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"Smart Cities Never Sleep: The Future of Advanced Urban Technologies"

Originating Calendar ECE ILLINOIS Explorations
Speaker Texas Instruments
Ahmad Bahai, CTO
Date: 9/13/2017
Time: 5 p.m.

Grainger Auditorium, Room 1002 ECE Building

Event Contact:

Nikki Slack | Office of Advancement | 1070 ECE Building



Event Type: Seminar/Symposium

Texas Instruments Chief Technologist Ahmad Bahai will offer a sneak peek into what a smart city will look like more than 10 years into future, exploring key technologies that will enable these next-generation urban landscapes. Cities already rely on networks for traffic control, energy, communications and myriad other services. Smart cities of the future will integrate and augment these networks to improve operations, save money and conserve energy. The same sensing, signal conditioning, communications and embedded processing technologies that enable smart homes and factories will help connect and automate cities in groundbreaking ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

Dr. Bahai is the Chief Technology Officer of Texas Instruments and the director of TI Corporate Research, Kilby Labs. He was previously the director of research labs and CTO of National Semiconductor. He also is a consulting professor at Stanford University and IEEE Fellow.

Previously, he was the technical manager of the communication and mixed-signal processing research group at Bell Laboratories until 1997and Professor-In-Residence at UC Berkeley. He later founded Algorex, a communication and acoustic IC and system company, which was acquired by National.

Ahmad co-invented the multi-carrier spread spectrum, which is being used in many modern communication systems. He has been the keynote speaker in major international conferences and served as the associate editor of IEEE Comms journals and ISSCC technical committee.

He has more than 80 IEEE/IEE publications and 40 patents on systems and circuits. He received his MS degree from Imperial College, University of London and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.


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