The Sixth IASTED International Conference on
Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation
~ARP 2009~

July 6 – 8, 2009
Banff, Alberta, Canada

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

A Fast, Fourier Tour of Propagation, Antennas, and Signal Processing in Radio Communications

Prof. Rodney Vaughan
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Abstract

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Objectives

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Background Knowledge Expected of the Participants

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Biography of the Keynote Speaker

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Keynote Speaker Portrait

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Rodney Vaughan received degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Aalborg University, Denmark. He worked for the New Zealand Post Office (now Telecom NZ Ltd), the NZ Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Industrial Research Limited (IRL), where he undertook an eclectic variety of mechanical and electrical projects from heating and silent ventilation design to network analysis and traffic forecasting; and microprocessor and DSP technology development for applications from abattoir automation to communications networks. At IRL, from 1992, he developed research programmes and personnel in communications technology. Here, his industrial projects included the development of specialist antennas for personal, cellular, and satellite communications; sonar array processing; large-N MIMO communications systems design and development; capacity theory; and statistical field theory. In 2003, he became Professor of Electrical Engineering and Sierra Wireless Chair in Communications, at the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, B.C. Recent and current projects include: compact bio-implantable antennas; wideband elements, compact multi-element antenna design and evaluation; optimal circular polarization purity antennas, optimal multifaceted structures for large arrays, MIMO capacity realization, precoding and blind techniques for OFDM, interference mitigation for OFDM, and on-body propagation analysis. He has guest-edited for several special issues including the recent IEEE Antennas and Propagation Special Issue on Wireless Communications. He was an URSI Young Scientist in Fields and Waves, and in Electromagnetic Theory; is a 2003 Fellow of the B.C. Advanced System Institute; a Fellow of the IEEE; an URSI Correspondent, and continues as NZ's URSI Commission B representative.

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