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Northwestern University to Supercharge Education Program at Super Mobility Week
North America’s largest forum for the wireless industry set for September 9, 10 &11 in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2015 – CTIA delivers a new standard of excellence in wireless industry knowledge: CTIA–The Wireless Association® and Northwestern Universityannounced today a new powerhouse partnership between its annual wireless industry event, CTIA Super Mobility 2015 and the prestigious university’s renowned McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The dynamic partnership represents a collaborative effort to provide the evolving mobile industry with the most up-to-date research and knowledge available in the fast-changing wireless industry, all packed into three productive days. Super Mobility 2015 is the ideal opportunity for all participants of the converged marketplace to work together to develop and execute their vision.

Northwestern’s esteemed faculty will develop a curriculum in these four educational segments at CTIA Super Mobility 2015:

  • Connected Life—mobile technology in IoT, vehicles, health care, home, energy
  • Intelligent Networks & Services—spectrum, small cell, 5G, policy
  • Innovation—the process of innovating, innovation in action from inside and outside the wireless industry
  • Enterprise & Business IT—security, privacy, big data, cloud

Super Mobility Week attendees will customize their learning experience by selecting from more than 60 hours of educational programming, which includes big picture overviews, case studies, current challenges, the latest technologies and architectures, as well as new business models and ecosystems.

“We’re delighted to work with CTIA to provide high-quality educational and research content for Super Mobility Week,” said Dr. Mark Werwath, director of the Master of Engineering Management Program and one of the leads on the collaboration. “This unique partnership with CTIA represents important steps toward bridging the gap between industry practitioners and the latest research and developments in academia.”

Robert Mesirow, CTIA Vice President and Show Director, added, “By partnering with Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, wireless professionals will have access to the most relevant and immediate intelligence on this explosive industry. We’ve combined the best academic minds with industry practitioners and entrepreneurs, and are looking forward to hosting a unique and robust educational opportunity for anyone in and around the mobile industry. This is a game changer for all our conference attendees.”

Northwestern faculty members working with CTIA include:

  • Dr. Mark Werwath, Director of the Master of Engineering Management program; expertise: new wireless product development and process management
  • Peggy Matson, a faculty member in the Master of Engineering Management program; expertise: innovation (including 4 U.S. patents), technology strategy and engineering product development
  • Dr. Randall Berry, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Co-Director of the Master of Science in Information Technology program; expertise: wireless communications, computer networking, network economics and information theory
  • Dr. Michael Honig, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; expertise: wireless networks, interference mitigation, resource allocation, and market mechanisms for dynamic spectrum allocation

For more information about Super Mobility Week, visit www.supermobilityweek.com.


About Northwestern University
Founded in 1851, Northwestern is one of the nation’s premier research institutions, housing 12 schools and colleges including the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Illinois-based university offers 124 undergraduate degrees and 145 graduate and professional degrees, and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks its undergraduate programs among the best in the country.

About CTIA Super Mobility 2015
CTIA Super Mobility 2015 (ctiasupermobility2015.com) is the largest forum in the Western Hemisphere for the mobile innovations that power our connected life. More than 35,000 mobile professionals and executives and 1,100+ exhibitors from around the globe gather for this powerhouse technology event for its unrivaled networking opportunities and to share leading-edge trends, discoveries and knowledge. CTIA Super Mobility 2015 is held September 9, 10 & 11, 2015, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

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About CTIA
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America’s competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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