CLASP Seminar Series: Prof. Whitney Lohmeyer of Olin College of Engineering

WHERE: Virtual

WHEN: April 8, 2021 3:30 pm-5:00 pmADD TO CALENDAR

CLASP Seminar Series: Prof. Whitney Lohmeyer of Olin College of Engineering

Olin College of Engineering Prof. Whitney Lohmeyer will give a virtual lecture as part of this week's Seminar Series. Please join us!

Prof. Lohmeyer's presentation is titled "The LEO Communications Systems Landscape: Technological Advances and Interference Mitigation" and will take place this coming Thursday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

This is a Zoom virtual event.
Please contact lhopkins@umich to request zoom access.

ABSTRACT:
In a connected society, it is challenging to fathom that the year 2019 marked the first year in which more than half the world had access to the Internet. For decades, but in particular the past five years, tremendous efforts from government and private sector entities have been made to bring more individuals online, and to realize the economic and arguably social benefits of a connected culture. In her seminar, Whitney Lohmeyer will discuss the technological progress of the satellite communications sector, focusing on low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications systems including those of OneWeb, SpaceX, and Amazon along with coexistence issues amongst LEO megaconstellations, terrestrial and radio astronomy services (RAS), and the potential for public-sector + academic partnerships to progress science. Additionally, she will discuss her postgraduate school journey in the private sector and the process of returning to academia as a faculty member at Olin College of Engineering. In doing so, she will share lessons learned along the way, and strategies for pursuing careers in either or both the private sector and academia.

Please join us!