Amitabha (Amitava) Ghosh (F’15) is a Nokia Fellow and Head, Radio Interface Group at Nokia Bell Labs. He joined Motorola in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Since joining Motorola he worked on multiple wireless technologies starting from IS-95, cdma-2000, 1xEV-DV/1XTREME, 1xEV-DO, UMTS, HSPA, 802.16e/WiMAX and 3GPP LTE. He has 60 issued patents, has written multiple book chapters and has authored numerous external and internal technical papers. He is currently working on 5G Evolution and 6G technologies. Recently, he was elected chair of the NextGA (an US 6G initiative) National Roadmap Working Group. His research interests are in the area of digital communications, signal processing and wireless communications.
Bryan Larish is the Chief Security Architect for Verizon’s networks leading a team that plans and architects the future security capabilities of Verizon’s networks. His team also develops artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities that improve the performance of Verizon's wireless networks. Prior to joining Verizon, Bryan was CTO for enterprise networks at a U.S. Government agency. Bryan also worked in the Chief Engineer’s office at the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). Bryan holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.
Ivan Seskar is the Chief Technologist at WINLAB, Rutgers University responsible for experimental systems and prototyping projects. He is currently the program director for the COSMOS project responsible for the New York City NSF PAWR deployment, the PI for the NSF GENI Wireless project, and the PI for the NSF CloudLab deployment at Rutgers. He has also been the co-PI and project manager for all three phases of the NSF-supported ORBIT mid-scale testbed project at WINLAB, successfully leading technology development and operations since the testbed was released as a community resource in 2005. Ivan is a co-chair of the IEEE Future Networks Testbed Working Group, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of ACM and the co-founder and CTO of Upside Wireless Inc.
Vish Ponnampalam is an Engineering Lead at Facebook Connectivity, working on access technologies which are aimed at bringing more people to a faster internet. Vish has extensive experience in wireless, spanning the entire tech stack, from signal processing to network automation. Prior to Facebook, he worked in the semiconductor and networking industries, in engineering roles spanning standardization, chip design and development of cloud-based network management systems. Vish holds 20+ granted patents and has contributed to multiple IEEE and 3GPP standards.