IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking
4–7 September 2023 // Dubrovnik, Croatia


Gerhard Fettweis, Technical University Dresden

Gerhard P. Fettweis (F’09) earned a Ph.D. under H. Meyr at RWTH Aachen in 1990. After a postdoc at IBM Research, San Jose, he joined TCSI, Berkeley, USA. Since 1994 he is Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden, Germany. Since 2018 he is also founding director/CEO of the Barkhausen Institute. He researches wireless transmission and chip design, coordinates 5G++Lab Germany. His team spun-out 18 tech and 3 non-tech startups, and he initiated 4 platform companies. Gerhard is member of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), and German Academy of Engineering (acatech), and active in helping organize IEEE conferences.

Petar Popovski, Aalborg University

Petar Popovski is a Professor at Aalborg University, where he heads the section on Connectivity and a Visiting Excellence Chair at the University of Bremen. He received his Dipl.-Ing and M. Sc. degrees in communication engineering from the University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and the Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University in 2005. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received an ERC Consolidator Grant (2015), the Danish Elite Researcher award (2016), IEEE Fred W. Ellersick prize (2016), IEEE Stephen O. Rice prize (2018), Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Grid Communications (2019), the Danish Telecommunication Prize (2020) and Villum Investigator Grant (2021). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. Prof. Popovski was the General Chair for IEEE SmartGridComm 2018 and IEEE Communication Theory Workshop 2019. He authored the book "Wireless Connectivity: An Intuitive and Fundamental Guide'', published by Wiley in 2020. His research interests are in communication theory and wireless connectivity.

Jean-Claude Belfiore, Algorithmic Sciences Lab Huawei

Jean-Claude Belfiore graduated from Supelec and received his Ph.D. from Telecom Paris and the Habilitation from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC). Until 2015, he was with Telecom Paris as a Full Professor in the Communications & Electronics Department. In 2015, he joined the Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab of Huawei as Head of the Communications Science Department, and since July 2021 he is the Director of Wireless Technology Lab, Paris. Jean-Claude Belfiore has made pioneering contributions to modulation and coding for wireless systems (especially space-time coding) by using tools of number theory. He is one of the co-inventors of the celebrated Golden Code of the Wi-Max standard. Jean-Claude Belfiore is author or co-author of more than 200 journal and conference papers and has served as a supervisor for more than 30 Ph.D. students. He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory for Coding Theory, and he was the recipient of the 2007 Blondel Medal. At Huawei, he has been involved in 5G standardization, and more specifically in Channel Coding (Polar Codes for 5G). He is now working on the future 6G, focusing on semantic information and communication and future wireless networks for intelligent machines.

Mohamed-Slim Alouini, KAUST

Mohamed-Slim Alouini was born in Tunis,  Tunisia. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical  Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1998. He served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar before joining in 2009 the  King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where he is now a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prof. Alouini is a Fellow of the IEEE and OPTICA (Formerly the Optical Society of America (OSA)). He is currently particularly interested in addressing the technical challenges associated with the uneven distribution, access to, and use of information and communication technologies in rural, low-income, disaster, and/or hard-to-reach areas.

Antonia Tulino, University of Napoli Federico II

Antonia M. Tulino (Fellow, IEEE) is a Full Professor at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. With over two decades of experience in the field, she has collaborated with Bell Laboratories, NJ, USA since 2000, and has held research positions at the Center for Wireless Communications in Oulu, Princeton University, and  the Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy.

Since 2019, she has been a Research Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and Director of the 5G Academy, jointly organized by the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and several leading companies in digital transformation. Her research interests lie in the area of communication networks, using signal processing, information theory, and random matrix theory. Her contributions to the field continue to have a lasting impact on communication networks and information theory.

In recognition of her contributions to the field, Antonia was a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 2011 to 2013 and was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2013. She has also received several paper awards, including the 2009 Stephen O. Rice Prize in the field of communications theory.  In 2013, she was selected by the National Academy of Engineering for the Frontiers of Engineering Program, and from 2018 to 2019, she held the UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence. From 2019 to 2021, Antonia served as Chair of the Information Theory Society Fellows Committee.

Carlos Faouzi Bader, Technology Innovation Institute

C. Faouzi Bader received his Ph.D. degree (with Honors) in Telecommunications in 2001 from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain. He joined the Centre Technologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) in Barcelona, Spain, as a Research Associate in 2002, where he was a Senior Research Associate from 2006 to 2013. From June to end of December 2013, he was an Associate Professor at CentraleSupélec (France). Since 2017, he is an Honorary Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia), and during 2018-2019 he was Head of the Signals & Communications Department at the Institute of Electronics and Digital Technologies (IETR) in Rennes, France. From 2020 to end of 2021, he took the position of the Director of Research at the Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP), France. Since the end of December 2021, he is now Director Telecom at the IA & Digital Science Research Center (AIDRC) at the Telecommunications Centre of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

His research mainly focuses on Beyond 5G and 6G intelligent communication environment, ew spectrum bandwidth communications, next generation mobility systems, and advanced waveforms for communication and sensing. He has been involved in several European projects in the 5th - 7th EC research frameworks (8 EU funded projects and 10 national projects), and from 2012 to 2013 he was the coordinator and manager of the EC funded ICT "EMPhAtiC" project focusing on "Enhanced Multicarrier Techniques for Professional Ad-Hoc and Cell-Based Communications". From 2007 to 2021. Dr. F. Bader was the main coordinator of the BRAVE ANR French project at CentraleSupélec (France), where the main goal was the achievement of efficient waveforms for THz/Terabits wireless communication devices.

He has published over 48 journal papers and 140 papers in peer-reviewed international conferences, more than 13 book chapters, and 4 edited books. He served as Technical Program Committee member in major IEEE ComSoc and VTS conferences (ICC, PIMRC, VTC spring/fall, WCNC, ISWCS, GLOBECOM, ICT). He is an IEEE Senior Member since 2007.