IEEE Global Communications Conference
4–8 December 2023 // Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

YP Program

Young Professionals (YP) Program at GLOBECOM 2023

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, December 4-6

The IEEE Young Professionals (YP) are excited to announce a unique and engaging program featuring networking opportunities, career insights, mentoring, and skill building. The following program will be held during GLOBECOM 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For more information, please contact:

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The YP activities are free for any Globecom participants (Full/Limited or no registration to the conference): No need to register, it is included with your registration. Please register to help us plan better and to receive program updates, if any.

Monday, December 4
Joint WICE/YP Mentoring Program  (LINK)
 4:00PM - 5:30 PM
Location: ROOM 410 (Level 4)

This Mentoring Session is organized jointly by Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and Young Professionals (YP) of IEEE Communications Society Membership and Geographic Activities Council (MGA-C). This Session will feature invited mentors with diverse backgrounds to speak on mentoring. The program would expose participants (both mentors and mentees) to benefits such as supporting career development, expanding professional network, further developing skill set or competency, seeing another person’s perspective, sharing knowledge and experiences, and enhancing a personal brand.

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Monday, December 4
Networking with the Leaders Reception
5:30PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom

Join us and meet industry leaders and guests, the IEEE ComSoc President Prof. Sherman Shen, our Keynote Speakers, ComSoc Board members and more!

Tuesday, December 5
Young Professionals After Work Meet Up
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt THIRTY8 Dining Area
38th Floor

Join us for this casual event where our Young Professionals can connect and relax. More details will be sent to the registered attendees.

Space is limited. You must RSVP to this event using the registration form.

Wednesday, December 6
Panel: A View to the Future of Communications - What Is Coming Next?
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:  Podium Space, Exhibition Hall

Ashutosh Dutta, Chief 5G Strategist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs, USA
Marco Di Renzo, Professor, L2S-CentraleSupelec, Paris-Saclay University, France
Ivan Seskar, Chief Technologist and Director/IT at WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA

Periklis Chatzimisios, IEEE ComSoc YP Chair, International Hellenic University, Greece & University of New Mexico, USA

Wednesday, December 6
Industry Fireside Chat: Meet and Network with the Industry Leaders
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:  Podium Space, Exhibition Hall

Malte Schellmann, Principal Research Engineer. Huawei Munich Research Center, Germany
Li Tian, ZTE Corporation, China
Giovanni Geraci, Principal Research Scientist. Telefonica & Associate Professor, UPF, Spain
Youssef Nasser, Greenerwave, France

Marco Giordani, Member of IEEE ComSoc YP Committee and University of Padova, Italy


Ashutosh Dutta is currently Chief 5G Strategist and JHU/APL Sabbatical Fellow at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs (JHU/APL), USA. He also serves as Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering for Engineering Professional Program at JHU. His career, spanning more than 30 years, includes Director of Technology Security and Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T, CTO of Wireless at a Cybersecurity company NIKSUN, Inc., Senior Scientist in Telcordia Research, Director of Central Research Facility at Columbia University, adjunct faculty at NJIT, and Computer Engineer with TATA Motors. Ashutosh is author of more than 120 technical papers and 31 issued patents. Ashutosh is co-author of the book, titled, “Mobility Protocols and Handover Optimization: Design, Evaluation and Application” published by IEEE and John & Wiley. As a Technical Leader in 5G and security, Ashutosh has been serving as the founding Co-Chair for the IEEE Future Networks Initiative that focuses on 5G standardization, education, publications, testbed, and roadmap activities. Ashutosh is IEEE Communications Society's Distinguished Lecturer for 2017-2020 and as an ACM Distinguished Speaker (2020-2022). Ashutosh currently serves as chair for IEEE Future Networks Technical Community and Member-At-Large for IEEE Communications Society. He co-founded the IEEE STEM conference (ISEC) and helped to implement EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) projects in several high schools. Ashutosh has served as the general Co-Chair for the IEEE STEM conference for the last 10 years. Ashutosh served as the Director of Industry Outreach for IEEE Communications Society from 2014-2019. He was recipient of 2009 IEEE MGA Leadership award. Ashutosh is recipient of IEEE-USA’s 2010 Professional Leadership Award, 2022 IEEE-USA George F. McClure Citation of Honor. He also received 2022 IEEE North American Region Exceptional Service Award. Ashutosh served as Member-At-Large for IEEE Communications Society for 2020-2022. Ashutosh has served as the founding Co-Chair for the premier IEEE 5G World Forums and has organized 85 5G World Summits around the world. Ashutosh currently serves as the Chair for IEEE Industry Connection’s O-RAN activities and IPv6. Ashutosh is a Distinguished Alumnus of NIT Rourkela with BS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Computer Science from NJIT, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Henning Schulzrinne. Ashutosh is a Fellow of IEEE, member of IEEE-HKN, and Distinguished member ACM.

