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Simultaneously Transmitting And Reflecting Surface (STARS) for 360° Coverage

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Mar 04

Date and time: 4 March 2024, 10:00-11:00 CET
Speaker: Yuanwei Liu, IEEE Fellow, Associate Professor Queen Mary University of London
Title: Simultaneously Transmitting And Reflecting Surface (STARS) for 360° Coverage

Where: Room Amiga, Kistagången 16, Kista
Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455

Moderator & Administrator: Emil Björnson,

Abstract: The novel concept of simultaneously transmitting and reflecting surfaces (STARS) will be introduced in this talk. First, the STAR basics will be introduced. In particular, the fundamental signal modelling, performance limit characterization, practical operating protocols, and joint beamforming design will be discussed. Then, the coupled phase-shift STAR model, AI-enabled STARS, and channel estimation methods will be focused. Furthermore, several promising case studies of employing STARS will be put forward, including STAR-NOMA, spatial analysis for STARS, federated learning with STARS, and STARS-enabled integrated sensing and communications (ISAC). Finally, research opportunities and problems as well as the commercial progress of STARS.

Biography: Yuanwei Liu is an Associate Professor at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. His research interests include next-generation multiple access, integrated sensing and communications reconfigurable intelligent surface, and near-field communications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of AAIA, and a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher since 2021 to present. He is listed as one of 35 Innovators Under 35 in China in 2022 by MIT Technology Review and. He serves as an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer, an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer, the Academic Chair for the Next Generation Multiple Access Emerging Technology Initiative, the rapporteur of ETSI Industry Specification Group on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces, and the UK representative for the URSI Commission C on Radio Communication Systems and Signal Processing. He received the IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for EMEA in 2020. He received the 2020 IEEE Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee Early Achievement Award and the IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) 2021 Early Achievement Award. He received the IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Nominee for the Best Young Professionals Award in 2021. He is the co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Award in IEEE VTC2022-Fall, the Best Paper Award in ISWCS 2022, the 2022 IEEE SPCC-TC Best Paper Award and the IEEE ICCT 2023 Best Paper Award. He serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE ComSoc TC Newsletter, an Area Editor of IEEE Communications Letters, an Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. He is the (leading) Guest Editor for Proceedings of the IEEE/IEEE JSAC/JSTSP/Network/TGCN.

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