Name: Lei Xue
Institution: Chalmers University of Technology
Supervisor: Dr. Jiajia Chen
Lei Xue is from China. He received his BSc degree in communication engineering from Hunan University (HNU) in 2015 and the MSc in Information and Communication Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2018. His research focused on the high-speed passive optical network (PON) and short reach optical transmission using low-cost optical signal processing. In 2018, he joined the Marie-Curie ITN 5G STEP-FWD program as a PhD student at Chalmers University of Technology. Now he is working on mixed optical and electrical signal processing for next-generation low-cost high capacity PON.
Name: Mohammadreza Mosahebfard
Supervisor: Dr. John Vardakas
Mohammadreza Mosahebfard received his BSc degree in Electronics Engineering in 2013 from Shiraz University of Technology (SUTECH), Shiraz, Iran, and his MSc degree in Communications Engineering in 2016 from Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Tehran, Iran. His MSc thesis focused on Power Reduction in OFDM-based Indoor Optical Wireless Systems. During his MSc, he collaborated as a teacher assistant for the course ”Optical Communications Systems” with TMU. He published a paper after his MSc studies at West Asian Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications (WACOWC2118). Since August 2018, he is an ESR at Iquadrat Informatica SL, Barcelona, Spain in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN 5G STEP-FWD project.
Name: Steven Caicedo
Supervisor: Goran Biscevic
Steven Caicedo Mejillones received his Diploma in Telematics Engineering in 2014 and his Master Degree in Telecommunications in 2017, both from the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Guayaquil, Ecuador. His Master degree project was titled “Development of a tool for the prediction of radio waves propagation in indoor and outdoor microcellular environments based on the technique of 3D ray tracing”. From April 2014 to October 2016 he worked as an outsourcing RF Engineer at Huawei Technologies in Guayaquil. After that, he worked as Radio Access Network Planning and Optimization Engineer at the mobile network operator Claro Ecuador until July 2018 and since August 2018, he has been an Early Stage Researcher at SIAE MICROELETTRONICA S.p.A. in Milan, Italy, within the Marie-Curie ITN 5G STEP FWD program framework.
Name: Asmaa Ibrahim
Supervisor: Dr.Christos Verikoukis
Asmaa Ibrahim (firstname.lastname@example.org) : received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from Cairo University, Egypt with 3.9 GPA and honours degree, respectively. She is currently working as an ESR at CTTC, Barcelona, Spain in the framework of the Marie-Curie ITN 5G STEP-FWD project. She worked as a teaching assistant with the International Academy for Engineering and Media Science (IAEMS), Giza, Egypt. Her MSc thesis focused on optimized resource allocation and interference management techniques in indoor optical communications. She has published a paper during her MSC studies at the International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2017). Her research interests include 5G wireless communication networks, wireless optical communications and visible light communications.
Name: Eugenio Ruggeri
Supervisor: Dr. Amalia Miliou
Eugenio Ruggeri received both his Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and his Master Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Università di Bologna (Italy), respectively in 2014 and 2017.
His Bachelor thesis concerned the training of a computer vision classifier and its implementation in a c++ software for real time car recognition and his Master Degree thesis focused on the development of a synthesis technique of the driving sequences of linear time-modulated arrays through a Genetic Algorithm.
After his Master Degree, he worked at Vodafone for Alten Italy until joining the Marie-Curie ITN 5G STEP-FWD program as a PhD student at Phos Lab.
Name: Jiang Liu
Supervisor: Dr. Marco di Renzo
Jiang Liu received his BSc degree in Communication Engineering in 2014 and MSc in Communication and Information systems in 2017 from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). His research interest was spatial modulation and the other multiple-input multiple-output techniques. In 2018, he joined the Marie-Curie ITN 5G STEP-FWD program as a PhD student in Université Paris-Saclay, France. Now he is working on modeling and optimization of innovative cellular networks architectures.
Name: Massimiliano Maule
Supervisor: Dr. John Vardakas
Massimiliano Maule received his B.Sc. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Padova, Padua, Italy, in 2014, and the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Trento, Trento, Italy, in 2017. He participated at the Erasmus+ Study Programme at the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland. After the 10 months of exchange program, he contributed as an External Researcher, again at Tampere University of Technology, to his master thesis project focused on a new channel access technique for Wi-Fi and LTE on the unlicensed spectrum. From 2017 to 2018, he worked for Nokia as a Radio Researcher in Espoo, Finland and as a Network and System Architecture Engineer in Vimercate, Italy. Since July 2017, he is an Early Stage Researcher at Iquadrat Informatica S.L, Barcelona, Spain, in the context of the MSCA ITN 5G STEP FWD program.
Name: Fadil Habibi Danufane
Supervisor: Dr. Marco di Renzo
Fadil Habibi Danufane received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia in 2013 and his MSc in Computational Science from Kanazawa University, Japan in 2017. Since January 2014, he has been holding a position as a research assistant in Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), under the Research Center of Electronics and Telecommunication. His research interest includes applications of mathematical tools such as stochastic geometry in wireless communication analysis and modelling. Since June 2018, he has been a part of Marie-Curie ITN 5G STEP-FWD program as a PhD student at Université Paris-Saclay in France, working on modeling and optimization of cellular networks with hyper dense small cell deployments.
Name: Dimitrios Konstantinou
Institution: Eindhoven University of Technology
Supervisor: Dr. Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
Dimitrios Konstantinou is from Greece. He received his Diploma in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2015. He obtained an MSc degree in Telecommunications with specialization in optical communications from the Technical University of Denmark in 2017. He completed his thesis entitled “Characterization and optimization of power profiles in optical transmission links”.
His enthusiasm in hybrid optical-wireless systems led him to join the group of Prof. Idelfonso Tafur Monroy at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as a PhD student in October 2017. His PhD wil be focused on analog-radio-over-fiber (ARoF) fronthaul for 5G systems.
Name: Kebede Tesema Atra
Institution: III-V Lab
Supervisor: Dr. Hélène Debrégeas
Kebede Tesema Atra received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Hawassa University (Ethiopia) in 2009. Then he worked in Ethio telecom for more than four years. He joined the Erasmus Mundus MAPNET program in 2014 and received double master degrees from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy) and Aston University (UK). His MSc thesis focused on designing arrays of high-power germanium photodiodes to enhance the combined RF output power which was carried out at IHP microelectronics (Germany) in collaboration with Techniche Universität Berlin. Finally, he was rehired at Ethio telecom after completing his MSc. Now he joined the Marie-Curie ITN 5G STEP-FWD program as a PhD student at III-V Lab.