Distinguished Lecturer Series
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
"The Renaissance of Wireless Communications, and the Future Edge of the Internet"
Seminar on youtube
September 26, 2012
Roselle Center for the Arts: Gore Recital Hall
Reception to follow in Roselle Lobby
Theodore S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of EE at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, as well as a professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and at the NYU School of Medicine. He also is Director of the NSF Industrial/University Collaborative Research Center for WICAT, which includes the two programs he founded at Texas (WNCG) and Virginia Tech (MPRG). He is a pioneer in radio propagation, and he and his students invented the technology of site-specific RF modeling and design, now used routinely in wireless communications. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and, has won numerous awards, including the Marconi Young Scientist Award in 1990, the Fredrick E. Terman Outstanding EE Faculty Award in 2002, and the Sir Monty Finniston medal from the Institution of Engineering and Technology in 2011. Dr. Rappaport has over 100 patents and numerous books, including the best-selling textbook Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice. He has also been an entrepreneur. In 1989, he founded TSR Technologies, a software radio manufacturer, and, in 1995, Wireless Valley Communications, a pioneer in site-specific propagation software. He received B.S. (1982), M.S. (1984), and Ph.D. (1987) degrees from Purdue, and is an Outstanding EE Alumnus.