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Wireless Communications in the Era of Energism
Date:2016/3/15     Browse:614

Speaker: Rui Zhang

Time: Mar 25, 9:30am - 10:30am.

Location: Room 306, Teaching Center

Abstract:

In this talk, we will introduce some recent advances in energy technology including energy harvesting, smart grid, and wireless energy transfer, and their applications in wireless communications. We will present the key challenges for designing wireless communication systems powered by these new energy supply methods, and point out some promising solution approaches. In particular, we will focus our discussion on wireless sensor networks with sensors powered by energy harvesting and/or wireless energy transfer, and wireless cellular networks with the base stations powered by energy harvesting and/or smart power grids. Promising directions for future research will also be highlighted.

Bio:

Dr. Rui Zhang received the B.Eng. (First-Class Hons.) and M.Eng. degrees from the National University of Singapore in 2000 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Stanford University, Stanford, CA USA, in 2007, all in electrical engineering. From 2007 to 2009, he worked at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore, where he now holds a Senior Research Scientist joint appointment. Since 2010, he has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National University of Singapore where he is now an Associate Professor. His current research interests include energy-efficient and energy-harvesting-enabled wireless communications, wireless information and power transfer, multiuser MIMO, cognitive radio, UAV communications, wireless surveillance, and optimization methods. He has published over 200 papers, which have been cited more than 10000 times. He was the recipient of the 6th IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Young Researcher Award in 2011, and the Young Researcher Award of the National University of Singapore in 2015. He was the co-recipient of the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2015. He has served for over 30 international conferences as TPC/Organizing Committee chair or member, and as the guest editor for several special issues in IEEE and international journals. He has been an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM and SAM Technical Committees, and the Vice Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board Technical Affairs Committee. He is the primary voting representative of IEEE Signal Processing Society in the IEEE Technical Committee on RFID (CRFID). He is an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (Green Communications and Networking Series). He was listed as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 2015.


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