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Texas Wireless Summit 2018
AI and the Mobile Device

Media Coverage:  RCR Wireless (TWS Overview: Interview 1, Interview 2, Interview 3, Interview 4)

Agenda Video/Slides November 6th
Constantine Caramanis & Sujay Sanghavi
Video 8:45 am
Is Computational Imaging the Future of Photography?
Rajiv Laroia | Co-Founder & CTO, Light; Founder, Flarion Technologies
9:00 am
From Shannon to Machine Learning
Erik Stauffer | Research Scientist, Google

9:45 am
Coffee Break 10:10 am
Physical Layer Deep Learning in Next Generation Wireless Baseband Processing
Tim O’Shea | Professor, Virginia Tech


10:25 am
Machine Learning for Context Aware Wireless
Nageen Himayat | Principal Engineer, Intel


10:50 am
Panel: Can ML/AI Help Build Better Wireless Systems?
Moderated by Sanjay Shakkottai

Arun Ghosh | Director of Wireless Comm., AT&T Labs, Inc.
Klaus Doppler | Head of Connectivity Lab, Nokia Bell Labs
Vikram Chandrasekhar | Senior Staff Research Engineer, Samsung Research America
Constantine Caramanis | Professor, WNCG, UT Austin
Video 11:15 am
Lunch Break 12:30 pm
Symbiotic AI: Using Wearable Computers to Teach Computers How to Live in a Human World
Thad Starner | Tech Lead, Google Glass; Professor, Georgia Tech
Video  1:30 pm
Geographically Distributed Machine Learning Across Edge and Cloud
Xiaoqing Zhu | Research Scientist, Cisco


2:15 pm
On the Role of Wireless Communication and Networking in Autonomous Driving
Li Erran Li | Chief Scientist, Pony.ai; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Univ.


2:40 pm
Coffee Break 3:05 pm
Panel: Edge vs. Cloud: Where Should AI be Done?
Moderated by Sujay SanghaviPanelists:
Steve Keckler | Vice President of Architecture Research, NVIDIA
Jin Yang | Senior Director, Applied Machine Learning in Network and Services, Huawei
Ariela Zeira | Head of Technology Planning and Strategy, Intel
Xinzhou Wu | Sr. Director of Engineering, Qualcomm
Video 3:45 pm
Reception 5:00 pm

Texas Wireless Summit 2017
What Started Here Has Changed the Wireless World

Media Coverage:  RCR Wireless (TWS overview)

Agenda Video/Slides November 6th
WNCG: the Last 15 Years and the Next 15
Tedd Rappaport (NYU); Gustavo de Veciana, Jeff Andrews, Robert Heath, Sanjay Shakkottai (UT Austin)
NYU, WNCG/The University of Texas at Austin
 VideoSlides 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Coffee Break 3:30 – 3:45 pm
Cellular Networks of the Future
Moderated by Jeff Andrews and Brian Evans
Sundar Subrammanian (Qualcomm)
Zukang Shen (Huawei)
Xingqin Lin (Ericsson Labs)
Harpreet S. Dhillon (Virginia Tech)
Salam Akoum (AT&T Labs)
Sarabjot Singh (Uhana, Inc.)



3:45 – 5:00 pm
Day 1 Closes 5:15 pm
Agenda Video/Slides November 7th
Welcome from Dr. Sharon Wood, Dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering  Video 8:30 – 8:45 am
Panel: Visual Processing and Navigation
Moderated by Al Bovik and Todd Humphreys
Panelists:  Gautam Muralidhar (NIO), Kaplana Seshadrinathan (Intel Labs),
Zak Kassas (UC Riverside), Hamid Sheikh (Samsung MPI Lab),
Kyle Wesson (Inst. of Navigation/U.S. Senate), Anush Moorthy (Netflix)
VideoSlides 8:45 – 10:00 am
Coffee Break 10:10 am
Panel: Startups & Entrepreneurship
Moderated by Sanjay Shakkottai and Sriram Vishwanath
Panelists: Ayan Acharya (Cognitive Scale), Sandeep Bhadra (Vertex Ventures),
Vidur Bhargava (M87), Bob Daniels (PHAZR), Chris Slaughter (Capital Factory)
Video 10:30 – 11:30 am
Lunch Break 11:45 am
WNCG Poster Session 12:30 pm
Panel: Machine Learning & Applications
Moderated by Constantine Caramanis, Alex Dimakis, and Joydeep Ghosh
Siddhartha Banerjee (Cornell)
Yudong Chen (Cornell)
Adiyta Gopalan (IIS)
Ioannis Mitliagkas (Univ. of Montreal)
Dimtris Papailiopoulos (UW Madison)

1:45 – 3:00 pm
Coffee Break 3:10 pm
Panel: V2X Connectivity: What’s hype, what’s useful, what’s essential?
Moderated by Gustavo de Veciana and Robert Heath
Panelists: Chan-Byoung Chae (Yonsei), Kapil Dandekar (Drexel),
Eric Rozner (IBM), Song Chong (KAIST), Antonio Forenza (Artemis Networks)
Sharayu Moharir (IIT Bombay)
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Closing Remarks 4:45 pm
Day 2 Closes 5:00 pm

Texas Wireless Summit 2016
Reshaping Wireless through Automated Vehicles

Media Coverage:  RCR Wireless (AT&T demo, safe connected vehicles, TWS overview), New York Times

Agenda Video/Slides October 18th
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 am
Welcome and Introduction:
Todd Humphreys & Constantine Caramanis
WNCG/The University of Texas at Austin
Video 8:30 – 8:45 am
Players, Trends, and Investment at the Nexus of Automated Vehicles and Wireless
Brian Modoff
Executive Vice President of Strategy and M&A
Video, Slides 8:45 – 9:00 am
Morning Keynote: Enabling Technologies for Autonomous Vehicles
Sanjiv Nanda
VP Engineering with Qualcomm Research
Video, Slides 9:00 – 9:40 am
Designing Ultra-Dense Networks for 5G
Arunabha Ghosh
Director of Wireless Communications
 Video, Slides 9:40 – 10:00 am
Break: AT&T mmWave Demonstration & WNCG Poster Session 10:00 – 10:40 am
DSRC Technology Readiness & LTE Complementarity for Safer Transportation
Sue Bai
Principal Engineer at Honda R&D; Honda technical and management leader on the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP) Consortium; SAE International DSRC Vehicle Safety Technical Committee Chair
Video, Slides 10:40 – 11:00 am
Inauguration of UT Center for Situation-Aware Vehicular Engineering Systems (SAVES)
Robert Heath & Todd Humphreys
WNCG/The University of Texas at Austin
 Video, Slides 11:00 – 11:20 am
Panel: V2X Connectivity: What’s hype, what’s useful, what’s essential?
Led by Todd Humphreys
Panelists:Chris Borroni-Bird (VP of Strategic Development, Qualcomm),Geoff Waters (Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, NXP),Gaurav Bansal (Senior Researcher, Dedicated Short Range Communications, Toyota), David Brenner (Director of Wireless Solutions Business Development, Intel; Chairperson of the Liaison Group and Events Task Group, Open Connectivity Foundation)
Video 11:20 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch and Social Time 12:30 – 1:20 pm
Afternoon Keynote: The Intersection of Automated Vehicles and AI
Peter Stone
David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor; Robotics Portfolio Program Chair
The University of Texas at Austin
Video, Slides 1:20 – 2:00 pm
Autonomous Driving from Vehicle to Data Center: an End-to-End Perspective
Prakash Kartha
Director of Market Development
Video, Slides 2:00 – 2:20 pm
Advanced Wireless R&D across the Federal Government
Thyagarajan Nandagopal
Program Director, CISE Directorate; co-chair of the Wireless Spectrum Research and Development Senior Steering Group
National Science Foundation
Video, Slides 2:20 – 2:40 pm
Startup Showcase: Elevator Pitches
Acerta, Astrapi, CivicSmart, Fathym, Kenguru, Molocar, Radiosense, SPLT
 Video 2:40 – 2:50 pm
Break: Startup Showcase
Led by Kathleen Baireuther
Austin Technology Incubator
Panel of Judges:Bob Metcalfe (UT Austin),Eric Thorn (Southwest Research Institute),Roger Keen (NXP),Natalia Ruiz Juri (UT Center for Transportation Research),Rachel Charlesworth (moovel)
2:50 – 3:30 pm
Automotive Radar Signals: Analysis and Limitations
Greg Kregoski
Automotive Segment Manager
Rohde and Schwarz
Video, Slides 3:30 – 3:50 pm
Panel: The Daunting Demands of Vehicle Sensing
Led by Robert Heath
Panelists:Kris Kozak (Principal Engineer, Automation and Data Systems Division, Southwest Research Institute; Autonomous Robotics Technologies Initiative (MARTI) IR&D for development of an autonomous vehicle)Charles Schroeder (Vice President of Product Marketing for RF and Wireless Communications, National Instruments)Jianming Ma (Connected and Automated Vehicle Activities at TxDOT; Research Coordinator for the Transportation Research Board Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation Department of Transportation)
Video 3:50 – 4:50 pm
Presentation of Award to Startup Showcase Winner  Video 4:50 – 5:00 pm
Informal Reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm


Texas Wireless Summit 2015
The View to 5G

Agenda Downloads October 26th
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 am
Welcome and Introduction:
Jeff Andrews/Robert Heath
WNCG – UT Austin
View Presentation 8:30 – 8:45 am
The View to 5G
Brian Modoff
Deutsche Bank
View Presentation 8:45 – 9:00 am
Morning Keynote: The Tactile Internet
Gerhard Fettweis
TU Dresden
View Presentation 9:00 – 9:45 am
Architecting Terabits for 5G and Beyond
Farooq Khan
9:40 – 10:00 am
Break/WNCG Poster Session 10:00 – 10:30 am
Wearables for 5G
Xinzhou Wu
View Presentation 10:30 – 10:50 am
Potential 5G communications contributions to automated vehicle applications
Gaurav Bansal
10:50 – 11:10 am
Panel: Role of Unlicensed Spectrum in 5G
Led by Jeff Andrews
Panelists include: Arun Ghosh (AT&T Labs), Nihar Jindal (Google),
Vinko Erceg (Broadcom) and Mingxi Fan (Qualcomm)
View Presentation 11:10 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch and Social Time 12:30 – 1:20 pm
Afternoon Keynote: Massive MIMO for 5G and Beyond
Tom Marzetta
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
View Presentation 1:20 – 2:00 pm
Millimeter Wave for 5G
Robert Heath
View Presentation 2:00 – 2:20 pm
The Killer App for Network Function Virtualization: The Next Generation Wireless Core
Anthony Soong
View Presentation 2:20 – 2:40 pm
Coffee Break and Poster Session 2:40 – 3:10 pm
Is OFDM Dead? An Overview of Candidate Waveforms for 5G
Ian Wong
National Instruments
View Presentation 3:10 – 3:30 pm
Panel: 5G Air Interfaces
Led by Amitava Ghosh
Panelists include: Ted Rappaport (NYU Wireless), Mike Barrick (Anritsu),
Charlie Zhang (Samsung), Eduardo Esteves (Qualcomm) and Erik Dahlman (Ericsson)
View Presentation 3:30 – 4:45 pm
Informal Reception 4:45 – 6:00 pm


Texas Wireless Summit 2013

Thanks, TWS sponsors, supporters and attendees for helping make TWS 2013 a success! Here is a link to videos of the event, created by TWS supporter RCR Wireless.

Welcome and Introduction to TWS: Prof. Robert Heath UT WNCG Director
Speaker: Brian Modoff Deutsche Bank
Morning Keynote: Tasso Argyros CTO Aster Teradata
Speaker: Ashok Srivastava Chief Data Scientist at Verizon
Speaker: Prof. Alex Dimakis University of Texas at Austin
Panel: Data Analytics and Wireless: Managing the Tradeoffs: Mudhakar Srivatsa IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; Vijay Bhagavath Deutsche Bank; Rodolfo Milito Cisco; Tom Bradicich National Instruments
Speaker: Alan Knitowski CEO Phunware
Speaker: Per Enge Director of Stanford GPS Laboratory
Speaker: Ramsey Faragher University of Cambridge
Mobile Monday Showcase
Speaker: Prof. Todd Humphreys University of Texas at Austin
Speaker: Rob A. Rutenbar Computer Science Department Head at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Speaker: Alan Gatherer CTO Baseband System on Chip Huawei


