Advancement in nanotechnology has made it possible to manufacture sensors, circuits and devices measuring only nano-meters in size. This development is creating an extraordinary opportunity to observe, interact, and optimize physical systems from the very bottom. Wireless communication and networking at nanoscale, however, faces new challenges not encountered in conventional sensor networks. For example, nanoscale antenna call for wireless communication in the Terahertz band, which encounters new path loss and noise phenomena posing significant challenges for many target applications of such networking. Nanoscale computing and communication is a new and rapidly growing field of research promoting collaboration between wireless networking, nanotechnology, and other fundamental disciplines. However, the research is in its early stages to realize communication and networking at the nanoscale. The tutorial will present the opportunities, challenges, and recent advancements of this new and growing inter-disciplinary field explicitly in agricultural technology domains and will give some examples for machine learning in combination of terahertz sensing for plant health monitoring proactively.
Qammer H. Abbasi (SM 16) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and electrical engineering from the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), U.K., in 2012. In 2012, he was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with the Antenna and Electromagnetics Group, QMUL. He is currently a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) with the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K and researcher investigator with Scotland 5G Center. He has contributed to over 250 leading international technical journal and peer reviewed conference papers, and eight books. He received several recognitions for his research, which include appearance on BBC, STV, dawnnews, local and international newspapers, cover of MDPI journal, most downloaded articles, U.K. exceptional talent endorsement by Royal Academy of Engineering, National Talent Pool Award by Pakistan, International Young Scientist Award by NSFC China, URSI Young Scientist Award, National Interest Waiver by USA, four best paper awards, and best representative image of an outcome by QNRF. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL OF ELECTROMAGNETICS, RF AND MICROWAVES IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, the IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, IEEE OPEN ACCESS ANTENNA AND PROPAGATION, IEEE ACCESS and acted as a guest editor for numerous special issues in top notch journals.