Open Lecture prof. dr. ir. Sonia Heemstra de Groot

19 oktober
16:00 - 17:00
High Tech Campus Eindhoven
TU/e en HTCE
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'Wireless research beyond 5G'

Wireless research beyond 5GWireless technologies, in particular 5G, are perceived as reaching a high level of maturity. Therefore, it appears as if there is not much room for research anymore. Nothing is less true. There are still a vast number of topics that require further investigation as well as many new wireless research areas that are opened due to advances in various technologies.The use cases are well known:  ubiquitous sensors, access to broadband and media everywhere, smart vehicles and transportation systems, critical control of remote devices, human-IoT interaction, infrastructure monitoring and control, etc. These have dictated the challenges for the future 5G infrastructure: orders of magnitude improvements of access network capacity, per-user data rates, latency, and energy consumption, in conjunction with high reliability and security.  Beyond 5G, new paradigms, applications and application domains are envisaged, requiring technologies that push the boundaries. In this talk, we will present the wireless research challenges that lie ahead, and the way the Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven (CWTe) intends to contribute to this. 


Sonia Heemstra de Groot holds M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina and Philips International Institute/NUFFIC, The Netherlands. She obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 1990. Since 2012 she is a full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology where she holds the part-time chair in Heterogeneous Network Architectures. In September 2017 she became the director of the  Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven. Before she has held assistant and associate professor positions at the University of Twente and a full-professor position at the Delft University of Technology in Personal and Ambient Networking. After having worked some years as a senior researcher at Ericsson EuroLab, The Netherlands, she co-founded the Twente Institute for Wireless and Mobile where she has been Chief Scientist from 2003 to 2014. Her expertise and interests are in the areas of wireless and mobile communications, 5G, vehicular networks, wireless indoor communications, Internet of Things, and wireless security.