Panel Chair:

Nagata NTTDOCOMOSatoshi Nagata (NTT DOCOMO) received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. In 2003, he joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. He worked for the research and development for wireless access technologies for LTE and LTE-Advanced. He is currently a chairman of the 3GPP TSG RAN Working Group 1 responsible for the LTE and LTE-Advanced physical layer specifications.


main-thumb-47090-200-Ua1VxTP8RUBSKDyy99RifajEwJvIIunTSaurabh Tavildar (Qualcomm Research) received his B. Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2001, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003 and 2006, all in electrical engineering. Since 2006, he has been working at Qualcomm Research New Jersey on research and development of wireless systems with a focus on device to device communication. He currently leads the Phy/Mac design and standardization effort for Qualcomm for the 3GPP D2D study item, and is also a 3GPP RAN1 delegate for Qualcomm.

D2D_Panelist_FujitsuMythri Hunukumbure (Fujitsu Labs) earned his BSc (Hon) degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. In 1999, he joined University of Bristol and completed his MSc and PhD degrees in Wireless Communications. Since 2006 he has been with Fujitsu Labs of Europe Ltd in Hayes, London, currently serving as a Principal Researcher. He specializes in Phy layer aspects of 3G and 4G wireless systems and his current research topics include advanced features for LTE Femto cells and the usage of D2D in emergency and disaster situations.

Vincent LAU1Vincent Lau obtained his B.Eng (Distinction 1st Hons – ranked 2nd) from the department of EEE, University of Hong Kong in 1992. He joined the Hong Kong Telecom (PCCW) after graduation for 3 years as system engineer. He obtained the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, Rotoract Scholarship and the Croucher Foundation in 1995 and study for Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He completed the Ph.D. degree in 2 years and joined the Bell Labs – Lucent Technologies, New Jersey in 1997 as Member of Technical Staff. He has been working on various advanced wireless technologies such as IS95, 3G1X, UMTS as well as wideband CDMA base station ASIC Design and Post 3G Technologies such as MIMO and HSDPA. He joined the department of ECE, HKUST as Associate Professor in August 2004 and was promoted to Professor in July 2010. He has also been the technology advisor and consultant for a number of companies such as ZTE and Huawei, ASTRI, leading several R&D projects on B3G, WiMAX and Cognitive Radio. He is the founder and co-director of Huawei-HKUST Innovation Lab.
Vincent has published over 200 papers, including around 100 IEEE Transaction papers (IEEE Transactions on Information Theoy, IEEE JSAC, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies,..etc), 100 IEEE conference papers, 15 Bell Labs Technical Memorandum and contributed to 28 US patents on wireless systems. In addition, Vincent is also the key contributor of 4 IEEE standard contributions (IEEE 802.22 WRAN / Cognitive Radio) which are accepted into the IEEE 802.22 specification. He has received three best paper awards from IEEE ICC 2008, IEEE ChinaCOM 2008 and IEEE CICC 2007 and is a Fellow of IEEE. He is currently an Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, a guest editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications (JSAC) – Special Issue on Limited Feedback, a guest editor of IEEE Special Topics on Signal Processing, IEEE System Journal, a book-series editor of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) book series for John Wiley and Sons as well as an editor of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.

Arslan ImageHuseyin Arslan has received his PhD. degree in 1998 from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Tx. From January 1998 to August 2002, he was with the research group of Ericsson Inc., NC, USA, where he was involved with several project related to 2G and 3G wireless cellular communication systems. Since August 2002, he has been with the Electrical Engineering Dept. of University of South Florida. In addition, he has worked as part time consultant for various companies and institutions including Anritsu Company, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey- TUBITAK, Lecroy, and XG technologies. Dr. Arslan’s research interests are related to advanced signal processing techniques at the physical layer, with cross-layer design for networking adaptivity and Quality of Service (QoS) control. He is interested in many forms of wireless technologies including cellular, wireless PAN/LAN/MANs, fixed wireless access, and specialized wireless data networks like wireless sensors networks and wireless telemetry. The current research interests are on UWB, OFDM based wireless technologies with emphasis on WIMAX and IMT-Advanced, and cognitive and software defined radio. He has served as technical program committee chair, technical program committee member, session and symposium organizer, and workshop chair in several IEEE conferences. He is a member of the editorial board for “IEEE Transactions on Communications “, “Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing Journal”, and “Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering” by Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Dr. Arslan is a senior member of IEEE.

PetarPopovskifotoPetar Popovski received Dipl.-Ing. in electrical engineering (1997) and Magister Ing. in communication engineering (2000) from Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia, and Ph.D. from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2004. He is currently a Professor at Aalborg University. He has more than 160 publications in journals, conference proceedings and books and has more than 25 patents and patent applications. He has received the Young Elite Researcher award and the SAPERE AUDE career grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research. He has received six best paper awards, including three from IEEE. Dr. Popovski serves on the editorial board of several journals, including IEEE Communications Letters (Senior Editor), IEEE JSAC Cognitive Radio Series, and IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is a Steering Committee member for the upcoming IEEE Transactions on Internet of Things and Chair of the ComSoc subcommittee on Smart Grid Communications. His research interests are in the broad area of wireless communication and networking, information theory and protocol design.