Erik G. Larsson Head of the Division for Communication Systems in the Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY), Linköping University, Sweden
Prof. Erik G. Larsson works in the broader areas of wireless communication systems, statistical signal processing and networks. The major research thrusts in his group currently are Massive MIMO for 5G and cooperative localization. Current Research:
Zhang Binbin President, Huawei Gothenburg Research Center
Thomas Marzetta Distinguished Industry Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering, New York University, US
Thomas Marzetta is Distinguished Industry Professor at New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, ECE Dept. Born in Washington, DC, he received the PhD and SB in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1972 and 1978, and the MS in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania in 1973. Prior to joining NYU, he had three industrial research careers: petroleum exploration(Schlumberger-Doll Research, 1978-1987), defense(Nichols Research Corporation, 1987-1995), and telecommunications(Bell Labs, 1995-2017). At Bell Labs, he directed the Communications and Statistical Sciences Dept within the former Mathematical Sciences Research Center, and he was elected a Bell Labs Fellow. He originated Massive MIMO, one of the cornerstones of 5G wireless technology. He is lead author of the book “Fundamentals of Massive MIMO”.
Prof. Marzetta was on the Advisory Board of MAMMOET, and EU-sponsored FP7 project, and he was Coordinator of the GreenTouch Consortium’s Large Scale Antenna Systems Project. Recognition for his contributions to Massive MIMO include the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award, the 2015 IEEE Stephen O. Rice Prize and the 2015 IEEE W.R.G Baker Award. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003, and he received an Honorary Doctorate from Linköping University in 2015
Liesbet Van der Perre Electrical Engineering (ESAT) TC, Ghent and Aalst Technology Campuses, KU Leuven University, Belgium
Liesbet Van der Perre received the M.Sc. and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium, in 1992 and 1997 respectively. The research for her thesis was completed at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Telecommunications in Paris. She was appointed honorary doctor at Lund University, Sweden, in 2015. Dr. Van der Perre joined imec’s wireless group in 1997 in the wireless group and took up responsibilities as senior researcher, system architect, project leader and program director, until 2015. Current Research:
Petar Popovski Professor, Dept. of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
Petar Popovski is a Professor in Wireless Communications at Aalborg University, the Department of Electronic Systems and a Fellow of IEEE. He is heading the Section on Connectivity and the MassM2M laboratory which covers the broad area of wireless communications and networks, focusing on communication theory, connectivity for IoT systems, and 5G wireless systems. He is a holder of a Consolidator Grant (2015-2020) from the European Research Council (ERC) and a recipient of the Danish Elite Researcher Award (2016). Current research:
Andrew Nix Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
Professor Andrew Nix joined the Commuication Systems & Networks Group as a member of lecturing staff in December 1992 and is currently Professor of Wireless Communication Systems and from August 2014 Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol. His research interests are focused around the challenges associated with ubiquitous, mass market, low cost mobile telecommunication systems. This includes the development of innovative spectral and power efficient digital wireless technologies. He is currently working on a range of 5G technologies (Massive MIMO, mmWave communications, next-generation Wi-Fi, long range IoT modems and SDN & integrated wireless/optical communication). Andrew is actively involved in the Bristol Is Open (BIO) Smart City demonstrator. Research keywords
Tommy Svensson Professor, Electrical engineering, Chalmers University, Sweden
Tommy Svensson is Professor in the Communication systems research group, where he is leading the Wireless Systems research on air interface and wireless backhaul networking technologies for future wireless systems. The goal of the research is to create a flexible and efficient converged radio access and backhaul network that can carry all kind of wireless multimedia traffic from/to humans and machines. He is currently active in research towards the fifth generation mobile wireless system (5G). He actively contributed to the recently finished EU FP7 METIS project that identified key use cases, scenarios, requirement and potential solutions for 5G and he is currently working in the EU H2020 5GPPP mmMAGIC project targeting mm-wave solutions for 5G. Current Research Projects:
Buon Kiong Lau Professor, Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Lau obtained the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 1998. From 1998 to 2002, he did his Ph.D. at Curtin University of Technology, Australia, on the topic "Applications of Adaptive Antennas in 3G Mobile Communication Systems". From January 2003 to April 2004, he was a Guest Research Fellow at the Department of Signal Processing, Blekinge Institute of Technology. He was a Research Fellow (May 2004-May 2007) at the Department of Electroscience, Lund University, and later an Assistant Professor (June 2007-October 2010) and an Associate Professor (Nov 2010-Mar 2016) in the Department of Electrical and Information Technology (formerly Department of Electroscience). Current Research:
Rahim Tafazolli Professor, Head of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), Surrey University, UK
Rahim Tafazolli has been the Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications at the University of Surrey since April 2000, Director of Institute of Communication Systems (ICS, formerly known as CCSR) since January 2010 and the Director of the 5G Innovation Centre since 2012. He has over 25 years of experience in digital communications research and teaching. He has authored and co-authored more than 500 research publications and is regularly invited to deliver keynote talks and distinguished lectures to international conferences and workshops. He has also edited two books: “Technologies for the Wireless Future”, Vol.1 ( 2004) and Vol.2 (2006) both published by Wiley's. And he is co-inventor on more than 30 granted patents, all in the field of digital communications. Professor Tafazolli was the leader of study on “grand challenges in IoT” (Internet of Things) in the UK, 2011-2012, for RCUK (Research Council UK) and the UK TSB (Technology Strategy Board).
