Huddersfield shares in €4 million Euro-donation to train new 5G experts
9 Jul 2019
A generation of 5G network experts will be trained by the University of Huddersfield, which receives a €1million-plus share of a new award for its central role in a European-wide project involving ten academic and industrial partners.
MOTOR5G – MObility and Training fOR beyond 5G Ecosystems – will focus on embedding artificial intelligence into 5G systems, use of drone-based technology for communication and antennae that will direct a separate beam towards every phone user.
The EU’s Horizon 2020 programme gave the proposal paper a rare 100 per cent rating and awarded total funding of nearly €4 million, of which the biggest single share – €1.2million – will be allotted to Huddersfield.
The university’s Reader in electronic and electrical engineering, Dr Pavlos Lazaridis (pictured right, with colleague) will be a joint supervisor of four fully-funded doctoral researchers to be appointed to MOTOR5G.
He will work alongside Reader in high performance computing Dr Violeta Holmes and senior lecturers in electronic engineering, doctors Qasim Ahmed, Faheem Khan and Maryam Hafeez.
The esearchers will be based at the University of Huddersfield for lab work and theoretical study and will also spend significant amounts of time with the project’s partners.
Among those taking part were representatives of several MOTOR5G partners. In addition to Dr Lazaridis, they included professors Ramjee Prasad and Peter Lindgren of Aarhus University, Denmark and Tian Hong Loh of the National Physical Laboratory, plus Dr Zaharias Zaharis of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.