ECE Spotlight Keynote

Sunday, March 15
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Internet for Everyone and Everything: The Future of Wireless Communications from Education to Advanced Research

With the widespread adoption of smart devices, wireless consumers’ demand for data has increased exponentially. The mobile Internet encourages innovation and inspires researchers to think beyond faster data and greater capacity. New networks, referred to as fifth generation or 5G, may unleash enormous economic potential. Many researchers view 5G as an inflection point—an opportunity to expand the capabilities of our wireless networks and perhaps redefine the term “network.” Applying traditional “siloed” design approaches to meet 5G challenges could in fact be the bottleneck preventing a new network vision because these approaches tend to “reinvent the wheel” and impede managing the system complexities created by advancements in communication, computation, and control technologies. 

In this session, James Kimery of NI explores the evolution of system design as a discipline to address the challenges of the Internet of Things era. He also discusses how new graphical approaches can be applied from engineering education to advanced research challenges, like 5G.

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James Kimery

Director of Product Marketing: RF, Communications, and Software Defined Radio (SDR) Initiatives
National Instruments

                                                                                                         
   

In this role, Kimery is responsible for the company’s communication system design and SDR strategies. He also manages NI’s advanced research RF/Communications Lead User program. Prior to joining NI, Kimery was the director of marketing for Silicon Laboratories’ wireless division, which later became a subsidiary of ST-Ericsson. With Kimery as director, the wireless division grew revenues from $5 million to over $250 million. He also worked at NI before transitioning to Silicon Labs and led many successful programs, including the concept and launch of the PXI platform. He has authored nearly 30 technical papers and articles covering a variety of wireless and test and measurement topics. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.




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