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Professor of 5G Mobile Communications and Head of Department of Engineering and Product Design at University of Sussex
Maziar Nekovee is Professor of 5G Mobile Communications and Head of Department of Engineering and Product Design at University of Sussex, UK, where he also heads research in 5G and AI. He is an academic member of the EU's 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP), which is responsible for the advancement of 5G in Europe and helping to build a global consensus on 5G. From 2013-2017 he was Head of European 5G Research and Collaborations at Samsung, where his focus was on creating core technologies for 5G NR access, backhaul and fronthaul, leading a number of large H2020 consortia in 5G and working with Samsung's Network Business on developing and evangelizing mm-wave-based 5G Fixed-Wireless Access technologies for the European market. Prior to joining Samsung he was from 2001-20013 with British Telecom (BT) where he established and led research at BT in cognitive radio (the marriage of AI and wireless communications) and spectrum sharing technologies as well as advising BT's business units on 4G radio spectrum auctions and mobile strategy. Prof. Nekovee is a sought-after speaker at high level industry events, C-level meetings with operators, policy makers and top international conferences and is a technology advisor to tech investors in mobile and telecom sectors. Professor Nekovee is the author of over 100 highly cited papers, 14 patents and a best-selling book "Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks: Principle and Practice". His current research is focusing on Artificial Intelligence for Management of 5G Networks, Terahertz Communications and 5G for Automotive, Industrial Automation and Connected Robotics.