Xianbin Wang

Canada Research Chair in 5G and Wireless IoT Communications

Tier 1 - 2018-01-01
Western University
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

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Research involves

Developing wireless networks to support the integrated design and orchestrated operation of fifth-generation (5G) connectivity and the Internet-of-Things (IoT).

Research relevance

This research will help industry design cost-effective and complex 5G/IoT products and tap into the trillion-dollar global digital market.

Creating a Connected Society Through 5G and Wireless IoT Communications

Our society is more connected than ever before. Thanks to the Internet-of-Things (IoT), we are now facing the next evolution of wireless technologies and their convergence with diverse industrial applications. In fact, the increased use of connected sensors and intelligent machines has accelerated the shift of wireless communication from people-centric to machine-oriented.

But our successful transformation to a more connected society relies heavily on our ability to provide massive wireless connectivity, highly secure handling of distributed data, and diverse services from people, society and industry over the converged IoT and fifth-generation (5G) and beyond networks. As Canada Research Chair in 5G and Wireless IoT Communications, Dr. Xianbin Wang’s aim is to address these challenges through the integrated design of highly efficient 5G/IoT networks, communications security and their orchestrated operation.

By addressing these problems, Wang and his research team hope to create extremely efficient, cost-effective wireless networks. A superior wireless infrastructure will help Canadian businesses gain a bigger segment of the IoT market and compete globally.

The future of our connected society is hard to foresee. But thanks to Wang and his research team, we will be able to better design, analyze and implement the most reliable wireless networks for today and tomorrow. Ultimately, their research will help establish Canada as a major player in the digital economy and ensure we are well-prepared for future diverse wireless communications and service requirements.