‌KAUST Research Conference on Extreme Bandwidth Communication: From mmWave, THz to Optical Bands

The technological evolution has led to the current high-performing wireless communication systems that we use on a daily basis. However, coping with the increasing demand is becoming more and more challenging, especially since we are approaching the limits of what can be done with the available resources. One of these resources is bandwidth. This spectrum scarcity problem has motivated researchers to explore new frequencies for wireless communications. Due to this reason, the upper radio-frequency (RF) spectrum, from mmWave and THz to optical bands, is being pursued, which is termed as “Extreme Bandwidth Communication”. This conference brings world experts and the brightest minds from academia and industry to present the latest trends, challenges, results, and opportunities in the field of extreme bandwidth communication.

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Agenda

Monday, March 21, 2022

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09:00 - 10:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Optical wireless: 6G and beyond Dominic O’Brien, Professor of Engineering Science Oxford University, UK Campus Library Seaside
10:20 - 11:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Visible light communication towards 6G: challenges and prospects Nan Chi, Professor, Information Science and Engineering, Fudan University, China Campus Library Seaside
11:00 - 11:40 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Dr. Bekkali: Next Generation free-space optical Communication Systems: Concept, Challenges and Research Directions Dr. Abdelmoula Bekkali, R&D Manager at TOYO Electric Corporation, Japan, IEEE Senior member KAUST Library, Seaside area
13:30 - 14:10 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Wymeersch: Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces for enabling localization with minimal infrastructure Prof. Henk Wymeersch, Professor in Communication Systems with Dep. of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden KAUST Library, Seaside area
14:10 - 14:50 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Alexiou: Directional Terahertz Wireless Communications: a game changer for 6G Prof. Angeliki Alexiou, professor at the department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece KAUST Library, Seaside area
15:20 - 16:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Towards Multi-band RF, Optical, THz, Millimeter-wave Communications in 6G Hina Tabassum, Assistant Professor, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, Canada Campus Library Seaside
16:00 - 16:40 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Yang: Space-Air-Ground FSO Networks for High-Throughput Satellite Communications Hong-Chuan Yang, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada KAUST Library, Seaside area
16:40 - 17:20 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Next-generation wireless: Connecting the world with Taara Wireless Optical Communications (WOC) Devin Brinkley, Engineering lead for Project Taara, X, USA Campus Library Seaside

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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09:00 - 09:40 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Basar: Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Empowered Communications for 6G Wireless Networks Prof. Ertugrul Basar, Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koç University, Turkey KAUST Library, Seaside area
09:40 - 10:40 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Optically Active Graphene Metasurfaces for Forward Control of Light Polarization and its Inverse Detection Muhammad Amin, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Taibah University, KSA Campus Library Seaside
11:00 - 11:40 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Vipiana: Numerical Analysis of Glide Structures for 5G/6G Communications via a Periodic Integral Equation Formulation Prof. Francesca Vipiana, Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Senior Member of IEEE KAUST Library, Seaside area
13:40 - 14:20 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Hakan Bagci: Simulation of Photoconductive Antennas for Terahertz Source Generation KAUST Library, Seaside area
14:20 - 15:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Dan Jiao: Fast and Accurate Method for Nonlinear Signaling Analysis Prof. Dan Jiao, Professor at School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Purdue University (USA), IEEE Fellow KAUST Library, Seaside area
15:20 - 16:20 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Alù: Metasurface Platform for Enhanced Wireless Communications Prof. Andrea Alù, Einstein Professor of Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, Professor of Electrical Engineering at The City College of NY KAUST Library, Seaside area
16:20 - 17:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Peng: Combinatorial Optimization of Reconfigurable Intelligence Surfaces via the Ising Spin Glass Model Zhen Peng, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA KAUST Library, Seaside area
17:00 - 17:40 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Erricolo: Millimeter-Wave Wide-Angle Beam-Steering by Leaky Wave Antenna with Liquid Crystal-based Phasing Structure and Metamaterial-Inspired Radiating Apertures Danilo Erricolo, IEEE Fellow, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois Chicago, USA KAUST Library, Seaside area
17:40 - 20:30 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Poster Session - Extreme Bandwidth Communication Campus Library Seaside

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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08:30 - 09:30 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Yahya Rahmat-Samii: CubeSats and SmallSats: New Paradigms for Ingenious Antenna Developments Prof. Yahya Rahmat-Samii, a holder of the Northrop-Grumman Chair in electromagnetics, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) KAUST Library, Seaside area
09:35 - 10:30 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Jarrahi: Plasmonic antennas for terahertz wireless links Mona Jarrahi, Professor, University of California Los Angeles Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, IEEE Fellow KAUST Library, Seaside area
11:05 - 11:45 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Hussein Attia: Recent developments in Wideband Millimeter-wave MIMO Antennas Prof. Hussein Attia, Electrical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) KAUST Library, Seaside area
13:30 - 14:10 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Atif Shamim: Gain and Efficiency Enhancement of mm-Wave On-Chip Antennas Through Artificial Magnetic Conductors KAUST Library, Seaside area
14:15 - 14:55 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Yahia Antar: Recent Advancements and Future Trends in Modern Antenna Systems for Communications and for Sensors Prof. Yahia Antar, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada KAUST Library, Seaside area
15:25 - 16:05 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Ahmed A. Kishk: Efficient Antenna Array Design for mmWave Applications Prof. Ahmed Kishk, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montréal Canada KAUST Library, Seaside area
16:10 - 16:50 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. John (Yiannis) Volakis: UWB Future 5G Transceivers & Wearable Electronics John (Yiannis) Volakis, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University (FIU), USA KAUST Library, Seaside area
17:00 - 17:35 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Prof. Mark Rodwell: 100-300GHz Transceiver Design for MIMO Communications Prof. Mark Rodwell, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of California, Santa Barba KAUST Library, Seaside area

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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14:30 - 16:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World A Posteriori Error Estimation and Adaptivity for Elliptic Interface Problems Prof. Zhiming Chen, Academy of mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences Building 4, Level 5, Room 5220

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

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16:00 - 17:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Fast Solution Methods for Wave Propagation Problems: From Classical Domain Decomposition Solvers to Learning Prof. Dr. Victorita Dolean, Mathematics and Computer Science, Scientific Computing, TU Eindhoven Building 2, Level 5, Room 5220

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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16:00 - 17:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Critical Phenomena in Financial Markets and Social Networks Prof. Christof Schmidhuber, ZHAW School of Engineering Building 9, Level 2, Room 2322

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

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16:00 - 17:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World WAN Approximation of PDEs: Best Approximation, Stabilization and Boundary Conditions Prof. Silvia Bertoluzza Building 2, Level 5, Room 5209

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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16:00 - 17:00 (Asia/Riyadh) UTC +03 hours Event Times Around the World Virtual Element Approximation of Eigenvalue Problems Prof. Francesca Gardini, Building 1, Level 3, Room 3119