Chair | Carlo Fischione
Carlo Fischione is full Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, where he is the Director of the Data Science Micro Degree Program, which is an advanced program on Artificial Intelligence currently dedicated to Ericsson’s researchers worldwide. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering (3/3 years) in May 2005 and the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (Laurea, Summa cum Laude, 5/5 years) in April 2001 from University of L’Aquila, Italy. He has held research positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2015, Visiting Professor); Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2015, Associate); and University of California at Berkeley, CA (2004-2005, Visiting Scholar, and 2007-2008, Research Associate). His research interests include applied optimization, wireless, sensor networks, Internet of things, and machine learning. He received a number of awards, such as the “2018 IEEE Communication Society S. O. Rice” Award, and the best paper award of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2007). He is Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications – Series on Machine Learning for Communication and Networking, and has been serving as Associated Editor of IFAC Automatica (2014-2019).
Vice Chairs | Tim O’Shea
Tim O’Shea is the CTO at DeepSig and a Research Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech where he is focused on building future wireless systems for 5G and beyond by leveraging machine learning and data-centric design at the physical layer. He has led applied research in software radio, cognitive radio and security at VT, USG, Hawkeye360, and Federated Wireless for over 10 years, is a core developer of the GNU Radio project, and a senior member of the IEEE. His research and publications have focused on leveraging deep learning techniques to advance core problems in wireless communications and he is currently working on applied efforts to rapidly advance the performance, capabilities and adaptive nature of communications systems at the physical layer and under high degrees of freedom.
Vice Chairs | Elisabeth de Carvalho
Elisabeth de Carvalho received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Telecom ParisTech, France in 1999. After her Ph.D. degree, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, and then worked in industry in the field of DSL and wireless LAN. Since 2005, she has been with Aalborg University, where she is a Professor and has led several research projects in wireless communications. She has co-authored the book “A Practical Guide to MIMO Radio Channel”. Her main expertise is in the field of signal processing with emphasis on MIMO communications. She is a member of IEEE Signal Processing Society, technical committee “Signal Processing for Communications and Networking” (SPCOM) and vice chair of the IEEE COMSOC Emerging Technology Initiative on Machine Learning for Communications. She is the project manager of the H2020 Innovative Training Network WindMill focusing on machine learning for wireless communications.
Vice Chairs | Marwa Chafii
Marwa Chafii received her Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications in 2016, and her Master degree in the field of advanced wireless communication systems (SAR) in 2013, both from CentraleSupelec, France. Between 2014 and 2016, she has been a visiting researcher at Poznan University of Technology (Poland), University of York (UK), Yokohama National University (Japan), and University of Oxford (UK). She joined the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communication Systems at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, in February 2018 as a research group leader. She received the 2018 Ph.D. prize in the field of Signal, Image & Vision in France. Since September 2018, she is an associate professor at ENSEA, University of Paris-Seine, France, and head of Research and Studies at Women in AI. Her research interests include machine learning for wireless communications, cellular Internet of Things, and advanced waveforms for multi-carrier systems.
Vice Chairs | Melike Erol Kantarci
Melike Erol Kantarci is Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in AI-Enabled Next-Generation Wireless Networks and Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada She is the founding director of the Networked Systems and Communications Research (NETCORE) laboratory. She is a Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute and the Institute for Science, Society and Policy. She is also a courtesy faculty at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.
Hugo Tullberg is a Master Researcher at Research Area Radio, Ericsson Research, Stockholm, where he works with Beyond-5G communication systems. His research interests include wireless communication and information theory, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and network reliability and security, converging into reliability of distributed machine learning on resource constrained platforms. Hugo Tullberg has extensive experience of international collaboration projects and standardization. He is on the EuCNC Steering Committee, has served on numerous technical program committees, and as reviewer for several journals. Hugo Tullberg has a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Lund University, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Communication Theory and Systems, from the University of California at San Diego.
Yan Xin (S’00, M’03, SM’10) received the B.E. degree in electronics engineering from Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China, in 1992, the M. Sc. degree in mathematics, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1998, 2000, and 2003, respectively. From 2004 to 2008, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore. He is now a research engineer at Applied Machine Learning group, FutureWei Technologies Inc. (Huawei USA R&D Division), Bridgewater, New Jersey. His current research interests are in the areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, network optimization and wireless communications. Dr. Xin was the co-recipient of the 2004 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in wireless communications.
Workshops, Tutorials, & Symposia Officer | Slawomir Stanczak
Slawomir Stanczak studied electrical engineering with specialization in control theory at the Wroclaw University of Technology and at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin). He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in 1998 and the Dr.-Ing. degree (summa cum laude) in electrical engineering in 2003, both from TU Berlin; the Habilitation degree (venialegendi) followed in 2006. Since 2015, he has been a Full Professor for network information theory with TU Berlin and the head of the Wireless Communications and Networks department. Prof. Stanczak is a co-author of two books and more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers in the area of information theory, wireless communications, signal processing and machine learning.He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing between 2012 and 2015.
