Halim Yanikomeroglu standing in his lab
Project leader and Carleton Professor in the department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Halim Yanikomeroglu has partnered with Huawei for the past seven years.

Renewed program will include next-generation research in areas such as automated vehicles

SHENZHEN, CHINA – December 1, 2017 – Carleton University and Huawei, one of the world’s largest technology companies, today announced plans for Huawei’s Canada Research Centre to extend their successful research partnership program for 5G advanced communications research. The announcement was made in support of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s visit to Huawei’s headquarter campus in Shenzhen, China.

Over the next decade, 5G advanced communications technology is expected to lead a transformational change across all industries. Huawei and Carleton will work together to identify new research undertakings aimed at addressing widespread deployment and adoption of these technologies.

“We’ve been fortunate to work with a tremendous team of academic leaders and students at Carleton University,” said Peiying Zhu, Huawei Fellow at the Canada Research Centre. “We also recognize that as we move closer to the commercial deployment of 5G networks, the research is only just beginning to better understand what can truly be achieved by anticipated innovations like automated vehicles and the Internet of Things.”

Since 2010, Huawei’s Canada Research Centre based in Kanata, Ont., has been engaged in collaborative research in advanced wireless communications and networking with Carleton, including a five-year project on 5G-enabling technologies supported by Telus and the Ontario Government’s Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence program.

In addition to a large number of undergraduate students who have been exposed to 5G research, Carleton has trained 33 researchers at the postdoctoral, doctoral and master’s levels for 5G industry, several of whom are now faculty at universities in Canada and around the world. More than 120 research papers have been published in leading archival periodicals and presented at international conferences, and more than 30 patented innovations have been created.

“Ontario’s highly skilled workforce and world-class research institutions make the province an ideal place to develop leading-edge technologies,” said Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, “and we are making sure our students can continue to stay ahead of the curve by increasing the number of STEM graduates by 25 per cent over five years. Business missions like this one allow us to connect leading innovators like Carleton University and Huawei. The students and researchers who participate in this partnership will go on to contribute to Ontario’s innovation ecosystem — and that leads to more jobs and opportunity for people and businesses in the province.”

“While we’ve achieved far more than we could have imagined over the past seven years working in partnership with Huawei, we are also excited about the next-generation research that lies ahead,” said project leader Halim Yanikomeroglu, professor of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton. Other Carleton professors involved are Richard Yu, Ramy Gohary and Minyi Huang.

“We are now at the beginning of ‘Wireless 2.0’ for providing fast and reliable connectivity to everything, and the opportunity to explore novel ideas and concepts will help to ensure Canada’s continued leadership in wireless.”

Huawei is supporting Carleton’s bid to establish a pan-Canada network of centres of excellence on Connected, Autonomous and Networked Vehicles.

“The opportunity to work with Huawei and other partners in developing a Canada-wide research network led by Carleton University on connected, autonomous and networked vehicles reflects our efforts to remain at the leading edge of advanced technology development,” said Yanikomeroglu.  “We look forward to continuing this advanced communications and networking research in new industry verticals, including self-driving terrestrial and aerial vehicles of the future.”

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Huawei’s 178,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing advanced communications technologies to operators, enterprises and consumers around the world. Huawei’s innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries. Founded in 1987, Huawei is fully owned by its employees, and has been recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

Huawei Canada has been in operation since 2008. Huawei’s innovative wireless products and services support many of Canada’s leading telecommunications companies, and Huawei’s Canada Research Centre is a global leader in advanced communications technologies, including 5G. Huawei is proud to be a key part of Canada’s ICT Ecosystem. For more information, please visit Huawei online: www.huawei.ca

About Research and Carleton University

Carleton is a dynamic, interdisciplinary research-intensive institution with a creative international approach to research that has led to many significant discoveries and works in science and engineering, business, public affairs and the arts. Home to many noted award-winning researchers, Carleton is uniquely committed to discovery, knowledge, and understanding of the world around us. Carleton’s location in Ottawa—the nation’s capital allows unique access for our researchers across many disciplines to such places as Canada’s national labs and museums, Library and Archives Canada, federal government departments and of course, Parliament Hill. Through the building of sustainable communities, we foster new ideas to create a more prosperous future for Canada and the world.



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