Mikael Gidlund received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. In 2005, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. From 2006 to 2007, he was a Research Engineer and a Project Manager with Acreo AB, Kista, Sweden, where he was responsible for wireless broadband communication. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Senior Specialist and a Project Manager with Nera Networks AS, Bergen, where he was responsible for next-generation IP-based radio solutions. From 2008 to 2014, he was a Senior Principal Scientist and head of wireless and mobility solutions with ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden, where he was responsible for technology and strategy plans, standardization, and innovation in the wireless automation area. Since 2014, he has been a Full Professor of computer engineering with Mid Sweden University and he is an adjunct professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, China. He holds over 20 patents (granted and pending applications) in wireless communications. His current research interests are within intelligent wireless communication and networks for industrial applications.

Professor Gidlund received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial IT in 2014. He was a co-author to the 2022 IEEE Sweden VT-COM-IT Joint Chapter Best Student Journal Paper Award (Awarded to Luca Beltramelli for the paper “LoRa Beyond ALOHA: An Investigation of Alternative Random-Access Protocols,). Between 2019-2021 he was the Chair of the IEEE IES Technical committee on Cloud and Wireless Systems for Industrial Applications. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics.