Stacked Intelligent Metasurfaces Enabled Joint Signal Processing and Communication in the Wave Domain

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Building 1, Level 3, Room 3119


We propose a new wave-based computing architecture called stacked intelligent metasurfaces (SIM) to enable joint signal processing and communication in the electromagnetic (EM) domain. A SIM is fabricated by stacking an array of programmable metasurface layers, where each layer consists of many low-cost passive meta-atoms that can individually manipulate EM waves. By appropriately configuring the passive meta-atoms, a SIM can automatically accomplish advanced computation tasks as the EM wave propagates through it while reducing both energy consumption and processing delay. In this talk, we will illustrate the application of SIM in multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and multi-user MIMO wireless communications. 

Brief Biography

Chau Yuen received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, Murray Hill, in 2005. From 2006 to 2010, he was with the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore. Since 2023, he has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at Nanyang Technological University. Dr. Yuen received the IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize (2023), IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (2021), IEEE APB Outstanding Paper Award (2023), IEEE ICC and ICCT Best Paper Award (2023), and EURASIP Best Paper Award for JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING (2021).  He is an IEEE Fellow and also a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Web of Science.

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