2018 Marconi Young Scholar Symposium – Oct. 1, 2018, University of Bologna

The Future of Communications: Bringing Down Silos to Connect the Next Billion

Presented by

Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars
University of Bologna
UNIBO Accademia Della Scienze, Sala Ulisse


1:00 – 2:00 pm
Lunch and poster session

2:00 – 2:15 pm
Introduction and Marconi Society overview
Stefania Bartoletti, MSCA Fellow at University of Ferrara, and Guilhem de Valicourt, IPG Photonics

2:15 – 3:15 pm
Panel #1: “Network localization and navigation.”
Moderated by Stefania Bartoletti.
Panelists: Dinesh Bharadia, Asst. Professor, University of California at San Diego; Wenhan Dai, Research Assistant, MIT

3:15 – 4:15 pm
Panel #2: “Emerging Technology”
Moderated by Joe Lukens, Wigner Fellow, Oakridge National Laboratory.
Panelists: Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, PhD Candidate, University of Washington; Ding Nie, RF System Integration Engineer, Apple; Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem, PhD Candidate, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

4:15 – 5:15 pm
Panel #3: “How Optical will improve speed and efficiency.”
Moderated by Guilhem de Valicourt, IPG Photonics.
Panelists: Dominic Lavery, Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow, University College London; Di Che, Member of the Technical Staff, Nokia-Bell Labs; and Eric Plum, Principal Research Fellow, Optoelectronic Research Centre, University of Southampton

5:15 – 5:30 pm
Wrap up questions and networking.
All Panelists