Speaker: Dr. Vincent Poor, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton
Abstract: Wireless communications is one of the most advanced, and rapidly advancing, technologies of our time. New wireless applications and services emerge on an almost daily basis, and the number of users of these services is growing at an exponential rate. For example, almost half of the world’s population uses cell phones, and this is only one of a dazzling array of wireless technologies that have emerged in recent times. The implications of this phenomenon cut across many aspects of technology and society. This talk will discuss this technological landscape, some of its history and societal implications, emerging developments, and recent research advances underlying these developments.
Speaker Bio: H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he also Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research interests lie in the area of wireless networking and related fields. Among his publications in these areas is the book MIMO Wireless Communications (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom. He received the 2005 IEEE Education Medal and the 2009 Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award of the IEEE Communications Society.
The Armstrong Memorial Lecture Series
This series of lectures offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in New York is named in honor of Edwin Howard Armstrong, 1890-1954, a pre-eminent electrical engineer, who through his extraordinary inventions, FM radio among them, contributed immeasurably to the advancement of wireless communications and broadcasting. He spent his entire career in the department - first as a student and later as a professor.