Asokan Ram

Visiting Scientist
  aram2@ncsu.edu
 Engineering Building II (EB2) NA

Biography

Leadership experience spanning the evolution of wireless technology over three decades, including satellite and aviation communication systems. Asokan has 25 patents and was recognized with Sony Ericsson’s Distinguished Inventor Award, Ixia Engineering Master Award, and Ixia Technical Excellence Award. As architect at Ixia Communications, he led wireless test system design and development and mentored the engineering team. This leadership included the development, from definition to commercialization, of the 4G LTE Multi UE sector simulator and its evolution for LTE-A to 5G-NR technologies. At Ericsson, he led the Technology Working Group for radio access, 3GPP standardization and served in product development and engineering roles. He was a key player in architecting the ACeS GMR-2 geo-mobile satellite system based on GSM/EDGE, and led the standardization of GMR-2 air interface in ETSI. He worked on the development of multiple mobile platforms, terminals and advanced receiver algorithms for 2G GSM/EDGE and 3G WCDMA/HSPA technologies.

Research Focus

  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Digital Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded Computer Systems
 

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