Christian Gallard 

He is an engineer of the Ecole Supérieure d'électronique de l'Ouest (ESEO 1996). From 1997 to 2000, he worked for Matra Communications in the area of digital communications applied to Professional Mobile Radio. From 2000 to 2002 he worked on digital communications for UMTS with Philips. From 2002 to 2004 he was a sub-contractor for France Telecom (speech processing, UMTS FDD and MIMO issues). He joined France Telecom in Dec. 2004. In 2005-2006, he worked on WiMAX link layer issues. In 2006-2007 he was involved in LTE link layer studies. Since end of 2007, he has been involved in broadcasting system definitions (DVB-T2, DVB-NGH, projects B21C, ENGINES). From 2010 to 2013, he led French collaborative M3 (Mobile Multi-Media) project. He is today, inside Orange, coordinating research activities dealing with technology enablers for future 5G networks (contributing within NGMN to the 5G White Paper).

Nicolas Cassiau 

He graduated from a French engineering school, Polytech' Nantes, in 2001. Since then he has been with CEA-Leti in Grenoble. His fields of interest are digital wireless communications and algorithms design. He has been working in particular on multiple antenna systems (MIMO) and on the physical layer of Multicarrier systems (OFDM and Filter Bank Multicarrier). He has also been involved on system level simulations for wireless communications of fourth generation and beyond. More recently, he has designed a system level hybrid satellite / terrestrial system in the context of a project funded by CNES (French National Space Studies Center). He is currently working on millimeter wave systems for the fifth generation of mobile communications

Dr. Cicek Cavdar

She has finished her Ph.D studies in Computer Science, University of California, Davis in 2008 and in Istanbul Technical University(ITU), Turkey in 2009. After her PhD, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering Department, ITU. Her research interests include design, performance analysis and optimization of telecom networks. Actually she is a researcher at Communications Systems Department at the School of ICT at KTH and coordinator of the project 5GrEEN: Towards Green 5G Mobile Networks.

Eeva Lähetkangas

She received her M.S degree in telecommunications engineering from University of Oulu in 2005. From 2005 onwards she has been working at Nokia Networks, where she currently works as a research engineer focusing on 5G physical layer. In addition, she also has multiple years of experience in digital signal processing related product development for WCDMA, WiMAX and LTE products.

Dr. Thomas Haustein

He received the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree in mobile communications from the Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany, in 2006. In 1997, he joined the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, where he worked on wireless infrared systems and radio communications with multiple antennas and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing. He focused on real-time algorithms for baseband processing and advanced multiuser resource allocation. Since 2006, he was with Nokia Siemens Networks, where he conducted research for Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced. Since 2008, he is the Head of the Wireless Communications and Networks Department at Fraunhofer HHI. His research expertise is in the area of MIMO, OFDM, LTE-Advanced, Cognitive Radio Systems and Radio technology candidates for future wireless systems -5G. He is academic advisor to NGMN and actively contributing to industry consortia like IWPC and Green Touch

Ingolf Karls

He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Technical University Chemnitz 1985 and 1997, respectively. He contributed to several generations of wireless communication products at Siemens AG and Infineon Technologies AG. He is currently at Intel Mobile Communications working at millimeter wave systems and 5G.

Pr. Alexander Maltsev 

He received the Candidate of Science degree and the Doctor of Science degree, both in Radiophysics, from the University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN), Russia, in 1975 and 1990, respectively. After that he held the position of a Full Professor (1990 to 1994) and from 1994 till present he is holding the position of Head of the Statistical Radiophysics department in the UNN. In April 2001 Prof. Maltsev joined Intel Corporation and created Advance Development (AD) team from his former PhD students in Intel Russia. From April 2006 till present he is an Intel Principal Engineer managing AD team. During that time he contributed to development of Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11n, 11ad), WiMAX (IEEE802.16e, 16m), WiGig and LTE, participated in FP6 MEMBRANE (Multi-Element Multihop Backhaul Reconfigurable Antenna Network) project (2006-2009), headed the Russian Evaluation Group in IMT-Advanced (4G) evaluation process in ITU (2010-2011).

Pr. Jacques Palicot

He received, in 1983, his PhD degree in Signal Processing from the University of Rennes. Since 1988, he has been involved in studies about equalization techniques applied to digital transmissions and new analog TV systems. Since 1991 he has been involved mainly in studies concerning the digital communications area and automatic measurements techniques. He has taken an active part in various international bodies EBU, CCIR, and within RACE, ACTS and IST European projects. He has published various scientific articles notably on equalization techniques, echo cancellation, hierarchical modulations and Software Radio techniques. He is currently involved in adaptive Signal Processing and in new techniques as Software Radio and Cognitive radio. From November 2001 to September 2003 he had a temporary position with INRIA/IRISA in Rennes. Since October 2003 he is with Supélec in Rennes where he leads the SCEE department.

Hailan Peng

She received her B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 2006 and 2009, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, in 2013. Since 2013, she joined KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc. as a research engineer. Her current research interests include 5G architecture and system design, millimeter-wave communications, Heterogeneous networks and 3GPP/non-3GPP interworking architectures.She also contributes to 3GPP standardization activities.

Dr. Roya E. Rezagah

She received B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2002, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Communications systems from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, in 2006 and 2011 respectively. During her study in Tehran Polytechnic, she joined several industrial projects as a researcher and system designer. Those industrial experiences cover a wide range from RFID to cell planning and DVB-T implementation. In 2011, she joined Araki-Sakaguchi lab. in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan and on September 2014, she received D.Eng. from Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 2011, she has been working on coordinated multipoint (CoMP) in cellular networks in Araki-Sakaguchi lab. with close collaboration with industry and mobile service providers.

Pr. Kei Sakaguchi

He received the B.E. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan in 1996, and the M.E. degree in information processing from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2006. From 2000 to 2007, he was an Assistant Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 2007, he has been an Associate Professor at the same university. Since 2012, he has also joined in Osaka University as an Associate Professor, namely he has two positions in Tokyo Institute of Technology and Osaka University. 

Dr. Isabelle Siaud

She received the Electronic Master Dipl from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC Paris VI) in 1992 and received a multi-disciplinary (mm-wave propagation and short range PHY/MAC system design) PhD from the INSA-Rennes in 2011 prepared as R&D engineer in Orange. From 1993 to 1998, she participated to propagation modelling for 3G and short range mm-waves. In 1999, she joined the Orange labs in Rennes in charge of defining innovative PHY/MAC layer systems covering mm-wave UWB-OFDM extensions, Multiple Interface Management and green transmission techniques for future 4G and 5G networks. She recently joined the BCOM Technical Research Institute in Rennes, in charge of elaborating new research collaborative projects related to future of hypermedia and smarter networks. Actually she has two positions as R&D engineer at Orange Labs and IRT B-COM in Rennes.

Richard J. Weiler

He received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in electrical engineering and a diploma in business administration (Dipl.-Wirt. Ing.) from RWTH Aachen University in Germany.
In 2010 he joined the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute in Berlin, Germany, where he is currently working as research engineer and project manager for the EU-Japan project MiWEBA. His main research interest is millimeter-wave communication with a focus on propagation and the lower network layers.