Seminar - Professor Ke Wu

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 11:00 am - 11:00 am EST (GMT -05:00)


Professor Ke Wu, FIEEE, FCAE, FRSC
Canada Research Chair in RF and Millimeter-Wave Engineering
Poly-Grames Research Center
Department of Electrical Engineering
Ecole Polytechnique
Montreal, Quebec


Multi-Function and Multi-Format Transceivers for Cognitive Joint Radio and Radar Operations and Applications


Wireless communication and radar sensing are two of the most prominent applications of radio technology. In the past, these two systems operate differently and independently. However, if implemented, the system fusion of wireless communication and radar sensing would definitely bring up many benefits such as architecture unification, simplification, and miniaturization, functional re-configurability and fusion, and especially efficiency enhancement and cost reduction. This presentation reviews the emerging advances in the waveform design and system development for multifunctional wireless systems that integrate both communication (radio) and sensing (radar) functions. State-of-the-art communication-radar (or radio-radar) modulation schemes are presented and their features are discussed with reference to the transceiver architecture fusion. Theoretical and experimental research results on integrated communication and radar T/R platform are highlighted to showcase the current system development. Future research topics in this direction are also pointed out.

Speaker's biography

Dr. Ke Wu is Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Canada Research Chair in RF and millimeter-wave engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique (University of Montreal). He has been the Director of the Poly-Grames Research Center and the Founding Director (2008-2014) of the Center for Radiofrequency Electronics Research of Quebec. He held/holds visiting/honorary professorships at various universities in the world. He has authored/co-authored over 995 referred papers, and a number of books/book chapters and more than 30 patents. Dr. Wu has held key positions in and has served on various panels and international committees including the chair of technical program committees, international steering committees and international conferences/symposia. In particular, he was the general chair of the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. He has served on the editorial/review boards of many technical journals, transactions and letters as well as scientific encyclopedia including editors and guest editors. He has been providing consulting services to corporations, governments and universities around the world. Dr. Wu is an elected IEEE MTT-S AdCom member and has served as the chair of many standing committees including Transnational Committee, Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Committee and Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC). He is the 2015 IEEE MTT-S President-Elect and will become the 2016 IEEE MTT-S President. He also serves as the inaugural North-American representative in the General Assembly of the European Microwave Association (EuMA). He was the recipient of many awards and prizes including the inaugural IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2004 Fessenden Medal of the IEEE Canada, the 2009 Thomas W. Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the 2013 Award of Merit of Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals, the 2014 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award and the 2014 Marie-Victorin Prize (Prix du Québec – the highest distinction of Québec in the Natural Sciences and Engineering). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was an IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer from Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2011.