ISU researcher to develop AI for 6G wireless networks
POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) – Cutting-edge research to develop the next generation of mobile networks will take place at Idaho State University.
Mostafa Fouda, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, recently received a three-year, $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an artificial intelligence system that will help manage the stability of future 6G wireless networks. During her research, Fouda will collaborate with colleagues in Japan at Tohuku University and Tenessee Tech University.
“The AI we have in mind will help future 6G users have an extremely reliable connection,” Fouda said. “When we’re done, we hope to have a roadmap that will move 6G networks in a new direction.”
The Fouda AI offers to learn conditions on the network – things like wireless channel conditions and traffic load – and use the information it gathers to make network management decisions that maintain the stable network and working properly.
“High-quality 6G connections will be able to support applications of remote surgery, virtual reality, haptic communication, augmented reality, etc. said Fouda. “I look forward to working with my colleagues and developing this technology that will have global impact.”
In total, only five proposals from across the country have received a grant from the National Science Foundation.
“I would like to congratulate Mostafa for receiving this grant from the National Science Foundation,” said Steve Chiu, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Grants like this are highly competitive and I look forward to seeing the results of his research. 6G networks will improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world and Mostafa’s work will help ensure that these networks new generation remain operational.”
6G internet connections are expected to be commercially available in 2030.