Mitola to conduct workshop at SMi Conference

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Dr. Joe Mitola, Vice President for Research Enterprise at Stevens Institute of Technology will lead a post conference workshop on Software Defined Radio into the next generation at the upcoming SMi International Software Radio conference in London.

The workshop, to be held on June 9, 2010, will bring participants up to day on progress being made in software radio commercialization progress in commercial, first responder and global military markets. There will also be a discussion of research issues that are being addressed towards further commercialization at universities, research laboratories, as well as the prognosis for disruptive technologies.

The workshop promotes leveraging of precompetitive research and open standards for software radio and cognitive radio. Participants will leave with a better understanding of trends, software tools, hardware developments, product offerings and user experience. The discussion will address state-of-the-art trends, tools, challenges and opportunities.

Mitola will also give a keynote address at the conference.

Recognized internationally for his formulation and groundbreaking research in software radio and cognitive radio systems and technologies, Mitola develops large scale, cross-disciplinary research initiatives among the Institute’s diverse centers, laboratories, and contract research projects.

In 2008 Mitola was appointed a Distinguished Professor at Stevens, holding a joint appointment at the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science and the School of Systems and Enterprises. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.

In addition to having published the first technical paper on software radio architecture in 1991, Mitola has published widely and taught courses in software radio in the Unites States, Europe, and Asia.

In 1999 he coined the term cognitive radio for the integration of machine perception of RF, visual and speech domains with machine learning into SDR to make dynamic spectrum access technically viable.

Now in its 10th year, the SMi International Software Radio conference gives attendees the opportunity to review the latest program updates, national capabilities, operational feedback and technological developments in the field of software defined radio.

The conference will be held on June 7-8, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – St. James in London. Additional information regarding the conference may be found at

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