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This week in Innovation Engineering, students continued the process of combining concepts from mobile executives, technical leaders, and students. Mostafa Essa, a Vodafone engineer, was this week’s guest speaker. He discussed the intersection of Radio Access Networks, AI, and Data Analytics.

After just one month, here are a few notable things the class has discovered.

This week in Innovation Engineering, Lyle Bertz, who leads R&D at Sprint came to speak to the class about 5G and IoT. The session helped students understand the network and how it affects IoT.

During the second 5G Innovation Class, we had the pleasure to welcome Khai Nguyen, VP, Strategic Analysis & Planning, Corporate Strategy at Verizon at the 2nd class of Innovation 5G / AI in collaboration with GSMA. The course ...

Data Center Energy Efficiency [DRAFT]

Discovery Project: Server Farm Energy Saver

This project will last one month and will kick off as soon as a team of 3 people have been formed. The goal of the project is to do background research to understand how a Data Center can best save energy. The output will be slide presentation to be shared with selected data centers as part of a proposal for a funded project. If the project achieves funding, then there will be additional paid opportunities for that student team and potentially others.
Key issue: Data centers with moderate sophistication use very large amounts of energy which makes it difficult to compete. Data centers are interested to understand the best methods to reduce energy usage. To do this, a student team can investigate 1) best practices of current data centers, 2) what controls or options are available to most data centers to reduce energy depending on demand, 3) can data/AI algorithms be used to solve this problems, 4) how much energy savings can be expected using different types of strategies.
See the initial project results at the slides to the left.

On January 24th, SCET kicked-off the first class of the Innovation Engineering 5G/AI course. In this advanced project course, students will be developing ...

Welcome to 2020. Advanced warning. You will hear a lot more about Innovation Engineering Projects this year. Since last summer, we have been testing...

Finally Available! It was never a goal of mine to write this book. However, a meeting at our Dean’s office convinced me that it needed to be done.

On October 12, SCET partnered with Global System for Mobile Communication, or GSMA, on a collaborative workshop on What’s Next for Data, AI for Telecom and 5G to prepare for ...

Think of the process of innovation as learning to ride a bike. People can give you instruction, tell you how to balance and pedal your feet, but you won’t actually learn how to ride the bike until you get on and try it yourself. One problem with the modern education system is that students rarely…