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ECE Explorations (200): Faculty Research Presentations

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ECE Illinois
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Apr 13, 2022   5:00 pm  
Professors Zhen Peng and Yang Shao
Kat Darr | Office of Advancement | 1070 ECE Building

Victoria Shao, Teaching Assistant Professor

Presentation Title:  Electromagnetic Compatibility of Electronic Products 

Abstract:  The main goal of Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is to ensure that electronic products operate correctly when exposed to external electromagnetic radiation and they do not emit radiation that causes interference issues. When designing electrical equipment, all engineers must take EMC into account. Electronic products must comply with EMC standards in practically every country in the world in order to be sold there. In this talk, we will explore what EMC is, why it is important, and how to control EMC.

Biography:  Victoria Shao is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the ECE department of UIUC since 2019. She received her Ph.D. in VLSI design from the Chinese Academy of Science in 2008. From 2009 to 2013, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Ohio State University. During 2013 and 2019, she was a research assistant professor at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Shao’s research interests are electromagnetic compatibility/interference (EMC/EMI), computational electromagnetics, high-power microwave, and multi-physics analysis.


Zhen Peng, Associate Professor

Presentation Title:  On the Physics of Electromagnetic Waves in Wireless Communication

Abstract:  Electromagnetic (EM) theory provides the fundamental physics of wireless communications. Over the past decades, EM theory has played a significant role in the wireless system design, performance assessment, and deployment planning. In this presentation, we will review the basic concepts of Maxwell’s theory of EM fields and wave propagation, as well as the physics behind the wireless communication channel. Several physical-layer technologies in fifth generation (5G) and beyond-5G mobile systems will be discussed.

Biography:  Zhen Peng is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are in computational, statistical, and applied electromagnetics. The goal is to simulate classical and quantum electrodynamic physics with intelligent algorithms on state-of-the-art computers, where virtual experiments can be performed for the prediction, discovery, and design of complex systems at unprecedented scales.

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