Commercialisation of University Research to Accelerate 5G

Commercialisation of University Research to Accelerate 5G

CDT- NGCM Seminar with Professor Rob Maunder

In this CDT-NGCM seminar Rob shared his thoughts on the promise of 5G mobile communication and described the signal processing bottleneck that it faces. He described his vision for addressing this challenge, which is being realised in the spin-out company, AccelerComm.

In the second half of this talk he shared the story of how AccelerComm was launched and grew, with particular focus on the obstacles they faced. Rob answered questions from the audience and talked with individuals who are, or have aspirations of, embarking on their own commercialisation journey.

Prof. Robert G. Maunder has studied with the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK, since October 2000. He was awarded a first class honours BEng in Electronic Engineering in July 2003, as well as a PhD in Telecommunications in December 2007. He began a lectureship in November 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor in March 2013 and to Professor in August 2017. He was awarded Senior Member status of the IEEE in December 2012, Chartered Engineer status of the IET in November 2013 and Fellow status of the IET in January 2017.

Rob’s research interests include joint source/channel coding and the holistic design of algorithms and hardware implementations for wireless communications. He has published a number of IEEE papers in these areas. He is the founder and CTO of AccelerComm Ltd, which is commercialising his research as soft-IP.

This CDT-NGCM seminar took place in the Mountbatten Seminar Room, Highfield Campus on 17 January 2020.