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The Networking Channel


Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain

speaker / organizer

Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain is a Senior Director for Institute of Wireless Internet of Things at Northeastern University, co-Chair for the FCC 6G Technology Advisory Council and Senior Advisor for NTIA and DoD OUSD R&E. He is in charge of setting strategic goals and the research agenda for a $100M public-private partnership for the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program and $25M DARPA Colosseum program. He serves as a Board Member for the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, Founding member for Magma Core Foundation, Academic research council representative for O-RAN Alliance, Technology Roadmap group member for NextG Alliance and co-chair on organizing committee and program committees for 6GSymposium, EuCNC,IEEE InfoCom and ACM WinTech. His numerous professional publications and experience exemplify use-inspired basic research in the field of networking technologies such as 5G,6G, AI/ML, edge computing and Internet of Things. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He received his M.S. degree from Tufts University and M.B.A. from Boston University with High Honors.

Dr tao Chen


Tao Chen is a senior researcher and project manager at VTT. He is the technical manager of H2020 EU-China 5G-Drive project (2018-2021), which links the EU and China on 5G trials. He has been the project coordinator of EU H2020 5G-PPP COHERENT project ( from 2015 to 2018. Since 2017, he is the docent (adjunct professor) in University of Jyväskylä. Since 2019, he is the honorary professor at University of Kent, UK.

His specialists include: software defined networking for mobile networks, energy efficiency in wireless communications, architecture design and resource coordination in heterogeneous mobile networks, resource allocation in cognitive radio networks, self-organization network, and management.

Dr Havish Koorapaty


Havish Koorapaty is a master researcher at Ericsson Research Silicon Valley where he works on wireless communications systems. His work spans a wide range of topics including error control coding, location determination and tracking, mobile phone systems engineering, broadband wireless system design, wireless backhaul solutions, energy efficiency, spectrum sharing, and small cells. He has over 200 papers and patents in these areas and was named Ericsson Inventor of the Year in 2016. He has represented Ericsson in standardization bodies including the TIA, IEEE, and ETSI. He has been involved in standardization efforts in 3GPP for 5G NR and LTE including serving as the rapporteur for the licensed-assisted access study and work items. He is currently serving as a Vice-Chairman in 3GPP RAN1. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University.


Prof. Serge Fdida


Serge Fdida is a Professor with Sorbonne Université (formally with UPMC) since 1995. His research interests are related to the future internet technology and architecture. He has been leading many research projects in Future Networking in France and Europe, notably pioneering the European activity on federated Internet testbeds. He is currently leading the Equipex FIT, a large-scale testbed on the Future Internet of Things. Serge Fdida has published numerous scientific papers, in addition to several patents and one rfc. He is a Distinguished ACM Member and an IEEE Senior member. He was one of the founders of the ACM Conext conference, general chair of ACM Mobicom 2015 and IEEE Infocom 2019. Serge Fdida has also developed a strong experience related to innovation and industry transfer, – he was the co-founder of the Qosmos company, – one of the active contributors to the creation of the Cap Digital cluster in Paris, and currently the President of the EIT Health French community. He held various community and management responsibilities in various organizations including Sorbonne Université and CNRS. Serge Fdida is Vice President for International Development of Sorbonne University.