Virtual Workshop on New Frontiers In Wireless Spectrum Technology and Policy – Feb. 12, 2021

New Frontiers in Wireless Spectrum Technology and Policy Workshop

The IRIS (Interdisciplinary National Research Center for Innovations in Spectrum) proposal team at Rutgers, Columbia, NYU, Princeton, Arizona, UT Austin, Oregon State and Syracuse, cordially invites you to its NSF-sponsored virtual research workshop to be held on February 12, 2021 from 11:00am to 4:30pm EST.

The workshop entitled “New Frontiers in Wireless Spectrum Technology and Policy” will explore emerging research topics in spectrum with a mix of invited lectures by external speakers along with talks/demos by members of the IRIS team.  The event will include keynote talks from three distinguished experts working in the spectrum field: Prof. Linda Doyle (Trinity College, University of  Dublin), Prof. Matti Latva-aho (University of Oulu), and Dr. Nada Golmie (NIST).  The agenda also includes talks by Profs. Andrea Goldsmith (Princeton), Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia), Ted Rappaport (NYU) and many others from the IRIS team.

A preliminary agenda is below. Please register for the event using the following link:

Registration is required and you will receive a Zoom meeting link for the event after signing in at the Eventbrite site.

Preliminary Agenda
FEBRUARY 12, 2021
11:00AM – 4:30PM US EST


11:00AM – 11:15AM

Welcoming Remarks

D. Raychaudhuri, Rutgers University
Yasaman Ghasempour, Princeton University
Tingjun Chen, Columbia University

11:15AM – 11:45AM

Keynote Address: Key Drivers and Research Challenges for 6G

11:45AM – 12:15PM

Keynote Address: TBA

12:15PM – 12:40PM

Distributed ML for Spectrum Sharing

Waheed Uz Zaman Bajwa, Rutgers University


1:00PM – 1:30PM

Keynote Address: On Communications Measurements and Modeling in the 5G & Beyond Era

1:30PM – 2:00PM

The Future of Wireless Technologies

Andrea Goldsmith, Princeton University

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Coexistence with Passive Receivers

Marwan Krunz, University of Arizona

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Advances in THz Communications (Talk + Demo)

Ted Rappaport, NYU


3:05PM – 3:30PM

Spectrum Consumption Models

Carlos Caicedo, Syracuse University

3:30PM – 3:55PM

Regulatory Policy Considerations & Spectrum Sharing

Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University

3:55PM – 4:25PM

Dynamic Spectrum Access Research Using the COSMOS Testbed (Talk + Demo)

Ivan Seskar, Rutgers University

4:25PM – 4:30PM

Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker Bios

Matti Latva-aho

Matti Latva-aho

Academy Professor Matti Latva-aho is one of the world’s top researchers in wireless radio data communications. Wireless data communications systems and networks are already central to the effective functioning of society, and their significance is continuing to increase. The capacity of wireless communications networks is ultimately constrained by limited spectrum availability. Under current plans, new spectrum allocations for mobile data  communications will only be made at much higher frequency bands than those used at present. This will bring major changes to how future wireless radio systems should be planned and optimised. Latva-aho’s research will help to  improve understanding of how the design criteria for future wireless systems will change and what kind of transmission technologies and transmitter/receiver architectures they should use. Matti Latva-aho is Academy Professor in 2017 – 2021 and Director for National 6G Flagship in 2018 – 2026 with a total budget of 251M€. Matti Latva-aho has worked on wireless communications research at the University of Oulu since the early 1990s. He was appointed professor of communications engineering in 2000. In 1998 – 2006, he served as the director of the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC).
Linda Doyle

Linda Doyle

Linda Doyle is the VP of Research/Dean of Research and professor of Engineering and The Arts at Trinity College, University of Dublin. She was the founding director of CONNECT, a national research center focused on future networks. Her expertise is in the fields of wireless communications, cognitive radio, spectrum management, and creative arts practices. She is a member of the National Broadband Steering Committee in Ireland, and is Chair of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board in the United Kingdom.

Nada Golmie

Nada Golmie received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. Since 1993, she has been a research engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is currently the chief of the wireless networks division in the Communications Technology Laboratory. Her research in media access control and protocols for wireless networks led to over 100 technical papers presented at professional conferences, journals, and contributed to international standard organizations and industry led consortia. She is the author of “Coexistence in Wireless Networks: Challenges and System-level Solutions in the Unlicensed Bands,” published by Cambridge University Press (2006). She is a member of the NIST Public Safety Communication Research program and leading the efforts on the simulation modeling and evaluation of LTE in support of public safety communications.
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