Wireless Connectivity Beyond 5G: A Take on Spectrum, Time, Space, and Blockchains

Guest Speaker:
Petar Popovski – Dept. of Electronic Systems – Aalborg University


Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
Zoom Webinar Link
1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Perhaps the main innovation in 5G wireless systems has been the platform approach to connectivity: using a single system that can flexibly support connections with very diverse requirements, such as massive Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, enhanced broadband and connections with high reliability and low latency. This talk will provide a perspective on the evolution of the connectivity space, with an emphasis on the IoT. Specific aspects that will be covered are interaction among different traffic types and spectrum usage. The talk will also discuss the evolution of timing requirements as well as the emergence of new technologies for spatial processing of wireless signals. Finally, the talk will provide perspective on the long-term traffic changes in IoT connectivity, as the systems move towards autonomous distributed transactions among humans and machines.

Biography: Petar Popovski is Professor of Wireless Communications at Aalborg University, where he heads the section on Connectivity. He received his Dipl.-Ing and M. Sc. degrees in communication engineering from the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received an ERC Consolidator Grant (2015), the Danish Elite Researcher award (2016), IEEE Fred W. Ellersick prize (2016), IEEE Stephen O. Rice prize (2018), Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications (2019) and the Danish Telecommunication Prize (2020). He is currently a Member at Large at the Board of Governors in IEEE Communication Society. His research interests are in the area of wireless communication and communication theory. He authored the book “Wireless Connectivity: An Intuitive and Fundamental Guide”, published by Wiley in 2020..

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