Dr. Ali Imran has over 15 years of experience in telecom and AI. He is founding director of AI4Networks Research Lab (www.ai4networks.com) at the University of Oklahoma. AI4networks was first academic Lab in the world to start the research on zero touch deep network automation. The lab is currently host to TurboRAN (http://bsonlab.com/TurboRAN/ ) testbed and numerous multinational R&D projects on AI for wireless networks. Dr. Imran is also co-founder of a startup AISON (www.aison.co ) that has launched world’s first  deep AI enabled RAN automation and performance optimization solution currently being evaluated by several operators around the world for its game changing gains over current SON paradigm.

Dr Imran’s research on AI enabled wireless networks has played pioneering role in this emerging area and has been supported by over $4M in nationally and internationally competitive research grants. He has published over 100 refereed journal and conference papers and has several patents granted and pending. His work includes some of the most influential publications in the area of mobile network automation.  The impact of his work on network automation has been recognized by several prestigious awards such as VPR Outstanding International Impact Award at the University of Oklahoma, 2018, IEEE Green ICT YP International award 2017, and best paper award IEEE CAMAD 2013.  In 2018 he has been named William H. Barkow Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma for his contributions to this field. For more detailed bio of Dr. Imran see: www.ali-imran.org