“Be formless … shapeless, like water!”, which were the words used by Bruce Lee, as he was revealing the philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, the martial arts system Lee founded in 1967. Many parallels can be drawn in wireless communications technologies where engineers have been seeking greater flexibility in using the spectral and energy resources for improving network performance. In this talk, I will speak on a novel antenna technology, referred to as fluid antenna, that adopts a software-controlled, position-flexible antenna to operate on the best signal envelope within a given space. This talk presents some early results on fluid antenna systems, which shows its potential for improving wireless communication performance.
(Kit) Kai-Kit Wong received the BEng, the MPhil, and the PhD degrees, all in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, in 1996, 1998, and 2001, respectively. He is Chair Professor of Wireless Communications at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK. His current research centers around 5G and beyond mobile communications. He is a co-recipient of the 2020 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Electronics Letters, the 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Letters Best Paper Award, the 2000 IEEE VTS Japan Chapter Award at the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in Japan in 2000, and a few other international best paper awards. He is Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters since 2020, and also the Subject Editor-in-Chief for Wireless Communications of IET Electronics Letters since June 2020.