Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

A Glimpse of Future Technologies Research at Intel

Speaker: Sumeet Sandhu Intel Corporation 2200 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara California 95054-1549 United Stat
Date: Monday, 17 May 2010 (all day)
Venue: A-212 (STCS Seminar Room)

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Abstract:  We will present a broad range of longer-term research at Intel Labs, ranging from sensing/perception to networking to exascale computing. Much of this research is multi-disciplinary, presenting rich new opportunities for application of traditional analytical disciplines.

Bio: Sumeet Sandhu most recently served as Technical Advisor to the Vice President of Research/Director of Future Technologies Research in Intel Labs. This role provided exceptional exposure to diverse technologies such as sensing/perception, cloud computing, bio-systems, energy, optics/networking, ethnography, robotics, exascale computing, and university-industry IP policies. She developed the company-wide strategy for funding research in Mobile Computing and Internet, and has fostered edgy new projects in probabilistic computing, energy storage, and datacenter networking. These were in addition to TA duties such as developing content for VP/CTO/Chairman talks, representing the VP internally and externally, visiting leading technical institutions across US, Europe, India, China, Taiwan, Middle East to develop deep perspective, managing complex cross-organizational efforts, international visits and high level agendas, and running a staff of senior research directors.

Previously, she led the wireless 'Distributed Communication' research project on multi-hop/cooperative relays, network coding, wideband MIMO and cellular scaling, managing a team of PhD scientists and engineers. The research won several best paper awards, was featured in top-100 IEEE papers in all disciplines in 2007, and led to the foundation of the new WiMax relay standard IEEE 802.16j. Sumeet holds many patents reading on millions of 802.11n products worldwide (e.g. invented the space-frequency interleaver, and preambles for mixed networks of single and multiple antenna devices). She has over 15 years of experience in wireless: industry standards (WiFi, WiMax, PACS, CDMA...), theoretical research, lab implementation, field testing of cellular systems, and link/system level design. She has a PhD from Stanford University and a BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in Electrical Engineering. She held positions at Iospan Wireless, Sprint Corporation, Hughes Research Laboratories and AT&T Bell Laboratories prior to Intel.