Frank Schaich

Alcatel Lucent

Frank Schaich received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, and worked as a research assistant at the University’s Institute of Communications developing robust coding schemes for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) while working toward his doctorate. 2007 he joined Alcatel-Lucent’s wireless access physical layer group.
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Dr. Schaich served as work package leader for the European Union’s FP7 projects PHYDYAS, which investigated alternative waveform designs (filter bank based multi-carrier, FBMC) and corresponding transceiver functionalities, and ACCORDANCE dealing with fixed-mobile convergence issues and architecture options for CRAN. Recently he has been active on developing solutions for the next generation of wireless cellular communication systems in the framework of 5GNOW and METIS. Dr. Schaich acts as coordinator for a new project (FANTASTIC-5G) in the framework of horizon 2020 targeting the definition of the air interface for 5G.
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Technical Manager

Berna Sayrac


Berna Sayrac is a senior research expert in Orange Labs. She received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey, in 1990, 1992 and 1997, respectively. She worked as an Assistant Professor at METU between 2000 and 2001, and as a research scientist at Philips Research France between 2001 and 2002. Since 2002, she is working at Orange Labs.
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Her research activities and interests include Cognitive Radio, Self-Organizing Networks, Device-to-Device communications, Machine Type Communications, Heterogeneous Networks and 5G radio access technologies. She has taken responsibilities and been active in several FP7 projects, such as FARAMIR, UNIVERSELF, and SEMAFOUR. She acts as the technical coordinator of the Celtic+ European project SHARING on self-organized heterogeneous networks, and she is also the technical manager of the H2020 FANTASTIC-5G project. She holds several patents and has authored more than fifty peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals and conferences. She also acts as expert evaluator for research projects, as well as reviewer, TPC member and guest editor for various conferences and journals.
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Requirements, Integration, Evaluation Leader

Martin Schubert

Huawei ERC

Martin Schubert ( received the diploma and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 1998, he joined the Heinrich Hertz Institute for Telecommunications, Berlin, as a research assistant. From 2003 to 2012, he was with the Fraunhofer German-Sino Lab for Mobile Communications. He was lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin (2003–2012) and Technical University of Munich (2012-2013).
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He was a corecipient of the 2007 Johann–Philipp–Reis Award of the Association of German Electrical Engineers (VDE), and he coauthored the 2007 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. From 2009 to 2013, he was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions of Signal Processing. Since 2013, he is principal researcher at Huawei's European Research Center in Munich, Germany, where he is engaged in research on 5G wireless systems. He participated in the FP7 project METIS.
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Link Design Leader

Hao Lin

Orange Labs

Dr. Hao Lin (male) received his Ph.D. degree in communication and electronics from the Ecole National Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) Paris, France, in 2009. Since 2010, he has joined Orange Labs (Rennes) as a research engineer.
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His research interests include multi-carrier modulation and signal processing for communications. He is a task leader in FP7-METIS.
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Network Design Leader

Klaus Pederson

Nokia Networks

Klaus I. Pedersen received his M.Sc. E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in 1996 and 2000, respectively, from Aalborg University, Denmark. He is currently with Nokia Networks in Aalborg, where he is a senior wireless network specialist. His current work is related to 5G air interface and system design.
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He is the author/coauthor of more than hundred peer-reviewed publications on a wide range of topics. He is appointed as apart-time professor at Aalborg University in the Wireless Communications Networks (WCN) section.
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Dissemination lead

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Gerhard Wunder

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

Gerhard Wunder (M’05, Editor IEEE TWC) studied electrical engineering at the University of Hannover, Germany, and the Technical University (TU) Berlin, Germany, and received his graduate degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) with highest honors in 1999 and the PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) in communication engineering on the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) problem in OFDM with distinction (summa cum laude) in 2003 from TU Berlin. In 2007, he also received the habilitation degree (venia legendi) and became a Privatdozent at the TU Berlin in the field of detection/estimation theory, stochastic processes and information theory. Currently, he is with the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut in Berlin.
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Dr. Wunder is coordinator and principal investigator both in the FP7 Call 8 project 5GNOW ( supported by the European Commission as well as PROPHYLAXE ( the largest IoT physical layer security project supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research. He is a recipient of research fellowships from the German national research foundation (DFG). He also receives currently funding in the DFG priority programs 1397 COIN (Communications in Interference Limited Networks) and the upcoming SPP 1798 CoSIP (Compressed Sensing in Information Processing). In 2000 and 2005, he was a visiting professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Prof. Jayant) in Atlanta (USA, GA), and the Stanford University (Prof. Paulraj) in Palo Alto/USA (CA). In 2009 he was a consultant at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (USA, NJ), both in Murray Hill (S. Stolyar) and Crawford Hill (R. Valenzuela). He was a general co-chair of the 2009 International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas (WSA 2009) and a lead guest editor in 2011 for a special issue of the Journal of Advances on Signal Processing regarding the PAPR problem of the European Association for Signal Processing. Since 2011, he is also an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWireless) in the area of Wireless Communications Theory and Systems (WCTS). In 2011 Dr. Wunder received the 2011 award for outstanding scientific publication in the field of communication engineering by the German communication engineering society (ITG Award 2011). He is the author of three recent articles in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, on the PAPR problem (Dec. 2013), the IEEE Communication Magazine, 5G Special Issue (Feb. 2014), and in IEEE ACCESS on Compressed Sensing for 5G to appear in Dec. 2015.   More information is available at:
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