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Holger Claussen

David López-Pérez

Lester Ho

Rouzbeh Razavi

Stepan Kucera



imageDr. Holger Claussen is the leader of the Small Cells Research Department of Nokia Bell Labs located in Ireland and the United States. In this role, he and his team are innovating in all areas related to future evolution, deployment, and operation of small cell networks to enable exponential growth in mobile data traffic. His research in this domain has been commercialized in Nokia’s (formerly Alcatel-Lucent’s) Small Cell product portfolio and continues to have significant impact. He received the 2014 World Technology Award in the individual category Communications Technology for innovative work of the “greatest likely long-term significance”. Prior to this, Holger was the head of the Autonomous Networks and Systems Research Department at Bell Labs Ireland, where he directed research in the area of self-managing networks to enable the first large-scale femtocell deployments from 2009 onward. Holger joined Bell Labs in 2004, where he began his research in the areas of network optimization, cellular architectures, and improving energy efficiency of networks. Holger received his Ph.D. degree in signal processing for digital communications from the University of Edinburgh, UK, in 2004. He is the author of more than 100 publications and 120 filed patent families. He is a fellow of the World Technology Network, a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the IET.

imageDr. David López-Pérez is a member of technical staff in the Small Cells Research Department of Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland. Prior to this, David received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in telecommunication from Miguel Hernandez University, Spain, in 2003 and 2006, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in wireless networking from the University of Bedfordshire, UK, in 2011. David was also an RF engineer with Vodafone, Spain, from 2005 to 2006, and a research associate with King's College London, UK, from 2010 to 2011. David has authored the book Heterogeneous Cellular Networks: Theory, Simulation and Deployment (Cambridge University Press, 2012), as well as more than 100 book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers, all in recognized venues. He also holds more than 35 patent applications. David received the Ph.D. Marie-Curie Fellowship in 2007 and the IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional Industry Award in 2016. He was also a finalist for the Scientist of the Year prize in the Irish Laboratory Awards in 2013 and 2015. He is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2016 and he was awarded Exemplary Reviewer of IEEE Communications Letters in 2011. He is or has also been a guest editor of a number of journals, for example, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and IEEE Communication Magazine.

imageDr. Lester Ho is a distinguished member of technical staff in the Small Cells Research department of Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland. He obtained his B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering in 1999, and his Ph.D. degree on self-organizing wireless networks in 2003, both from the University of London. He joined Bell Labs, which was then part of Lucent Technologies, in 2003, where he performed research in various topics in wireless communications, particularly in small cells, self-organizing networks, and network optimization techniques, many of which can be found in commercial deployments today. He has over 40 patents granted, as well as more than 40 publications in journals, conference papers, and book chapters. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and the recipient of the Eckermann-TJA Prize in 2008, and a finalist for the Scientist of the Year prize in the Irish Laboratory Awards in 2014.

imageDr. Rouzbeh Razavi received a master’s degree with distinction in information systems and a Ph.D. in computer science, both from the University of Essex, UK. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Management and Information Systems at the Kent State University, OH, USA. Prior to this, Dr. Razavi was a director in the Group Decision Sciences at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in New York. Before joining the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Rouzbeh served as a senior research data scientist at SAP and as a member of technical staff in the Small Cells Research Department of Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland for several years. He has been supervising a number of Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers and has published more than 60 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. In addition, he has authored five book chapters and filed more than 30 patent applications. Rouzbeh is a senior member of the IEEE and recipient of best paper awards from two international conferences.

imageDr. Stepan Kucera is a member of technical staff in the Small Cells Research Department of Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland. In this role, he serves as a principal investigator and technical lead of multiple projects aiming to create novel disruptive technologies for wireless networking with current focus on multi-connectivity and gigabit wireless technologies. His expertise lies mainly in the area of wireless and IP networking technology, including both proprietary solutions and 3GPP/IEEE/IETF standards. Stepan has filed more than 50 patents and published over 30 book chapters, transactions, and conference papers in peer-reviewed IEEE venues. He is also the (co)-recipient of several professional awards. Between 2008 and 2011, he was a research scientist at the New Generation Wireless Communications Research Center in the Keihanna Research Laboratories, NICT, Japan. He received his Ph.D. degree in informatics from the Graduate School of Informatics at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2008. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and actively serves on technical boards of major IEEE journals and conferences.