Events

  • Making MIMO at mmWave a reality: algorithms and applications

    January 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am 1010 Engineering Building I

    Dr. Nuria González Prelcic

    University of Vigo, Spain

    A major challenge in millimeter wave (mmWave) communications is to configure the hybrid antenna arrays in the transceivers. Furthermore, the mobility of the users in a mmWave network makes it necessary to periodically reconfigure these arrays, according to variations in the channel. A popular strategy for array configuration/reconfiguration is based on beam training and beam refinement. This approach tries to find or refine the best beam pair. It has been adopted in the last WiFi and cellular standards operating at millimeter wave frequencies, because it enables joint synchronization and beam training at low signal-to-noise ratios. It also introduces, however, high overhead in the communication system, that disables the use of millimeter wave frequencies for some of the promised used cases for new generation communication systems providing high data rates and low latency, like cellular-supported robotic applications, automated driving, or UAV operations.

    This talk reviews the work performed by my research group on designing alternative strategies to configure the hybrid antenna arrays. I will describe a channel estimation strategy for frequency selective millimeter wave channels, where we assume the received signal is already synchronized. Then, I will define a more practical setting, where channel variations, lack of synchronization, calibration errors or beam squint are considered. I will continue describing how we further reduce the overhead associated to our estimation framework by using out-of-band information coming from sensors or other communication systems operating in parallel, or by exploiting statistical priors about some channel parameters. Finally, I will conclude with a description of the new signal processing challenges that we are currently trying to address to enable millimeter wave communication in the most challenging mobile scenarios.

    Bio:

    Nuria González Prelcic is currently an Associate Professor in the Signal Theory and Communications Department, University of Vigo, Spain (on leave) and a visiting professor at the Electrical Computing Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Austin, since August 2017. Her main research interests include signal processing theory and signal processing for wireless communications, with an emphasis on signal processing for millimeter wave MIMO communications in the last 4 years, including vehicle-to-everything and air-to-everything communication. In the last 4 years she has published around 70 papers (22 journal papers and around 50 conference papers) in the topics of compressed sensing theory and its applications to millimeter wave and massive MIMO communications. She is and Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and an Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. She is a member of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Technical Committee. She has been the founder director of the Atlantic Research Center for Information and Communication Technologies (atlanTTic) at the University of Vigo from July 2008 to January 2017. She is the assistant director of UT SAVES, a research center at UT Austin that addresses the challenges of wireless, networking, and sensing in vehicular systems

  • Census day

    January 17, 2020

  • University holiday - MLK Jr. Day

    January 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • KeyTech Atrium Day

    January 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EBII - West Atrium

    Employer table.

  • ParaPower: Leveraging Finite Difference Simulator for Quick Thermal Design

    January 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm NC State ECE YouTube

    https://www.ece.ncsu.edu/seminar/parapower-leveraging-finite-difference-simulator-for-quick-thermal-design/

    Presented is an introduction to ParaPower, a new open-source FDA simulator from the Army Research Lab. The tool is demonstrated on a solid-state circuit breaker under transient fault conditions and compared to COMSOL. A quick temperature and stress analysis for different environmental conditions (heat coefficient and ambient temperature) and materials suitability will be carried out...

    Speaker: Prof. Doug Hopkins
    Director - Laboratory for Packaging Research in Electronic Energy Systems (PREES)
    NSF FREEDM Systems Center

    Sourish Sankar Sinha is the student presenter for this event.

  • Joint Faculty & Staff Meeting

    January 24, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm TBD

    Light refreshments will be served. Please help us plan accordingly by RSVPing to this calendar invitation.


    Friday, January 24th, 2:30-3:30PM, Joint Faculty & Staff, EB2 room TBD (will be added to the calendar invite once confirmed)
    Thursday, February 20th, 12:00-1:00PM, Faculty, EB2 3002
    Wednesday, March 25th, 12:00-1:00PM, Faculty, EB2 3002
    Tuesday, April 14th, 12:00-1:00PM, Staff, EB2 3002
    Wednesday, April 22nd, 12:00-1:00PM, Faculty, EB2 3002     

  • ECE Casual Connections Recruiting Event

    February 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Talley Student Union - Piedmont & Mountains Ballroom

  • Engineering Career Fair

    February 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606, USA

Engineering Open House 2020

 March 21, 2020

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Engineering Building II, Centennial Campus

The annual College of Engineering Open House is the best way for prospective students and their parents to learn about engineering at NC State. All are welcome.

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Golden Opportunities 2019

 October 1, 2019

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 Talley Student Union

Join us for the fall ECE career fair for all undergrad and grad students. This is your opportunity to secure internships/co-op’s and full-time employment EARLY. Employers want to see all students from freshman all the way to grad students.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get in front of our corporate partners first!


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University Open House 2019

 October 19, 2019

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Engineering Building II

Attending the NC State University Open House is a great way for prospective students and their parents to learn about the university and its programs. The College of Engineering buildings on Centennial Campus are open throughout the event.

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Engineering Open House 2019

 March 30, 2019

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Engineering Building II, Centennial Campus

The annual College of Engineering Open House is the best way for prospective students and their parents to learn about engineering at NC State. All are welcome.

Though registration is not required, we would love to know that you are coming.
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You can park all day on Centennial Campus in the Partners Way or Centennial Campus Parking (Oval West) Decks.


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