ASU team works to speed up wireless communication with millimeter waves
Ahmed Alkhateeb, a Fulton Schools assistant professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering, is leading a team of students in using machine learning to speed up the availability of data by increasing the capability of millimeter wave communication systems. This type of electromagnetic wave works at a high frequency, making it optimal for enabling emerging 5G networks to transmit large data packets with minimal interruptions. Millimeter waves could allow carriers to transmit data speeds faster than ever, including downloading high capacity items such as movies within seconds. Alkhateeb’s team is hoping to combine machine learning and artificial intelligence to achieve significant advances in wireless communication and in overcoming other major related technological challenges.