The University of Texas at Dallas

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science


Distinguished Lecture Series 2016 – 2017

Distinguished Lecture Series 2016-2017

Refreshments will be served at 10:45 a.m. in the lobby.

Peter Linder

Understanding the Network Society
April 7, 11:00 a.m.
T.I. Auditorium (ECSS 2.102)

Peter Linder

Biography : Peter Linder (@OneLinders) is a digital intrapreneur at Ericsson here in Dallas. 306 months into an international career focused on management of new business initiatives. Developing Fixed broadband in the 1990s and early 2000. Leading Ericsson's global network solution portfolio for mobile broadband and the 4G introduction. And today focus on cloud infrastructure, network functions and digital support systems. Peter is one of Ericsson's global Networked Society evangelists. A mission centered about the future will be. And generating more than 300 blogposts the last 5 years. A passionate explorer with 191 airports visited to date. With a strong passion for Formula 1 and MotoGP racing. Peter holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Chalmers University in Gothenburg in Sweden.

Abstract : The scope of the presentation is to articulate how 5G is reshaping the networked society. 5G stand for the fifth mobile network generation. A foundation for the digital transformations sweeping across all industry sectors. In this presentation we will take you behind the scenes in understanding 5G. And how the 5G era will be different than the 4G era we live in now. A journey moving beyond the 4G mission to connecting all people on earth. To a mission of connecting anything that can be connected. Transforming businesses and society and not only consumer’s life.


January 27, 2017
Phil Krein >> University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Solar Energy and its Future Beyond Cost Parity

February 17, 2017
Ravi Bellamkonda >> Duke University
Engineering Strategies for Nerve Repair & Brain Tumor Therapy

March 23, 2017
Robin Murphy >>Texas A&M University
Call Them "She," not "He" or "It": Three Stories of Disaster Robots
Co-sponsored by the UT Dallas Galerstein Women's Center

March 24, 2017
Bill Nye >> A Mechanical Engineer Known as the Science Guy
An Evening with Bill Nye (ATEC Auditorium)
Co-sponsored by the UT Dallas Student Union and Activities Advisory Board, the Eugene McDermott Library, the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Naveen Jindal School of Management

April 7, 2017
Peter Linder >> Ericsson
Understanding the Network Society


October 14, 2016
Kai Li >> Princeton University
Disruptive Innovation: Data Domain's Experience

October 28, 2016
Richard K. Templeton >> Texas Instruments
Yes, Industry, There is a Future For Semiconductors

November 18, 2016
Ron Adrian >> Arizona State University
Deep Physical Similarities Between Turbulent Thermal Convection and Turbulent Wall Shear Flow

Celebrating 30 Years