Bill Kish-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Bill Kish-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Bill Kish

Bill Kish headshotThe Silicon Valley campus welcomes CMU alumnus Bill Kish, CTO and Co-Founder of Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

  • Wednesday, October 8
  • 1:30 p.m. PDT
  • Silicon Valley campus, Bldg 23 Room 118

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Real-time Optimization of Wireless Transmission Parameters

Abstract: Modern wireless infrastructure must operate reliably across a wide variety of environments and conditions while meeting ever increasing capacity demands. Rapidly evolving radio standards provide a multitude of physical layer data rates utilizing an expanding set of techniques such as spatial multiplexing and dynamic channelization on top of traditional variable modulation and encoding. Some commercial systems provide additional degrees of freedom such as adaptive antenna elements to further increase performance. Per-transmission selection and ongoing optimization of these transmission parameters is increasingly critical to maximize wireless capacity. In this talk I explain one commercially successful approach to this real-time software optimization problem based on statistical learning techniques.

About the Speaker: Bill has been happily coding since 1981, building networking equipment and software since 1990, and knee deep in startups since 1993. His entrepreneurial experience dates back to his high school years in Indiana when he incubated chess clubs at local elementary schools to generate demand for the summer instructional chess camps he taught from a garage. Bill is currently the CTO and Co-Founder of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE:RKUS), a leading WiFi equipment provider, where he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Previously he was an early engineer at three other successful networking startups, FORE Systems, Lightera Networks, and Berkeley Networks. Bill received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993 and currently lives in Saratoga, CA with his wife Cindy. He holds approximately 40 patents.