We are honored to have guest speakers that represent top authorities in their fields for the 2022 themes. The first theme and event for 2022 will cover Future of 5G Integrated Non-Terrestrial-Networks (NTNs).
Forsway Scandinavia AB, Satcube AB, Wyld Networks AB
Non Terrestrial Networks (NTN) for Broadband and IoT Services Everywhere
An industry thought-leader with over 35 years international satellite and telecom experience. With 20 years various engineering and management positions at Ericsson (in Canada, England and Sweden), Mats Andersson brings extensive expertise from the industry. Additionally, he holds three university degrees (Lic. Eng., M. Sc. and B.A.). In 2006 Mats joined tech start-up, Bluetest AB in Gothenburg as CEO. Under his leadership, Bluetest grew to become the world leading MIMO Over-The-Air (OTA) test company with most large mobile phone companies as customers. In 2011 Mats joined Huawei Technologies Sweden AB as Site and System Manager Radio Base Systems in Gothenburg. During his time at Huawei the Gothenburg office became a world leading competence centre for Higher Order MIMO and Massive MIMO base stations. In 2014, Mats established MUMIMO AB – a company with a focus on innovation and business development for small and large wireless companies and brings thought-leading expertise within 5G, satellite communications and other wireless technologies. Mats currently holds roles as Chairman of the Board of Forsway Scandinavia AB, Satcube AB, and MUMIMO AB. He is a Board member of Wyld Networks AB. He is also a shareholder in Bluetest AB, SweGaN AB and Brinja AB.
Prof. Barry Evans
University of Surrey
Satellites in 5G+ and Towards 6G
Professor Barry Evans (BSc, PhD, FIET, FREng) is Professor of Satellite Communications in the Institute for Communications and 6GIC at the University of Surrey. Previous academic appointments were with the University of Essex as BT lecturer to Reader in Telecommunication systems. At Surrey he founded the Centre for Communication Systems Research, now the Institute and served as Dean of Engineering and Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. Now returned to research full time he heads the satellite communications area in the Institute and is involved in several projects integrating 5G with satellite systems. Barry is also Editor of the International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Alessandro Vanelli Coralli
University of Bologna
Multipoint Transmission from Space: a Key Enabler for 6G-NTN
Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli received the Dr. Ing. Degree (cum laude) and the Ph.D. in Telecommnications from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1991 and 1996, respectively. In 1996, he joined the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering - Guglielmo Marconi at the University of Bologna, where he is a Full Professor. From 2022, he is also a Research Fellow at the Digital Integrated Circuits and Systems group of ETH Zurich (CH). During 2003 and 2005, he was a Visiting Scientist at Qualcomm Inc, and in 2021 a Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich.
His research activity focuses on Wireless Communication with specific emphasis on Non terrestrial Networks. He participates in national and international research projects on satellite mobile communication systems serving as Scientific Responsible and Prime Contractor for several European Space Agency and European Commission funded projects. He is currently the Responsible for the Vision and Research Strategy task force of the NetworldEurope SatCom Working Group and the delegate for the University of Bologna in the 6G-IA, ETSI, and 3GPP. Dr. Vanelli-Coralli co-authored more than 190 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and conferences and he is co-recipient of several Best Paper Awards. He is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Satellite Communications Technical Recognition Award.
Prof. Paolo Colantonio
Tor Vergata University of Rome
GaN-on-Si based 10W MMIC Power Amplifier for 5G K-Band Satellite Payload
Paolo Colantonio (SM’18) received the degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Roma Tor Vergata in 1994 and the Ph.D in Microelectronics and Telecommunications in 2000. He is full professor of microwave electronics at the University of Roma Tor Vergata. His research activities are mainly focused on the field of microwave and millimetre-wave electronic, and in particular on the design criteria for non-linear microwaves subsystems and high efficiency power amplifiers. He is author or co-author of more than 300 scientific papers. He authored the book High Efficiency RF and Microwave Solid State Power Amplifiers (Wiley, 2009), 3 book chapters, 4 contributions to Wiley Encyclopaedia on Microwave Electronics and one international patent.
Prof. Halim Yanikomeroglu
Integrated Terrestrial-HAPS-Satellite Networks of the Future: Towards A Sustainable ICT Ecosystem
Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu is a Professor at Carleton University, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1998. He contributed to 4G/5G technologies and standards; his research focus in recent years include 6G/B6G, non-terrestrial networks (NTN), and future wireless infrastructure. His extensive collaboration with industry resulted in 39 granted patents. He supervised or hosted in his lab around 140 postgraduate researchers. He co-authored IEEE papers with faculty members in 80+ universities in 25 countries. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), and an IEEE Distinguished Speaker for ComSoc and VTS.
Dr. Yanikomeroglu is serving as the Chair of IEEE WCNC Steering Committee, Member of IEEE ComSoc Conference Council, Member of IEEE PIMRC Steering Committee, and Member of ComSoc Emerging Technologies Committee. He served as the General Chair of two VTCs and Technical Program Chair/Co-Chair of three WCNCs. He chaired ComSoc Technical Committee on Personal Communications. He received several awards for his research, teaching, and service, including IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize (2021), IEEE VTS Stuart Meyer Memorial Award (2020), IEEE ComSoc Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award (2018), and a number of best paper awards.