We live in an increasingly connected world, not only connecting a growing number of people and devices, but also machines and sensors. Through communication technologies, a large number of new innovative applications are created and add value in diverse areas such as manufacturing, energy, medicine, and transportation.
Behind these applications are powerful technologies in hardware, sensing, computation, systems design, and displays. For example, every time we watch a video on our phone, an entire chain of advanced technology is involved. The device responds in real-time, and information is delivered via a long series of wireless transmitters, antennas, receivers, fiber-optical communication with switches/routers, and more. Through all these steps, extensive signal processing is required.
The current development puts ever higher demands on capacity, coverage, efficiency, reliability, and user experience. Future development of the connected world depends on interdisciplinary innovations in hardware, signal processing, and graphical user interfaces.
Chalmers researchers are answering key questions such as:
- How can we develop communication technologies that support higher data rates and better coverage?
- How can we develop more energy-efficient communication technologies?
- How can we develop novel user interfaces that are not limited by old hardware limitations?
- How can we design best practice interaction and combine human and machine intelligence?