UoB BMVP Peter Smith, Graduate Student Lecture: Random matrices in wireless communication

23 July 2018, 2.00 PM - 23 July 2018, 2.00 PM

UoB BMVP Peter Smith, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Level 4 Seminar Room, Howard House (located at the corner of Queens Avenue and Elmdale Road, BS8 1SD)

Peter Smith is a Professor of Statistics at the Victoria University of Wellington. His research interests include the statistical aspects of design, modelling and analysis for communication systems, information theory, stochastic processes and applied probability.

This talk will outline the many applications of random matrices in communications. In particular, modern cellular systems where base stations communicate with many mobile users with smart phones are
discussed. The modelling, design and analysis of such systems are described from a statistical viewpoint. This is an area of genuine cross-fertilization, where many contributions have been made in
engineering by statisticians and many statistical results are emerging from the engineering literature. The state-of-the-art in random matrix theory for communication systems is outlined along with open problems
and emerging challenges.

Contact information

Please contact Professor Smith's host Professor Carl Dettmann (Mathematics)