Next meeting announcement – July 26, 2012 – Trinity College Dublin

Thanks to everyone who responded to our request for suggested locations for the next VTS-UKRI Chapter meeting. July 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of IEEE in the UK and Rep. of Ireland. We are delighted to announce that VTS-UKRI will hold a meeting at Trinity College Dublin on July 26.

The focus of this meeting will be on the capacity challenges facing the wireless and mobile communications industry and the use of solutions such as cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access to alleviate those challenges.

The programme will feature invited lectures from two esteemed IEEE VTS distinguished lecturers; Prof. David Goodman of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Prof. Alex Wyglinski from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. We are also planning a tour of Trinity College, the Book of Kells, and the Old Library. Coffee/tea and a light lunch will be provided.

If you are planning to attend, please register (for free) at this link:

The tentative agenda of the meeting is as follows:

09:00 Welcome, register of attendees and introduction of the topic of the meeting

Dr. Oliver Holland, Dr. Keith Nolan

09:10 Overview of the VTS UKRI Chapter

Dr. Oliver Holland, Dr.  Keith Nolan

09:20 Guest lecture: “Can cellular networks keep up with the growth of big data? Technology trends in industry and research directions”

Prof. David Goodman, IEEE VTS Distinguished Speaker, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

10:20 Networking break

10:50 Guest lecture: “Cognitive Radio: A Panacea for RF Spectrum Scarcity”

Prof. Alex Wyglinski, IEEE VTS Distinguished Speaker, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

11:50 Talk: The use of cognitive radio to improve spectrum usage efficiency and data capacity

Dr. Keith Nolan, CTVR / The Telecommunications Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin

12:10 Talk: Energy efficiency challenges of data volume increases, and the use of cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access techniques to mitigate these

Dr. Oliver Holland, King’s College London

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Networking session: Tour of the Book of Kells and Old Library in Trinity College Dublin

Meeting location – CTVR / The Telecommunications Research Centre : corner of Westland Row and Fenian Street, Dublin 2.

About Prof. David Goodman:

David Goodman is Professor Emeritus at Polytechnic Institute of NYU where until 2008 he was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of the Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT). Before joining NYU-Poly in 1999, he was at Rutgers, where he was the founding director of the Wireless Information Networks Laboratory (WINLAB). Prior to this he was the head of the Radio Research Department at Bell Labs, Crawford Hill. He earned a Bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer, Master’s at NYU and Ph. D. (Imperial College, London). Dr. Goodman is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is a member of the LMAG of the IEEE NY Section.

About Prof. Alex Wyglinski

Dr. Alexander M. Wyglinski is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of wireless communications, specializing in cognitive and software-defined radio, cyber-physical systems and security, and wireless system optimization and adaptation. He is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA, Director of the Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WI Lab), and Director of the WPI Limerick (Ireland) Project Center. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Wyglinski has published 30 journal papers, 73 conference papers, 9 book chapters, and the first-ever textbook on cognitive radio communications and networks (Academic Press, December 2009). Dr. Wyglinski’s research activities have been or are currently being sponsored by organizations such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Naval Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory – Space Vehicles Directorate, The Mathworks, Toyota InfoTechnology Center U.S.A., and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Wyglinski is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa Nu, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (July 2012 – June 2014).

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