The MIT Lincoln Laboratory conducts research and development in areas that support national security, including radio-frequency and laser communications, signal processing and autonomous systems. The Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures at ASU presents this speaker series event with the Lab’s Assistant Head of the Communications Systems Division James Ward to highlight its research.
Communications R&D at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Presented by James Ward, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Goldwater Center (GWC) 487, Tempe campus [map]
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center that conducts research and technology development in support of national security. James Ward, assistant head of the Communications Systems Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, will present a brief overview describing the Lab’s research areas and operating model, including several examples of past and ongoing work in the areas of radio-frequency and laser communications, signal processing and autonomous systems. These examples illustrate the Lab’s impact, highlight future challenges and present opportunities for careers and collaboration.
About the speaker
James Ward is assistant head of the Communications Systems Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He has responsibility for research and development activities in satellite communications, tactical networking, laser communications and communications-related signal processing.
Ward also holds a lecturer position with the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department where he teaches graduate courses in signal processing and radar.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE, received the 2003 IEEE AES Natanson Award and the 2001 MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technical Excellence Award.
Ward holds master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University.