Molecular Communication for Future Nano-network

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Molecular communication is an emerging research area offering many interesting and challenging new research problems for communication engineers, biologists, chemists, and physicists. Molecular communication is widely considered to be an attractive option for communication between nanodevices such as (possibly artificial) cells and nanosensors. Possible applications of the resulting nanonetworks include targeted drug delivery, health monitoring, environmental monitoring, and "bottom-up" manufacturing. To accommodate this exciting new and fast growing research area, IEEE and ACM have recently founded several new conferences and journals.

In this talk, we will give first a general overview over the areas of molecular communication and nanonetworking. Components of molecular communication networks, possible applications, and the evolution of the field will be reviewed. Subsequently, we will give an introduction to various molecular communication strategies such as gap junctions, molecular motors, and diffusion based molecular communication. Thereby, we will focus particularly on diffusion based molecular communication, identify the relevant basic laws of physics and discuss their implications for communication system design. One particular challenge in the design of diffusive molecular communication systems is intersymbol interference.

We will discuss corresponding mitigation techniques and provide some results. Furthermore, we will present several receiver design options for diffusive molecular communication, discuss their respective advantages and disadvantages, and elaborate on the impact of external phenomena such as molecule degradation and flow. In the last part of the talk, we will discuss the some research challenges in molecular communication.



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  • Khalifa University
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • United Arab Emirates 127788
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Prof. Robert Schober of Chair for Digital Communication Friedrich Alexander University, Germany

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Molecular Communication for Future Nano-network

Molecular communication is an emerging research area offering many interesting and challenging new research problems for communication engineers, biologists, chemists, and physicists. Molecular communication is widely considered to be an attractive option for communication between nanodevices such as (possibly artificial) cells and nanosensors. Possible applications of the resulting nanonetworks include targeted drug delivery, health monitoring, environmental monitoring, and "bottom-up" manufacturing. To accommodate this exciting new and fast growing research area, IEEE and ACM have recently founded several new conferences and journals.


In this talk, we will give first a general overview over the areas of molecular communication and nanonetworking. Components of molecular communication networks, possible applications, and the evolution of the field will be reviewed. Subsequently, we will give an introduction to various molecular communication strategies such as gap junctions, molecular motors, and diffusion based molecular communication. Thereby, we will focus particularly on diffusion based molecular communication, identify the relevant basic laws of physics and discuss their implications for communication system design. One particular challenge in the design of diffusive molecular communication systems is intersymbol interference.


We will discuss corresponding mitigation techniques and provide some results. Furthermore, we will present several receiver design options for diffusive molecular communication, discuss their respective advantages and disadvantages, and elaborate on the impact of external phenomena such as molecule degradation and flow. In the last part of the talk, we will discuss the some research challenges in molecular communication.

Biography:

Robert Schober received the Diplom (Univ.) and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuermberg in 1997 and 2000, respectively. From May 2001 to April 2002 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). From 2002 to 2012 he was a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communications at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. Since January 2012 he is an Alexander von Humboldt Professor and the Chair for Digital Communication at the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU), Erlangen, Germany. His research interests fall into the broad areas of Communication Theory, Wireless Communications and Statistical Signal Processing. Dr. Schober received several awards for his research including the 2002 Heinz Maier–Leibnitz Award of the German Science Foundation (DFG), the 2004 Innovations Award of the Vodafone Foundation for Research in Mobile Communications, the 2006 UBC Killam Research Prize, the 2007 Wilhelm Friedrich Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the 2008 Charles McDowell Award for Excellence in Research from UBC, a 2011 Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, and a 2012 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In addition, he received best paper awards from the German Information Technology Society (ITG) and the European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing (EURASIP).

Dr. Schober is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and the Chair of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multiscale Communication

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Address:Digital Communication Friedrich Alexander University, Germany, , Erlangen-Nuremberg, Hamburg, Germany, 4 91054

Digital Communication of Friedrich Alexander University, Germany

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Molecular Communication for Future Nano-network

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Address: Erlangen-Nuremberg, Hamburg, Germany