Randall Berry Attends NITRD Wireless Spectrum Research & Development Workshop

Experts discuss new and existing AI and wireless techniques as 5G technologies ramp up

Randall Berry, Chair and John A. Dever Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, co-chaired a breakout session on “AI for network monitoring, diagnosis, and fault mitigation and security” at the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Wireless Spectrum Research & Development Interagency Working Group workshop on August 28-29 in Rome, New York.  

Randall Berry

The invitation-only workshop focused on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the wireless spectrum. It brought together approximately 50 experts from government, private industry, and academia to discuss areas where AI can help to increase efficiency of wireless spectrum use.   

"There is significant interest across the government in understanding how to leverage AI-based solutions to enable a more efficient use of wireless spectrum and manage future wireless networks,” said Berry. “However, much work needs to be done to formulate clearer objectives, and understand the costs and benefits of deploying these types of solutions.” 

The NITRD program is among the oldest and largest federally funded research and development programs for information technologies in computing, networking, and software in the US. 

Berry’s research involves resource allocation problems that arise in network systems ranging from communication to social networks. He uses mathematical models to gain insights into these systems and draws on stochastic modeling, optimization, economics, and algorithms.