Signal Processing for Automated Driving

Speaker: Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr.
Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin

Abstract: Signal processing is playing an important role in automated driving. Multiple sensing modalities including millimeter wave radar, computer vision, lidar, or ultrasonic radar enable the vehicle perception system, bringing new challenges such as multi vehicle and multimodal sensor fusion. Positioning, mapping and navigation are also key technologies for automated vehicles, not to mention wireless communication and satellite navigation. While each of these areas is separately acknowledged as an application of signal processing, their combined use in vehicular systems is still not well understood. The objective of this talk is to provide an overview of signal processing opportunities around the technologies that enable automated vehicles.

Biography:  Robert W. Heath Jr. received the Ph.D. in EE from Stanford University. He is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and a Member of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group. He is also the President and CEO of MIMO Wireless Inc. and Chief Innovation Officer at Kuma Signals LLC.  Prof. Heath is a recipient of the 2012 Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper award, a 2013 Signal Processing Society best paper award, the 2014 EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing best paper award, and the 2014 Journal of Communications and Networks best paper award, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2016 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, 2017 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award, and the 2017 EURASIP Technical Achievement Award. He authored “Introduction to Wireless Digital Communication” (Prentice Hall in 2017) and “Digital Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploration Lab Using the NI USRP” (National Technology and Science Press in 2012). He co-authored “Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications” (Prentice Hall in 2014). He is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a Fellow of the IEEE.


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Date(s) - Nov 19, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

E-IV Tesla Room #53-125
420 Westwood Plaza - 5th Flr., Los Angeles CA 90095