The third-year successively, IEEE Day is celebrated in the largest Technical University in Batiic states – Riga Technical University (RTU) by a series of scientific, promoting, and technical events. The core of celebration is the free-of-charge IEEE Workshop on Microwave Theory and Techniques in Wireless communications (MTTW’21) organized by IEEE Latvia Section COM/MTT/AP Joint Societies Chapter and IEEE Latvia Section with technical support of RTU and other European universities. The IEEE Day celebration has been organized in a hybrid format and continued for two days, from the 7th to the 8th of October, with the involvement of significant international and Latvian experts.
This year, Professor Nadezda Kunicina, Head of the IEEE Latvia Section, delivered a keynote address as part of the ceremonial events. She spoke about RTU’s wide range of research opportunities and emphasized the IEEE’s support for inter-university collaboration. Continuing celebration keynote speeches were delivered by experts from Europe: prof. Oscar Quevedo Teruel from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) gave a speech on “Geodesic Lens Antennas for 5G/6G and Satellite Communications”, while Gavle University (Sweden) was presented by Yuri Shestopalov and lecture “Complex Waves and Resonances. A Review on Recent Advances”, in turn, young researcher Marek Götten from University of Applied Sciences Wismar( Germany) announced the latest developments on “Fiber optical sensor networks.” At the end of the first day, presentations of the Latvian participants of the IEEE Workshop MTTW’2021 were taken in person and broadcast to all other participants.
On October 8, the event also took place both in-person and remotely. The second day began with the opening of the MTTW’2021 remote sessions and a hybrid lecture “Hyper-Performing Cities with Human Artificial Intelligence.” The speech was delivered by Professor Agnis Stibe, a Latvian scientist who currently works at the EM Normandie business school in France. The celebration program continued with a lecture on “Sorting Algorithms for Large Data Sets” by Shahriar Shirvani Moghaddam, Associate Professor at Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training Univesity in Iran. After that, the young researcher Andzej Borel from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University presented the latest findings on “Power Amplifier Linearization Methods for upcoming 5G networks”. In the afternoon, a remote part of IEEE Workshop MTTW’21 was organized in six thematic sessions: Beyond 5G technologies; Antennas; Microwave electronics; IoT, Sensor and other Networks; Optical communications and photonics; Signal processing for communications systems. The workshop has been attended by participants from 30 countries (Latvia, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Algeria, Greece, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, Morocco, Ecuador, Canada, Croatia, New Zealand, Libya, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Spain, Iran, Pakistan, Tunisia, Great Britain, Vietnam, China, Finland). Each day of the event was attended by more than 100 people who saw the broadcast translation or participated in the event in person. The photo gallery of IEEE Day celebration in RTU – http://mttw.org/gallery/new/
Special thanks for contributing to the organization of the celebration of IEEE Day at the Riga Technical University should be expressed to Assoc. prof. Arturas Aboltins – Head of the IEEE Latvia Section COM/MTT/AP Joint Societies Chapter, and Assoc. prof. Anna Litvinenko – Membership Development chair of the IEEE Latvian Section.