6GNet 2022 Keynotes
(CTO of the Digital Identity and Security Business Unit (Thales, France))
Bio: Before his current role, Benoît was Vice President for 5G, responsible for the definition of the 5G strategy and the coordination of 5G activities.
Prior to Thales’s acquisition of Gemalto, Benoît held several strategic positions, including VP, Connectivity and Embedded Solutions, and VP for machine-to-machine (M2M) value-added services.
He was also the Vice President, Strategy & Development for the Gemalto Telecom Business Unit, in charge of the telecom strategy and long-range plan, and has held various sales management positions at Gemplus previously. Prior to 1999, Benoît was with Credit Agricole Indosuez (formerly Banque Indosuez).
(Director of the Advanced Wireless Technology Lab. Paris (Huawei Technologies, France))
Bio: Jean-Claude Belfiore received the Diplôme d’ingénieur (Eng. degree) from Supelec in 1985, the doctorat (PhD) from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST Paris) in 1989 and the “Habilitation à diriger des Recherches” (HdR) from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in 2001. He was enrolled in Alcatel in 1985 and then in 1989 in ENST where he is now a full professor.
He is carrying out research at the “Laboratoire de Traitement et Communication de l’Information (LTCI), joint research laboratory between ENST and the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” (CNRS), UMR 5141, where he is in charge of research activities in the fields of wireless communications, coding for wireless networks and space-time coding.
Jean-Claude Belfiore has made pioneering contributions on signal design for wireless communication systems, space-time coding, cooperative and multi-user communications. He is the co-inventor, with Ghaya Rekaya and Emanuele Viterbo, of the celebrated Golden Code.
He is author or co-author of more than 170 technical papers and communications and he has served as advisor for more than 30 Ph D. thesis.
Specialties: Wireless communications, Coding, Algebraic and arithmetic tools for Coding.
(Project Manager and Senior R&D Engineer on wireless communications (Orange, France))
Bio: Dr. Dinh-Thuy PHAN HUY is currently a research project manager in Orange Innovation/Networks entity. She received a degree in engineering from Supelec, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and telecommunications from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rennes, France, in 2015. In 2001, she joined France Telecom R&D (now Orange Innovation), Châtillon, France. She led the national French collaborative research projects TRIMARAN (2011-2014) and SpatialModulation (2016-2019).
She participated in the following 5G PPP projects: METIS, Fantastic 5G, mmMAGIC, and 5GCAR. She is co-inventor of more than 40 patents and the co-author of more than 40 papers. She is the recipient of several awards in France: “Prix Impact Economique des Rencontres du Numérique 2016” from the French National Research Agency, “Grand Prix de l’Electronique du General Ferrié 2018” from the French Society of Electricity, Electronics and Information and Communication Technologies and the “Prix Irène Joliot Curie 2018 – catégorie Femme-Recherche-Entreprise” from the French Ministry of Education and Research.
Her research interests include wireless communications and beamforming, time reversal, spatial modulation, backscattering and intelligent reconfigurable surfaces. She is involved in the EU Flagship project on 6G Hexa-x and leads the work package on sustainability and security in RISE-6G EU project on reconfigurable intelligent surfaces for 6G. She is a member of the Future Networks community of Orange Experts since 2012.
Title: European 6G Flagship Hexa-X update on 6G
(Nokia Bell Labs, Finland)
Bio: Mikko Uusitalo is Head of Research Department Radio Systems Research Finland at Nokia Bell Labs Finland. Mikko is leading the European 6G Flagship project Hexa-X. He obtained a M.Sc. (Eng.) and Dr.Tech. in 1993 and 1997 and a B.Sc. (Economics) in 2003, all from predecessors of Aalto University.
Mikko has been at Nokia since 2000 with various roles, including Principal Researcher and Head of International Cooperation at Nokia Research. Mikko is a founding member of the CELTIC EUREKA and WWRF, the latter one he chaired for 2004-2006. Mikko is a WWRF Fellow. Mikko has more than 70 granted patents or patent families and roughly the same amount in the application phase.