16:00 - 18:00
Prof Hamid Aghvami
Lectures, talks and seminars
CSEE Seminar Series
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
This talk is based on Professor Aghvami’s experience in both academy and industry over 40 years. The talk describes 6 pillars of success that are essential for success in academia and industry. It also show how to possess these pillars of success. It is a hard challenging task but it can be achieved with good time management. Postgraduate students and academic staff will greatly benefit from this talk.
Hamid Aghvami joined the academic staff at King’s College London in 1984. In 1989 he was promoted to Reader, and in 1993 was promoted Professor in Telecommunications Engineering. He is the founder of the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s. He was the Director of the Centre from 1994 to 2014.
Professor Aghvami carries out consulting work on Digital Radio Communications Systems for British and International companies; he has published over 580 technical journal and conference papers, filed over 30 patents and given invited talks and courses the world over on various aspects of Mobile Radio Communications. He was Visiting Professor at NTT Radio Communication Systems Laboratories in 1990, Senior Research Fellow at BT Laboratories in 1998-1999, and was an Executive Advisor to Wireless Facilities Inc., USA, in 1996-2002. He is the Chairman of Advanced Wireless Technology Group Ltd. He is also the Managing Director of Wireless Multimedia Communications Ltd, his own consultancy company.
Professor Aghvami leads an active research team working on numerous mobile and personal communications projects for Fourth and fifth generation networks; these projects are supported both by government and industry. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society in 2001-2003, was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society in 2004-2007, and has been member, Chairman, and Vice-Chairman of the technical programme and organising committees of a large number of international conferences. He is also founder of the International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), a major yearly conference attracting some 1,000 attendees. He is a visiting professor at Imperial College.
Professor Aghvami was awarded the IEEE Technical Committee on Personal Communications (TCPC) Recognition Award in 2005 for his outstanding technical contributions to the communications field, and for his service to the scientific and engineering communities. Professor Aghvami is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the IEEE, and in 2009 was awarded a Fellowship of the Wireless World Research Forum in recognition of his personal contributions to the wireless world, and for his research achievements as Director at the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s.