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    Report of Professor Wei Xiang From James Cook University

    Author:admin     Date:2016-12-20 09:06:58

    Title:Comparative Studies of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) IoT Communications Technologies

    Time: 14:00, Dec. 20, 2016

    Location: At the Meeting Room of Nation Green Communication and Network Joint Research Center, in HUST, WuHan

    PresenterProf. Wei Xiang, Foundation Professor and Head of Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering, James Cook University

    Abstract:In comparison to traditional IoT communications techniques such as ZigBee and Wifi, LPWA communications technology has the advantage of using very low power and covering very wide areas, sometimes up to 10 years battery life and 20 KM distance. There exist a number of competing LPWA communications technologies such as LoRaWAN, SigFox, NB-IoT, etc. This talk strives to deliver a comparative study to offer readers with a holistic view of these techniques. More importantly, this talk will point out the future of LPWA IoT communications technology in implementing Smart City.

    BiographyWei Xiang (S’00–M’04–SM’10) received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees, both in electronic engineering, from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, in 2004. He is currently Foundation Professor and Head of Electronic Systems and Internet of Things Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. During 2004 and 2015, he was with the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. He is an IET Fellow, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters. He was a co-recipient of three Best Paper Awards at 2015 WCSP, 2011 IEEE WCNC, and 2009 ICWMC. He has been awarded several prestigious fellowship titles. He was named a Queensland International Fellow (2010-2011) by the Queensland Government of Australia, an Endeavour Research Fellow (2012-2013) by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, a Smart Futures Fellow (2012-2015) by the Queensland Government of Australia, and a JSPS Invitational Fellow jointly by the Australian Academy of Science and Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (2014-2015). In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During Oct. 2010 and Mar. 2011, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA. During Aug. 2012 and Mar. 2013, He was an Endeavour visiting associate professor at the University of Hong Kong. He has published two Springer books and over 160 papers in peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. His research interests are in the broad area of communications and information theory, particularly coding and signal processing for multimedia communications systems.