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SSCS & MTT-S Joint Webinar - "Transceiver Architectures for Beyond-5G: Challenges and R&D Opportunities" - Presented by Prof. Payam Heydari

12:00 PM ET
Webinar - Online
Abira Altvater –



Abstract: The ongoing super-linear growth of world’s population coupled with the worldwide access to internet and the general public’s tendency to use more bandwidth-intensive applications fuel the urgency to enhance wireless infrastructures so as to meet these demands. Consequently, the wireless R&D is headed towards the inception of "Beyond-5G" (e.g., 6G) technology.  This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of challenges and opportunities in designing beyond-5G transceiver architectures capable of achieving high data rates above and beyond 20 Gbps.  

Bio: Payam Heydari received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California in 2001. He is currently a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Heydari's research covers the design of terahertz/millimeter-wave/RF and analog integrated circuits. He is the (co)-author of two books, one book chapter, and more than 150 journal and conference papers. He has given several Keynote Speech and tutorials to international forums and conferences. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (Jan. 2014 - Jan. 2016), and is now a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2022). His group was among the first who introduced the design of millimeter-wave integrated circuits in silicon technologies. They demonstrated the world’s first fundamental frequency CMOS transceiver operating above 200 GHz, the world’s highest radiated power and highest efficiency sub-terahertz circularly-polarized radiator in silicon employing a multi-port cavity-backed structure.

Dr. Heydari was selected as the inaugural Faculty Innovation Fellow by the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Beall Applied Innovation. He is the recipient of a number of awards including the 2017 UCI’s School of Engineering Mid-Career Excellence in Research, the 2010 Faculty of the Year Award from UC-Irvine's Engineering Student Council (ECS), the 2009 School of Engineering Best Faculty Research Award, the 2007 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award, the 2005 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Darlington Award, and the 2005 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.

Dr. Heydari is an AdCom member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. Dr. Heydari currently serves an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters. He was a member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Dr. Heydari is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to silicon-based millimeter-wave integrated circuits and systems.