Distinguished Lecture by Arogyaswami Paulraj (Stanford University, USA)
15 July 2015 (Wednesday) - from 17:00 to 18:00
Huxley Lecture Theatre (LT) 311 @ Imperial College

Dr. Paulraj is an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University. He graduated with a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, in 1973. After 25 years with the Indian Navy, Paulraj joined Stanford University in 1992. He proposed the concept of spatial multiplexing /MIMO in 1992. MIMO technology is the key to today's wireless broadband networks like 4G cellular and WiFi. Paulraj has received several recognitions including the 2011 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell medal and the 2014 Marconi Prize and Fellowship. He is a member of seven national academies including the US National Academy of Engineering.

Lecture Title: "Evolution of Mobile Air Interface Technology"

Abstract: With nearly 7 Billion subscribers and the proliferation of smart phones, the impact of mobile wireless technology is both universal and transformational. This talk is a personal perspective of the evolution of mobile air interface technology and the underlying technological, regulatory and competitive factors that shaped it's advance. The talk will outline the history from 1G to 4G technology and touch upon what may be next. A fascinating story with its share of good and not so good turns.

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