Speaker: Prof. Gerald E. Sobelman- Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA Abstract This presentation will cover several different VLSI design techniques for modern communications systems, including both algorithmic aspects and digital baseband hardware implementation issues. In particular, designs for multiple antenna (MIMO), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems will be presented. Efficient VLSI structures for related Network-on- Chip (NoC) designs will also be discussed. Brief Biography Gerald Sobelman is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, and he has served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Program in Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received a B.S. degree in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Harvard University. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at The Rockefeller University, and he has held senior engineering positions at Sperry Corporation and Control Data Corporation. Prof. Sobelman was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society during 2008–2009 and during 2013-2014. He has been a member of the technical program committees for several IEEE conferences, including ISCAS, SOCC and ICCSC. He was Chair of the Technical Committee on Circuits and Systems for Communications of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and he has also served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and for IEEE Signal Processing Letters. In addition, he has chaired sessions at international conferences in the areas of communications and VLSI design. Prof. Sobelman has presented short courses on digital VLSI design at several industrial and academic sites. His current research interests are in the areas of circuit and system design for applications in communications and signal processing. He has authored or co-authored more than 140 technical papers and 1 book, and he holds 12 U.S. patents. Please register your name by sending an email to (Alan Harvey firstname.lastname@example.org ) to ensure a place in the talk.