Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities for the Cellular Industry

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm EST

  • Location:Jacobs Administrative Building (5th Floor), Silleck Lounge
    Six MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY

Speaker: Professor David Goodman

Abstract

Data services are rapidly overtaking voice as the dominant consumer of cellular bandwidth. Anticipating this situation for almost twenty years, industry has created successive generations of transmission technology (2.5G, 3G, 4G, etc.) Nevertheless, the demand for data throughput is growing faster than the supply and will continue to do so.

This talk will speculate on how industry and the research community can transform this situation from a challenge to an opportunity to deliver the full potential of the future wireless Internet.

About the Speaker

David Goodman is Professor Emeritus at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). In 2008, he retired from his position of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of WICAT, the Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology. Before joining NYU-Poly in 1999, he was at Rutgers, where he was the founding director of WINLAB. Before that he was head of the Radio Research Department at Bell Labs, Crawford Hill.