Facebook Connectivity invites telecommunications experts from around the world to attend the
2021 Facebook Connectivity Research Workshop on May 18th.
Access to the internet has become ever more important today. It gives us an important channel to connect with our friends and family, prepares us for the technology-intensive jobs of tomorrow, and enables us to participate in the broader economy. Further, according to the recent World Bank report on 4G/5G universal broadband, internet access is increasingly seen as a cornerstone for sustainable development.
However, many people around the world still do not have access to mobile connectivity, and technology innovations are needed to help close this gap. To provide connectivity in rural regions, for example, we have to overcome many challenges, including lack of infrastructure, high development costs, and lack of tailored technical solutions. In urban areas, affordability is a persistent challenge in many areas. In addition, rapid increase of data traffic means telecommunication networks are stressed, and future internet performance is at risk.
These complex challenges require innovative business and tech solutions. At Facebook Connectivity, our mission is to bring more people online to a faster internet. To ensure relevance and impact, we need input from thought leaders in industry and academia to identify the most relevant challenges and the most promising solution elements. We need to work together to ensure that our research and development efforts contribute to impactful solution sets.
Over the past several years, we’ve used input from experts to guide our research activities, including the mmWave channel sounder project and the diffractive non-line of sight wireless backhaul project.
To continue our progress in rural connectivity, Facebook Connectivity is inviting some of our key partners to share their thoughts on some of our collaborative research activities. The workshop will feature presentations from the following attendees: Alex Aimé and Grace Chen (Facebook), Omar Tupayachi Calderón (Mayu Telecomunicaciones), Renan Ruiz Moreno (Internet para Todos de Peru), and Brisanet.
To attend, please register via this event page by 5:00 pm PDT on Monday, May 17th. We look forward to seeing you virtually on May 18th!
Director of Network Investments - Emerging Markets
Internet para Todos
Head of Planning and Engineering
Business Development Manager
Research Program Manager, Academic Relations
Research Events Producer
Research Project Coordinator
I am a research program manager on the Facebook Research Operations and Academic Relations team. I focus on fostering engaging collaborations, projects, programs and conference activities for the Facebook Infrastructure and Security research teams. I help build strong strategic plans to help our research teams be impactful and bring value to the academic community. In addition, I am proud to lead and manage the Facebook Fellowship program.
Prior to joining Facebook, I have been working within the entertainment industry for the past 16+ years at GameWorks/Sega Entertainment USA and, most recently, Technicolor for 10.5 years where I worked in various marketing and program management roles. For the majority of my time at Technicolor, I worked for the Chief Scientist and the Chief Technology Officer managing and leading technical initiatives—the Technicolor Fellowship Network, Engineering Awards, Scientific Advisory Board and the Technicolor Science & Technology Week. I received my bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from California State University, Fullerton.