Novel Wireless Technologies for 5G Systems and Beyond

23 May 2019
Versione stampabile

Time: 12.30am
Venue: Via Sommarive 5 - Polo Ferrari 1 (Povo, TN) - Room A207


  • Christian Schlegel, CEO HCDC llc, Park City, UT


Rapidly increasing computational capacity is putting an ever increasing demand on higher communications rates. Especially over wireless networks, this increases demand spurred the introduction of novel technologies to cope with the rapid data traffic increases. In this seminar we explore the mathematical and physical foundations of some of these key technologies, in particular we discuss massive antenna systems – known as massive MIMO – distributed coherent transmission, joint detection, and simultaneous transmit and receive (STAR) technologies. The purpose of our exposition is to explain the conceptual bases for these technologies, their potential in accommodating increased traffic, and discuss the state of R&D is these areas.

About the speaker

Christian Schlegel (Fellow, IEEE) held the iCORE Chair for Digital Communications at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, from 2002 to 2012. Prior to that, he held academic appointments at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (visiting), Honolulu, HI, USA, at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia, at the University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA, and from 1996 to 2002 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. From 2004 to 2008, he also served as a Chief Technology Officer (part-time) of Aquantia Corporation, Milpitas, CA, USA, a start-up company building 10 Gbit/s Ethernet transceivers. He is the author of Trellis Coding (IEEE Press, 1997), Trellis and Turbo Coding (Wiley, 2004, 2015), as well as Coordinated Multiple User Communications (Springer, 2006). He is currently an NSERC Industrial Research Chair at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. His research interests include reliable digital communications for complex transmission environments. He was an Associate Editor for coding theory and techniques of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS from 1999 to 2007, a Guest Editor for the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE, and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Hindawi Publishing. He received a U.S. National Science Foundation Career Award in 1997 and a Canada Research Chair in 2001. He served as a Technical Program Chair of the IEEE Information Theory Workshop 2001, the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory 2005, the Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications 2016, and as the General Chair of the 2005 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop and the 2013 IEEE Conference on Wireless On-Demand Network Systems and Services. He was named the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2007 and 2011.

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