2018 REU Seminar Series, #3

Topic: 
The future of wireless and what it will enable
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am
Venue: 
AllenX 101 Auditorium
Speaker: 
Prof. Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford)
Abstract / Description: 

Wireless technology has enormous potential to change the way we live, work, and play over the next several decades. Future wireless networks will support 100 Gbps communication between people, devices, and the "Internet of Things," with high reliability and uniform coverage indoors and out. The shortage of spectrum to support such systems will be alleviated by advances in large antenna array technology and moving to higher frequency bands like millimeter wave. Wireless technology will also enable smart and energy-efficient homes and buildings, automated highways and skyways, and in-body networks for monitoring, analysis and treatment of medical conditions. Breakthrough energy-efficiency architectures, algorithms and hardware will allow wireless networks to be powered by tiny batteries, energy-harvesting, or over-the-air power transfer. Finally, new communication systems based on biology and chemistry to encode bits will enable a wide range of new micro and macroscale applications. There are many technical challenges that must be overcome in order to make this vision a reality. This talk will describe what the wireless future might look like along with some of the innovations and breakthroughs required to realize this vision.


The REU Seminar Series is an educational and developmental opportunity for REU participants. Attendance at the seminars is required for all REU interns. Speakers will discuss their research or work, provide educational and career advice, and share their knowledge with you. There will be a question and answer period at the end of each talk. Light refreshments are provided at each seminar. If you believe you may need accommodations during the seminar series, please contact us at reu@ee.stanford.edu or reu2018@ee.stanford.edu so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.

Prof. Andrea Goldsmith Director, Wireless Systems Lab Stanford University

Research Area: Wireless communication