MICL Seminar

Future Trends in Wireless Communications: 5G and Beyond

Jeffrey Foerster

Principal Engineer
Thursday, May 03, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
3316 EECS

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About the Event

Wireless Communications research has been evolving over the years and moving from ‘speeds and feeds’ focused on maximizing point-to-point throughput towards maximizing spatial capacity, enabling new applications where latency and power consumption are critical, and optimizing end-to-end systems which requires cross-disciplinary expertise and collaboration from the applications layer to the network layer to the radio layer. In addition, new emerging technologies outside of wireless, including machine learning and compressive sensing, have significant opportunities to improve wireless systems. Finally, as the proliferation of multiple types of computing platforms become available in different environments, including cloud, edge, and devices, how to best partition workloads across these devices which meet latency and reliability requirements for various applications will become critical and requires a deep understanding of the applications. In this talk, I will give a brief status update of 5G and some technologies beyond 5G, an overview of future next gen Wi-Fi technologies, and some emerging applications in the IoT space, including industrial IoT and ultralow power IoT applications.


Jeffrey R. Foerster joined Intel in 2000 and is currently a Principal Engineer and Director of Emerging Connectivity Solutions in the Wireless Communications Research Lab in Intel Labs. He currently leads a team focused on emerging WBAN, WPAN, and WLAN technologies for wearables, IoT, and mobile connectivity. Previously, he led an internal research team and a multi-year university research consortium, co-funded by Cisco and Verizon, on Video Aware Wireless Networks, which included topics on joint source-channel coding, video quality estimation, adaptive streaming, and end-to-end video network optimizations. His past research has included Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and related regulations, 60 GHz system design, and wireless displays. Jeff has published over 30 papers including journals, magazine, and conferences, and has been an invited panelist and presenter at several conferences. Jeff is also a member of the FCC Technical Advisory Committee, and sits on an internal Intel Corporate Research Council which manages university research funding. Prior to joining Intel, he worked on Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) systems and standards. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of California, San Diego, where his thesis focused on adaptive interference suppression and coding techniques for CDMA systems. Jeff is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Additional Information

Contact: Fran Doman

Phone: 66153499


Sponsor(s): MICL

Faculty Sponsor: Hun Seok Kim

Open to: Public