Dr. Tim Lee

Dr Timothy Lee

 IEEE 5G Initiative Co-Chair & IEEE SIGHT Chair

Timothy Lee, currently a Boeing Technical Fellow, is responsible for the development of RF and digital electronics for advanced communications networks and sensor systems at The Boeing Company (1998-Present). He is leading the development of state-of-the-art CMOS and RFintegrated circuits and devices. Current interests include techniques to overcome the End of Moore’s Law which includes 2.5D/3D heterogeneous integration and hardware designs for 5G millimeter-wave systems.


In the IEEE, Tim has served as the 2015 MTT-S President. In 2017 is serving as a Co-Chair of the IEEE 5G Initiative and the 5G mm-wave technical working group. Tim is working to grow a new generation of technical leaders whose vision is a thriving local communityenabled by Internet and wireless technology. Tim believes that the only true way forward to invest not only in technology infrastructure but to invest in human capital to foster innovation and interactions between communities and technologists.


Invited Talk-1: IEEE 5G Initative: Community Engagement with Industry for Advanced Microwave and Millimeter-Waves Technologies


5G is the next generation wireless technology that is expected to significantly increase data speeds, produce ultra-low latency times, support the connection of many more devices, and increase energy efficiency of the network elements. Future applications that will require the characteristics of 5G include Autonomous vehicles, Remote health services and health care monitoring, AR/VR, smart homes, Industrial automation and IoT.The IEEE 5G Initiative has started a roadmapping activity to help guide the community to work together, identify drivers and technology needs, etc. to accelerate the successful adoption of 5G technology. There will the need to for dramatic improvements in semiconductors, antenna, beamformers, and advanced packaging at both microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies to support low-cost high performance 5G Radio Transceivers for base transceiver station (BTS) and user equipment (UE) for mobile and fixed wireless applications.For millimeter-wave 5G hardware: the package is the system. In this talk, I will highlight the engineering challenges and show some examples of highly integrated 5G modules that will be needed to meet the demands of the 5G ecosystem.

Invited Talk-2: IEEE Humanitarian and Philanthropic Opportunities

IEEE has an important role as the technical community of volunteers to use our time, talent and treasures to Advance Technology for Humanity.  Through the iEEE Special Interest Group in Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT), IEEE has created a global network of IEEE volunteers partnering with underserved communities & local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development. SIGHT has grown extensively in the last several years. SIGHT focuses on sustainable solutions that make a long­term difference in the lives of people. SIGHT operates through local volunteers and partners working with local communities.For SIGHT, success is only achieved through partnerships, starting with the community and extending to government organizations, NGOs, schools, hospitals, companies, and others. For SIGHT and its volunteers to be both effective and sustainable, continuous training and education is essential.In 2017, our challenge will be to sustain the existing SIGHT groups and to grow new ones across all IEEE regions.  In this talk, I will give an overview of IEEE Humanitarian and Philanthropic activities, provide case studies on how we can impact the local communities where we live; including the work we are doing on Internet Inclusion to bring information access to unreached people.