We are proud that the following keynote speakers are coming to the European Wireless 09:
Prof. Gerhard Fettweis
|Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux |
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
|Prof. Muriel Médard |
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
|Dr. Dominic O’Brien |
University of Oxford, UK.
|Prof. Vahid Tarokh |
Harvard University, USA
|Prof. Jens Zander |
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Sweden
Title: Engineering Challenges & Solutions beyond LTE.
Gerhard Fettweis earned his PhD degree from Aachen University of Technololgy (RWTH) in 1990. He is IEEE Fellow, and active in organizing conferences (e.g. IEEE ICC 2009) and workshops. From 1990 to 1991, he was Visiting Scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, developing signal processing innovations for IBM’s disk drive products. From 1991 to 1994, he was a Scientist with TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA, responsible for signal processor development projects for cellular phone chip-sets. Since 1994 he holds the Vodafone Chair at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. During this time the chair has spunout eight start-ups: Systemonic, Radioplan, Signalion, InCircuit, Dresden Silicon, Freedelity, RadioOpt, Blue Wonder Communications.
Title: The ultimate challenge of wireless communications is to secure them
Jean-Pierre Hubaux joined the faculty of EPFL in 1990. His research activity is focused on wireless networks, with a special interest in security and cooperation issues. In 1991, he designed the first curriculum in communication systems at EPFL. He was promoted to full professor in 1996. In 1999, he defined some of the main ideas of the National Competence Center in Research named "Mobile Information and Communication Systems" (NCCR/MICS); this center (still very active nowadays) is often nicknamed "the Terminodes project". In this framework, he has notably defined, in close collaboration with his students, novel schemes for the security and cooperation in wireless networks; in particular, he has devised new techniques for key management, secure positioning, and incentives for cooperation in such networks. In 2003, he identified the security of vehicular networks as one of the main research challenges for real-world mobile ad hoc networks. In 2007, he completed a graduate textbook entitled "Security and Cooperation in Wireless Networks", with Levente Buttyan. He is co-founder and chairman of the steering committee of WiSec (the ACM Conference for Wireless Network Security). He is also the chairman of the steering committee of MobiHoc (the ACM Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing) and a member of the steering committee of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He has been serving on the program committees of numerous conferences and workshops, including SIGCOMM, INFOCOM, MobiCom, MobiHoc, SenSys, WiSe, and VANET. He is a member of the Federal Communications Commission (ComCom), the "Swiss FCC". He held visiting positions at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and at UC Berkeley. He is an IEEE Fellow. He was born in Belgium, but spent most of his childhood and youth in Northern Italy. After completing his studies in electrical engineering at Politecnico di Milano, he worked 10 years in France with Alcatel, primarily in the area of switching systems architecture and software.
Title: Network coding and security - new paradigms
Muriel Médard is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She was previously an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a member of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. From 1995 to 1998, she was a Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Optical Communications and the Advanced Networking Groups. Professor Médard received B.S. degrees in EECS and in Mathematics in 1989, a B.S. degree in Humanities in 1990, a M.S. degree in EE 1991, and a Sc D. degree in EE in 1995, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge. She has served as an Associate Editor for the Optical Communications and Networking Series of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, as an Associate Editor in Communications for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and as an Associate Editor for the OSA Journal of Optical Networking. She has served as a Guest Editor for the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, the Joint special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking on Networking and Information Theory and the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensic and Security: Special Issue on Statistical Methods for Network Security and Forensics. She serves as an associate editor for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
Title: Optical Wireless Communications: Current status and future directions
Indoor Optical Wireless Communications has been studied for the last few decades, but has only been widely adopted for short-range point-to-point applications. There are several new developments that may change this. RF systems are beginning to face the challenges of line of sight communications as they move to higher carrier frequencies, such as the 60GHz band, and there are some similarities between approaches being considered and those used in the optical domain. This may lead to RF and optical wireless becoming competitive alternatives, with the same coverage characteristics, but contrasting means of implementation.
Title: Beyond RLS: The SPARLS Algorithm
The RLS algorithm is one of the most applied algorithms in signal processing applications, in particular
Jens Zander (S'82-M'85) received the M.S degree in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D Degree from Linköping University, Sweden, in 1979 and 1985 respectively.