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Massive MIMO for 5G: How Big Can it Get?

Thursday, 9 November 2017 • 3:00 PM EST, 12:00 PM PST, 20:00 UTC/GMT

60 Minutes

Massive MIMO stands as one of the most attractive sub-6 GHz physical-layer technology for future wireless access. It possesses excellent spectral efficiency and superior energy efficiency. But what are its theoretical limits and how can it be deployed practice? This webinar looks at the current state-of-the-art in Massive MIMO and based on that how to most successfully integrate the technology into 5G networks.

Emil Björnson
Senior Lecturer
Linkoping University

Emil Björnson received the M.S. degree in Engineering Mathematics from Lund University, Sweden, in 2007. He received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2011. From 2012 to mid 2014, he was a joint postdoc at the Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio, SUPELEC, France, and at KTH. He joined Linköping University, Sweden, in 2014 and is currently Senior Lecturer and Docent at the Division of Communication Systems.


He performs research on multi-antenna communications, Massive MIMO, radio resource allocation, energy-efficient communications, and network design. He is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. He is also the first author of the textbook “Optimal Resource Allocation in Coordinated Multi-Cell Systems” from 2013. He is dedicated to reproducible research and has made a large amount of simulation code publicly available.


Dr. Björnson has performed MIMO research for more than ten years and has filed more than ten related patent applications. He received the 2016 Best PhD Award from EURASIP, the 2015 Ingvar Carlsson Award, and the 2014 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from IEEE ComSoc EMEA. He has co-authored papers that received best paper awards at IEEE ICC 2015, IEEE WCNC 2014, IEEE SAM 2014, IEEE CAMSAP 2011, and WCSP 2009.


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