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Dr Dritan Kaleshi joins 5GIC team

Dr Kaleshi joins the Digital Catapult Centre as 5G fellow.

Dr Dritan Kaleshi has joined the Digital Catapult Centre as 5G fellow, to be based at the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre.

Dritan joins from a longstanding position as Senior Lecturer in Communication Networks in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol. He has more than 50 publications in international journals and peer-reviewed conferences (80% IEEE), with a number of patents and two international standards (ISO/IEC and CEN/CENELEC). Along with his expertise in networks he also has a strong position as a contributor in IoT and HyperCAT technologies feeding the 5G eco-system.

For the past 15 years he has made many contributions in the area of distributed systems and algorithms with self-organising adaptive behaviour, including distributed control applications in the home, secure content distribution, advanced routing and co-operative relaying in wireless networks, and network modelling. His current interests apart from 5G technologies lie in communication protocols and distributed systems for management of the energy supply and usage (ICT for Energy), supported through projects that include Smart Metering ICT infrastructure modelling.

The 5G collaboration will have as a primary objective enabling innovators to gain early experience with these new systems via real pilots and demonstrators.

After spending some initial time at Digital Catapult Centre, Dritan will be based 4 days per week at 5G Innovation Centre.