Emerging Technologies for 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced

IEEE SCV PACE: Emerging Technologies for 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced

IEEE SCV PACE in collaboration with IEEE SCV Education Society & IEEE SCV Information Theory Society

Speakers: Dr. Lingjia Liu, Ph. D -Texas A&M University 

Time: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm Tuesday, October 29 2013


Maxim IC Event Center, San Jose

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Despite a relatively short 15 years of history, the 3GPP standard has established itself as the leader of the wireless technology and innovation. Today more than 5 billion people, or 80% of the world population, use the wireless technology that was made possible by 3GPP standard. Current version of the specification deployed from 3GPP is called LTE (long-term evolution) technology, and is gaining support from most of the major operators around the world. LTE will achieve higher spectrum efficiency and better overall user experience, all at a lower per-bit cost to the operators. In this talk, I will provide a brief introduction of 3GPP standard in terms of its history, organization, the specifications generated by 3GPP over the years. I will also discuss about various emerging technologies for LTE, LTE-Advanced (further evolution from LTE), and beyond LTE-Advanced systems including downlink/uplink MIMO enhancement, carrier aggregation, relay, heterogeneous networks, and massive MIMO systems.



6:30pm – Networking (food and drinks will be provided)

7:00pm – Presentation

7:45pm – Question & Answer Session


Speaker bio:

Lingjia Liu, received the Ph.D. degree at Texas A&M University in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the B.S. degree with highest honor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Electronic Engineering. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Kansas (KU). Prior to joining the EECS at KU, he spent more than three years in Samsung Research America – Dallas (SRA-D) leading Samsung’s work on downlink multi-user MIMO, Coordinated multipoint (CoMP) transmission, and Heterogeneous Networks for 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced standards. His research is currently funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), Samsung Research America – Dallas, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, and University of Kansas Center for Research Inc. His work on LTE/LTE-Advanced was quoted in the September issue of IEEE Spectrum.

Lingjia Liu is a recipient of the Texas Telecommunications Engineering Consortium (TxTEC) Fellowship from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2003 – 2004. He received the Global Samsung Best Paper Award in 2008 and 2010 respectively. He is the best paper finalist for the ICC 2012 Wireless Communication Symposium (5/508). In 2013, he is selected as the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow. He has also been selected by the National Engineers Week Foundation Diversity Council as New Faces of Engineering 2011 and was recognized during the 2011 National Asian American Engineers of The Year Awards Banquet in Seattle.

Lingjia Liu is currently serving as Technical Program Committee (TPC) co-Chairs and Members of various international conferences and workshops. He has been frequently invited to serve on the NSF proposal review panels. He is also serving as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and as Associate Editors for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking as well as Wiley’s International Journal on Communication Systems. He has 15+ journal publications, 25+ conference papers, 30+ US patent applications, 10+ essential intellectual property rights (IPRs), and numerous technical contributions to major wireless standards including both 3GPP LTE/LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.16m. More detailed information can be found at


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