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ECE Graduate Seminar Lecture

Science / Technology - Lecture/Discussion - WPI Only

Thursday, April 17, 2014
3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Atwater Kent Laboratories
AK 233

Cognitive Radio: Beyond Dynamic Spectrum Access

Electromagnetic spectrum is a very valuable resource. Thus the current focus of work on cognitive radio technologies on Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) is clearly well justified. However, as envisioned in the original conceptualization of cognitive radio, other communication objectives can be achieved by making radios smarter and more flexible.

In this talk various ways of achieving the flexibility of radios will be discussed, with emphasis on approaches based on declarative representations of radio knowledge in formal languages and (logical) inference-¬based processing. In particular, cognitive radio will be presented as an intelligent agent whose performance depends on other communication nodes and thus its performance optimization must be done collaboratively. This in turn requires flexible signaling that goes beyond the fixed communication protocols.

Mieczyslaw "Mitch" M. Kokar
Professor, ECE Department
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Mieczyslaw Mitch M. Kokar is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University in Boston. He received his M.S. in
computer engineering and Ph.D. (1983) in computer systems engineering from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland.

Prior to arriving to Northeastern (1984) he was Associate Professor at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, software engineer at HMW Enterprises, PA and Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Wroclaw. He is an active researcher in Information Fusion, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Cognitive Radios, Self-Controlling Software and Modeling Languages.

He has authored and coauthored over 180 journal and conference papers. Prof. Kokar has taught various graduate courses in software engineering, formal methods and artificial intelligence.

He is on Editorial Board of Journal of Information Fusion and Program Committee member of numerous conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of ACM.

Host: Professor Alexander Wyglinski

Suggested Audiences: College


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