Liesbet Van der Perre is Professor at the department of Electrical Engineering at the KU Leuven in Belgium and guest Professor at the University of Lund in Sweden. She received her Ph.D. degree from the KU Leuven in 1997. Dr. Van der Perre was with the nano-electronics research institute imec in Belgium from 1997 till 2015 where she took up responsibilities from system architect to director of the wireless program. She was appointed honorary doctor at Lund University, Sweden, in 2015.

Prof. L. Van der Perre’s main research interests are in wireless communication and embedded connected systems, with a focus on energy efficient solutions for IoT and (beyond) 5G systems. She has (co-)authored over 300 scientific papers including 4 books. Liesbet Van der Perre has been serving as a scientific and technological advisor for companies, institutes, and funding agencies. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the company Zenitel since 2015 and Crescent since 2019.