Seminar Series: Ronny Hadani

Ronny Hadani


Date: 2018-10-22
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm
Location: Atkinson Hall - Calit2 Auditorium, UC San Diego

Guest Speaker: Ronny Hadani
CTO Cohere Technologies

*Registration is Required.


Qualcomm Institute and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department present the first seminar series on communication theory and systems. Speakers will cover topics in diverse areas, including wireless, optical, location, storage and networking. The goal of this series is to promote the development and use of theory informed by the most recent advancements in the field. Industry speakers, prominent in theory and practice, will share their research and insights each week. This series is unique in that each speaker is expected to spend the day at UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute and should be available for meetings and discussions with interested faculty, graduate students, and startups.

OTFS a Novel Modulation Scheme Addressing the Challenges of 5G
In this talk I will introduce a novel modulation scheme referred to as OTFS (Orthogonal Time Frequency and Space) which is based on multiplexing information QAM symbols on localized pulses in the delay-Doppler signal representation. I will explain the mathematical foundations of OTFS, emphasizing how the underlying structure establishes a conceptual link between communication and Radar theory. I will show how OTFS naturally generalizes conventional time and frequency modulations such as TDM and FDM. I will also discuss the unique way OTFS waveforms couple with the wireless channel which allows the coherent combining of all the time and frequency diversity modes of the channel to maximize the received energy. Finally, I will explain the intrinsic advantages of OTFS over multicarrier modulation schemes in the context of various 5G use cases such as MU-MIMO equalization and precoding, communication under high Doppler conditions (V2X and V2V) and communication under strict power constraints (such as in IoT). 


Ronny Hadani serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Cohere Technologies. He also serves as an associate professor in the Mathematics Department of the University of Texas at Austin. Before that, he was a Dickson postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematics Department of the University of Chicago. He holds a PhD in pure mathematics from Tel-Aviv University and a Master degree in applied mathematics from The Weizmann Institute of Science.