IEEE SCV Communications Society/WCA Joint Event

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 at 6:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Speaker: Dr. Byung Yi

Bio: Dr. Yi has over twenty-eight years of experience in research and development of space systems and communication systems. He is leading the LGE MR, LG Electronics North America Research Lab, in San Diego, developing mobile handset units for North American carriers and conducting researches on the next generation wireless communication systems. He has been working on currently deployed third generation systems and forth generation systems. He is currently serving as a chair of 3GPP2 TSG-C, developing cdma2000 air interface specifications and served as a co-chair of the Working Group 5 of 3GPP2 TSG-C, developing 1xEV/DV wireless standards. Under his leadership, TSG-C published three important air-interface industrial standards, cdma2000 Rev. D, High Rate Packet Data (HRPD) Rev. A and Rev. B.
He was in charge of small satellite system engineering for distributed low earth orbiting telecommunication and remote sensing applications at Orbital Science and CTA as a Chief Engineer and as a chief scientist. He was responsible for the company IR&D (Internal Research and Development) management and technology assessment at the Fairchild Space Company and developed the Brilliant Pebble’s life jacket (spacecraft bus) system of the SDIO program, which is currently rekindled as Missile Defense System. He has been an only industrial participant of the CCSDS (Consultative Committee of Space Data System) 1A (Coding) and 1B (Modulation) panels since 1986, developing international space communication standards.
He taught at the George Washington University graduate courses - Data Communication Network, Error Control Coding, Information Theory and Communication Theory. His current interests are wireless and space communication systems, iterative decoding, and space system engineering. He holds seven U.S. patents and five international patents in the areas of iterative decoding and handoff schemes of the cellular based system.

Title: 3GPP2: CDMA Technologies

Speaker: Dr. Mo Shakouri

Bio: Dr. Shakouri has 22 years of experience in wireless communication systems and fiber optic networks. Previously, during three years at Lucent, Shakouri was responsible for managing, building and developing network solutions for European and South American broadband wireless markets. Shakouri also spent 14 years in technical and management positions with Hewlett Packard developing microwave and fiber optic communication components and systems. He co-founded the wireless systems division, where he was responsible for the engineering team developing low-cost residential digital wireless systems for U.S. and Asian markets. Shakouri earned his doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University on Subpicosecond GaAs Wafer Probe Systems

Title: Mobile WiMAX: Direction 2007