Invited talk at the IIT Delhi: The Road to a World of Applied Researchers

Soraghan, J. (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

Smart technology (ST) is all pervasive with many of us owning several networked processing units at home, on the move, at work and during our recreation periods. Scientific and non-scientific communities are beginning to realise the relatively untapped worldwide potential this global interconnectedness offers. One example involves peoples’ smart phones that are used as relays in modern MIMO communication systems. A second example is the use of a large number of smart phones equipped with an appropriate APP that are used to rapidly detect seismic activity. A third example is the classification of genome sequences in the form of an online game. These new paradigms aim to exploit the ‘free’ technology resource i.e. the smartphone, coupled with the network of ‘free’ applied researchers. This talk will focus on three specific aspects of technological enablers; Drivers, the Technology itself, and Applications, that continue to facilitate significant advances in a growing number of diverse disciplines. Firstly some key technological drivers will be described that will be seen to be either society or industry driven. Secondly an overview of technology will be provided that aims to uncover the historical and recent trends in both hardware and algorithmic advances that have facilitated such rapid progress that we have witnessed over the last few decades. The third part of the talk will describe some real examples of signal processing enabled applications from the bio-medical and radar domains. These considerations will help us address such questions as 'Where are the current major challenges?', ‘What might be the next significant technological developments?’ and ‘Everyone’s potential role as a global applied researcher!’.
Period14 Sep 2013
Held atIndian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India