Winning the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

IEEE Future Networks Webinar SeriesIEEE Future Networks Webinar:
Winning the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge 

Tuesday 17 December 2019 | 11:00am EST 

 

 

Presenters

  • John Shea, Prof of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Florida
  • Tan Wong, Prof of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Florida

 

About the Webinar

The Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) is a recent DARPA grand challenge that aims to spur the development of next-generation AI-enabled wireless networks, through a series of tournament events, to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency spectrum. Team GatorWings from the University of Florida won the overall top prize of $2 million at the SC2 Championship Event held on October 23, 2019. In this webinar, we share our experiences as well as our radio design strategies leading Team GatorWings to win the SC2 in hopes of shedding some light on further research and development directions in the area of autonomous spectrum sharing. Screen reader support enabled.

 

About the Presenters

 

John SheaJohn M. Shea (S'92-M'99) received the B.S. (with highest honors) in computer engineering from Clemson University in 1993 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Clemson University in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Dr. Shea is currently a Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Florida. He is currently engaged in research on wireless communications and networks with emphasis on military communications, dynamic spectrum access, and networked control systems. Dr. Shea was team co-leader for Team GatorWings, which won the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (DARPA's fifth grand challenge). He received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Technical Achievement from the IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) and is the only two-time winner of the Ellersick Award from the IEEE Communications Society for the Best Paper in the Unclassified Program of MILCOM. Dr. Shea was selected as a Finalist for the 2004 Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award. He has been an editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications magazine, and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

 

Tan WongTan F. Wong received the B.Sc. degree (Hons.) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in 1992 and 1997, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He was a Research Engineer with the Department of Electronics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He also served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University. Since 1998, he has been with the University of Florida, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was the Editor for Wideband and Multiple Access Wireless Systems for the IEEE Transactions on Communications and was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He also served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. Recently, he led Team GatorWings to win the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

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