Distinguished Lecture by Arogyaswami Paulraj (Stanford University, USA)
11 April 2017 (Tuesday) from 15:30 to 16:30
Room 611 (Gabor Seminar Room), EEE Building

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: "Next Gen WiFi"

Abstract: In this iCore Distinguished Lecture, the speaker will address the current trends in evolution of the 802.11 standard and then focus on 11ax (HE) < 6GHz standard under approval. We will touch upon shortcomings of current WiFi technology and some of the fixes promised by 11ax. The need for performance modeling of 11ax in typical deployment and application scenarios will be highlighted. The role of machine learning and analytics in future WiFi network managements will also be touched on.

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