WCC Successfully Hosted Advancing the State Of The Art of MIMO (ATOM) Workshop in UTM Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Bruce (centre) with several ATOM workshop attendees from WCCDr. Bruce (centre) with several ATOM workshop attendees from WCC

4th June 2016 –WCC has successfully hosted Advancing the State of the Art of MIMO (ATOM) workshop from the 30th of May until 2nd of June 2016 in Menara Razak, UTM Kuala Lumpur. The workshop acted as a platform for ATOM research members to share with attendees recent R&D advancement related to the topic of Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technologies. Some of the targets set for the workshop was knowledge transfer between researchers from European countries and third-country partners in order to provide a framework of advanced MIMO solutions. Aside from hosting, WCC researchers namely Prof. Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman, Assoc Prof. Ir. Dr. Sharulkamal Bin Abdul Rahim, Dr. Norhudah Binti Seman as well as Dr. Bruce Leow Chee Yen also contributed as presenters during the workshop and had shared their latest research findings with participants. Attendees also benefited from sharing by industry players including National Instruments that had demonstrated prototyping platform for massive MIMO.

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Sharulkamal (left) Dr. Norhudah (right)

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Sharulkamal (left) and Dr. Norhudah (right) were among the ATOM workshop presenters

As a whole, the workshop was regarded as achieving its objective that was outlined in the ATOM project, funded under the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 research grant.  The organising of the workshop was part of the framework agreed among research members of the ATOM project during their kick-off meeting held early this year in Lancaster University. Members of the ATOM projects include researchers from Lancaster University, University of York, University of Cyprus, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, COMSAT IIT and University of Paradeniya. The ATOM project set an ambitious research agenda to fully exploit the potentials of MIMO technologies in order to revolutionizing wireless networks with green, secure and high data throughput wireless communications.

Prof. Dr. Tharek (sitting, centre) and Dr. Bruce (standing, fourth from right) attended kick-off meeting with international collaborators for Horizon 2020’s ATOM project in Lancaster UnivesityProf. Dr. Tharek (sitting, centre) and Dr. Bruce (standing, fourth from right) attended kick-off meeting with international collaborators for Horizon 2020’s ATOM project in Lancaster University