We will organize the seminar of Prof. Dusit Niyato, who is a professor at Nanyang Technological University. (Homepage)

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Date & Place: Dec. 14, 10:30 – 12:00 @ S3-201
Presenter: Prof. Dusit Niyato (NTU, Singapore)
Lecture title: Ambient Backscatter Assisted Wireless Powered Communications

Ambient backscatter communications has been introduced and quickly become a promising choice for self-sustainable communications systems as it does not require an external power supply and a dedicated carrier emitter to operate. By leveraging existing RF signal resources, ambient backscatter technology can support sustainable and independent communications and consequently open up a whole new set of applications that facilitate Internet-of-Things (IoT). In this talk, we study an integration of ambient backscatter with wireless powered communication networks (WPCNs). We first present an overview of backscatter communication systems with an emphasis on the emerging ambient backscatter technology. Then we propose a novel hybrid transmitter design by employing the capacities of both ambient backscatter and wireless powered communication. Furthermore, in the cognitive radio environment, we introduce a multiple access scheme to coordinate the hybrid data transmissions. The performance evaluation shows that the hybrid transmitter outperforms traditional designs. In addition, we discuss some open issues related to the ambient backscatter networking.

Biography of Prof. Dusit Niyato:
The speaker is currently a professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received B.E. from King Mongkuk’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand in 1999 and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2008. He has published more than 300 technical papers in the area of wireless and mobile networking, and is an inventor of four US and German patents. His works have received more than 15,600 citations (Google Scholar) with H-Index of 61. He has authored four books including “Game Theory in Wireless and Communication Networks: Theory, Models, and Applications” with Cambridge University Press. He won the Best Young Researcher Award of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Asia Pacific (AP) and The 2011 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award. Currently, he is serving as an area editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (Radio Management and Multiple Access), an editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking (TCCN). He was a guest editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE.