Gee Rittenhouse, Lucent Technologies

Accelerating Change 2004

The Future of Wireless Networking
35 minutes, 16.2mb, recorded 2004-11-06
The wireless industry is undergoing a transition. We see the evolution from cellular 2G to 3G standards, the migration from circuit to packet applications, and the procession of voice to data. We also see the industry incorporating new wireless access technologies such as WiFi and WiMAX. All of this is occuring in a market place where voice subscriber penatration levels in many parts of the world are saturating and there is incredible pressure to reduce network capital and operating costs.

These conditions present signicant technology challenges to further increase network capacity, improve network operating efficiency, and the air-interface spectral efficiency. In this talk Gee presents several technologies that address these issues and the future applications that will drive this traffic growth.

Dr. George ("Gee") Rittenhouse is Vice President of Wireless Research for Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs. Rittenhouse joined Bell Labs as a member of technical staff in 1993 where he developed a high-speed 0.1 um NMOS process for optical networking. He later joined the Wireless Research Laboratory where his research focused on RF front-end radio architectures and cellular system engineering. In 2000 he was promoted to Director of the Wireless Technology Research Department where he led several projects related to Multiple Input/Multiple Output (MIMO) system development, network optimization, wireless IP networks, and fourth generation wireless.

In 2001 he was named a Bell Labs Fellow, Bell Labs' highest honor, which recognizes sustained research and development contributions to the company. He has numerous publications and patents in the areas of wireless systems and circuits.

Rittenhouse was also one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Wireless Emergency Response Team (WERT), an industry-wide effort to locate survivors at Ground Zero through signals from their wireless telephones. He is also active on several national policy and standards boards, working with FCC and Homeland Security subgroups on the scientific side of wireless in the post 9/11 era.

Dr. Rittenhouse received his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Then in 1993 received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This presentation was recorded at Accelerating Change 2004, November 5-7, 2004. Check here for the complete Accelerating Change archives.

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