Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society will hold Global Forum with its oversea advisors as world-excellent researchers. They will provide invited talks with respect to “5G & Beyond to realize super smart society” and perform group discussions with students in Tokyo Tech. The purpose of this forum is that the students obtain communication and deep thinking skills to conduct excellent researches in the world.



Please register on the following website by September 9.


For details on how to participate, we will inform the applicants later. 


Main Topic: 5G & Beyond to realize super smart society

Session 1


Invited talk by Dr. Ali Sadri (Vice President of SOLiD Gear, Inc.)
Talk title: Role of mmWave Inteligent Repeaters in enhancing 5G coverage


Group discussion

Session 2


Invited talk by Dr. Sumei SUN (Lead Principal Investigator of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR))
Talk title: From 5G to 6G: What would be the key driving applications and enabling technologies?


Group discussion

Invited Speakers

Dr. Ali Sadri

Dr. Ali Sadri is Vice President of the engineering for mmWave solutions at SOLiD Inc overseeing all mmWave related product development for 5G and beyond. Previously he was the General Manager of mmWave Standards and Advanced Technology at Intel Corporation. Ali has more than 30 years of scientific and engineering background starting at IBM, Duke University, and at Intel since 2002. Dr. Sadri has demonstrated successful track record of building breakthrough technologies such as WiGig 60 GHz standards, mmWave mesh Backhaul, and disruptive mmWave Distributed Relay. Dr. Sadri has over 150 patents all in wired line and wireless communications system. Ali serves as an international advisor to Tokyo Institute of Technology on the WISE (World-leading Innovative & Smart Education) program for Super Smart Society.

Dr. Sumei SUN

Dr. Sumei SUN is Head of the Communications and Networks Dept at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. She is also holding a joint appointment with the Singapore Institute of Technology, and an adjunct appointment with the National University of Singapore, both as a full professor. Her current research interests are in next-generation wireless communications, industrial internet of things, and integrated secure sensing-communications-computing design. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology, member of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Steering Committee, and a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2018-2021. She’s also Director of IEEE Communications Society Asia Pacific Board, Chapter Coordinator of Asia Pacific Region in the IEEE Vehicular Technologies Society, and member of the IEEE Communications Society Globecom/ICC Management and Strategy Standing Committee.

International Advisors for WISE-SSS program

Magnus Egerstedt

Chair and Professor, Steve W. Chaddick School, Georgia Institute of Technology
Session 1 / Group 1

Jenq-Shiou Leu

Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)
Session 1&2 / Group 2

Wilfred G. van der Wiel

Professor, Chair of NanoElectronics Group, Director of BRAINS Center for Brain-Inspired Nano System, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente

Marco Ceccarelli

Professor,Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Session 2 / Group 3

Chia-Hsiang Menq

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Taweep Chaisomphob

Associate Professor, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University Thailand

Ian Watson

Professor, Reader, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
Session 2 / Group 4

Sandra Hirche

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Munich

Thomas Haustein

Head of Department Wireless Communications and Networks, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut
Session 2 / Group 5

Branka Vucetic

ARC Laureate, Director of the Center for IoL and Telecommunications, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney

Susi S. Varvayanis

Executive Director, Careers Beyond Academia/BEST, Cornell University
Session 1 / Group 3

Michiel Bacchiani

Senior Staff Research Scientist, Google Japan

Ali Sadri

Vice President, SOLiD Gear Inc.
Session 1 / Group 1

Emilio Carvanese Strinati

Director, CEA Leti, Scientific and Innovation
Session 2 / Group 1

Sumei Sun

Head of the Communications and Networks Department, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R),Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Session 2 / Group 3

Masaaki Maeda

Strategic Advisor, Asurion LLC
Session 1 / Group 4

Seong-Lyun Kim

Professor, Head of School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Yonsei University
Session 1&2 / Group 5