Chair | Gabor Fodor

ETI areas: SIC for wide-area 5G and 6G wireless systems, and cellular V2X applications

Gábor Fodor (Senior Member, IEEE, 2008) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering (major in communications engineering) in 1988 and 1998 respectively. In 1998 he joined Ericsson Research in Stockholm, Sweden, where he is currently a master researcher specializing in the performance analysis and design of wireless networks. Since 2017 he is also an adjunct professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. His current research interests include physical layer and medium access control layer algorithms for cellular networks, multiple antenna systems and full duplex communications. Dr. Fodor has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed conference proceedings and journals and is a co-author of more than 80 international patent applications (pending or granted). He was a co-recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice prize in 2018. He is currently serving as an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.



Vice ChairAshutosh Sabharwal

ETI areas: SIC for integrated access and backhaul link deployments

Ashutosh Sabharwal is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Rice University, Houston, Texas.  He is the founder of WARP project (, an open-source project which is now in use at more than 125 research groups worldwide, and have been used by more than 450 research articles. He is currently co-leading the NSF PAWR project POWDER-RENEW, to develop and deploy Rice Argos project inspired massive MIMO base-stations and open-source frameworks. His research in wireless has spanned both fundamental theory and experimental systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to the theory and experimentation in wireless systems and communications. He received 2017 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award and 2018 Advances in Communications award for his innovations in full-duplex wireless.




Vice Chair | Besma Smida

ETI areas: SIC for wide-area 5G and 6G wireless systems, and integrated communications and sensing

Besma Smida is an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering with the University of Illinois at Chicago. After completing her appointment as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and later a Lecturer at Harvard University, she became an Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering with Purdue University Northwest. She received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Quebec (INRS), Montreal, QC, Canada. She was a Research Engineer with the Technology Evolution and Standards Group of Microcell, Inc., (now Rogers Wireless), Montreal. She took part in wireless normalization committees (3GPP, T1P1). She is a Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2021-2022. She was awarded the INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2015 “100 Inspiring Women in STEM”. She received the Academic Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada in 2007 and the NSF CAREER award in 2015. Her research focuses on In-band Full-Duplex systems and applications, backscatter modulation, IoT, and two-way communication networks.



Vice ChairChan-Byoung Chae

ETI areas: SIC for integrated access and backhaul link deployments

Chan-Byoung Chae is the Underwood Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University, Korea. Before joining Yonsei, he was with Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent as a member of technical staff and with Harvard University as a post doc. He received his Ph.D. in ECE from The Univ. of Texas at Austin. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans. Molecular, Biological, and Multi-scale Comm. and serves as an Editor for the IEEE Comm. Mag., the IEEE Wireless Comm., the IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm. He is the recipient/co-recipient of the IEEE DySPAN Best Demo Award (2018), the IEEE/KCS Jour. Comm. Nets. Best Paper Award (2018), the IEEE INFOCOM Best Demo Award (2015), the IEEE Sig. Proc. Mag. Best Paper Award (2013). His group has demonstrated real-time full duplex (2014), real-time full duplex MIMO (2015), wide-band full duplex (2016), op-map based flexible duplex at IEEE Globecom.



Vice Chair | Halim Yanikomeroglu

ETI area: SIC for faster than Nyquist signaling

Halim Yanikomeroglu is a Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His primary research domain is wireless communications and networks. His research group has made substantial contributions to 4G and 5G wireless technologies. His extensive collaboration with industry resulted in 37 granted patents. He is a Fellow of IEEE, EIC (Engineering Institute of Canada), and CAE (Canadian Academy of Engineering), and a Distinguished Speaker for both IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is currently serving as the Chair of the IEEE WCNC (Wireless Communications and Networking Conference) Steering Committee. He served as the General Chair or TP Chair of several conferences including three WCNCs and two VTCs. He also served as the Chair of the IEEE’s Technical Committee on Personal Communications. Dr. Yanikomeroglu received several awards for his research, teaching, and service, including the IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize in 2021, IEEE VTS Stuart Meyer Memorial Award in 2020, and IEEE ComSoc Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award in 2018.



Vice ChairRisto Wichman

ETI area: SIC for non-orthogonal multiple access

Risto Wichman is a professor in Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering since 2003. Before that he worked in Nokia Research Center on physical layer issues for seven years. He has co-authored more than 200 journal and conference publications and 22 granted patent families, 5 of which have been declared as essential patents in ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) standards.




Vice ChairTaneli Riihonen

ETI area: SIC for integrated communications and sensing 

Taneli Riihonen (S’06–M’14) received his D.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (with distinction) from Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, in August 2014. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. He held various research positions at Helsinki University of Technology and Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering from September 2005 through December 2017. He was a Visiting Associate Research Scientist and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, USA, from November 2014 through December 2015. He has been nominated eleven times as an Exemplary/Top Reviewer of various IEEE journals and is serving as an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters since October 2014 and for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters since May 2017. He received the Finnish technical sector’s award for the best doctoral dissertation of the year and the EURASIP Best PhD Thesis Award 2017. His research activity is focused on physical-layer OFDM(A), multiantenna, relaying and full-duplex wireless techniques with current interest in the evolution of beyond 5G systems.



Secretary |  José Mairton Barros da Silva Júnior

ETI area: SIC for integrated communications and sensing 

José Mairton B. da Silva Jr. received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2019. He received his BSc (with honors) and MSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Federal University of Ceará in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He worked as a researcher engineer at the Wireless Telecommunication Research Group (GTEL) in Fortaleza from July 2012 to March 2015. During the autumn/winter of 2013-2014, he worked in an internship at Ericsson Research in Stockholm, Sweden. During Spring/Fall 2018, he was a visiting researcher at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA. His current research is on optimization and distributed learning for future cellular networks, including full-duplex communications, millimeter-wave and massive MIMO.