Texas Wireless Summit 2012

Agenda Downloads October 26th
Breakfast and Registration 7:45 – 8:30 am
Welcome and Introduction to TWS:
Prof. Robert Heath
Director, WNCG
The University of Texas at Austin
View Presentation 8:30 – 8:45
Wireless Market Analyst:
Brian Modoff
Senior Comms Tech Analyst, Deutsche Bank Securities
“Wireless Technology Evolution: From start, to LTE-Advanced and beyond”
View Presentation 8:45 – 9:00
Wireless Industry Keynote:
Dr. Flavio Bonomi
Fellow, VP, Head, Advanced Architecture and Research, Cisco, Inc.
“Wireless Trends”
View Presentation 9:00 – 9:45
Managing latency, range and robustness in interactive mobile gaming and
streaming applications:
Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake
Associate Technical Director at Broadcom
View Presentation 9:45 – 10:10
Break / WNCG Poster Session 10:10 – 10:45
Video over LTE, testing aspects
Andreas Roessler
Technology Manager North America at Rohde & Schwarz, USA
View Presentation 10:45 – 11:00
Video over Wireless: Disrupting Media Panel:
Moderator: Dr. Jeff Andrews
Past-Director WNCG, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Jeffrey Forester, Principal Engineer, Manager
Wireless Multimedia Solutions, Intel Corporation
Dr. Felix Fernandez, Senior Manager in Samsung
Dallas Technology Lab
Dr. Arvind Raghavan, AT&T Labs
Dr. Mark Newbury, Senior Director, America Wireless
Research/Wireless Solutions, Huawei
View Dr. Jeffrey Foster’s Presentation
View Dr. Felix Fernandez’s Presentation
View Dr. Mark Newbury’s Presentation
11:00 – 12:15
Gourmet Lunch and Social Time
WNCG Research Showcase/Poster Session
12:15 – 1:15
Location Based Services Topics
Dr. Todd Humphreys, Assistant Professor Aerospace Engineering
1:15 – 1:30
Location Based Services Keynote
Kanwar Chadha, Founder & CEO Inovi
Founder, SiRF
1:30 – 2:15
LBS Panel Discussion:
“Location Aware: Limits, Market, and Potential”
Dr. Todd Humphreys, Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering
Kanwar Chadha, Founder & CEO Inovi
Bernard Briggs, CTO, T3, Austin, TX
Dr. Alexander Mitelman, Consultant
2:15 – 3:05
Mobile Monday Startup Showcase during Break 3:05 – 3:45
Enabling The Anywhere Service Edge(™)
Kevin Duffy, CEO, Fastback Networks
3:45 – 4:00
Evolution of Wireless Communications Networks
Dr. John Smee
Director of Engineering, Qualcomm
View Presentation 4:00 – 4:20
Closing Keynote:
Dr. Vish Nandall
CTO and Head of Strategy, Ericsson North America
View Presentation 4:20 – 5:00
Informal Reception 5:00 – 7:00


