IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking
28-30 October 2019 // Granada, Spain


Panel: “Standards and Applications leveraging 5G and IoT”


  • Christele Bouchat (Nokia, Belgium)
  • Kamran Sayrafian (National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA)


Prof. Maziar Nekovee
Maziar Nekovee is a Professor of Telecoms and Mobile Technologies and Head of Centre for Advanced Communications, Mobile Technology and IoT at University of Sussex. From February 2017 to February 2019, he was also Head of Department of Engineering and Design at Sussex during which period he oversaw a threefold increase in Department’s research funding, significant clime in league tables, successful introduction of two undergraduate programs in Robotics and two new Masters, including one in 5G Mobile Communications, and the establishment of new teaching and research collaborations with China, the Middle East and Africa. Maziar sits (as the only UK academic) at the EU’s 5G Infrastructure Association, where he advises the EC on 5G and beyond-5G Strategic Research Agenda. He is also on the steering board of the EPSRC-funded ComNet2 consortium in mobile technologies and the US National Academy of Science (NSF) funded research coordination network on 5G communications and networks and is Vice Chair of Networld2020 European Technology Platform.
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.
María Cuevas
Maria Cuevas is Principal Manager for Mobility Research within BT. She currently responsible for the 5G research programme within her organisation including radio, core network and service evolution aspects. Maria has 20 years of experience in BT, with roles ranging from design, architecture and strategy and now research.


Jesus Alonso Zarate
Jesus Alonso-Zarate is Senior Researcher, Head of the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications Department, and Manager of the Communications Technologies Division at CTTC in Barcelona. He is the Project Coordinator of H2020 5GCroCo project (, which will conduct 5G trials for cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) from 2020 to 2021. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific and technical papers in the area of Wireless Communications, the Internet of Things, and 5G technologies. More info at