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WhiteSpace Communications: From Rural Broadband to Cognitive M2M


Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Santa Ana, CA

WhiteSpace Communications: From Rural Broadband to...

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Event Details

Date:   Tuesday, July 15, 2014
               Social Hour:  6:30 p.m.
               Dinner:          6:45 p.m.
               Presentation: 7:15 p.m-8:30 p.m.
Location:  The Doubletree Club Orange County Airport
                  7 Hutton Centre Drive,
                  Santa Ana, CA, 92707-5794

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Cost:  $20 for non-members with dinner, $10 for IEEE members with dinner, $5 for student-members with dinner, free for presentation only

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Regulators all over the world have realized the importance of WhiteSpaces. WhiteSpaces are the un-used or under-utilized portions of the spectrum. There is an on-going debate on licensed vs license-exempt use of this spectrum. Currently 73% of the people in the world do not have internet access. Nearly 3.5 Billion people live in rural areas with hardly any internet availability. License-exempt use of WhiteSpaces enabled through Cognitive Radio (CR) technology has the potential to change all that and benefit many emerging economies. Other Machine to Machine (M2M) applications will drive up the volumes. WhiteSpace spectrum can support a wide variety of applications including regional and rural area broadband access, local area networks, hot-spots, health-care applications, cellular off-load, smart utility networks, remote control and monitoring applications, home-land security, disaster-recovery, IPTV etc. Skeptics exist but recently, CR related research has seen an explosive growth all over the world, and software radio defined test-beds and prototypes are being tested and deployed in many parts of the world already. This talk will focus on IEEE 802.22 (Wi-FAR) Standard and WhiteSpace Alliance activities to promote the eco-system by conducting pilot programs as well as other regulatory outreach activities.



Speaker Bio:

Dr. Apurva N. Mody ( is the Chairman of IEEE 802.22 Working Group (WG) on Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANs) ( He is also the Chairman of the Whitespace Alliance ( The IEEE 802.22 Wi-FARTM Standards will support Cognitive Radio (CR) based use of the TV Band WhiteSpaces to enable regional and rural broadband wireless access serving more than 3.5 Billion people. Other Machine to Machine applications will drive the volumes. Under Dr. Mody' s leadership, the IEEE 802.22 WG is the recipient of the IEEE SA Emerging Technology Award. Dr. Mody received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research was based on Receiver Implementation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Systems. Dr. Mody was granted five patents through his Ph. D. research. Since June 2005, he has been also performing research on Cognitive Radio systems. Dr. Mody has contributed to the field of Machine Learning based Cognitive Communications in White as well as Gray Spaces, feature based spectrum sensing, signal classification, co-existence techniques, security for CR based systems, information fusion, game theoretical decision making, policy based management etc. Dr. Mody has played a pivotal role in growing the expertise and market share for his company on CR, Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) related programs. Dr. Mody has been a key contributor on many programs and invited speaker at many Government and commercial events. Dr. Mody has published more than 50 conference and journal publications and is an author of more than 15 US and international patents.

Dr. Mody is the Senior Member of the IEEE, President' s Fellow while at Georgia Tech, Member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societies.




Hanli Zou, Ph.D.

IEEE OC ComSig Chapter Chair


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The Doubletree Club Hotel
7 Hutton Centre Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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