IEEE Communication Society New York Chapter, Technical Seminar Series (7)

The NY ComSoc chapter hosted a seminar on March 29, 2022. The title of the presentation is “Integration of Terrestrial Networks and Extreme Environments: Challenges and Capabilities”, by Prof. Mehdi Rahmati. The event is co-hosted by other 43 IEEE ComSoc chapters (see details below).

Date: Tuesday March 29, 2022

Time: 7pm – 8:15pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Location: New York, USA

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Primary Host: New York Section Chapter,COM19


Atlanta Section Chapter, C16
Atlanta Section Chapter, COM19
Baltimore Section Chapter,COM19
Baltimore Section Chapter,SP01
Binghamton Section Chapter,COM19
Buenaventura Section Chapter,COM19
Buffalo Section Chapter,COM19
Canadian Atlantic Section Chapter, COM19
Central Texas Sect Jt. Chap,COM19/SP01/CT08 Austin
Chicago Section Chapter, COM19
Coastal Los Angeles Section Chpt, SP01/VT06/COM19
Columbus Section Jt Chapter,C16/COM19
Florida West Coast Sec,SP01/COM19
Foothill Section Chapter,COM19
Fort Worth Section Chapter, COM19
Hamilton Section Chapter, SP01/IT12/COM19
Houston Section Chapter,COM19
Jamaica Section Chapter, COM19
Kingston Section Chapter, C16/COM19
Kitchener-Waterloo Section Chapter,COM19
London Section Joint Chapter, COM19/BT02
Lone Star Section Jt Chap,COM19/SP01 San Antonio
Long Island Section Chapter,COM19
Maine Section Chapter,C16/COM19
Mohawk Valley Section Chapter,COM19
Montreal Section Chapter, IT12/COM19
New Jersey Coast Section Chapter,COM19
Newfoundland Labrador Sect Chap, C16/COM19/CAS04
North Jersey Section Chapter,COM 19
Oakland-East Bay Section Chapter, COM19
Orange County Section Chapter,SP01/COM19
Orlando Section Jt. Chapter, SP01/COM19
Ottawa Section Jt. Chapter, BT02/CT08/COM19
Quebec Section Jt. Chapter, SP01/COM19
Saint Maurice Sect Chap, COM19
Santa Clara Valley Section Chapter,COM19
Seattle Sect Jt. Chap, COM19/VT06/BT02/IT12/ITS38
Syracuse Section
Vancouver Jt Chpt COM19/PHO36/BT02/IT12
Victorian Section Chapter, COM19
Washington Section Chapter,COM19
Windsor Section Joint Chapter, SP01/COM19
Winnipeg Section Chapter, COM19

Event Agenda

06:45 PM – 07:00 PM: Connecting to the ZOOM meeting

07:00 PM – 07:05 PM: Welcoming & IEEE ComSoc Membership Promotion (policies, abstract)

07:05 PM – 07:10 PM: Speaker Introduction

07:10 PM – 07:55 PM: Presentation (45 minutes)

07:55 PM – 08:10 PM: Questions and Answers (15 minutes)

08:10 PM – 08:15 PM: Closing Remarks

Talk Title

Integration of Terrestrial Networks and Extreme Environments: Challenges and Capabilities


With the phenomenal growth of excessive data traffic and the increasing number of connected devices, existing communications solutions are posing unprecedented challenges in terms of capacity, latency, heterogeneity, mobility, coverage, energy efficiency, and reliability. Given the demand for full connectivity, as part of the post 5G era, non-terrestrial and terrestrial networks integration will be a challenging mission that will necessitate redefining a multi-dimensional and fully orchestrated system in terms of sensing, communications, computing, and intelligence. In this talk, I will present non-conventional approaches to address the problems in a non-terrestrial and extreme environment, i.e., underwater. Intelligent and behavior-aware probabilistic solutions will be discussed, with the goal of achieving robust adaptation in terms of required Quality of Service and Quality of Experience to meet the demands in a variety of scenarios.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Mehdi Rahmati (IEEE Senior Member) is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Cleveland State University in Ohio. His research is in the areas of wireless communications, underwater communications, and coordination in distributed autonomous systems. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2020 from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and has received many prestigious awards, including the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Young Professional Award in 2022 and 2023, the best demo award at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON), the first prize in the 2019 IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) student competition, the best paper award at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), and the best paper runner-up award at the 2015 ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WUWNet).

Total Registration: 158 (as of 03/29/2022)

Peak attendance: 104

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Audio transcript is available upon request (the website doesn’t allow the upload of the file type).