Yan Chen received her B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Chu Kochen Honored College and Institute of Information and Communication Engineering in 2004 and 2009, respectively, from Zhejiang University. She was a visiting researcher at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2008 to 2009. She joined Huawei Technologies (Shanghai) in 2009 and from 2010 to 2013, she was the project leader of Huawei internal Green Radio project studying energy efficient solutions for wireless networks and the project leader of the umbrella GTT project in GreenTouch Consortium. From 2013 on, she is the project leader of Huawei research on multiple access including NOMA, mMTC, and the related standardization in 3GPP. Her research interests include massive connectivity in IoT networks, NOMA transceiver design, grant-free transmissions, compressive sensing and artificial intelligence enabled IoT communications. She won the IEEE Communication Society Award for Advances in Communication in 2017.