Bringing Scalable Millimeter-Wave Networks and Applications to the Masses

Sanjib Sur
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department
University of South Carolina
ECSE Topical Seminar
JEC 3117
Tue, December 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Wireless and mobile systems play an integral role in our daily lives, and we are currently witnessing an explosion of the wireless ecosystem, which includes not only smartphones but also smart, ubiquitous objects embedded with communication, computation, and sensing capabilities.  Emerging wireless and mobile systems, such as autonomous vehicles, immersive augmented and extended reality, and smart, connected buildings, promise to automate human lives at unprecedented scales.  But these systems rely on two core foundations: (a) Next-generation wireless networks that can serve 10s of billions of devices, with reliability and resiliency; and (b) Ubiquitous sensing techniques that enable devices and objects to be smarter by understanding and interpreting environments and humans with high precision.

My research team has been building these two foundations.  We design, develop, and deploy computational and deep learning models to extract intelligence from wireless signals, which, in turn, enable high-resilience and high-performance networks and ubiquitous sensing modalities.  In this talk, I will go through some of the design and prototyping of our current works that use extremely high-frequency millimeter-wave wireless to enable wire-like connectivity and reliability, and applications in healthcare and beyond traditional visions.

Sanjib Sur is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of South Carolina.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  His research interest lies in wireless systems, and his work has been published in top conferences, such as MobiCom, MobiSys, SIGMETRICS, NSDI, and INFOCOM.  He is the recipient of many awards: NSF CAREER Award, 4 Best Poster Awards, Breakthrough Stars and Junior Faculty Researcher Awards at USC, and President of India Gold Medal.  He has been invited and served 25 times on the program committee for ACM/IEEE venues, 3 times as co-chair for ACM/IEEE workshops, and 2 times as poster and demo chair for ACM MobiSys and HotMobile.