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New telecommunications technology research chair opens at University of Waterloo

A new Research Chair has been established at the University of Waterloo, one that will focus on numerous technologi...


June 10, 2006  


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A new Research Chair has been established at the University of Waterloo, one that will focus on numerous technologies designed to help shape the future of wireless networks.

Dr. Amir Khandani, Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the university has been appointed senior chair.

He is well-known in the industry for his research in communication systems design and is the author or co-author of more than 200 articles and several patents, including a patent on symbol-based Turbo-codes, a technique that is incorporated in multiple telecommunication standards.

Co-sponsored by the Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Nortel Networks Corp., the research program will focus on third (3G) and fourth (4G) generation broadband wireless technologies

“Moving to 3G and beyond requires a significant increase in speed and bandwidth capabilities for wireless networks,” said Mike Zafirovski, president and CEO of Nortel.

“Each step forward requires large technical jumps to push technologies past their existing limitations.”