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Saltanat Khamit from Kazakhstan took her first Master degree in 1998. After about ten years in the industry she came to KTH as a PhD student in Communications Systems. Now she has defended her licentiate thesis “Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks”.
Where are you from and where did you study before coming to School of ICT?
– I am from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Prior to Sweden, I have worked at different local and international companies within the telecom industry for about 10 years. I graduated with Master of Science in Radio Engineering from Almaty Institute of Power Engineering and Telecommunications (AIPET), Kazakhstan, with honors, from 2000-2001. Also I graduated with Engineering Diploma (equivalent to Master degree) in Radio Communication, Broadcasting and Television from Almaty Institute of Power Engineering and Telecommunications (AIPET), Kazakhstan, 1993-1998.
What is your topic and why did you choose it?
Describe your topic in short
– Wireless communications is a resource-based industry. The resources in wireless communications contain two components, such are: radio spectrum and network infrastructure (i.e., mainly radio base stations). Therefore their efficient resource management is essential in order to maximize the benefits that can be achieved by customers and mobile operators. Some of the possible solutions are given in my research work. I have devised the engineering ways on how to efficiently use all these resources by the exploring benefits of adoption a new paradigm in radio resource management is a dynamic spectrum access technology. This technology is expected to have a sufficient impact on the expansion of next generation wireless systems. Particular emphasis in my thesis was given to competitive pricing and deployment strategies for dynamic spectrum access systems.
Tell us something about your results
What will the future bring for your research, how will you continue and what focus will you have on your PhD thesis?
- Explore more about real-time spectrum access technology and its applications.
- Expand understanding on heterogeneous architectures for future generation wireless networks.
- Develop new methods of analysis for evaluating such systems.
- Devise engineering rules, techniques and tradeoffs for performance improvement and system deployment.