6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: John Kenney
Bio: Dr. John Kenney is a Principal Researcher at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center in Mountain View. He represents Toyota in cooperative projects between the Vehicle Safety Communications (VSC) consortium and the US Department of Transportation. He also represents Toyota in DSRC-related standards groups at IEEE, SAE, and ETSI. He recently testified on the DSRC spectrum sharing issue before the House Energy & Commerce subcommittee on Communication and Technology. He also participates actively in the IEEE 802.11 DSRC Tiger Team. His other current research interests include wireless congestion control and performance of vehicular communication networks. Prior to his work with Toyota, John was a long-time member of the Tellabs Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has graduate degrees from Stanford and Notre Dame.
Title: Dedicated Short-Range Communications
Speaker: Jim Lansford
Bio: Dr. Jim Lansford is a Fellow in the Global Standards Group at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), working on Wi-Fi standards and strategy. He has over 30 years of experience in communications systems, digital signal processing, and strategic business development. He has been Chief Technology Officer of three wireless startups (Momentum Microsystems, Mobilian, and Alereon) and has held senior technical positions at Harris and Intel Corporation. Dr. Lansford was formerly the co-chair of 802.15.3a (high speed UWB) as well as former chair of 802.19 (Coexistence) within IEEE 802, and was also a vice-chair of IEEE 802.15.2. He is currently vice-chair of the Wireless Next Generation Standing Committee as well as chairing a Tiger Team on coexistence between DSRC and unlicensed WLAN technologies in IEEE 802.11. In the Wi-Fi Alliance, he chairs the Automotive Market Segment Task Group, and is vice-chair of both the Long Range Strategy and the Wi-Fi SensorNet groups. In addition to his experience with CSR and other companies, Dr. Lansford has served on the teaching and/or research faculty of Georgia Tech, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Oklahoma State University, and was a Visiting Associate Professor at Texas State University. He is currently active as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Lansford is an ABET Program Evaluator, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has a Wireless Communications Engineering Technology (WCET)
Title: Vehicle to Vehicle Communications and the need for more Wi-Fi spectrum: Can unlicensed devices safely use critical V2V licensed spectrum?