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Introduction to Professor Bertrand Hochwald and His Lab at University of Notre Dame
- Could you briefly introduce yourself (and your University/Lab)?
I serve as the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and Co-Director of the Wireless Institute at the University of Notre Dame. I have invented and co-invented technologies and published research articles that have become mainstays of communication theory and practice, including differential multiple-antenna methods, linear dispersion codes, channel estimation analysis, and multi-user vector precoding methods. More details can be found on my professional website: https://wireless.nd.edu/people/faculty/bertrand-hochwald/
- What have been your most significant research contributions up to now?
I am currently working on high-frequency radio circuits, sixth-generation cellular technologies, and methods to reduce human exposure to electromagnetic radiation from cell phones. I also oversee one of the Wireless Institutes flagship projects, the RadioHound spectrum sensing platform, currently on its third version. This multi-year project is unique in that the sensors have been designed and implemented predominantly by a team of graduate students, and have been deployed in trials run by the Federal Communications Commission and the US Postal Service.
- What problems in your research field deserve more attention (or what problems will you like to solve) in the next few years, and why?
I would love to solve the problems that currently make it difficult to communicate and transfer power wirelessly without exposing the human body to excessive amounts of electromagnetic radiation.
- What advice would you like to give to the young generation of researchers/engineers?
Don’t expect that artificial intelligence will be able to formulate the interesting problems that need to be solved over the next 50 years – only our young engineers can do that.