[LINK] Work on Next Generation Wireless in Canberra

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun Nov 21 11:52:29 AEDT 2010

Professor Mark Reed, Principal Researcher, NICTA, will talk on "Next
Generation Wireless: How can we solve the data crunch?" at the
Australian National University in Canberra, 11am, 25 November 2010:

In my view, wireless will be the key technology for completing the
National Broadband Network (NBN).

This is a free talk, no need to book, just turn up:

     Next Generation Wireless: How can we solve the data crunch?
     Assoc. Prof. Mark Reed (NICTA)

     DATE: 2010-11-25
     TIME: 11:00:00 - 12:00:00
     LOCATION: RSISE Seminar Room, ground floor, building 115, cnr.
North and Daley Roads, ANU
     CONTACT: charlotte.hucher at cecs.anu.edu.au

     With the forecast exponential growth of mobile broadband over the
next few years and the availability of 3G mobile systems that are
spectrally efficient, there remains a question of whether 4G systems
will solve the key problems of coverage, throughput, and cost. This talk
will discuss next generation wireless systems taking insight and input
from commercial drivers and needs. It will explore the "data crunch"
issue driven by smartphones and social networking and highlight that
spectrum allocation and the deployment of 4G/LTE will not alone solve
the problem. Interestingly, this initiates a lot of new and interesting
research problems that havn't been explored in any depth by the research
community, including small cell (femtocell) technology and self
organising network (SON) technology.

     Mark Reed is a leading researcher in the area of WCDMA receiver and
network design with more than 18 years of experience with positions in
the USA, Switzerland, and Australia. He received his B. Eng. (Honours)
from RMIT in 1990 and Ph.D. in Engineering from University of South
Australia in 2000. He is an Adjunct Assoc. Prof. at the Australian
National University and a Principal Researcher and Project leader at
NICTA where he has been since 2003 and leads a team on a
research-inspired commercial project. Mark pioneered the area of
iterative detection techniques for WCDMA base station receivers and has
more than 60 publications and eight patent applications. He has a mix of
real-world industrial experience as well as research experience where he
continues to put his techniques into practice. Mark has previously
performed research and developed real-time world- first Satellite-UMTS
and mobile WiMAX demonstration systems. Recently Mark has lead a team to
realize a real-time WCDMA Femtocell modem working at RF and tested
against independent equipment. This realization contains world-first
advanced receiver techniques that significantly improve the uplink
throughput and range. Mark is a senior member of the IEEE and from
2005-2007 he was an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra

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