Professor Hendrik Rogier
From Savoy Place, the London home of the IET. 27th June 2011
Wireless networks on the human body will become more pervasive, as applications, such as medical sensors networks for the aged and those in critical care, become common. Body area networks (BANs) is also now well established as a domain, within the broader context of personal communications. Understanding the way that electromagnetic wave flow around the body is very demanding, as is the design of good antennas for transmission and reception. In addition, knowledge of the performance of channels between BANs and the likely interference that BANs will both experience and create is also crucial for rapid and reliable uptake.
27 June 2011 Communications channel
Professor Hendrik Rogier, Department of Information Technology, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium presents 'Robustness and reliability of the body-centric communication systems'
Hendrik Rogier was born in 1971. He received the Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. degrees from Ghent University, Gent, Belgium, in 1994 and in 1999, respectively. He is currently Associate Professor with the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University.
From October 2003 to April 2004, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Mobile Communications Group of Vienna University of Technology. He authored and co-authored about 65 papers in international journals and about 100 contributions in conference proceedings. He is serving as a member of the Editorial Boarding of IET Science, Measurement Technology and acts as the URSI Commission B representative for Belgium. His current research interests are the analysis of electromagnetic waveguides, electromagnetic simulation techniques applied to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and signal integrity (SI) problems, as well as to indoor propagation and antenna design, and in smart antenna systems for wireless networks.
Dr. Rogier was twice awarded the URSI Young Scientist Award, at the 2001 URSI Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory and at the 2002 URSI General Assembly. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.