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Date & Time:
Tuesday, November 9, 2021; 1:00 PM EST
A Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) is a planar structure that is engineered to have properties that enable the dynamic control of the electromagnetic waves. In wireless communications and networks, RISs are an emerging technology for realizing programmable and reconfigurable wireless propagation environments through nearly passive and tunable signal transformations. RIS-assisted programmable wireless environments are a multidisciplinary research endeavor. This presentation is aimed to report the latest research advances on modeling, analyzing, and optimizing RISs for wireless communications with focus on electromagnetically consistent models, analytical frameworks, and optimization algorithms.
Prof. Marco Di Renzo
CNRS & Paris-Saclay University
Marco Di Renzo is a Research Director (Professor) with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (L2S) of CentraleSupelec - Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France. In Paris-Saclay University, he serves as the Coordinator of the Communications and Networks Research Division of the Laboratory of Excellence on Digital Sciences, and as a Member of the Admission and Evaluation Committee of the Ph.D. School on Information and Communication Technologies. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters and a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is a Fellow of the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Fellow of the USA Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an Ordinary Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA), and an Ordinary Member of the Academia Europaea (AE). Also, he is a Highly Cited Researcher.