ECE Distinguished Lecturer Series - Tod Sizer

ECE Distinguished Lecturer Series


Tod Sizer

Nokia Bell Labs


September 27, 2017

What's the Big Deal about 5G, and Should You Care?

Bio: Theodore (Tod) Sizer is Head of IP and Optical Network Research in Nokia Bell Labs, leading teams innovating in all aspects of IP and optical solutions for core, submarine, and data center communications. Prior to this, he was Head of Wireless Research, leading the company's vision and research for 5G. Tod has had significant impact as a key proponent and inventor of the lightRadio™ and small-cell technology. Tod received his Masters and Doctorate in Optics from the University of Rochester. In 2007, Tod was named a Bell Labs Fellow "For sustained creative contributions to wireless systems, particularly in the convergence of packet and wireless technologies" and, in 2012, was named a WWRF Fellow. In 2012, he received the Popular Science Breakthrough Innovation award for lightRadio. He was named an IEEE Fellow in 2015 for "Leadership in wireless communications technology." Tod has 52 US patents and over 50 refereed publications.