Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Vahid Tarokh received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1995. He then worked at AT&T Labs-Research until August 2000 as Member, Principal Member of Technical Staff, and the Head of the Department of Wireless Communications and Signal Processing. In Sept 2000, he joined MIT as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering. In June 2002, he joined Harvard University, where he is a Professor of Applied Mathematics, Area Dean and Senior Fellow of Electrical Engineering. He is an IEEE and Guggenheim Fellow and has received three honorary degrees.
Dr. Tarokh will discuss the current regulatory issues for opportunistic transmission, and the existing and future networks based on these concepts. Then he will overview limits of cognitive transmission, and discuss that they may be hard to achieve in some scenarios. Finally, Dr. Tarokh will speculate (based on these facts) about the future of cognitive radio networks.