Tao Chen (VTT)
Dr. Tao Chen is a senior researcher at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD. He is the project coordinator of H2020 COHERENT project (www.ict-coherent.eu). Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. degree from University of Trento, Italy in 2007. He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. From 2003 to 2007, he worked with CREATE-NET, Italy, carrying out research on high-speed wireless LAN systems, UWB and cognitive radios. Since 2008, he has been with VTT, working on cognitive wireless networks, green communications and 5G network technologies. He is an IEEE senior member. His research interests include dynamic spectrum access, energy efficiency and resource management in heterogeneous wireless networks, software defined networking for 5G mobile networks, and social-aware mobile networks.
Kostas FIlis (COSMOTE,Greece)
Dr. Konstantinos Filis has more than 28 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. He is currently a senior R&D engineer at COSMOTE Mobile Communications, Athens, Greece, where he works since its establishment in 1996 having been engaged with a variety of mobile technologies including WiMAX, Femto, 2G, 3G, 4G, and, currently, 5G through his active participation in many EU funded projects. Dr. Filis received the B.S.E.E degree from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, the M.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, and the Ph.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He has held various technical, research and teaching positions in telecommunications companies, research and academic institutions in Greece including INTRACOM SA, NCSR “DEMOKRITOS” and AUA (American University of Athens). Dr. Filis has authored several scientific papers in the area of mobile communications.
Jussi Haapola (Centre for Wireless Communications)
Dr. Sc. (Tech) Jussi Haapola received his Ph.D degree in wireless communications in 2010 from the University of Oulu (Finland) and his M.Sc. degree in Physics in 2002 from the same university. He has a long experience in research on IoT, smart grids, and medical body area networks. In 2011 he made a post-doctoral fellow visit at the Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan and between April 2012 and June 2015 worked part-time as the Deputy Manager of a company, the University of Oulu Research Institute Japan – CWC-Nippon in Yokohama, Japan. Jussi Haapola has experience in EC FP5, FP6, FP7, and H2020 collaborative projects. He has made significant contributions to two IEEE 802 standards and regularly supervises doctoral, master, and bachelor candidates. Jussi Haapola has over 40 publications and holds one U.S. patent.
Kai Habel (HHI, Germany)
Kai Habel received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering, at Technical University Berlin in 2001. Afterwards he joined the Fraunhofer HHI, in Berlin, Germany, as a Research Assistant, where he works on optical metro, access and in-house networks as well as optical wireless systems. His expertise ranges from physical layer transmission technology to media access and higher layer protocols. During more than one decade, he was involved in numerous industry driven projects as well as in national and international R&D projects such as KomNet, MUSE, e-Photon/ONE, BONE, OMEGA, SODALES, OCEAN, Access2.0 (ATOB), STRAUSS and CHARISMA, where he has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications. The two most recent implementation projects he has led are related to the physical and MAC layer real-time processing of 100 Gbit/s OFDM PON and of a 5 Gbit/s mm-wave wireless replacement for an optical fibre intended for disaster recovery
Emmanouil Kafetzakis, (ORION Innovations, Greece)
Emmanouil is the CEO of ORION INNOVATIONS P.C. Since 2002 he holds the B.Sc. degree in Informatics and Telecommunications from the University of Athens, Greece, he also received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the same university, in 2004 and 2011. Emmanouil has more than 10 years of experience working with operators, enterprises, and academics across Europe. His primary areas of specialisation include performance modeling, forecasting techniques, resource allocation protocols and management for communication networks, simulation of data networks, with recent emphasis on Future Internet and SDN/NFV Architectures.
Before establishing ORION, Emmanouil was a senior member with the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of National Centre of Research “Demokritos”, where he participated in numerous European and national R&D projects. Other previous experience includes lecturing as Adjunct Lecturer at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, and the Business College of Athens (BCA).
He has more than 15 publications and more than 50 citations. He serves as reviewer in leading IEEE/ACM Journals and conferences. He holds Ericsson Award of Excellence in Telecommunications and he is a biographee in several lists (e.g., Marquis Who’s Who, etc.).
Geza Koczian (University of Essex, UK)
Geza Koczian has been with the Access Networking Group (ANG) of the University of Essex since 2010, where he has been involved in a number of EU and national (EPSRC) funded projects. Since then he has been involved in the ANG’s EPSRC and EU funded projects, and has published several journal and refereed conference papers. He completed his MSc by Dissertation on multi-mode transmission line propagation in 2011. He has specialised in train-based communications systems and technologies, and was responsible for the design and realization of the first 10GbE backbone system for trains as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership in 2013. Currently, he is investigating high-capacity millimetre-wave (mmW) at 60-70 GHz communications links, optimised for 5G and train applications, and is now undertaking doctoral research in this area.
Klaus Moessner (University of Surrey, UK)
Klaus Moessner is a Professor in Cognitive Networks in the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC). He has been actively involved in the various European Community funded research frameworks (from FP 5 onwards). He has also had involvement in some 20 other EU funded projects, has been technical manager and project manager and is currently leading the FP7 project SocIoTal and the H2020 EU-Japan project iKaaS. Klaus’ research interests are around the aspects of reconfigurability on the different system levels, including reconfiguration management and scheduling in wireless networks as well as network supported adaptability of multimodal user interfaces. He was founding chair of the IEEE DySPAN working group 6 on Spectrum Sensing Interfaces.
He is currently actively involved in the investigation and teaching of mobile service provision (including IoT services). He works in the area of resource efficiency and on mechanisms for dynamic resource allocation. He is the work area lead in the 5GIC on System Architecture and Co-existence, which covers aspects including dynamic spectrum sharing/access and the regulatory implications of DSA and Cognitive Radio Networks.
Theodoros Rokkas (INCITES, Luxembourg)
Theodoros is the CTO of INCITES Consulting SARL. He has been working in the telecom sector for more than ten years with operators, vendors, regulators, public and government authorities. He has participated in several European projects in the range of techno-economic analysis, business developing, cost reduction, government policy development, next-generation fixed and wireless access networks, network planning and regulatory. Some representative examples include evaluation of NGN business cases, evaluation of fixed mobile convergence, development of models for the calculation of cost for fixed and mobile networks, bottom up modeling, long run incremental modeling. Theodoros Rokkas holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics, a M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Radio-Communications and a Ph.D. degree on “Techno-Economic evaluation of Next Generation Networks” all from the University of Athens (Greece). He has more than 15 publications in Journals, conferences and 2 book chapters.