Bio Maziar Nekovee
Dr. Maziar Nekovee is 5G Group Leader and Chief Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK (SRUK) where he leads Samsung’s European Research in 5G, including Samsung’s overall involvement in the Horizon 2020 5G PPP projects mmMAGIC, METIS-II and FANTASTIC-5G. He is also an elected member of the EU’s 5G Infrastructure Association, where he contributes on behalf of Samsung to 5G vision, spectrum and pre-standards working groups. Prior to joining Samsung in 2013 he was from 2001 with BT (British Telecom) where he pioneered and led research in cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum sharing technologies, with applications to rural broadband and M2M/IoT, and provided technical consultancy to business units on wireless strategy and 4G spectrum auction. Maziar has a PhD in physics and a first degree and MSc in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) both obtained in the Netherlands. He has received a number of prestigious awards for his contributions to research in mobile communications, including Samsung DMC R&D’s Best Research Practice Award in 2015, BT’s Innovation Award in 2011 and the Royal Society (UK Academy of Science) Industry Fellowship in 2005. He is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed papers, 1 book and has a number of patents in telecommunication technologies. His own research focuses on system architecture and spectrum aspects of 5G radio access networks and mmWave communications.