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Tammie Dudley <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 10:02:51 -0400
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Departmental Colloquium
Broadband Wireless Communications at Very High Speeds: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Pingzhi Fan
Institute of Mobile Communications
Southwest Jiaotong University
P.R. China

Start: 09/09/2011 2:00 pm
End: 09/09/2011 3:30 pm
Department Conference Room

In the blink of an eye, you may miss the 350 km/h high-speed train as it thunders by, not to mention the 574 km/h French TGV track train (April 2007), or the 581 km/h Japanese JR-Maglev train (December 2003). Recently, there has been growing interest in delivering true broadband wireless Internet services to high-speed train passengers. To provide broadband wireless services in such a high-mobility environment, a number of technical challenges must be tackled, such as the severe Doppler shift problem, fast-fading channel characteristics, fast power control, and fast handover issues. The focus of this talk is on the anti-Doppler problem techniques, mobility management, and network architecture.

About the Speaker: Pingzhi Fan, Ph.D. (U.K.), Fellow of IET (IEE), CIE, and CIC is currently a professor and director of the Institute of Mobile Communications, Southwest Jiaotong University, PRC, a guest professor at Leeds University, UK (1997–), and a guest professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University (1999–). He was a recipient of the UK ORS Award (1992) and the NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist Award (1998).

He is the founding chair of IEEE Chengdu Section, the chair of IEEE BS VTS Chapter, a board member for the IET/IEE Asia Pacific Region, and served as the IEEE Region 10 EXCOM member and MD Chair in 2007/08. He served as the general chair or TPC chair of a number of international conferences, such as IWSDA’11, ICCT’11, CMC’10, WiCOM’10, IWSDA’09, ITW’06, SETA’06, ITST’06, VTC'05-Fall (TT), PDCAT'04, IWSDA’01, etc. He also serves as the guest editor-in-chief of the IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences and as guest editor or editorial member of several other international journals.

He is the author of over 150 international English journal papers and a number of other papers published in international conferences and Chinese journals, and eight books, including six books and edited books published by John Wiley&  Sons Ltd, RSP, IEEE Press, Springer, and Nova Science. He is an inventor of 25 patents. His research interests include broadband wireless communications, information theory and coding, etc.

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