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MICS Seminar: Where is Spectrum Sharing Headed?

12:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2013
Location: Whittemore 457

Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed will be the speaker.

Spectrum sharing is the most significant paradigm change for managing spectrum in decades. In the U.S., the President’s Council of Advisors in Science and Technology (PCAST) recently recommended that nearly 1GHz of federal spectrum be made available for spectrum sharing with commercial systems. Making this spectrum available could provide a significant boost to innovation and economic growth. This presentation provides a technical description of the spectrum management approach proposed by PCAST and the new applications it may enable. Nevertheless, several outstanding research challenges remain on how to best share spectrum. These challenges are discussed along with potential avenues for exploration.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed currently serves as the director of Wireless @ Virginia Tech. He is the founding faculty member of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology and he served as its interim director when it was founded in 2010. His book, Software Radio: A Modern Approach to Radio Design, was published by Prentice Hall and he is currently writing textbooks on cellular radio systems and SDR and cognitive radio. These books are expected to be published in 2013.

Reed is the co-founder of Cognitive Radio Technologies (CRT), a company commercializing cognitive radio technologies; Allied Communications, a company developing technologies for commercial wireless; and Power Fingerprinting, a company specializing in security for embedded systems.

In 2005, Dr. Reed became a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to software radio and communications signal processing and for leadership in engineering education. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. In 2013, he was awarded the International Achievement Award by the Wireless Innovations Forum. In 2012, he served on the President’s Council of Advisors of Science and Technology Working Group that examined ways to transition federal spectrum to allow commercial use and improve economic activity.