Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

INTERVIEW

Building Activities for ComSoc Young Professionals: Interview with Shashank Gaur, Chair of the YP Standing Committee

By Shashank Gaur - Chair of the YP Standing Committee and Stefano Bregni - Global Communications Newsletter Editor in Chief, Vice-President for Conferences

This is the seventh article in the series started in December 2020 and published monthly in the IEEE ComSoc Global Communications Newsletter, which covers all areas of IEEE ComSoc Member and Global Activities (MGA). In this series of articles, I introduce the Vice-President MGA and the members of the Member and Global Activities Council. In each article, one by one, they present their sector activities and plans. In this issue, I interview Shashank Gaur, Chair of the Young Professionals (YP) Standing Committee.

Shashank Gaur is a Systems Engineer for Platform Architecture at TTTech Auto, providing safe software and hardware platforms for automated driving. Shashank contributes to topics such as...

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CONFERENCE REPORT

XV Siberian Conference on Control and Communications (SIBCON 2021), Kazan, Russia

By Oleg Stukach - Tomsk ComSoc Chapter Vice-Chair, Russia

The XV Siberian Conference on Control and Communications (SIBCON), the flagship conference of the joint Tomsk IEEE Chapter, was held in Kazan, Russia in May. This series started in 1995 to focus on the convergence of communications and control technologies. In particular, the discussions highlight the practical problems related to this field. Previous meetings took place in Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Astana, and Moscow.

The conference comprised 100 presentations divided into three tracks. On the first day, sessions dealt with various aspects of communications, such as QoS, signal processing, wireless technologies, antennas and propagation, and additional topics including network control and satellite communications. The papers presented on the second day covered control and robotics. The papers presented on the final day...

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CONFERENCE REPORT

QuantumIT Fact Check and CEO’s Talk, “Quantum-Safe Security 2020”

By Keattisak Sripimanwat - Chair, IEEE ComSoc Thailand Chapter

n parallel with the annual meeting of the IEEE Thailand Section on November 2020, one of the most interesting topics as a keynote speech was given, covering the aspects of quantum technology, particularly quantum cryptography. Dr. Grégoire Ribordy, the founder of ID Quantique (iDQ), presented a 40-minute online talk. In the session of quantum information technology for communications security, he recalled his 19 years of quantum technology startup and updated how far iDQ has grown. He presented a number of tips for those who have no technical background, such as the basic of quantum key distribution (QKD), the second quantum revolution, quantum random number generator (QRNG) in 5G phone, quantum tech security in a Korean 5G network, investment on quantum technology around the world, and many others...

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