UoB BMVP Peter Smith, Public Lecture: Smart phones and statistics – where is the connection?

18 July 2018, 2.00 PM - 18 July 2018, 3.00 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 Professor of Statistics at the Victoria University of Wellington, Canada. His research interests include the statistical aspects of design, modelling and analysis for communication systems, information theory, stochastic processes and applied probability.

Although we take them for granted, mobile devices such as smart phones are small miracles of engineering and electronics. These devices are constantly evolving and fundamental research and long term planning is
always running in parallel to the deployment of the systems that we use. This blue sky research is surprising in its heavy use of statistics and probability. Statistics is used to model the signals received by the
mobile devices and the imperfections in the devices. Statistics is also used to analyse the performance of these devices and even in designing the electronics that processes the signals. This talk will explain where the randomness and statistics arises in mobile phone research and  explain the latest trends in statistical research and development of mobile phone systems.



Contact information

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