Join us on Wednesday the 22nd November, 2023, at 12 p.m. in MLT, Dean Street where we will have a special lecture from Dr Roger Giddings on "DSP-based Technologies for Future Communications Networks"
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) is a ubiquitous, yet hidden technology that involves the processing of physical, real-world signals, with the processing typically performed inn real-time on transient signals. DSP is used extensively in the modern world to enable many advanced technologies that we now take for granted, such as speech recognition, augmented reality, medical scanning/imaging and radar systems. DSP is also one of the key enabling technologies for modern fixed and wireless communications systems, your smart phone for example is completely reliant on super-fast DSP algorithms for its exceptional functionality and network connectivity.
The DSP Centre at Bangor University is a multi-million-pound research centre, established in 2019. Our vision is to become a world leader in DSP-based digital communication technologies for future 5G and 6G networks. Bringing together expertise in optical fibre networks, optical wireless networks, RF/Microwave networks and DSP, we undertake advanced DSP-based research to achieve flexible and dynamic solutions at the sub-system, system and networking levels to meet the evolving demands of tomorrow’s networks.
This talk will provide a general outline of the DSP Centre, take a closer look at what exactly is DSP, and provide an overview of the various DSP-based technologies we are researching and developing at the DSP Centre.
Dr Roger Giddings is a Senior Lecturer in Optical Communications and DSP at Bangor University, and the Deputy Operation Director of the DSP Centre. His research specialises in DSP-enabled optical communication systems to achieve dynamically reconfigurable optical networks that seamlessly converge metro, access and 5G/6G mobile fronthaul/backhaul. He has expertise in the real-time implementation of advanced DSP algorithms, RF/Microwave circuits, embedded systems and optical communications systems. He has 17-years R&D experience in the telecommunications industry, working for Nokia Networks, Nokia Research Centre and Nokia Ventures in both the UK and Finland. In 2007 he joined Bangor University and experimentally demonstrated the world’s first real-time Optical OFDM transmission system. He has published over 110 papers in refereed journals, including an invited tutorial paper in IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, and has acted as Primary and Co-Investigator for many EU, UK and Welsh Government funded projects.