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Texas State's Koutitas invited to speak at NAE's Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

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Jayme Blaschke | November 20, 2019

George Koutitas presenting

George Koutitas, assistant professor in the Ingram School of Engineering and director of the XReality Research Lab at Texas State University, will serve as an invited speaker during the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 26th annual E.U.-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium Nov. 18-20 in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Koutitas will speak about 5G in augmented- and virtual-reality (AR/VR) in the session "5G and the Internet of Things."

"I will present the work we do at the XReality Research Lab and the challenges of AR/VR in 5G networks," Koutitas said. "I will present a new algorithm that we developed to reduce network traffic in AR applications. We are doing this research in collaboration with a Greek university in Athens."

About 60 outstanding engineers under the age of 45 will meet during the intensive two-and-a-half symposium to discuss cutting-edge developments in four areas: 5G and Internet of Things; materials engineering enabled by advances in imaging; systems approaches to a clean environment; and smart manufacturing. The event facilitates international and cross-disciplinary research collaboration, promotes the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disparate engineering fields and encourages the creation of a transatlantic network of world-class engineers.

The symposium is hosted in partnership with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering. The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is serving as the administrator and organizer for the European side of the event.

For more information on USFOE, visit

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922