报告题目: Intelligent Omni-Surfaces: Simultaneous Refraction and Reflection for Full-dimensional Wireless Communications
报告人：张泓亮 助理教授/研究员 (北京大学）
Abstract: The development of metasurfaces has unlocked various use cases in wireless communication networks to improve performance by manipulating the propagation environment. Intelligent omni-surface (IOS), an innovative technique in this category, is proposed for coverage extension. In contrast to the widely studied reflective metasurfaces, i.e., intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs), which can only serve receivers located on the same side of the transmitter, the IOS can achieve full-dimensional wireless communications by enabling the simultaneous reflection and refraction of the surface, and thus users on both sides can be served, and thus the designs for the IRS cannot be applied to the IOS. In this talk, we will provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in IOS from the perspective of wireless communications, with the emphasis on their design principles, channel modeling, beamforming design, experimental implementation and measurements, as well as possible applications in future cellular networks.
Bio: Hongliang Zhang (Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University in 2019. Currently, he is a tenure-track assistant professor in the School of Electronics at Peking University. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at Princeton University and University of Houston. His current research interests include reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, aerial access networks, optimization theory, and game theory. He has authored 80+ peer-reviewed leading journal papers with 3800+ google citations. He received the best doctoral thesis award from Chinese Institute of Electronics in 2019. He is also the recipient of 2021 IEEE ComSoc Heinrich Hertz Award for Best Communications Letters and 2021 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award. He has served as a TPC Member and a workshop co-chair for many IEEE conferences. He is an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, and IET Communications. He has also served as a Guest Editor for several journals, such as IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Journal of Communications and Networks, etc.