Distinguished Lecture by Arogyaswami Paulraj (Stanford University, USA)
27 September 2018 (Tuesday) from 16:00-17:00
EEE Department, Control Seminar Room, Level 11, Room 1109A

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: "Millimetric Wave Distribution Networks (MDN)"

Abstract: 5G (and even 4G) require significant densification and higher backhaul data rates. Fiber is clearly the ideal technology, but in many geographies, it can be too expensive due to the need to trench fiber. Millimetric Band Distribution Networks (MDN) are seen as a lower cost option, though they will not quite match fiber speeds and reliability. This talk surveys the core concepts, standards, technologies and the growing eco-system behind MDN. Some research problems underpinning MDN will also be discussed.

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