, and responsible for optical devices and RFID devices design.



Speech Title

Cross layer design for remote immersive interaction over 5G network



5G network will provide high throughput and low latency capability, which are necessary for high quality virtual reality and augmented reality. By adding real time control to VR and AR application, we could support remote immersive interaction,  using VR/AR to interact with real world anywhere in real time. The RII application will have several challenges as its high throughput, low latency nature, as well as very high computation and storage demand. The talk will talk about RII challenges to 5G network, and using cross layer design approach in MAC layer, PHY layer, as well as computing and communication co-design in system level to solve the latency, throughput and reliability problem efficiently, as well as introduce the prove of concept work in each area.