Collaboration Possibilities in WBANs and 5G Networking


Jacobs Hall, EBU1, Room 2512 Booker Conference Suite


This is not your usual Abstract since the intent of this presentation is to give a selected overview of my research at USF and explore areas of potential joint work during my sabbatical at UCSD and possible future collaborations. There are two thematic areas of my research: Wireless Body Area Networks and Optimization of 5G Networks.

Some of the topics that I will cover are:

  • In Vivo Wireless Communications and Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs)
  • Characterization of the in vivo channel and potential applications
  • MIMO in vivo
  • VectorCardiogram ----compact 24x7 wireless diagnostic-quality ECG with Machine Learning predictive capabilities. 5G Networking
  •  NOMA (Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access) systems
  •  Diversity and Network Coded 5G Fronthaul Wireless Networks
  • Performance Analysis of Local Anchor Based 5G HetNets Using Stochastic Geometry

  • Maximizing Throughput in 5G Networks

  • Optimizing “Cloud-Fog-Thing” Networks


Dr. Richard D. Gitlin is a State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar, a USF Distinguished Professor and the Agere Systems Chaired Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He holds 65 U.S. patents, and is responsible for the co-invention of the Digital Subscriber Line (DSL); co-inventor of multicode CDMA (used in 3G HSDPA wireless); pioneered MIMO wireless spatial processing (now used in 3G/4G/5G and WiFi wireless); and is the co-inventor of adaptive equalizer to compensate for polarization dispersion in fiber optic systems. 

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of the IEEE, a Bell Laboratories Fellow, a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and a 2017 inductee in the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Gitlin is also a co-recipient of the IEEE 2005 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and the IEEE S.O. Rice prize, the co-author of a seminal textbook in electrical engineering, and he has published more than 150 papers. Dr. Gitlin earned an undergraduate degree with honors from the City College of New York, and his Masters and Doctor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He was at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies for 32 years performing and leading pioneering research and development in digital communications, broadband networking, and wireless systems, including serving as Senior Vice President for Communications and Networking. After retiring from Lucent, he was Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, and later he was Chief Technology Officer of Hammerhead Systems, a venture-funded networking company in Silicon Valley.