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The IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network is an affinity group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas Section.


The Consultants Network promotes the development of members' careers through professional and social networking, including publicizing members' skills and sharing potential professional opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas Section.

Meetings - General Information

The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.

Note: This month's Joint meeting is with the Life Members group and it will be on Tuesday, July 21 instead of our typical Wed. meetings.
Please go to the Reservations links below to register and receive email instructions for the meeting.
If this is the first time you use WebEx, please connect a few minutes early in case you are prompted to download and install an extension for your browser.

The 5G Internet

July 21, 2020


5G-Digital services represent the essential evolution of the modern Internet-driven economy. In simplest terms, 5G high-speed causeways enable ubiquitous access and connectivity to internet-connected services, sensors, drones, robots, and data as we move. Within the research community, 5G technology also represents transformative internet technology at the intersection of high-performance computing, high-speed networking, and high bandwidth wireless communications. This “5G-mobile-internet” allows the computing devices that we carry around to analyze vast quantities of information for real-time services in highly mobile scenarios. This presentation describes the 5G Internet, associated technology, and the 5G applications that will transform society.

Dr. Brian Kelley


Speaker's Bio:

Brian Kelley, Ph.D.
Dr. Kelley received his BSEE from Cornell University's College of Electrical Engineering in Ithaca NY where he graduated Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He received his MSEE and PhDEE from Georgia Tech in 1992 where he was an Office of Naval Research Fellow and a Georgia Tech Presidential Fellow with a research focus on communications, Signal Processing, and high performance computing architectures. He spent 10+ years in industry with both Motorola and Motorola’s spinoff, Freescale. While there, he rose to Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, developing Wi-Fi, HSPA, LTE platforms, radio link simulators, and traveled around the world as a representative to the 3GPP RAN4 (4G-LTE) standards body. Since 2007, Dr. Kelley has been an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). At UTSA, Dr. Kelley is Director of the Wireless Information and Next Generation Systems Laboratory (WINGS) with an emphasis on 5G Communications, Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cloud Radio Access Network (CRAN). Dr. Kelley has received over $2.6M in research funding from ONR, AFRL TECHLAV, DoE and consults extensively with cellular communications companies. He has numerous IEEE publications and holds 11 US patents. Dr. Kelley has been an IEEE 4G Technical Workshop Organizer, has served on the Technical Program Committee for IEEE Globecom, currently Chairs the IEEE Chapter of Communications and Signal Processing of San Antonio, is a member of the National Spectrum Consortium, and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE System Journal. From[masked], Dr. Kelley was Sabbatical Employee of the Department of Defense in Washington D.C.; and in 2015 and 2017, he was a Summer Faculty Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the Quantum Information System Group. Dr. Kelley is a technical leader in the 5G Steering Group at JBSA and selected as Assistant Associate Dean’s Fellow in 2019. At UTSA, Dr. Kelley instructs courses on 5G-New Radio Communications, Internet of Things (IoT), Software Defined Radio (SDR), Error Correction Codes, Statistics and Random Signals and Noise.

Brian Kelley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of ECE
Assistant Associate Dean's Fellow
Director, Wireless Information Next Generation Systems (WiNGS) Lab
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Chair IEEE CommSP Chapter, San Antonio


Date & Time: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: WebEx Meeting
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