Keynote Speakers

Lauri Oksanen


Biography: Lauri Oksanen is Vice President for Research and Technology in Nokia. He heads The Industry Standards Group in Nokia Bell Labs, responsible for all industry activities in Nokia. He started his industrial career 30 years ago in fiber opticsin Nokia. Then Lauri moved to mobile networks where he has worked with all major wireless technologies from GSM to 5G. Lauri has worked in various advanced technology management positions covering fixed and wireless access, core, management and services, including also the HW and SW platforms and cloud and security technologies. Lauri has Master's and Licentiate degrees in Telecommunications from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto), where he also worked as a researcher before joining Nokia.

Petar Popovski

Aalborg University

Biography: Petar Popovski is a Professor of Wireless Communications with Aalborg University. He received his Dipl. Ing and Magister Ing. degrees in communication engineering from the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 2005. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a holder of a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC), recipient of the Danish Elite Researcher Award, and a member of the Danish Academy for technical sciences (ATV). He is currently an Area Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, General Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 and General Chair for IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2019. He was featured in the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2018, compiled by Web of Science. His research interests are in the area of communication theory, with focus on wireless communication and networks.

Erik G. Larsson

Linköping University

Biography: Erik G. Larsson is Professor at Linköping University, Sweden, and a Fellow of the IEEE. He co-authored Fundamentals of Massive MIMO (Cambridge, 2016) and Space-Time Block Coding for Wireless Communications (Cambridge, 2003). Recent service includes membership of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Awards Board (2017– 2019), the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine editorial board (2018–2020), and the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications steering committee (2019–2022). He received the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award twice, in 2012 and 2014, the IEEE ComSoc Stephen O. Rice Prize in Communications Theory 2015, the IEEE ComSoc Leonard G. Abraham Prize 2017 and the IEEE ComSoc Best Tutorial Paper Award 2018.

Lajos Hanzo

University of Southampton

Biography: Lajos Hanzo is a Foreign Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, of the IEEE, of the IET and of the EURASIP. He is also a Wolfson Fellow of the Royal Society. During his career in telecommunications he has held various research and academic posts in Hungary, Germany and the UK. Since 1986 he has been with the School of ECS, University of Southampton, UK, where he holds the Chair in Telecommunications.