NYU WIRELESS Spotlights Student Research on Recruitment Day

Throughout 2017, NYU WIRELESS had much to celebrate, from marking its fifth anniversary of developing advanced wireless technology since opening the research center at NYU Tandon in 2012, to receiving a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve public safety communications, to new partnerships with Sprint and OPPO. Rather than resting on its laurels, …

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Tandon Professor Heads IEEE Information Theory Society

Information Theory researchers devise fundamental bounds for representing, communicating, processing, and using information, and although it has long been considered part of electrical engineering and has had significant impact in communication systems, it also has connections to diverse fields. Since Claude Shannon, a Bell Labs researcher, published his foundational paper on the discipline in 1948, …

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Could antenna fatigue be holding up 5G technology?

Earlier this week there was a brief kerfuffle over whether the American government should pay to build the next generation of wireless, known as 5G, so that China doesn’t beat us to the punch. The Federal Communications Commission came forward and said, no, the government would not nationalize 5G. But it made us wonder: Is the U.S. in …

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NYU Tandon’s Thomas Marzetta Receives Prestigious Industrial Innovation Award

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will award the 2017 Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award to Thomas L. Marzetta for “originating the concept of Massive MIMO, and for sustained contributions to the development and promotion of that technology.” Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) is considered a key enabler for the fifth generation of wireless …

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How one NYU research team is tackling 5G emulation

Testing and verifying designs for millimeter-wave prototypes is an ongoing challenge for the industry as it moves into 5G. Engineers need to understand how 5G mmwave prototypes will behave in a wide range of challenge propagation scenarios, which is typically accomplished through an emulation approach. A research team at the New York University Tandon School …

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National Academy of Engineering Selects Young MRI Researcher for Prestigious Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Riccardo Lattanzi will participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s E.U.-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, an invitation-only gathering of 60 early-career scientists designed to promote interdisciplinary research collaborations. Lattanzi’s research probes the interaction between the radio frequency electromagnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and human tissue. He is developing novel noninvasive methods to map the …

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10 Brooklyn scientists you should know

In the borough’s universities, but also in its private-sector companies, there are tinkerers, developers and dreamers trying and failing and trying again at learning things previously unknown. Here are 10 scientists you should check out if you’re unfamiliar with their work: Ted Rappaport, NYU Wireless NYU Wireless’s Shu Sun, with Professor Ted Rappaport. Sun won …

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Shu Sun wins Marconi Society Young Scholar Award

Congratulations to NYU WIRELESS PhD student Shu Sun, a winner of the 2017 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award. The Society cited her substantial work in 5G mmWave communications and her leadership skills as the reasons for the honor. Dr. Rappaport applauded Shu’s “ability to change minds and lead the world to completely new …

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Massive MIMO Originator Joins NYU WIRELESS

We are very pleased to welcome Tom Marzetta as a faculty member of NYU WIRELESS. An IEEE Fellow who was previously with Bell Labs, Tom is renowned for originating massive MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) technology. Massive MIMO utilizes numerous small, individually controlled, low-power antennas to direct streams of information, selectively and simultaneously, to many users. This …

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