Seminar By Sundar Aditya, New York University, USA

Location: ECE, Golden Jubilee Hall

We invite you to attend the following seminar tomorrow (Friday) in ECE
at 10:30 am.

Speaker: Dr. Sundar Aditya, New York University, USA

Title: The Impact of Blockages on Localization and Lessons for mm-wave
Network Design

Venue: Golden Jubilee Hall, ECE

Date and time: Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at 10:30 am


Localization using the time-of-arrival of a wideband signal has the potential to achieve high accuracy, thereby making it a promising choice for many applications. However, some of the challenges  impacting localization accuracy are multipath propagation and blocked line of sight due to obstacles in the environment. In this talk, we will see how prior knowledge about the correlation between  multiple blocking events can be used to improve the detection performance of positioning algorithms as well as help design radar networks that restrict the occurrence of blind spots. Building on some of these ideas, we will look at how accurate position information can be useful in designing efficient mm-wave communication networks and protocols.

Speaker Bio:

Sundar Aditya received his B. Tech and M. Tech degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2011, and his Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the  University of Southern California in 2018, where he was affiliated with the Wireless Devices and Systems (WiDeS) Lab headed by Andreas F. Molisch. He has also been a visiting scholar at Virginia Tech,  collaborating with Harpreet S. Dhillon. His research focuses on the development of effective localization algorithms for wideband systems and analyzing their ensemble performance using stochastic geometry techniques

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