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Massive MIMO: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

04/10/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this Celebration Lecture of the 60th Anniversary of Microwave at Queen’s University Belfast, by Prof. Erik G. Larsson of Linkoping University, Sweden.

Massive MIMO is currently the most compelling sub-6 GHz wireless access technology. Since its inception about a decade ago, it has evolved from a wild academic idea to being one of the most vibrant research topics in the wireless communications community, to being a main component of upcoming 5G standards.  

The concept is to equip base stations with large arrays of many small antennas that serve many terminals simultaneously, in the same time-frequency resource.  

In this talk Prof. Erik G. Larsson will give an overview of Massive MIMO (concept underpinning the 5G wireless technologies), and discuss some important lessons learned during the development of the fundamental theory behind this technology.

He will also discuss some common misconceptions, and especially some aspects that concern implementation, hardware impairments and out-of-band emissions.

Register now for this free lecture.

Erik G. Larsson is Professor of Communication Systems at Linkoping University, Sweden, and a Fellow of the IEEE.  He has co-authored some 150 journal papers and is co-author of the two Cambridge University Press textbooks “Space-Time Block Coding for Wireless Communications” (2003) and “Fundamentals of Massive MIMO” (2016).  

He is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Awards Board during 2017-2019, and an editorial board member of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine during 2018-2020. From 2015 to 2016 he served as chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM technical committee. From 2014 to 2015 he was chair of the steering committee for the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. He was the General Chair of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers in 2015, and its Technical Chair in 2012. He was Associate Editor for, among others, the IEEE Transactions on Communications (2010-2014) and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2006-2010).

Prof. Larsson has received the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award twice, in 2012 and 2014, the IEEE ComSoc Stephen O. Rice Prize in Communications Theory in 2015, the IEEE ComSoc Leonard G. Abraham Prize in 2017, and the IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award in 2018.


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