BONUS LECTURE: Transitioning to 6G

Transitioning to 6G
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Packard 202
Sabine Roessel - Apple
Abstract / Description: 

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The industry is on the cusp of yet another G transition in the cellular technology roadmap. This is a good time to pause and assess where we are and where we go next. 3G/4G/5G technologies have paved the way for data communications to a point where the wireless communications pipe is highly capable of very high data rates, relatively low latency, and high reliability. While it is expected that these fundamental key performance indicators (KPIs) will continue to evolve, the latest trends suggest that design principles for wireless communication systems need to be extended beyond the norm. Paradigm shifts in the areas of protocol stack support for extreme applications, sub-networks of devices, distributed computing, AI/ML in networks and devices, semantic communications, seamless mobility, and enhanced application frameworks are discussed.


Sabine Roessel has more than two decades of experience in wireless communication technologies. She joined Apple in 2019 to become part of the cellular platform architecture team which explores next generation and 6G key technology areas.

Before joining Apple, Sabine was with Intel’s next generation and standards team from 2015 until 2019 where she co-created Intel’s 5G vision as enabler of immersive media and AI/ML applications and where she also led the prototype development for 6DoF Augmented Reality glasses. As a member of Intel’s cellular modem team from 2012 until 2015, Sabine was responsible for the LTE feature roadmap and LTE feature definition for Intel’s modem platforms. Prior to Intel, Sabine was with Nokia Siemens Networks and led the entire Nokia LTE Standardization Program with around 150 team members. Her earlier roles and technical areas included mobile communications product management, base station development, and electronic design automation research. 

Sabine completed her studies with a diploma in theoretical solid state physics. She is frequent presenter, panelist, and invited speaker at international conferences including Globecom and holds 40 granted patent families in LTE, 5G New Radio and adjacent topics.