Jan. 31, 2013 – Dr. Jeffrey Reed is the Willis G. Worcester professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of Wireless at Virginia Tech. Dr. Reed’s areas of expertise are in software radios, smart antennas, and ultra wideband.
A new paradigm is headed for managing spectrum, it is as fundamental change to managing spectrum since the spark-gap generator radio was outlawed in the 1930s. This new management technique, based on cognitive techniques, will greatly expand the availability of spectrum for supporting high data rate transmissions and open up new applications that can use the spectrum.
Research on the edge is a speaker series focused on interdisciplinary research and innovation, inspired by the Black Swan talks, and is a collaboration between the University Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research. With speakers from ICTAS, ICAT, and the University Libraries, we intend to create space for engaging conversations about "research at the boundaries" and how we promote innovation at these boundaries. Each is held in the library's study café on the first floor of Newman Library. Afternoon tea and other refreshments are provided.