On October 17, an IEEE Fellow, software-defined radio and cognitive radio founder, Dr. Joseph Mitola III and Professor Zhang Honggang from Zhejiang University paid an invited visit to our university. The president of NJUPT, Professor Yang warmly met with Dr. Mitola and held a seminar. Some teachers and students from the College of Telecommunications and Information Engineering participated in the meeting and seminar too.
President Yang cordially welcomed Dr. Mitola and Professor Zhang. He introduced to Dr. Mitola and the group about the NJUPT superior disciplines, achievement of teaching and scientific research, research platforms and famous alumni, etc. Dr. Mitola also introduced his latest research ideas in the field of security of wireless communications as well as the general situation of development of the communication industry in US. Both sides hoped that by mutual team visits, high-level talent cultivation joint application for projects, and regular exchanges and visits, etc., to strengthen the exchange and cooperation between NJUPT and the research team of Dr. Mitola. Before the seminar, Dr. Mitola delivered an academic report entitled "Trustworthy Cognitive Radio Networks" to teanchers and students from the College of Telecommunications and Information Engineering of NJUPT. He stressed on the introduction to wireless communications technology ideology, software-defined radio, cognitive radio, etc., and kindly answered the questions raised by the participating teachers and students.
President Yang met with Dr.Mitola
President Yang, Professor Zheng Baoyu in a cordial conversation with Dr. Mitola and Prof. Zhang Honggang
Dr. Mitola gives an academic report
Dr. Mitola in the group photo with teachers and students
Introduction of Dr. Joseph Mitola III:
Dr. Mitola was the founder of software-defined radio, cognitive radio, IEEE Fellow and CEO of a US wireless communications technology company. He has important academic influence in world wireless communications. In May 1995, he first proposed software radio schema and published it in IEEE Communications magazine. In August 1999, he further proposed the concept of cognitive radio and published it in IEEE personal communications, two articles respectively that has led software defined radio and cognitive radio of research wave, and currently respectively has single article reference 2,060 times and 6,900 times. Dr. Mitola is internationally recognized as the father of software-defined radio and cognitive radio, and is mainly associated with broadband wireless communication system and network security and other areas of research.
In 1971, he graduated from the Northwest University in US with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. In 1974, he graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master's degree in stochastic optimal control. In 2000, he graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, with a PhD in telecommunications information. Dr. Mitola is the former vice president of the Stevens Institute in US from 2008 to 2012 and distinguished Professor. From 1993 to 2008, he worked for MITRE Corporation, and from 1974 to 1993, he worked for Harris Corporation and ITT Corporation.
Vice President for The Research Enterprise at Stevens Institute of Technology and Distinguished Professor Joseph Mitola is participating in a cognitive radio panel at SDR '10: The Wireless Innovation Conference this Wednesday, December 1 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Mitola and other leaders in cognitive radio research will address the theme of the panel, "The Future of Radio Technologies." Incorporating dynamic spectrum access and robust networking, smart radio technologies promise to impact commercial and defense applications and will require new regulatory and business frameworks. Panel discussion will address the possibilities as well as the challenges ahead for the development and implementation of cognitive radio systems.
As a nod to the role that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plays as a regulator of the thickening radio domain, The Honorable Meredith Atwell Baker, FCC Commissioner, will introduce the panel, and the FCC's Chief Technologist, Dr. Douglas Sicker, will moderate.
Dr. Mitola is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking research in software-defined radio (SDR) and cognitive radio systems and technologies. In addition to having published the first technical paper on software radio architecture in 1991, Dr. Mitola coined the term cognitive radio for the integration of machine perception of RF, visual, and speech domains with machine learning into SDR to make dynamic spectrum access technically viable. His doctoral dissertation, Cognitive Radio (KTH, June 2000), created the first architecture for such autonomous radios, formulating the cognition cycle on which the sensing and opportunistic use of radio spectrum whitespace is based.
As a recognized leader in cognitive systems, Dr. Mitola speaks frequently at advanced communications technology events, including an engagement later this month at IEEE GLOBECOM 2010. His remarks there will emphasize the importance of security in future commercial systems for electric power, healthcare, and other critical infrastructures.
SDR '10 is the annual technical conference of the Wireless Innovation Forum, a non-profit dedicated to driving technology innovation in commercial, civil, and defense communications. The conference brings together leaders in SDR and reconfigurable radio communications for educational keynotes and panels, technical paper presentations, tutorials and workshops, and a technology showcase. SDR '10 will be held in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, in Washington, D.C. November 30 through December 3.