This talk will briefly introduce the concept of open radio access network (Open RAN), O-RAN Alliance, and the O-RAN Software Community, an open source project
jointly funded by O-RAN Alliance and Linux Foundation.
Ray-Guang Cheng (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in communication engineering from the National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. From 1997 to 2000, he was a Researcher and the Project Leader with the Computer and Communication Laboratories, Advanced Technology Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu. He led the 3G Protocol Project and his team was named Top Research Team of the Year by ITRI, in 2000. From 2000 to 2003, he was the Senior Manager with the Research and Development Division, BenQ Mobile System Inc., Hsinchu. He is currently a Distinguished Professor with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, and the Director of Computer Center, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taipei, Taiwan. He has been holding IEEE Wireless Communication Professional (WCP) certification, since 2013; holds 18 U.S. patents; and has published more 30 IEEE/3GPP standard contributions. He received Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Paper Award, Taiwan, in 2016; and “World Class Professor Program” from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia, in 2018. He is a member of Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society; an Adjunct Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (STEI), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, and a Membership Development Officer, IEEE Taipei Section, since 2021; and an international reviewer of the Future Communications R&D Programme, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Singapore in 2022. His current research interests include massive machine-type communications and open radio access networks (O-RAN). Prof. Cheng is the Principal Investigator of “B5G Communication Software Technology” project sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, which aims at developing the open-source software based on O-RAN Software Community (OSC) and OpenAirInterface (OAI). He is the Head of the Joint NTUST-EURECOM Open5G Lab. since 2019 and the Head of the O-RAN Software Community Taiwan Lab. since 2022.