Title: Next-generation Wireless Networks will be “Multi-function
Date: 2023-06-30 14:20-15:30
Location: CSIE R104
Speaker: Prof. Ashutosh Sabharwal, Rice University
Host: Prof. Phone Lin
As the wireless standards occupy larger parts of the spectrum with an ever-larger number of antennas, there is an opportunity to also use the communications spectrum for “imaging” the environment. Next-generation networks like 6G will be multi-function, i.e., use the same spectrum for multiple functions. In this talk, we will first briefly review our research contributions over the past decade that could play a role in developing multi-function networks. And then highlight our recent efforts to develop theoretical foundations and experimental results to understand the tradeoff in multi-function networks.
Ashutosh Sabharwal’s research interests are wireless theory, design, and large-scale deployed testbeds. He was one of the inventors of in-band full-duplex communications, a technology used in both wireline and wireless standards. He is the founder of the WARP project (warp.rice.edu), an open-source project used by 150+ research groups worldwide. He is currently leading several NSF-funded center-scale projects, notably Rice RENEW (renew-wireless.org), to develop an open-source software-defined massive MIMO wireless network platform. He received the 2017 IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, 2018 IEEE Advances in Communications Award, 2019 and 2021 ACM Test-of-time Awards, 2019 ACM MobiCom Community Contribution Award, and 2023 ICC Best Paper Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM and the National Academy of Inventors.
Prof. Ashutosh Sabharwal,
Department Chair and Ernest D. Butcher Professor of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rice University, Houston, TX, USA