Principal Engineer and Senior Director of Emerging Connectivity Solutions
Wireless Communications Research Lab in Intel Labs
Dr. Jeff Foerster joined Intel in August 2000 and is currently a Principal Engineer and Senior Director of Emerging Connectivity Solutions in the Wireless Communications Research Lab in Intel Labs. He currently leads a team focused on next generation Wi-Fi technologies, emerging IoT systems, and end-to-end system optimizations for emerging multimedia applications (AR/VR, Cloud Gaming, etc.). His team has made significant contributions to the Wi-Fi 6 standard (802.11ax) and is currently developing several technologies which are targeting the next generation Wi-Fi standard (EHT). His team is also leading the development of a new Wireless Time Sensitive Network (WTSN) solution for Wi-Fi as well as cellular / 5G to support Industrial 4.0 applications. Finally, his team investigates new and emerging applications for wireless, including wireless sensing, wireless video and analytics, and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for wireless. Previously, Jeff led an internal research team and a multi-year university research consortium, co-funded by Cisco and Verizon, on Video Aware Wireless Networks, which included topics on joint source-channel coding, video quality estimation, adaptive streaming, and end-to-end video network optimizations. Jeff is also a member of Intel’s Corporate Research Council which makes decisions and priorities for university research funding, is the lead Intel liaison for the SRC JUMP ComSenTer program on THz research, and is a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Technical Advisory Committee. His past research has included Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and related regulations, 60 GHz system design, and wireless displays. Jeff has published over 30 papers including journals, magazine, and conferences, and has been an invited panelist and presenter at several conferences. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego, and he is a Fellow of the IEEE.