TWS Announces Speakers, Special Events for 2016 Summit

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Texas Wireless Summit (TWS) 2016: Reshaping Wireless Through Automated Vehicles, recently announced their speaker line-up and other exciting special reveals for this year’s event. On October 18, 2016, TWS will explore how automated vehicles will reshape wireless over the next 10 years with their demands for coordinated sensing and decision-making. The event will look at the benefits and requirements of connectivity, the key challenges of vehicle sensing and shared data analytics, including lightly processed radar, lidar and camera data.

Special features that set this year’s TWS apart from previous events include the Startup Showcase and competition, co-hosted with the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI). Sponsored by Rohde and Schwarz and led by ATI’s Kathleen Baireuther, this event will feature several local startups and a first-prize award of $5,000, selected by an impartial judging committee.

The event will also feature a special 5G demo from AT&T.

The morning Keynote presentation will feature VP of Engineering at Qualcomm Research, Dr. Sanjiv Nanda. Over 13 years with Qualcomm, Dr. Nanda has helped initiate, incubate and lead a variety of research programs. Starting with indoor wireless technologies (WiFi 802.11n, interworking and mobility between cellular and WiFi networks, algorithms and system design for indoor small cells), his work moved to machine learning for context awareness and most recently, technologies and enablers for autonomous vehicles. He received his undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur and his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for his dissertation on image coding.

Other speakers include: Brian Modoff (Qualcomm), Arunabha Ghosh (AT&T), Sue Bai (Honda), Chris Borroni-Bird (Qualcomm), Geoff Waters (NXP), Gaurav Bansal (Toyota), Greg Kregoski (Rohde and Schwarz), Kris Kozak (Southwest Research Institute), Charles Schroeder (National Instruments), Robert Heath (UT Austin), Todd Humphreys (UT Austin), as well as speakers from Intel and the Open Connectivity Foundation and the US Department of Transportation.

Throughout the day, two panels will focus on V2X Connectivity and the Daunting Demands of Vehicle Sensing.

Visit http://texaswirelesssummit.org/ for more up-to-the-minute details and to register.

TWS 2016 would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of this year’s event: Huawei, Rohde and Schwarz, Norton Rose Fulbright, Open Connectivity Foundation, IEEE Communications Society Austin Chapter and RCR Wireless.

To find out more about sponsorship and how your company can get involved in this year’s event, contact Lauren Bringle at lauren.bringle@austin.utexas.edu.