Kon Max Wong
Canada Research Chair in Signal Processing
Tier 1 - 2006-10-01
RESEARCH INVOLVESDetecting, estimating, classifying and designing signals for communication, radar and biomedical systems.
RESEARCH RELEVANCEThe research is developing new signal processing techniques, and improving wireless communication systems and the diagnostic accuracy of electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring instruments.
SIGNALLING A NEW AGE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONAnalyzing and manipulating signals for the purpose of communication is what signal processing is all about. And if you live in one of the six in ten Canadian households with a cell phone, or you connect with others via email or pager, you depend on signal processing for your wireless communication.
There has been an explosive surge in the demands placed on wireless communications systems, requiring more capacity and higher reliability. With so many signals whizzing around us transmitting speech, data and video, we need a system of transmitters and receivers that is up to the challenge.
Improved multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems may be the answer, according to Canada Research Chair Kon Max Wong. He applies specialized signal processing techniques to MIMO systems, with the result that interfering signals are cut down and more of the transmitted signals are detected.
Biomedical signal processing in particular is being affected by Wong’s research. By applying Wong’s advanced methods in signal analysis and multi-channel processing techniques, medical professionals are improving the accuracy of EEG equipment for monitoring patients and carrying out clinical diagnostics of brain function.