Technologies and Applications Driving the future of communications’- the topic to be explored at the Marconi Society 2012 symposium
The Marconi Society will host its 2012 Symposium on September 6, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beckman Center at UC Irvine. The annual event honors the Marconi Prize winner and features top thought leaders in information and communication science.
The Symposium includes two sessions. First session will cover the direction and progress of technologies that underlie telecommunications and the Internet. Moderated by Eli Yablonovitch, Director of the NSF Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) at UC Berkeley, the session will include presentations from Federico Faggin, designer of the world’s first microprocessor; Frank Chang, Department Chair and Wintek Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, UCLA; and presentations by Yablonovitch and Samueli.
Topics discussed and presented in this session will include strategies to facilitate continued growth in complexity and performance of integrated circuits; technical options for improving the energy efficiency of information processing; the promise and potential of terahertz systems; and how future generations of increasingly complex CMOS (complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) chips will evolve in the era of sub-10nm devices.
Second session will have Robert Lucky, former Executive Director, Communications Sciences Research Division of Bell Labs and Chairman Emeritus of the Marconi Society, will include talks from UCLA Professor Leonard Kleinrock, often referred to as one of the “Fathers of the Internet;” Vint Cerf, Google Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist and co-inventor of TCP/IP Protocol; Arogyaswami Paulraj, Stanford Professor Emeritus and a senior advisor to Broadcom; and Professor Larry Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2 (California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, UC San Diego/UC Irvine); as the moderators.
Speakers will discuss the pervasiveness of wireless communications and the Internet and how applications ranging from medical to social networking are shaping our lives—as well as how technology is evolving to meet the ever growing demand for wireless capacity.
“The explosion of small intelligent devices embedded in the physical world and connected to the Internet (combined with software agents whose function is to mine data, act on that data, observe trends, carry out tasks dynamically and adapt to their environment), is exponentially driving the generation of network traffic—even without taking into consideration the growing traffic directly generated by humans. It’s going to be challenging—and fascinating—to see how technology rises to the capacity challenge”, says Kleinrock.
General admission tickets, which include a lunch following the program, are $50. Discounts are available for students and UC faculty with proper I.D. For more information and to register, go to http://marconisociety.org/events.html#.