June 18, 2019 all-day

EuCNC Workshop:

Empowering Transatlantic Platforms for Advance Wireless Research; a look at Pan-European end-to-end site facilities and vertical trials for 5G and their collaboration with NSF PAWR platforms.


Serge Fdida is a Professor with Sorbonne Université (formally UPMC) since 1995. His research interests are related to the future internet technology and architecture. He has been leading many research projects in Future Networking in France and Europe, notably pioneering the European activity on federated Internet testbeds. He is currently leading the Equipex FIT, a large-scale testbed on the Future Internet of Things. Serge Fdida has published numerous scientific papers, in addition to a few patents and one rfc. He is a Distinguished ACM Member and an IEEE Senior member. He was one of the founders of the ACM Conext conference, general chair of ACM Mobicom 2015 and IEEE Infocom 2019. Serge Fdida has also developed a strong experience related to innovation and industry transfer, – he was the co-founder of the Qosmos company, – one of the active contributor to the creation of the Cap Digital cluster in Paris, and currently the President of the EIT Health French community. He held various community and management responsibilities in various organizations including Sorbonne Université and CNRS. Serge Fdida is Vice President for International Development of Sorbonne University.
Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain is a Technical Program Director for PAWR and Director of Industry Engagement for Institute of Wireless Things at Northeastern University. In this role, he is in charge of setting strategic goals and the research agenda for a $100 million public-private partnership for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. His numerous professional publications and experience exemplify use-inspired basic research in the field of networking technologies such as LTE, 5G, dispersed computing, edge computing and Internet of Things. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He received his M.S. degree from Tufts University and M.B.A. from Boston University with High Honors.
Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal serves in the Directorate of Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE) of the National Science Foundation. He is the Deputy Division Director (DDD) for the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF). Prior to his DDD position he managed wireless networking and mobile computing research within the Networking Technologies and Systems (NeTS) program at NSF. He has been with the Foundation since February 2012.He has managed networking and mobile computing research within the NeTS program, and contributed to several other crosscutting programs, including Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES) and Industry/University Collaborative Research Centers (IUCRC). He has built coalitions in support of new research directions, including leading the establishment of the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, which has garnered $50 million in cash and in-kind contributions from an industry consortium of about 30 wireless networking companies and technology associations. He serves as co-chair of the Wireless Spectrum Research and Development (WSRD) Interagency Working Group.
Dr. Halid Hrasnica graduated at University of Sarajevo – faculty for electrical engineering, department for telecommunications – in 1993 and received his PhD from Dresden University of Technology (Germany) – department for electrical engineering and information technologies – in 2004.

After two years working in area of software development for telecommunications systems and 10 years of experience from several collaborative projects, working in academic environment as researcher and project manager, joined Eurescom in 2006 where he works as Programme Manager in various EU project, acting also as project coordinator, and manages Eurescom strategic study projects. He was involved in the FIRE activities from the beginning through FP7 Panlab and PII projects. He also has long experience in preparation and organization of Open Calls, engaging wide community in experimentation activities towards the future interent, in EU collaboration projects through involvement in OpenLab, Fed4FIRE, FI-STAR, XIFI, and 5GINFIRE projects.

Dr. Pedro Merino (male) is professor at University of Malaga (UMA). His research interests are 5G networks and formal methods applied to critical systems, particularly communications software. Responsible of several national research projects in Spain on mobile technologies and embedded systems with companies like DEKRA (formerly At4 wireless), Keysight Technologies, Nokia, Abengoa or ADIF. Pedro Merino was the chair of the ERCIM WG on Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems, member of the steering committee of COFUND project ABCDE (FP7) and member of the Executive Committee of ERCIM, one of the larger research consortiums in ICT. He was the technical coordinator of project SAID (FP7) devoted to the demonstration of novel ICT technologies to implement decision support systems for water management. He was the main researcher at UMA in several FP7 and H2020 European projects related to experimental facilities for the future internet, like Fed4FIRE, FLEX, TRIANGLE and Q4Health. In the context of H2020 projects, Pedro Merino is the coordinator of EuWireless, technical manager 5GENESIS, and the main researcher at UMA for Fed4Fire+. He represents University of Malaga in Networld2020 ETP and 5G PPP. Pedro Merino has co-authored papers in relevant journals in this field of mobile communications (such as IEEE Pervasive Computing, Mobile Networks & Applications, and Computer Communications) and methods for software development (such as IEEE Software, Science of Computer Programming, Software Tools for Technology Transfer, Journal of Automated Reasoning). More information at morse.uma.es.
Dr. Alain Mourad is a Director Engineering R&D at InterDigital. He is currently leading the research and development of Next Generation Radio Access Networks (NG-RAN) at InterDigital European Labs (UK and Germany). Prior to joining InterDigital, Dr. Mourad was a Principal Research Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D (UK) and previously a Senior Research Engineer at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (France). He is a prolific inventor with over 50 issued patents and a thought leader with numerous talks and publications. He received the Inventor of the Year Award from Samsung Electronics R&D in 2012 and 2013, InterDigital Innovation Awards in 2016 and 2018, and the 2018 Global Telecoms Awards “Highly Commended” in the category “Advancing the road to 5G”.
Dr. Carlos J. Bernardos (male, h-index: 31; i10-index: 79; 3473 citations) received a Telecommunication Engineering degree in 2003, and a PhD in Telematics in 2006, both from the University Carlos III of Madrid, where he worked as a research and teaching assistant from 2003 to 2008 and, since then, has worked as an Associate Professor. He is teaching different undergraduate and master degree courses, including the recently launched Master and Specialist in NFV and SDN. His research interests include IP mobility management, network virtualization, cloud computing, vehicular communications and experimental evaluation of mobile wireless networks. He has published over 50 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He is an active contributor to IETF since 2005, e.g. to AUTOCONF, MEXT, NETEXT, DMM, MULTIMOB, SDNRG and NFVRG working/research groups, being co-author of more than 30 contributions, several standards (RFC 6276, RFC 7028, RFC 7148, RFC 7161, RFC 7333, RFC 7429, RFC 7778, RFC 7864, RFC 8432, RFC 8568, RFC 8597), several active working group documents, has co-chaired the IETF P2PSIP WG, and currently co-chairs the IPWAVE WG and the Internet Area Directorate (INTDIR).
He visited the Computer Laboratory of University of Cambridge in 2004 and the University of Coimbra in 2005. He has worked in several EU funded projects, being the technical manager of the FP7 MEDIEVAL and the 5GPPP 5G Exchange (5GEx) projects, and the Deputy Project Coordinator of the FP7 iJOIN project. He is the Project Coordinator of the 5GPPP 5G-TRANSFORMER and the 5Growth projects.He has served as a guest editor for IEEE Network and Elsevier Computer Standards and Interfaces, served as local arrangements co-chair of ACM CoNEXT 2008, and has served on the TPC of a number of conferences and workshops including IEEE VTC and IEEE Globecom. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Networks section of the Electronics journal.
Marco Gramaglia is a post-doc researcher at University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). He received an M.Sc (2009) and a Ph.D (2012) in Telematics Engineering from the same university and a M.Sc. degree (2009) in Computer Science engineering from Politecnico di Torino. Before joining UC3M, he held post-doctoral research positions at Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Torino, Italy), the Institute of Electronics, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering (IEIIT) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR, Torino, Italy) and at the IMDEA Networks institute (Madrid, Spain). He likes researching on several aspects of mobile networks, ranging from vehicular networking to future 5G Networks. He is also interested in Big Data analytics and end user privacy.