报告题目：Energy Self-Sustainability in Future Wireless Networks 未来无线网络中的能量自持续
报 告 人：杨 鲲 教授
主 持 人：张治中 教授
Kun Yang obtained his PhD from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University College London (UCL), UK. He is currently a Chair Professor and the Head of Network Convergence Laboratory and the Communications and Networks Group in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK. He is also an affiliated professor in UESTC, Chengdu. Before joining in the University of Essex at 2003, he worked at UCL on several EU research projects in the area of IP network management, active networks and context-aware services. Now his main research interests focus on wireless networks, future Internet architecture, data and energy integrated communication networks, close cooperation of communication and computation, etc. He has published more than 300 technical papers and filed 20 patents. He manages research projects funded by EUFP7/H2020, EPSRC, and industries such as British Telecom. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of IEEE journals and is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer (2020-2021).
The world is going wireless and mobile but not too much in energy transferring yet, at least not at a reasonably long distance. Researchers from both academia and industries have put much effort in achieving this goal. Starting from some introduction of the basics of wireless power transfer (WPT) covering its applications and principles the Talk moves on to a more exciting field of data and energy integrated communication networks (DEIN), i.e., transmitting information and energy simultaneously and wirelessly. Some research outcomes from the speaker’s research group will be reported, including various aspects of DEIN and a prototype system. Then the Talk will introduce a new concept called energy self-sustainability (ESS) which is envisaged as an inherent service for future wireless mobile networks such as 6G. Discussions on how ESS can be achieved with the support of emerging 6G enabling technologies such as THz and RIS (reconfigurable intelligent surface) will also be briefly presented.