Distinguished Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Björn Ottersten

Université du Luxembourg, Luxemburg

21. Januar 2021, 16:15 Uhr

„Precoding in Wireless Communications and Satellite Systems“

via Zoom

Meeting-ID: 895 4392 2274

The advent of spatial processing in multiantenna wireless communications has transformed the design of mobile networks allowing us to meet the tremendous demands for data and services in mobile applications. Signal processing techniques implemented in base-band transceivers enables the efficient exploitation of radio spectrum, increased gain to improve coverage, more reliable and secure transmissions and improved energy efficiency.
We will focus on the challenges of spatial precoding techniques implemented on the transmit side of wireless systems. Early developments on transmit beamforming and spatial division multiple access will be reviewed as well as more recent developments on symbol-level precoding. The process from early results reported in the academic literature to experimental validation, standardization and commercialization will be emphasized.

Björn Ottersten received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and applied physics from Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, in 1990. He has held research positions with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, the Information Systems Laboratory, Stanford University, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. From 1996 to 1997, he was the Director of Research with ArrayComm, Inc., a start-up in San Jose, CA, USA, based on his patented technology. In 1991, he was appointed Professor of signal processing with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Ottersten has been Head of the Department for Signals, Sensors, and Systems, KTH, and Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering, KTH. He is currently the Founding Director for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg. He is a recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award and the European Research Council advanced research grant twice. He has co-authored journal papers that received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 1993, 2001, 2006, 2013, and 2019, and 8 IEEE conference papers best paper awards. He has been a board member of IEEE Signal Processing Society, the Swedish Research Council and currently serves of the boards of EURASIP and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING and the Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing, EURASIP Signal Processing Journal, EURASIP Journal of Advances Signal Processing and Foundations and Trends of Signal Processing. He is a fellow of EURASIP.