IEEE Future Networks World Forum
13–15 November 2023 // Baltimore, MD, USA
Imagining the Network of the Future

IFP02: Edge, Edge Intelligence & Edge Intelligent Systems


Wednesday, 15 November 2023 // 14:00 - 15:30 and 16:00 - 17:30 // Eastern Standard Time (EST)


  • N. Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Strategist & Architect, NARNIX TECHNOLABS PVT. LTD., India
  • Rajeev Shorey, Adjunct Professor, CSE Department, IIT Delhi, India
  • Giridhar Mandyam, Chief Security Architect – IoT, Qualcomm Inc., USA

Invited Industry Speakers

  • Baek-Young Choi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
  • Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet LLC
  • Monisha Ghosh, University of Chicago, USA


The legacy concept of Fog Computing has evolved into a much larger and complex paradigm of Edge Computing which, incidentally, has further evolved into a truly complex but relevant paradigm of Edge Intelligence in current communication and computing environment bringing a comprehensive value proposition by bringing computation and analysis to be done close to where data is collected, rather than at a centralized cloud computing facility or an offsite data centre. Edge Intelligence or Edge AI is a combination of AI and Edge Computing; it enables the deployment of machine learning algorithms to the edge device where the data is generated. Edge Intelligence has the potential to provide artificial intelligence for every person and every organization at any place. Edge AI is the implementation of artificial intelligence in an edge computing environment. That means AI computations are done at the edge of a given network, usually on the device where the data is created — like a camera or car — instead of in a centralized cloud computing facility or offsite data center.

Edge intelligent systems, also often referred to as edge AI (Artificial Intelligence) systems or edge computing systems, bring AI and computing capabilities closer to the data source or "edge" of a network rather than relying solely on centralized cloud-based systems. These systems are designed to process and analyze data locally on edge devices or at the edge of a network, such as IoT (Internet of Things) devices, smartphones, drones, industrial machines, and more.

Applications of edge intelligent systems span various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and consumer electronics. These systems have the 

potential to bring advanced AI capabilities to a wide range of devices and applications, making them more efficient, responsive, and secure.

The industry Forum shall comprise a few industry perspective talks on strategic aspects of the EDGE, EDGE INTELLIGENCE, and EDGE INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, followed by a Panel Discussion on the opportunities, concerns, and challenges of the EDGE Paradigm.


Session 1: Wednesday, 15 November 2023 // 14:00 - 15:30 // Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Welcome, Introduction & Context Setting, Giridhar Mandyam, Chief Security Architect – IoT, Qualcomm Inc., USA

Industry Perspectives:

  • Monisha Ghosh, University of Chicago, USA
  • Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet LLC
  • Baek-Young Choi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
  • N. Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Strategist & Architect, NARNIX TECHNOLABS PVT. LTD., India, Standardization Challenges Imperatives & Strategy in Edge Paradigm


Session 2: Wednesday, 15 November 2023 // 16:00 - 17:30 // Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Panel Discussion – “The opportunities, concerns, and challenges of the EDGE Paradigm”


  • Baek-Young Choi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
  • Narendra Mangra, GlobeNet LLC
  • Monisha Ghosh, University of Chicago, USA
  • N. Kishor Narang, Mentor & Principal Design Strategist & Architect, NARNIX TECHNOLABS PVT. LTD., India

Audience Q & A

Conclusion & Closing, Rajeev Shorey, Adjunct Professor, CSE Department, IIT Delhi, India



Monisha Ghosh completed a term as the Chief Technology Officer at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 14, 2021. In this role, she reported to the Chairman of the FCC and was closely involved with setting national strategy and technology specifications related to the explosive growth of broadband wireless communications technologies.

Prof. Ghosh previously served in the NSF as a rotating Program Director (IPA) within the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE) where she managed wireless networking research. At the NSF, she initiated one of the first large-scale programs that targets applications of machine learning to wireless networks. From 2015 to 2021, she also was a Research Professor at the University of Chicago, where she conducted research on wireless technologies for the 5G cellular, next-generation Wi-Fi systems, IoT, coexistence and spectrum sharing. She previously worked in industrial research and development at Interdigital, Philips Research, and Bell Laboratories on wireless systems such as the HDTV broadcast standard, cable standardization, and cognitive radio for the TV White Spaces.


Narendra Mangra is a Principal at GlobeNet LLC and provides advisory and consulting services. across industry, government, and academia. His diverse experience spans strategy development, roadmap development, spectrum management, mobile network planning and system deployments, enterprise-wide modernization, program management, and education. He is an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University. Narendra also leads several IEEE initiatives such as the Future Networks INGR, P1950.1 smart cities architecture standards development, Public Safety Technology Initiative, and the Telehealth and Transdisciplinary Framework Industry Connections. His current interests include comprehensive transdisciplinary frameworks, 5G and future networks, digital transformation, smart communities, and related ecosystems.