Texas Wireless Summit 2011

Agenda October 25th
Breakfast and Registration 7:45 – 8:30 am
Welcome and Introduction to TWS:
Prof. Ted Rappaport
Director, Wireless Networking and Communications Group
The University of Texas at Austin
Wireless Research Trends””
8:30 – 8:45
Wireless Market Analyst:
Brian Modoff
Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
The Data Explosion Continues””
8:45 – 9:00
Wireless Industry Keynote:
Dr. Roberto Padovani
Executive Vice President, Qualcomm, Inc.
9:00 – 9:45
WICAT Research Update:
Dr. Mike Knox
Industry Associate Professor, NYU Polytechnic
Single Antenna Bidirectional Radio Communications””
9:45 – 10:15
Break / WNCG Poster Session 10:15 – 11:00
Future of Broadband:
Tom Crowe
CEO, Virginia Diode
Terahertz Wireless Devices””
11:00 – 11:30
Gourmet Lunch and Social Time
WNCG Research Showcase/Poster Session
12:15 – 1:15 pm
The Next BIG Companies 1:15 – 1:45 pm
WNCG Industrial Affiliate Keynote:
Jerry Pi
Director, Samsung Telecommunications
“Millimeter-wave mobile broadband: the new frontier for mobile communication”
2:00 – 2:45
Break and Mobile Monday Showcase 2:45 – 3:30
WICAT Research Update:
Dr. Fa Foster Dai
Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Designs for Wireless and Radar Transceivers
Prof. Jeff Andrews (WNCG) moderating
3:30 – 4:00
Panel Discussion:
“The Rapid Evolution of Cellular Networks: Femto, Pico and all that.”
Professor Jeff Andrews, Director of WNCG
David R. Wolter, Executive Director of Radio Technology, AT&T
Amitava Ghosh, Head, Broadband Wireless Innovation, Nokia Siemens Network
Tingfang Ji, Senior Staff Engineer, Corporate R&D, Qualcomm
Phil Kelley, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy,Crown Castle
4:00 – 5:00
Closing Keynote: Speaker TBD 5:00 – 5:30
Informal Reception 5:30 – 7:00


Texas Wireless Summit 2010

Agenda Downloads November 16th
Breakfast and Registration 7:45 – 8:30 am
Welcome and Introduction to TWS:
Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews
Director, Wireless Networking and Communications Group
University of Texas at Austin
“Wireless Research Trends”
View Presentation 8:30 – 8:45
Dave Gill
Senior Director Mobile Media, Nielsen
“Drivers of the Data Explosion”
View Presentation 8:45 – 9:00
Wireless Industry Keynote:
Dr. Reinaldo Valenzuela
Director of Wireless Research
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
“The Too Much Data Paradox”
9:00 – 9:30
Coffee Break and WNCG Research Showcase/Poster Session 10:00 – 10:45
Wi-Fi Alliance Update:
Liam Quinn, Compensation Chair, Wi-Fi Alliance
View Presentation 10:45 – 11:00
Cellular Trends:
Prof. Sundeep Rangan, NYU-Polytechnic
Co-Founder, Flarion Technologies
Heterogeneous Networks and Open Cellular Architectures””
View Presentation 11:45 – 12:15
Gourmet Lunch and Social time, WNCG Research Showcase/Poster session 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Startup Presentations:
Blacksand – John Diehl, CEO
Nitero – Pat Kelly, CEO
Unwired Nation – Eric Smith, CEO
Mavenir Systems- Shubh Agarwal, VP of Marketing
Unwired Nation
1:15 – 1:45
Mobile Payments:
Paul Bradley, Technical Director of North America Telecoms
1:45 – 2:00
Nagraj Kashyap, VP Qualcomm Ventures, Qualcomm,
“Augmented Reality and Other Emerging Technologies”
View Presentation 2:00 – 2:30
Technology Breakthrough Keynote:
Jim DiLorenzo
COO, Paratek Microwave
“Adaptive tunable RF electronics – the future of multiband wireless devices”
View Presentation 2:30 – 3:00
Coffee Break and Mobile Monday Showcase 3:00 – 3:45
Wireless Applications:
Andres Carvallo
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Grid Net
“Smart Grid”
View Presentation 3:45 – 4:00
Panel Discussion: Future of Wireless Innovation
Professor Ted Rappaport, Founding Director, WNCG
Dr. Arnon Friedmann, Director of Strategy and Technical Marketing,
Wireless Infrastructure, Texas Instrument
Dr. William Tranter, Director, Communications Foundations, National
Science Foundation
Madan Jagernauth, VP Wireless Product Management, Huawei
Dr. Tom Richardson, VP Engineering, Qualcomm
William Tranter
Tom Richardson
4:00 – 5:00
WNCG and National Science Foundation Industry/University Collaborative
Research Center Keynote:
Prof. Jeffrey Reed, Willis G. Worcester Professor in ECE, Virginia Tech
“The Future of Cognitive Radio”
View Presentation 5:00 – 5:30
Informal Reception 5:30 – 7:00