IEEE / UBC ECE Communications Seminar

26 September 2016 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Room 418, Macleod Building, UBC
2356 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Prof. Vincent Wong

Title: Broadband Mobile Communications for High Speed Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

Presented by: Prof. Pingzhi Fan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Abstract: In the blink of an eye, you may miss the 350 km/h high-speed train as it thunders by, not mentioning the 574 km/h French TGV track train (April 2007) or the 581 km/h Japanese JR-Maglev train (December 2003). Recently, there have been growing interests to deliver true broadband wireless internet services to high-speed train passengers. To provide the broadband wireless services in such a high mobility environment, a number of technical challenges should be tackled, such as the severe penetration loss, Doppler shift problem, mobility management, system capacity planning, etc. This talk shall present recent research advances in high mobility wireless communications, including the speaker’s own research progress in anti-Doppler problem techniques, mobility management, etc.

Biography: Pingzhi Fan received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hull University, UK. He is currently a professor and director of the institute of mobile communications, Southwest Jiaotong University, China. He is a recipient of the UK ORS Award, the NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist Award, and the chief scientist of a national 973 research project. He served as general chair or TPC chair of a number of international conferences, and is the guest editor-in-chief, guest editor or editorial member of several international journals. He is the founding chair of IEEE VTS BJ Chapter, founding chair of IEEE Chengdu Section. He also served as a board member of IEEE Region 10, IET(IEE) Council and IET Asia-Pacific Region. He has over 200 research papers published in various academic English journals (IEEE/IEE/IEICE, etc), and 8 books (incl. edited) published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd/RSP (1996), IEEE Press (2011, etc), Springer (2004) and Nova Science (2007), and is the inventor of 20 granted PCT and Chinese patents. His current research interests include high mobility wireless communications, 5G technologies, wireless networks for big data, signal design & coding, etc. He is a fellow of IEEE, IET(IEE), CIE and CIC, and IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2017).

*Co-sponsored by the IEEE Vancouver Joint Communications Chapter