Keynotes of "1st GdR MaDICS Workshop on Big Data for the 5G RAN"

Emerging Big Data Standardization and Industry Efforts

by Wael William Diab (Senior Director, Huawei Technologies, USA)
Abstract: Big Data is a very hot topic in the industry today as it is an enabling technology for many of the emerging ICT use cases where we see IT and OT come together. To that effect, the industry and standardization bodies have been working on Big Data.
This talk will look at emerging standardization, industry development efforts / forums and provide a status around Big Data such as ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 9 as well as looking at interaction with other organizations such as those working on sustainability, industrial IoT and intelligent transportation. It will also look at the relation of Big Data and IoT in emerging applications / use cases such in these areas.
Wael William Diab is a business and technology strategist with more than 775 patents to his name in the fields of networking and ICT. Skilled in strategy for breakout technology products at large companies, Wael has architected strategies, driven industry standards and led associated company technology roadmaps for Green Networking, Ethernet, Power over Ethernet, Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM), cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, automotive networking and audio video bridging, amongst others.
Wael’s work has encompassed the full incubation cycle from identifying new growth areas, protecting the intellectual property via patent portfolios, setting and driving standards strategies, and establishing the business plan through to executing on the technology roadmap, leading cross functional teams, engaging strategic customers and building industry ecosystems.
Wael is currently a Senior Director at Huawei. Prior to Huawei, Wael held senior leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco and Broadcom. At Broadcom, Wael was a Senior Technical Director responsible for defining technical strategy for the Infrastructure & Networking Group (ING) prior to which, he was Director of Marketing. At Cisco, Wael served in various technical, architectural, and business leadership roles, focused on next-generation technologies. Wael was a member of the Broadcom and Cisco patent committees during his respective tenures there. He was also a member of the Cisco University Research Board. Wael has also consulted for industry-leading companies on business and technical strategy for emerging technologies.
Named winner of the 2011 TechAmerica Innovator Award for his leadership in Green Technology, Wael was recognized by the David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovator Award. Other accolades have included the 2009 Broadcom President and CEO award, Vice-Chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group, the IEEE 2013 Standards Medallion, selection for the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)’s 2011 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering, liaison officer appointments in ISO/IEC JTC 1's IT Sustainability and Big Data committees,  numerous industry keynotes and press releases.
Wael holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, a BA degree in Economics from Stanford, and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business. He has been recognized as a world class prolific inventor with over 300 US issued patents and over 475 pending US patent applications in the ICT field. He is a published author, having co-authored Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone and is currently finishing a Wiley book on Green Networking.

Interaction between caching and request assignment in cellular cache networks

by Laurent Massoulie (Director, Microsoft Research, INRIA Joint Centre, France)
Abstract: We propose and compare several potential solutions for joint management of i) assignment of requests to base stations, and ii) cache management at base stations. Both simulations and analysis point to promising protocols which feature both simple implementations and the ability to trade-off bandwidth cost with cache misses.
This is a joint work with K.P.Naveen, E. Baccelli, A. Carneiro Viana and D. Towsley. 
Laurent Massoulie graduated from École Polytechnique in 1991, obtained his PhD thesis from Université Paris Sud in 1995 and his Habilitation thesis from Université Paris 7 in 2010. From 1995 to 1998 Laurent was a researcher at France Telecom R&D, where he developed mathematical models of data transport over the Internet. He joined Microsoft Research Cambridge in 1999, where he worked on distributed algorithms for Peer-to-Peer systems, and in particular on "epidemic" methods for information propagation. In 2006 Laurent joined Technicolor, then known as Thomson. His research there dealt with design of Peer-to-Peer systems for media streaming and analysis of social networks for information dissemination. At Technicolor, he held positions of Director of the Paris Research Lab and Distinguished Scientist, and was elected as a Technicolor Fellow in 2010. In 2012, he joined Inria as Director of the Microsoft Research - Inria Joint Centre. Laurent Massoulie is co-author of over 80 scientific papers and 16 patents. He has co-authored the Best Paper Award-winning papers of IEEE INFOCOM'99, ACM SIGMETRICS'05 and ACM CONEXT'07 conferences.