Congratulations to Robert Corless, who successfully completed his Masters thesis and graduated this May from ECE. Robert has been working with the GTPG for the last two years, studying frequency-hopping in backscatter radio systems at microwave frequency. He will continue his career as a telecommunications engineering with the US Army. Our best to you and your family, Robert!
Below is a video recording of the IEEE RFID 2018 panel session, “The Past, Present, and Future of RFID”. Prof. Sanjay Sarma moderates as Prof. Matt Reynolds, Dr. Paul Muller, and Prof. Greg Durgin provide commentary. Interesting questions include:
- What are some of the interesting future applications ?
- What are the biggest disappointments with RFID?
- What would you like to see in a “Gen 3” RFID tag?
The video below is an excerpt from the IEEE RFID 2018’s 20th Anniversary of AutoID Labs Special keynote session. Prof. Sanjay Sarma gives his thoughts on the nature of the “Internet of Things” and the future of RFID. My favorite part is the statistic about Uber at 9:25 (discussion begins at 7:20).
Billy Kihei (a PhD graduate from ECE last year) and GTPG student Cheng Qi have launched their National Science Foundation iCorps project, involving customer discovery for technology in the field of vehicle-to-vehicle communications. They attended a workshop on how to conduct customer discovery and will embark on a grueling travel schedule to secure views and feedback from industry officials. The NSF grant, with Prof. Durgin as PI, was awarded earlier this year.