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  • Dr Barry Wu on the "Internet of Things" at Peking University

    14/05/2017 - The New Zealand Centre of Peking University hosted Associate Professor Barry Wu, who is a NZC Visiting Research Fellow from the Wireless Research Centre (WRC) at the University of Canterbury. In the departmental seminar Wu discussed long range communications for Internet of Things (IoT).

    From 7 to 13 May, The New Zealand Centre hosted Associate Professor Barry Wu, whose host Professor at Peking University is Associate Professor Kaigui Bian, from School of Electronics and Computer Science. During his visiting fellowship, Wu delivered a departmental seminar titled ‘Reaching further - long range communications for Internet of Things (IoT)’.

    Dr Barry Wu is welcomed at the NZC by Associate Professor Liu Hongzhong.

    Wu is a Senior Research Engineer at the Wireless Research Centre (WRC) of the College of Engineering, University of Canterbury. The Centre is a key research theme focusing on wireless communications. As stated on the WRC’s website (http://www.wrc.canterbury.ac.nz/), the WRC collaborates with leading academic researchers from around the world, technology and communication based companies, students and Government to undertake ground breaking research in the field of wireless communication.

    In his departmental seminar, Wu talked about the latest results regarding long range communications for Internet of Things (IoT). Internet of Things is regarded as the next phase of the Internet and will change the way we live. Communications technology always plays a critical role in networking. Wu introduced industry progress in the long range communication technologies for IoT in his talk which covered proprietary technologies invented by new companies to support low power wide area (LPWA) communications and standardized technologies proposed by traditional telecom equipment vendors. Challenges and future directions were also discussed.

    Associate Professor Barry Wu delivering his guest lecture to faculty.

    Besides interacting with both the faculty and students at Peking University, Wu also took the Fellowship opportunity to visit academics of his field at other universities and institutions in Beijing to update their relationship and possibilities for further possible cooperation.

    Associate Professor Barry Wu prepared his lecture as part of a Visiting Fellowship with the New Zealand Centre. If you are a member of the academic staff from any of our eight partner institutions and you are interested in attending a fellowship at Peking University, get in touch with our liaison officers to learn more about the application process. Visiting fellowships for New Zealand academics are held year-round at Peking University, across a broad range of departments, forming a significant contribution to the advancement of academic exchange between China and New Zealand.

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