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DTC Science and Technology Innovators Lecture Series

Road to 5G


Arogyaswami Paulraj
Stanford University

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
4:30 p.m. reception
5:00 p.m. lecture

401/402 Walter Library


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This talk describes some of the air interface drivers for 5G mobile standard and the emerging thinking about services, technologies and architectures. In particular the use of massive MIMO in the milli-metric band is discussed. While this approach promises significant increases in throughput and spectral efficiency, the talk will summarize a number challenges around propagation and implementation technology.


Paulraj is an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University. After a 30 year R&D career in India, Paulraj joined Stanford University in 1992. He proposed the MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) concept in 1992 which is the key to today’s 4G cellular and WiFi wireless networks. Paulraj has published over 350 archival papers and a co-inventor in over 60 patents. Paulraj founded two companies in wireless semiconductors. Paulraj’s recognitions include the 2014 Marconi Prize, the 2011 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell medal and 2010 Padma Bhushan (one of India's highest National awards). He is a member of eight national academies including the US National Academy of Engineering.