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October 16, 2014

Inventor of MIMO wireless technology to speak at UW

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If you use high speed Wi-Fi and 4G or LTE on your smartphone, you’ve got Arogyaswami Paulraj to thank. His wireless communications technology – MIMO, or multiple input, multiple output – is the core driver that increases performance in the latest wireless systems.Paulraj_mug

Paulraj will talk about developing this technology and what may be coming next at this year’s annual Dean Lytle Electrical Engineering Endowed Lecture Series.

Paulraj, an emeritus professor at Stanford University, will speak twice for the UW community. His first talk at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the Electrical Engineering Building (room 125) is titled “Evolution of Mobile Air Interface Technology and will be for a general audience.

Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, Paulraj will address a more technical audience in his colloquium “Road to 5G” at 10:30 a.m. in the same building, room 105.

Paulraj joined Stanford in 1992 after spending several decades in the Indian Navy. During this time he founded three national-level laboratories in India and led the development of a world-class sonar system, noted as one of the country’s most successful military research and development projects.

He’s the winner of a number of awards, including the 2014 Marconi Prize and the 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Alexander Graham Bell Medal. He is a member of seven national academies, including the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Both UW talks are free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to RSVP to events@ee.washington.edu.