The joint research project of the Wireless Networks Lab, Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IITP RAS) and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is evaluated by Huawei RRC as the Best Cooperation Project in 2018. The awards ceremony was collocated with the 5th International Professor’s Day, the annual scientific conference held by Huawei in Moscow.

The project focuses on new architectures for cross-layer optimization in 4G and 5G cellular systems.

In 2017 and 2018 together with Huawei, we designed and studied innovative algorithms for cellular networks and significantly improved network efficiency’, said Dr. Anton Kiryanov, Principal Investigator of the project.

It is the fourth award received from Huawei by the team led by Evgeny Khorov.

We hope to continue and extend our fruitful collaboration with Huawei to new areas, including Wi-Fi networks for which our team has the strongest background in Russia’, said Dr. Evgeny Khorov, Project Leader.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a leader in the global telecommunications equipment market. The company actively invests in scientific research to increase the technological level of products: there are 20 Huawei research centers worldwide, one of which is located in Moscow. The scientific center of the company cooperates with leading academic institutes and universities of Russia.

International Professor’s Day on ICT Algorithm Design is an annual scientific conference held by Huawei in Moscow. It gathers dozens of researchers from Russia, China, EU and other countries. The presentations are typically devoted to the most important challenges in communications, image processing and other hot areas of IT.

IITP RAS is widely known in Russia and abroad for its breakthrough fundamental and applied results in telecommunications. Many results are well-known all over the world and have been included in Russian (Soviet) and foreign textbooks in communications. Many algorithms and data transmission methods developed at IITP RAS were implemented by industrial partners in networking equipment and became telecommunication standards.

Wireless Networks Lab is a ‘Megagrant’ lab established in 2017 around the project on Cloudified Wireless Networks for 5G and beyond, led by Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz. The team regularly reports at leading IEEE conferences, runs industrial projects and contributes to standardization of wireless networks.