He is regularly invited by governments to advise on 5G technologies and was advisor to the Mayor of London with regard to the London Infrastructure Investment 2050 Plan during May and June 2014.
He was also the lead speaker at the Connectivity session of the UK Government's D5 Summit (UK, New Zealand, South Korea, Estonia & Israel) London, 9-10 Dec 2014.
Konstantinos Nikitopoulos Senior Lecturer (Associate Prof.) - Signal Processing for Wireless Communications, Surrey University, UK
Dr. Nikitopoulos received his PhD degree in 2005 from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens where he was a member of the Wireless Systems Group. Since then, he have held research positions at the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems at RWTH Aachen University, at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at University of California at Irvine and at the Computer Science Department at University College London (UCL). In October 2013 he joined the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS) at the University of Surrey as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor), where I'm actively involved with research in the 5G Innovation Centre.
His research interests lie in the field of signal processing for wireless communication systems. In particular, his work strives to realize pragmatic, energy-efficient wireless communication systems able to provide the performance predicted by cutting-edge theoretical trends; with a focus on those trends that hold a great potential to form the basis of 5G wireless networks. Targeting orders of magnitude improvement in processing latency and/or energy consumption, his research tries to bridge three complimentary research areas: (a) centralized and distributed, traditional and multi-user multiple antenna (MIMO) systems with extensions to large antenna numbers, (b) advanced channel encoding/decoding schemes including iterative soft-input, soft-output approaches (e.g. turbo and LDPC) and efficient rateless/fountain codes, and (c) advanced (iterative) receiver processing for challenging transmission environments and non-orthogonal signal transmissions.
Dirk Slock Professor, Department of Communication Systems, Eurecom, France
Professor Dirk Slock received the electronics engineering degree from Ghent University, Belgium, in 1982. In 1984, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and went to Stanford University, CA, USA, where he received the M.S.E.E. and M.S. degrees in statistics, and the Ph.D. degree in EE in 1986, 1989, and 1989, respectively. From 1989 to 1991, he was a Member of the research staff in the Philips Research Laboratory, Belgium. In 1991, he joined EURECOM, where he is now a Professor. At EURECOM, he teaches statistical signal processing and signal processing techniques for wireless communications. While at Stanford, he developed new fast recursive least-squares algorithms for adaptive filtering. He invented semiblind channel estimation, the chip equalizer-correlator receiver used by 3G HSDPA mobile terminals, spatial multiplexing cyclic delay diversity (MIMO-CDD) now part of LTE, and his work led to the Single Antenna Interference Cancellation concept used in GSM terminals. Recent keywords are MIMO interference channel, multicell, distributed resource allocation, variational and empirical Bayesian techniques, large system analysis, audio source separation, location estimation and exploitation. Prof. Dirk was elected "EURASIP Fellow" in 2015 and he received one Best Journal Paper Award from the IEEE-SP and one from EURASIP in 1992.
Mikko Valkama Professor, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Prof. Mikko Valkama received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees (both with honors) in electrical engineering from the Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland, in 2000 and 2001, respectively. In 2003, he was a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Communications Systems and Signal Processing Institute, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA. He is currently a Full Professor and Laboratory Head with the Laboratory of Electronics and Communications Engineering, TUT. His research interests include radio communications, radio signal processing and sensing, radio positioning, as well as 5G and beyond mobile radio networks. Research
Elisabeth de Carvalho Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark
Prof. Elisabeth de Carvalho received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Telecom ParisTech, France, in 1999. After her Ph.D., she was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University working in the field of ADSL communications. Then she worked in industry in the field of ADSL and wireless LAN. She joined Aalborg University in 2005 where she has led several national and international research projects in wireless communications. Her general area of expertise is in digital signal processing for wireless communications with main application to MIMO system, incorporating antenna and propagation aspects. She is a coauthor of the text book “A Practical Guide to the MIMO Radio Channel.” RESEARCH PROJECTS :
Wolfgang Gerstacker Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, Friedrich Alexander University
Prof. Wolfgang Gerstacker his research interests are in the broad area of digital communications and statistical signal processing and include detection, equalization, parameter estimation, MIMO systems and space-time processing, interference management and suppression, resource allocation, relaying, cognitive radio, THz communications, magnetic induction based transmission, and sensor networks. He has conducted various projects with partners from industry including Alcatel-Lucent, Philips Semiconductors, Huawei, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Hydrometer, Innovationszentrum für Telekommunikationstechnik (IZT), ST-Ericsson, and Com-Research.
He is an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Elsevier Physical Communication (PHYCOM), and has served as a Guest Editor for several IEEE and Elsevier journals. He has been a Member of the Editorial Board of EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking from 2004 to 2012. He has served as a Member of the Technical Program Committee of various conferences including International Conference on Communications (ICC), Global Communications Conference (Globecom), European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium (PIMRC), and Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC), and has organized several Special Sessions at conferences. He has been a Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom) 2014, a Co-Chair of the Cooperative Communications, Distributed MIMO and Relaying Track of VTC2013-Fall, a General Chair of the ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NanoCom) 2016, and a Tutorials Chair of the BlackSeaCom 2017.
Mats Andersson , Huawei Research Center, Gothenburg Sweden
Mark Holm , Huawei Research Center, Gothenburg Sweden
Björn Sihlbom , Huawei Research Center, Gothenburg Sweden
Merouane Debbah , Huawei France Research Center