Seminar - Professor Arogyaswami Paulraj - Stanford University


Title: “Mobile Air Interface Technology – The Past 25 Years”

Speaker:  Professor Arogyaswami Paulraj - Stanford University



Date: 2 September 2014

Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Venue:  Information Engineering Building (IEB) - Lecture Room 7, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, Parks Road, OX1 3PJ.  




With nearly 7 Billion subscribers and the proliferation of smart phones, the impact of mobile wireless technology is both universal and transformative. This talk is a personal perspective of the evolution of mobile air interface technology and the underlying regulatory, competitive and commercial factors that shaped it’s evolution. The talk will outline the story behind the advent of TDMA, the rise of CDMA and the transition to MIMO-OFDMA. A non-linear story with its share of good and not-so-good turns.



Short Biography:

Dr. Paulraj is an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University. He graduated with a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, in 1973. After 25 years with the Indian Navy, Paulraj joined Stanford University in 1992. He proposed the concept of spatial multiplexing /MIMO in 1992. MIMO technology is the key to today’s wireless broadband networks like 4G cellular and WiFi.

 Paulraj has received several recognitions including the 2011 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal and the 2014 Marconi Prize and Fellowship. He is a member of seven national academies including the US National Academy of Engineering.