Marco Di Renzo (Fellow, IEEE) received the Laurea (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of L’Aquila, Italy, in 2003 and 2007, respectively, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (Doctor of Science) degree from University Paris-Sud (currently Paris-Saclay University), France, in 2013. Currently, he is a CNRS Research Director (Professor) and the Head of the Intelligent Physical Communications group in the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (L2S) at Paris-Saclay University – CNRS and CentraleSupelec, Paris, France. Also, he is an elected member of the L2S Board Council and a member of the L2S Management Committee, and is a Member of the Admission and Evaluation Committee of the Ph.D. School on Information and Communication Technologies, Paris-Saclay University. He is a Founding Member and the Academic Vice Chair of the Industry Specification Group (ISG) on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) within the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), where he serves as the Rapporteur for the work item on communication models, channel models, and evaluation methodologies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, IET, and AAIA; an Ordinary Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, an Ordinary Member of the Academia Europaea; and a Highly Cited Researcher. Also, he holds the 2023 France-Nokia Chair of Excellence in ICT, and was a Fulbright Fellow at City University of New York, USA, a Nokia Foundation Visiting Professor, and a Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellow. His recent research awards include the 2021 EURASIP Best Paper Award, the 2022 IEEE COMSOC Outstanding Paper Award, the 2022 Michel Monpetit Prize conferred by the French Academy of Sciences, the 2023 EURASIP Best Paper Award, the 2023 IEEE ICC Best Paper Award (wireless), the 2023 IEEE COMSOC Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2023 IEEE COMSOC Heinrich Hertz Award, the 2023 IEEE VTS James Evans Avant Garde Award, and the 2023 IEEE COMSOC Technical Recognition Award from Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Committee. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Letters during the period 2019-2023, and he is now serving in the Advisory Board.

Ivan Seskar is the Chief Technologist and Director/IT at WINLAB, Rutgers University responsible for experimental systems and prototyping projects. He is currently the program director for the COSMOS project responsible for the New York City NSF PAWR deployment. He has also been the co-PI and project manager for all three phases of the NSF-supported ORBIT mid-scale testbed project at WINLAB, successfully leading technology development and operations since the testbed was released as a community resource in 2005 and for which the team received the 2008 NSF Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation.  Ivan is a co-chair of the IEEE Future Networks Testbed Working Group, member of the IEEE Standardization Programs Development Board and the co-founder and CTO of Upside Wireless Inc.

Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios serves as a Professor in the Department of Information and Electronic Engineering at the International Hellenic University (Greece). Moreover, he has been awarded the title of Researcher Professor by the University of New Mexico (USA). He is also a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University (UK). He is currently serving as Vice-Chair for Working Group 1 (Use cases, KPIs and future market and business scenarios), Chair of the Working Item 213 (Multimodal sensing, computing, communication and control for 6G remote operation) and a Board Member for the one6G Association. Dr. Chatzimisios is/has been involved in several standardization and IEEE activities serving as a Member of Education Services Board, Standards Program Development Board, Industry Outreach Board and Online Content Board under the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc). He is currently the Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals Standing Committee, Chair of the Communications Chapter & Professional Activities for the IEEE Greece Section and an active member of the IEEE Future Networks Initiative. Prof. Chatzimisios is in the Top 2% Most Influential Scientists in the Stanford University list (years 2020-2023) in the area of Networking & Telecommunications.

Malte Schellmann received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.) degree in electrical engineering and information technology from Technische Universität München, Germany, in 2003, and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree from Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, in 2009. From 2004 – 2009, he was with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, working on practical aspects of MIMO communications. He is currently a Principal Research Engineer at Huawei Munich Research Center, Germany. His research addresses radio access technologies for Beyond 5G and 6G, with particular focus on ultra-reliable low latency communications for vehicles (V2X) and the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He has been actively involved in numerous national and European research projects, among those the 4G flagship projects WINNER, WINNER II and WINNER+ as well as the 5G flagship project METIS, and further the 5G-PPP projects METIS II, FANTASTIC-5G and 5G-CAR.

Li Tian is currently the Head of Standards Strategy Department of ZTE Corporation. He is actively involved in various global standardization organizations including 3GPP, ITU, IEEE, where he served as the rapporteur for several 5G related work items. His research interests are in the field of ICT technology, and his team contributed significantly to advanced technologies like radio access, AI/ML, future networks, video coding, automobile electronics, network security, etc. Dr. Tian received his B.Sc degree in 2009 and Ph.D degree in 2015, both in Tongji University, China. From 2013 to 2014, he was a visiting researcher in University of Bologna, Italy. He is the first author of a book and contributed to multiple book chapters, with over 50 academic papers published and over 100 patents held globally. Li served as the co-chair of IWCMC2020 workshop and keynote chair of WCNC2021, he has also delivered multiple keynotes in various academic and industrial events.

Giovanni Geraci is a Principal Research Scientist at Telefonica, an Associate Professor and the Head of Telecommunications at Univ. Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He was previously with Nokia Bell Labs and holds a dozen patents on wireless technologies. He authored two IEEE ComSoc Best Readings, including a book, and received Best Paper Awards at IEEE PIMRC (2019) and IEEE Globecom (2022). He received the IEEE Communications Theory Technical Committee Early Achievement Award (2023), the IEEE ComSoc EMEA Outstanding Young Researcher Award (2018), and his research was featured three times on “La Vanguardia”, the leading newspaper in Catalonia, Spain.

Youssef Nasser obtained his executive MBA from the prestigious ESCP Business School in Paris, in 2022, and his PhD in wireless communications in 2006 from National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.  He is currently the Director of 5G/6G Business Unit with Greenerwave, a French startup developing reconfigurable intelligent surfaces, smart and holographic antennas. Youssef is a Senior Executive with over twenty years’ experience in the Telecom business, shared between academia and industry including major industrial groups. His motivation and passion for technology have led him into the entrepreneurship world through a startup on spectrum management. Along his career, he has successfully led major R&D and industrial projects in the telecom industry including but not limited to 4G, 5G, DVB. Some of these projects have received gold and silver awards from the European Commission for their achievements. He has deployed several technological solutions in telecom sector and actively contributed to telecom standards. He has chaired industry associations and technology development conferences. Youssef Nasser published over 130 articles in internationally renowned journals and conferences. His areas of interest are mobile communications systems, spectrum management, telecom strategies.

Marco Giordani is currently an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with the University of Padova, Italy. During his Ph.D., he visited NYU and TOYOTA Info Technology Center Inc., USA. His research interests include protocol design for 5G/6G wireless networks. He was a recipient of several awards, including the 2018 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Fellowship Award from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and the 2021 IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for EMEA. He is currently serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Wireless Communications.

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