Baek-Young Choi is a Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She published three books on network monitoring, storage systems, and cloud computing. She has been a faculty fellow of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s
Visiting Faculty Research Program (AFRL-VFRP) and Korea Telecom’s - Advance Institute of Technology (KT-AIT). She is an associate editor for IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine and was an associate editor for IEEE Internet-of-Things Journal, Springer Journal of Telecommunication Systems, Elsevier Journal Computer Networks. Her research interests generally lie in the broad area of networking and communications, with specific emphasis on Internet-of-Things, software- defined networking, cybersecurity, smart city technologies. She is a senior member of ACM and IEEE, and a chair of IEEE Women in Communications Engineering (WICE).

She has numerous awards and honours to her credit. She is a Faculty Fellow of U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Centre, 2017 and a Faculty Fellow of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Summer 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015.


Kishor is Technology Advisor, Mentor, Design Strategist & Architect in Electrical, Electronics & ICT with over 45 years of professional experience in education, research, design, and consulting running an Independent Design House – NARNIX since 1981. Over 35 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) across diverse technology & application domains, and over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry. He has over 350 Research & Design Mentees in the Electronics, ICT & STI Ecosystems. Currently, mentoring many Deep Tech & Disruptive Tech Start-ups.

For the last 15 years, he has been deeply involved in standardization in the electrical, electronics, communications, information technology and cyber security domains with a focus on identifying gaps in standards to bring harmonization through standardized interfaces to ensure end-to-end Interoperability. With focus on ubiquity & comprehensive interoperability in Digital Infrastructures, he has been pursuing applied research in last-mile communication and 5G Communication Architectures developing some unique approaches resulting in National & Global Standards. Proactively contributing to IEC, ISO, ITU, IEEE & BIS along with various industry consortia. 


Rajeev Shorey is the former CEO of the University of Queensland – IIT Delhi Academy of Research (UQIDAR) at IIT Delhi, India. Rajeev serves as an adjunct faculty in the Computer Science & Engineering department at IIT Delhi. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, and an Honorary Visiting Professor at several institutions in India.

Rajeev received his Ph.D. and M.S. (Engg) in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India in 1996 and 1991 respectively. He received his B.E degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IISc, Bangalore in 1987. Rajeev career spans several reputed research labs – TCS Research & Innovation, General Motors (GM) India Science Laboratory, IBM India Research Laboratory and SASKEN Technologies. Dr. Shorey served as the first President of NIIT University from 2009 to 2013 before joining the TCS Research Labs in 2014. 

Rajeev’s work has resulted in more than 75 publications in international journals and conferences and several US patents, all in the area of wireless and wired networks. He has 13 issued US patents and several pending US patents to his credit. Dr. Shorey serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal and Springer’s Journal of Wireless Networks. His areas of interest are Wireless Networks including 5G Networks, Telematics, IoT, Industrial IoT, IoT Security and Automotive Networks, including the intersection of AI, Machine Learning and Communication Networks. For his contributions in the area of Communication Networks, Rajeev was elected a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007. He was recognized by ACM as a Distinguished Scientist in December 2014. He was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK in 2021.

Rajeev serves on the Executive Council of ACM India and the Executive Council of IEEE ComSoc, Delhi Chapter. He is the co-founder & steering committee co-chair of two of the highly reputed conferences – COMSNETS ( and AIMLSystems (


Giridhar Mandyam is the Chief Security Architect for all IoT products that Qualcomm produces. He has also worked at Rockwell International, Texas Instruments and Nokia. In addition to having served as Qualcomm’s Advisory Committee representative to the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), he has served as Chair of the W3C Geolocation Working Group. He has also served Chair of the S34-3 Ad Hoc Group on Presentation Logic and Service Frameworks for the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and was a key contributor in development of the ATSC 3.0 specification. In addition, Dr. Mandyam was part of the Qualcomm team that was instrumental in driving the Enhanced TV (EnTV) extensions to the 3GPP cellular standards.

Dr. Mandyam is inventor or co-inventor of more than 50 issued US patents and was recognized in 2017 by Qualcomm with the IP Achievement Award. He has also published over 80 conference and journal papers, and 5 book chapters. He is a co-author of the text Third-Generation CDMA Systems for Enhanced Data Services (Academic Press, 2002). He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE and has been a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He has served on the organizing committees of multiple conferences, including the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE Infocom Conference. Moreover, he (along with Dr. Shorey) co-founded the COMSNETS conference – a long-standing digital communications conference jointly sponsored by the IEEE and ACM.




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