Conference Program

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Keynote Speech 1
Wed. 14 September 2011 9:15-10am

Title: Continuous-time CMOS UWB Impulse Radar Technology – Fundamentals and Applications

Dag T. Wisland (Novelda AS, Norway)
Abstract: The presentation will give an introduction to UWB CMOS impulse radars and the fundamental principles behind the technology. The talk will in particular focus on the utilization of continuous-time signal processing to enhance spatial resolution and conserve energy followed by the main challenges and opportunities related to a full CMOS implementation of the system. In addition different product applications and case-studies will be presented along with recent R&D progress within the area.
Biography: Dag T. Wisland received the M.Sc. and Dr.Scient degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Oslo, Norway in 1996 and 2003 respectively. Dr. Wisland is a co-founder and currently serves as CEO of the fabless semiconductor company Novelda AS, and is also a part-time Associate Professor at the Nanoelectronics group at the University of Oslo. From 2004 to 2008 Wisland was heading the Nanoelectronics research group at the University of Oslo. His present research interests include low power analog/mixed-signal CMOS design, Ultra Wideband radio (UWB), and design of ADC/DAC with a particular focus on Delta-Sigma data converters. In his research Wisland has focused on conceptually new methods and topologies combined with low-power design. Dr. Wisland is a member of IEEE and serves as a TC member of the IEEE CAS society Analog Signal Processing (ASP) and Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BIOCAS) technical committees.

Keynote Speech 2
Thu. 15 September 2011 9:15-10am

Title: Foundations of Network Localization

Moe Z. Win (MIT, USA)
Abstract: The availability of positional information is of great importance in numerous commercial, health-care, public safety, and military applications. The coming years will see the emergence of high-definition location-aware (HDLA) networks with sub-meter accuracy, minimal infrastructure, and robustness in harsh environments. We propose to realize this vision using a combination of wide bandwidth transmission and cooperative techniques. This talk presents a brief technical overview of our recent activities with particular emphasis on network localization employing wideband wireless technology from three points of view: fundamental performance bounds, cooperative algorithms, and experimentation. Fundamental bounds serve as performance benchmarks and as guidelines for network design. Cooperative algorithms will be designed to approach these bounds, resulting in dramatic performance improvements over traditional techniques. Experimentation will be used to determine important attributes of physical environments; these realistic models are necessary to obtain accurate bounds, to develop robust algorithms, and to validate their performance in harsh environments.

Biography: Moe Win is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to joining MIT, he was at AT&T Research Laboratories for five years and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for seven years. His research encompasses developing fundamental theories, designing algorithms, and conducting experimentation for a broad range of real-world problems. His current research topics include network localization and navigation, network interference, intrinsic wireless secrecy, ultra-wide bandwidth systems, and adaptive diversity techniques.

Professor Win is an elected Member-at-Large on the IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors (2011−2013). He was the chair (2004−2006) and secretary (2002−2004) for the Radio Communications Committee of the IEEE Communications Society. He received the Copernicus Fellowship and Laurea Honoris Causa from the University of Ferrara. He is a Fellow of IEEE and recipient of the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award and the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award (jointly with R. A. Scholtz).

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