During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, telecommunications underwent revolutionary changes as first the telegraph, and then the telephone, emerged and transitioned to wireless transmission. Now, at the advent of the Twenty-First Century, an even more revolutionary transition is taking place as the Internet moves into the wireless domain. Like its predecessors, today's wireless revolution is being made possible by major strides in electro-technology. In particular, the current drive to push system capacity, quality of service, and mobility, well beyond their preconceived limits, is being enabled by striking innovations in signal processing methods and technology. This talk will provide an overview of these developments in the context of their impact on emerging and future wireless communications applications such mobile multimedia communications, wireless broadband, and sensor networks.
H. Vincent Poor (Ph.D., Princeton 1977) is the George Van Ness Lothrop Professor in Engineering at Princeton University, where he is engaged in research and teaching in the areas of communications and signal processing with applications in a variety of fields, including wireless networking. He is the author of more than 500 publications in these areas, including the recent book, "Wireless Communication Systems: Advanced Techniques for Signal Reception."
Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Optical Society of America, and other organizations. In 1990, he served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He has recently received the NSF Director’s Award (2002) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2002-03). He is currently on sabbatical leave from Princeton, dividing the year among Imperial College, Stanford and Harvard.