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Foundations of Energy Harvesting and Remotely Powered Communication Systems

March 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Foundations of Energy Harvesting and Remotely Powered Communication Systems

Prof. Ayfer Ozgur Aydin
Assistant Professor, EE Department, Stanford University


The next exponential growth in connectivity is projected to be no longer in access between people but in connecting objects and machines in the age of “Internet of Everything” (IoE). Projections show sensor demand growing from billions in 2012 to trillions within the next decade. This has led to significant recent interest in building tiny and low-cost wireless radios that can form the fabric of smart technologies and cyberphysical systems, enabling a plethora of exciting applications from in-body health monitoring, to smart homes and transportation systems. However, achieving orders of magnitude reduction in the cost and size of wireless radios often requires to eliminate external components such as batteries and crystal oscillators. In this talk, we will discuss the information and communication theoretic foundations for such radios, including communication with energy harvesting and remotely powered wireless devices and, time permitting, also with crystal-free radios.

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Prof. Ayfer Ozgur Aydin is an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of Stanford University and a member of ISL. Before joining Stanford, she was a postdoctoral researcher with the Algorithmic Research on Networked Information Group at EPFL, Switzerland. She received her PhD degree in 2009 from the Information Processing Group at the same university and received her B.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, in 2001 and the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the same university in 2004. From 2001 to 2004, Ayfer worked as a hardware design engineer for the Defense Industries Research and Development Institute in Turkey.


Refreshments and Conversation at 6:00 P.M.
Presentation at 6:30 P.M.


Packard Bldg., Stanford University
Room 202 in Packard Bldg., Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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