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NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture – Multiple Antenna Wireless – An Enduring Frontier

April 6th, 2015 / in Announcements, big science, NSF, Research News / by Helen Wright

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is pleased to announce a Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST by Dr. Arogyaswami J. Paulraj titled Multiple Antenna Wireless – An Enduring Frontier.

Dr. Paulraj is an Emeritus Professor (Research) at Stanford University. After a 25 year R&D career with the Indian Navy, Paulraj joined Stanford University in 1991. He proposed the MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) concept in 1992 which is the key to today’s 4G cellular and WiFi wireless networks.



Multiple antenna (MIMO) wireless technology has been a spectacular success. MIMO is embedded both into 4G cellular and WiFi systems with many billions of devices added annually. MIMO multiplies wireless capacity by a factor of < 8 in current systems, but promises > 100 capacity expansion in a few years. The decade 1995-2005 was the golden decade of MIMO research when the theoretical foundations of currently deployed WiFi and 4G technology were developed. The MIMO concept has been broadened in recent years with closer linkages to medium access protocols and backhaul / fronthaul networking. Deployment of these new MIMO technologies are still a few years out.


This talk offers a personal perspective of MIMO technology.  Looking back, we trace the key ideas, enabling research and the road to widespread adoption. Looking forward, we outline MIMO’s new frontiers and their fresh challenges.

To view the webinar of this lecture, please register here by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

NSF CISE Distinguished Lecture – Multiple Antenna Wireless – An Enduring Frontier