Technical Advisory Board

Leading industry technologists and scientists have contributed to Sequans’ development of WiMAX and LTE chip solutions

ezio_biglieriProfessor Ezio Biglieri
Ezio Biglieri is currently professor of electrical engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He has been an IEEE fellow since 1989, and is a recognized expert in the field of digital communications. He received his Dr. Engr. degree in 1967 from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), and became Professor at University of Napoli in 1975. Since then he has been Professor at Politecnico di Torino (current position), University of California, as well as regular visitor to prestigious labs and universities such as the Bell Labs, UCLA, or Princeton. He was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 1999, is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Information Theory Society and the IEEE Communications Society and has served as Editor for IEEE journals. He received prestigious awards, in particular the IEEE Third-Millennium Medal in 2000, and the ‘Journal of Communications and Networks Best Paper Award’ in 2004. His latest book, Coding for Wireless Channels, was published by Springer in 2005.

Goldsmith09a_lowresDr. Andrea Goldsmith
Andrea Goldsmith is a professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and was previously an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at Caltech. While on leave from Stanford, she founded Quantenna Communications, Inc. and served as its CTO, and she has held other industry positions at Maxim Technologies, Memorylink Corporation, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Goldsmith is a Fellow of the IEEE and of Stanford, and she has received several awards for her work, including the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society joint paper award, the National Academy of Engineering Gilbreth Lecture Award, the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award. She currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Transactions on Wireless Communications, and as Editor for the Journal on Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory and in Networks. She was previously an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and for the IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. Dr. Goldsmith has served on the Board of Governors and as a Distinguished Lecturer for both the IEEE Information Theory and Communications Societies. She also served as President of the Information Theory Society and founded its Student Committee. At Stanford she received the inaugural University Postdoc Mentoring Award, served as Chair of its Faculty Senate, and currently serves on its Budget Group. Dr. Goldsmith has authored the book “Wireless Communications” and co-authored the book “MIMO Wireless Communications,” both published by Cambridge University Press. Her research includes work on wireless information and communication theory, MIMO systems and multihop networks, cognitive radios, sensor networks, “green” wireless system design, and applications of communications and signal processing to neuroscience.

hikmet_sariDr. Hikmet Sari
Hikmet Sari is a world-renowned expert in the field of digital communications. He has published over 180 journal and conference papers, holds over 20 patents, and has given numerous invited talks in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Hikmet is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He received the André Blondel Medal in 1995 and the prestigious Edwin H. Armstrong Award in 2003. He served as Editor for several international journals, and was Technical Program Chair of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2004). Prior to joining Sequans Communications, he held scientific and key management positions at Philips, SAGEM, Alcatel, Pacific Broadband Communications and Juniper Networks. Presently, he is also Professor and Head of Telecommunications Department at SUPELEC, France.

Dr. Denis Berlan
Dr. Denis Berlan, a former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Altera Corporation. He was previously employed by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., or AMD, a semiconductor manufacturer and by Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer, in engineering management capacities. He received his M.S.E.E. in 1972 and Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of Grenoble in France and an M.B.A. in 1987 from the University of Santa Clara.