Software-Based Networks and 5G Research:
Research at the University of Cape Town - Dr J. Mwangama
Over the last 5 years, the Communications Research Group at the University of Cape Town has been actively involved in Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) related testbed research initiatives. This talk will aim to describe the research work that has been done within this testbed
Past work includes the establishment of a distributed testbed infrastructure, under the European Commission and SA Department of Science and Technology funded TRESCIMO project (Testbeds for Reliable Smart City Machine to Machine Communications), and the German DAAD funded Universities for Future Internet Project
Current work now ranges on SDN and NFV resiliency, and use of SDN in the MeerKAT radio telescope, Management and Orchestration of SDN and NFV networks, in the drive to achieve 5G communications.
Dr Joyce Mwangama received her BSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. In 2017 she completed her study towards a PhD in the Centre for Broadband Networks at UCT and joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town as a lecturer in 2015. Joyce received multiple research awards, including the Google Anita Borg Scholarship and the L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship. Joyce was a member of the IEEE MGA Women in Engineering Committee (2015-2017). She has previously served as the IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering Coordinator (2013-2014), IEEE South Africa Section Students Activities Coordinator (2011-2013), IEEE South Africa Section Young Professionals Chairperson (2011-2013) and IEEE Student Branch Chairperson University of Cape Town (2009-2010).
Venue, Date & Time:
The Athenaeum Trust, Campground Road, Newlands
Enter via Boundary Terraces, Off Mariendahl Avenue
On 15 August 2019 from 18:00 till 20:00