Gerhard P. Fettweis
Gerhard P. Fettweis, is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden since 1994, and heads the Barkhausen Institute since 2018, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. under H. Meyr's supervision from RWTH Aachen in 1990. After one year at IBM Research in San Jose, CA, he moved to TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA. He coordinates the 5G Lab Germany, and has coordinated 2 German Science Foundation (DFG) centers at TU Dresden, namely cfaed and HAEC. In 2019 he was elected into the DFG Senate. His research focusses on wireless transmission and chip design for wireless/IoT platforms, with 20 companies from Asia/Europe/US sponsoring his research. He also serves on the board of National Instruments Corp, and advises other companies.
Gerhard is IEEE Fellow, member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the German Academy of Engineering (acatech), and received multiple IEEE recognitions as well has the VDE ring of honor and the Semi Europe award. In Dresden his team has spun-out seventeen start-ups, and setup funded projects in volume of close to EUR 1/2 billion. He has helped organizing IEEE conferences, most notably as TPC Chair of ICC 2009 and of TTM 2012, and as General Chair of VTC Spring 2013 and DATE 2014.
Prof. Hikmet Sari
Hikmet Sari is a world-renowned expert in the field of wireless communications. He has published over 250 journal and conference papers, holds over 40 European and US patents, and has given numerous invited talks in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. His distinctions include election to the IEEE Fellow grade in 1995, the André Blondel Medal also in 1995, the Edwin H. Armstrong Achievement Award in 2003, the Harold Sobol Award in 2012, and election to Academia Europaea (the Academy of Europe) and to the Science Academy of Turkey in 2012. He served as Editor or Guest Editor for several international journals including the IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and IEEE Communications Letters. He also served as Technical Program Chair, General Chair, or Executive Chair at numerous flagship and major conferences of the IEEE including ICC 2004 (Paris), ICC 2006 (Istanbul), PIMRC 2010 (Istanbul), WCNC 2012 (Paris), WCNC 2014 (Istanbul), ICUWB 2014 (Paris), BlackSeaCom 2015 (Constanta, Romania), ICC 2016 (Kuala Lumpur), and ATC 2016 (Hanoi). From 1980 to 2002, he held research and management positions at Philips, SAT (SAGEM Group), Alcatel, Pacific Broadband Communications, and Juniper Networks. In 2003, he joined SUPELEC, where took the position of Professor and Head of the Telecommunications Department, and in parallel with this academic position, he also joined Sequans Communications in 2004 as Chief Scientist.
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.