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Topic:       Massively Broadband Wireless Communications and RFIC design research at the University of Texas at Austin
Speaker:   Prof. Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, UT
Date:          14th April 2010
Time:          6.30PM - 7.30PM
Venue:       AT&T Labs, 9505 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX  78759
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Talk Abstract:
The capabilities of massively broadband wireless devices, operating at carrier frequencies of 60 GHz to 90 GHz, and above, will enable an era of ubiquitous portable content, and will eliminate today's bulky, cumbersome storage devices such as hard drives, large paper texts, and CDs. Prof. Rappaport will present the work being done by his group in millimeter-wave wireless communication and the potential of this exciting new technology area.

Speaker Profile:
Prof. Ted Rappaport is the William and Bettye Nowlin Chair in Engineering and the founding director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining UT Austin in 2002, he was on the electrical and computer engineering faculty of Virginia Tech where he founded the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), one of the world's first university research and teaching centers dedicated to the wireless communications field. Prof. Rappaport has been a pioneer in the fields of radio wave propagation, wireless communication system design, and 60 GHz/millimeter wave communications, and his work has influenced many international wireless standard bodies. Prof. Rappaport is a Fellow of the IEEE and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.