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Main research areas
Multi-Access Edge Computing, Big data in 5G mobile networks
Supervisor: Zdenek Becvar
Jan Plachy received the BSc and MSc degree in telecommunication engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Currently, he works towards the Ph.D. degree at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering at the same university with a topic Allocation of Communication and Computation Resources for Big data in Mobile Networks. He was on internships at CEA-Leti, France (2014), EURECOM, France (2016) and Bar-Ilan University, Israel (2017). Participated in FP7 TROPIC project founded by the European Commission, with a goal of designing a path selection algorithm for distributed computing. He is currently involved in multiple national and international research projects focused on Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for the provision of users’ connectivity. His research interests cover optimization of mobility management and radio resource management of both communication and computing resources in future mobile networks, and development of testbeds and demos based on the Open Air Interface.
Selected recent projects
- Communication in Self-optimizing Mobile Networks with Drones (01/2018 – 12/2020)
- funded by Czech Science Foundation
- main roles: researcher, positioning of the flying base station and users’ association based on genetic algorithms
- Cooperation with the International Research Centre in Area of Communication Systems (01/2018 – 12/2019)
- Mobile Edge Computing and Functional Splitting for Scheduling of Radio Resources (10/2018-09/2019)
- project funded by Foxconn
- main roles: Functional splitting
- Game theoretic aspects of wireless spectrum access (07/2016 – 06/2018)
- FP7 TROPIC (09/2012-04/2015)
- funded by European Commission
- main role: design of path selection for distributed computing
Selected recent publications
- J. Plachy, Z. Becvar, P. Mach, R. Marik, M. Vondra, "Joint Positioning of Flying Base Stations and Association of Users: Evolutionary-Based Approach", IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 11454-11463, 2019.
- Z. Becvar, M. Vondra, P. Mach, J. Plachy, D. Gesbert, "Performance of Mobile Networks with UAVs: Can Flying Base Stations Substitute Ultra-Dense Small Cells?", European Wireless (EW 2017), pp. 1-6, 2017 BEST PAPER AWARD.
- J. Plachy, Z. Becvar, P. Mach, "Path Selection Enabling User Mobility and Efficient Distribution of Data for Computation at the Edge of Mobile Network", Computer Networks, 2016, in press.
- J. Plachy, Z. Becvar, E. Calvanese Strinati, "Dynamic Resource Allocation Exploiting Mobility Prediction in Mobile Edge Computing", IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2016), pp. 1-6, 2016.
- J. Plachy, Z. Becvar, E. Calvanese Strinati, "Cross-layer approach enabling communication of high number of devices in 5G mobile networks", IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (IEEE WiMOB 2015), 2015.
- Z. Becvar, J. Plachy, P. Mach, "Path Selection Using Handover in Mobile Networks with Cloud-enabled Small Cells", IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2014), pp. 1480 - 1485, 2014.
- Z. Becvar, J. Plachy, "Radio Resource Sharing Among Users in Hybrid Access Femtocells", KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (TIIS), Korean Society for Internet Information, vol. 8, no. 8, 2014.
- Best paper award at European Wireless 2017 for paper “Performance of Mobile Networks with UAVs: Can Flying Base Stations Substitute Ultra-Dense Small Cells?”
- Dean’s award for outstanding master thesis “Path Selection for Delivery of Data from a User to Femto-cloud”
- Dean’s award for outstanding bachelor thesis to my bachelor student Jakub Novy (2018)
Reviewer for journals
- IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks
- IEEE Access
- Pervasive and Mobile Computing
- Mobile Networks and Applications
- KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems