Keynote Speeches

Andreas Molisch

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Andy Molisch

Dr. Andy Molisch is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, and also Professor and Chair holder for Radio Systems at the Department of Electro- and Information Technology at Lund University, Sweden. His areas of interest are UWB, wireless propagation, MIMO, and cooperative communications. He has authored four books, eleven book chapters, some 100 journal papers, and numerous conference contributions, as well as more than 60 patents. He is active in standardization and has been chairman of several standardization organizations: IEEE 802.15.3a, IEEE 802.15.4a (chairman of channel modeling group), IEEE 802.11n, Multiband-OFDM alliance (chairman of scalability group), COST273 (chairman of the channel modeling group), and chairman of Commission C of URSI (International Union of Radio Science). Dr. Molisch is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, and recipient of several awards.

Speech title: "Ultra-wideband communications and ranging for sensor networks"

Robert J. Fontana

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Robert J. Fontana

Robert J. Fontana received a BS degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an SM degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. Dr. Fontana has over thirty-six years of experience in the fields of signal processing, microwave and RF design. For the past 24 years, he has been actively involved in the design and development of ultra-wideband (UWB) products for both military and commercial applications. He is currently president and CEO of Multispectral Solutions, Inc. (MSSI), an internationally recognized company specializing in the development of commercial UWB products for communications, radar and precision localization. Prior to forming MSSI in 1988, he worked in communications and radar systems design with Raytheon, Hughes Aircraft and Litton Industries. Dr. Fontana was the Chairman for the 2002 IEEE Conference on Ultra Wideband Systems and Technologies, Baltimore, MD, the first IEEE-sponsored conference dedicated to UWB. He was elected Fellow of the IEEE for his "contributions to short pulse electromagnetics as applied to ultra wideband systems".

Speech title: "Ultra-Wideband - 50 years of Progress in Short Pulse Electromagnetics"

Stephen Wood

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Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood is the President of the WiMedia Alliance in a voluntary capacity. He is employed by Intel Corporation as a technology strategist in the Digital Home Group. Stephen's involvement in UWB goes back to 2001 and includes engagement with regulators around the world as part of the proceedings in the ITU, FCC and CEPT. He has also been very active in UWB standardization in both Ecma International as well as the IEEE. He is also finishing a text on UWB which is due to be published this Summer by Cambridge University Press. During his off hours, he is completing a manuscript which describes patterns of behavior in high tech markets which aid in predicting future technology evolution.

Speech title: "The Future of PAN Technologies"

Rajeev Krishnamoorthy

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Rajeev Krishnamoorthy

Rajeev Krishnamoorthy is the Founder & CEO of TZero Technologies, Inc. He has two decades of experience in communications, data networking and semiconductors, and his pioneering work has resulted in the adoption of today's 802.11b wireless LAN standard and the first commercially available wireless MIMO system for WiMAX. Prior to founding TZero, Krishnamoorthy was VP, Technology at Iospan Wireless (now part of Intel) where his team developed MIMO-based systems for the emerging WiMAX market. He spent the early part of his career at Bell Labs in AT&T and Lucent, including several years at the wireless LAN division of Lucent in the Netherlands where he co-invented and developed the underlying technology for the current 802.11b (WiFi) standard. Krishnamoorthy is a consulting professor at Stanford in the electrical engineering department. He received his bachelor’s degree from Caltech and his master’s and Ph.D. from Cornell.

Speech title: "Development of a Ultra Wideband Chipset for Highly Reliable Wireless Communications"