Henk Wymeersch is a Professor in Communication Systems with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He is also a Distinguished Research Associate with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven). Prior to joining Chalmers, he was a Postdoctoral Associate during 2006-2009 with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He obtained the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering/Applied Sciences in 2005 from Ghent University, Belgium. He has served as Associate Editor for several IEEE journals and also as General Chair of the 2015 International Conference on Localization and GNSS. Awards include an ERC Starting Grant and a Chalmers supervision award. He leads the CROSSNET team at Chalmers.
Localization Beyond 5G: technologies, methodologies, and challenges
As communication systems move to higher frequencies and start harnessing technologies such as meta-surfaces, the relation between positioning, sensing, and communication become tighter than ever. In this talk, we will cover some of the main technological enablers for Beyond 5G localization, and propose an algorithmic framework for localization and mapping. Special attention will be devoted to the connection to channel estimation. Finally, a variety challenges will be highlighted, which we must account for when designing localization systems.