iCore seminar by Prof. Dominique Schreurs (KU Leuven, Belgium)
17 March 2016 (Thursday) - from 14:00 to 15:30
CAP Seminar Room, 1109a, level 11, EEE Dept. @ Imperial College

Prof. Dominique Schreurs received the M.Sc. degree in electronics engineering and Ph.D. degree from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium. As post-doc fellow, she was visiting scientist in several research institutes abroad, among which the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA. She is now full professor at KU Leuven. Her main research interests concern nonlinear characterization and modelling of microwave/millimeter wave devices and circuits, as well as system design for wireless biomedical and telecommunications applications. Prof. D. Schreurs is co-editor of four books, contributor to seven books, and (co-)author of over 150 journal papers and 400 contributions at international conferences.
Prof. D. Schreurs was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2012. She is serving as elected member on the IEEE MTT-S AdCom since 2009. Prof. D. Schreurs is presently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, which is the flagship journal in the microwave community. She has been IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer in 2012-2014, and she is also past-chair of the MTT-S Technical Committee on Measurements.
Beyond IEEE, Prof. D. Schreurs also serves as Vice-President of the Automatic RF Techniques Group (ARFTG), which is a USA non-profit organization focusing on metrology at microwave and millimetre wave frequencies. She was General Chair of the 2007 and 2012 Spring ARFTG Conferences.
She also acted as General Co-Chair of the European Microwave Conference in 2008 and the IEEE International Microwave and RF Conference in 2014, next to assuming multiple TPC (chair) roles at several microwave conferences.

Seminar Title: "Your home as doctor: Smart homes enable medical diagnosis"

Abstract: The Internet of Things is not restricted to communications, but has a wide range of applications. This talk focuses on how wireless sensor networks can be adopted to achieve biomedical monitoring in residential environments. It will be explained how well-known technologies such as radars can be re-engineered as to achieve remote characterisation of the residents' vital signs and localisation. Challenges such as co-existence of wireless communications and radar operation, antenna leakage, and energy consumption will be elaborated on. It will be explained that the emerging massive MIMO concept may offer the solution for powering the ubiquitous radar sensor nodes.

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