Workshops, Tutorials, & Symposia Officer | Marios Kountouris
Marios Kountouris (S’04–M’08–SM’15) received the diploma degree in electrical and computer engineering from NTUA, Athens, Greece in 2002 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Télécom ParisTech, France in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Since May 2019, he has been an Associate Professor and Chair PI on machine learning for 6G wireless systems at EURECOM, France. Prior to his current appointment, he has hold positions at Huawei Paris Research Center, CentraleSupélec, France, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, and Yonsei University, S. Korea. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and the IEEE Wireless Communication Letters. He received the 2016 IEEE ComSoc Communication Theory Technical Committee Early Achievement Award, the 2013 IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for the EMEA Region, the 2014 Best Paper Award for EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, the 2012 IEEE SPS Signal Processing Magazine Award, the IEEE SPAWC 2013 Best Student Paper Award, and the Best Paper Award in Communication Theory Symposium at IEEE Globecom 2009.
Workshops, Tutorials, & Symposia Officer | George C. Alexandropoulos
George C. Alexandropoulos is an Assistant Professor of Signal Processing for Communications at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, School of Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) (also known shortly as University of Athens), Athens, Greece and member of its Communications and Signal Processing division, as well as associated faculty with ATHENA Research and Innovation Center. From October 2020, I am also collaborating academic staff member at the Hellenic Open University, Athens, Greece. My research and development activities in the general areas of algorithmic design, optimization, and performance analysis for wireless communication networks
Posters & Demos Officer | Carolina Fortuna
Carolina Fortuna is a research fellow at the Jozef Stefan Institute. She received her PhD in CS in 2013, her BSc in 2006, was a postdoctoral research associate at Ghent University, 2014-2015 and a visitor at Stanford University in 2017. Her research is interdisciplinary, focusing on data and knowledge driven modeling of communication and sensor systems. She authored over 60 peer reviewed papers at top journals and conferences and is the co-editor of a Wiley book on the Internet of Things. She wrote several EU funded research grants, contributed to EU funded research projects, including as a technical coordinator.
Datasets & Competitions Officer | Maximilian Arnold
Maximilian Arnold received the B.Sc. (2014) and M.Sc (2016) from Stuttgart University in electrical engineering. In 2016 he joined the institute of telecommunication as a PHD student. He received a best student paper award on ISWCS2017 for his work in Massive MIMO measurements. His current research topics are development of prototypes for Massive MIMO and Deep Learning techniques applied to Massive MIMO.
Datasets & Competitions Officer | Adnan Shahid
Adnan Shahid received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in computer engineering with communication specialization from the University of Engineering and Technology in 2006 and 2010, respectively, and his Ph.D degree in information and communication engineering from Sejong University, South Korea, in 2015. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at iMinds/IBCN, Department of Information Technology, University of Ghent, Belgium. From September 2015 to June 2016, he was with the Department of Computer Engineering, Taif University, Saudi Arabia. From March 2015 to August 2015, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Yonsei University, South Korea. He was also the recipient of the prestigious BK 21 plus Postdoc program at Yon- sei University. His research interests include device-to-device communication, self-organizing networks, small cells networks, cross-layer optimization, and integration of WiFi and small cells.
Global Publicity Officer | Raed Shubair
Raed Shubair received a BSc (with Distinction &class Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University, June 1989: followed by a PhD (with Distinction) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Feb 1993. His Ph.D. thesis received the University of Waterloo’s “Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award” in 1993. Prior to his affiliation at NYU Abu Dhabi, Prof. Shubair was a Full Professor at Khalifa University, which he joined in 1993 until 2017. His past affiliations also include visiting academic and research appointments at the University of Waterloo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Harvard Medical School. He was on technical committees of IEEE flagship conferences in Antennas, Communications, and Signal Processing, including several editions of IEEE AP-S/URSI, EuCAP, IEEE GlobalSIP, IEEE WCNC, and IEEE ICASSP. He has served as a TPC Chair of the IEEE MMS2016 and IEEE GlobalSIP 2018 Symposium on 5G Satellite Networks. He holds several leading roles in the international professional engineering community. He is a Board Member of the European School of Antennas, the Regional Director for the IEEE Signal Processing Society in IEEE Region eight the Middle East, and the Chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Educational Initiatives Program. He is a Fellow of MIT Electromagnetics Academy and the Founding Member of MIT Scholars of the Emirates. He is an Editor of the IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology and the IEEE Open Journal on Antennas and Propagation.